2013 Nissan Titan

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Nissan Titan. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Strong V-8
  • Relatively nimble
  • Strong brakes
  • Factory spray-in bedliner
  • PRO-4X off-roader

The Bad

  • Uninspired interior
  • No V-6 engine
  • No regular cab version or 8-foot bed
  • No optional integrated trailer-brake controller or trailer-sway control

Notable Features of the 2013 Nissan Titan

  • PRO-4X gets exterior and interior updates
  • Standard V-8 power
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Two cab and three bed configurations

2013 Nissan Titan Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Titan full-size pickup truck comes in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and the off-road-ready PRO-4X, which includes an electronic locking rear differential, 18-inch alloy wheels, BFGoodrich Rugged Trail tires, skid plates, Rancho shock absorbers and a 3.357:1 axle ratio. The Titan has seating for up to six people and competes with the Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500 and Ford F-150.

New for 2013
A redesigned tailgate features a rear spoiler and an available backup camera. Inside, all Titans gain a new four-spoke steering wheel and sliding sun-visor extenders.
The PRO-4X model sees more extensive changes with revised exterior graphics, a satin-chrome grille, and dark finishes on the wheels and front skid plate. Inside, there are new white stitching accents and new logos.
Exterior
Nissan offers the Titan in King Cab and crew-cab versions, each with long- and short-bed cargo boxes, which are identified as long- and short-wheelbase models. There is no regular cab. The Titan's styling has always been rather safe, never breaking enough barriers to draw customers away from Detroit competitors. Also, the Titan's front end has the same design theme as Nissan's Frontier truck and Armada SUV. Exterior features include:

  • Lockable bedside storage behind left rear wheel well
  • Available 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Available Utili-track adjustable tie-down system
  • Available factory spray-in bedliner
  • Available side step rails
  • Available bed-mounted household power outlet

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Vehicle Overview

The Titan full-size pickup truck comes in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and the off-road-ready PRO-4X, which includes an electronic locking rear differential, 18-inch alloy wheels, BFGoodrich Rugged Trail tires, skid plates, Rancho shock absorbers and a 3.357:1 axle ratio. The Titan has seating for up to six people and competes with the Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500 and Ford F-150.

New for 2013
A redesigned tailgate features a rear spoiler and an available backup camera. Inside, all Titans gain a new four-spoke steering wheel and sliding sun-visor extenders.
The PRO-4X model sees more extensive changes with revised exterior graphics, a satin-chrome grille, and dark finishes on the wheels and front skid plate. Inside, there are new white stitching accents and new logos.
Exterior
Nissan offers the Titan in King Cab and crew-cab versions, each with long- and short-bed cargo boxes, which are identified as long- and short-wheelbase models. There is no regular cab. The Titan's styling has always been rather safe, never breaking enough barriers to draw customers away from Detroit competitors. Also, the Titan's front end has the same design theme as Nissan's Frontier truck and Armada SUV. Exterior features include:

  • Lockable bedside storage behind left rear wheel well
  • Available 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Available Utili-track adjustable tie-down system
  • Available factory spray-in bedliner
  • Available side step rails
  • Available bed-mounted household power outlet

Interior
A bench seat is standard in S and SV models, with bucket seats in SL and PRO-4X Titans. The center console (on models with bucket seats) can hold beverages and has a 12-volt power outlet and a cargo bin that can be configured to hold hanging files. The PRO-4X gets unique seats, meters, and gauges, in addition to a leather-trimmed shift knob and steering wheel. The overall interior layout is functional, and it's been improved over the first version, which seemed to have more minivan cues than rugged truck personality. The luxury SL model offers plenty of simulated wood trim, and there's an available Rockford Fosgate stereo. Interior features include:

  • Fold-down front passenger seat (with bucket seats)
  • Available rear-seat DVD entertainment system
  • Available navigation system
  • Available stereo with USB connectivity and satellite radio

Under the Hood
Mechanical features include:

  • 317-horsepower, 5.6-liter V-8 engine with dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder makes 385 pounds-feet of torque
  • Uses regular gas; available E85 ethanol capability
  • Five-speed automatic transmission

Safety
Side curtain airbags and an electronic stability system are standard, as is Nissan's Active Brake Limited Slip, which uses the truck's antilock braking system as a virtual limited-slip differential. Safety features include:

  • Front-seat active head restraints
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Available rear parking sensors
  • Available backup camera

 


2013 Titan Video

PickupTrucks.com's Mark Williams reviews the 2013 Nissan Titan.

Latest 2013 Titan Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.1)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.1)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Reliable and comfortable truck

by JoMoore from Stillwater, ok on June 16, 2018

I?ve driven my Titan crew cab for 3-4 years now and it?s a great truck. It?s big and comfy enough to haul the family around, but also has enough power to tow and haul bigger items with ease. Read full review

(4.0)

A reliable truck but could be better

by Lhering216 from Weston, FL on June 10, 2018

I?ve had this truck over 4 years now. The good. The engine and transmission have performed flawlessly and it has the power to haul my 7000 lb travel trailer. The bad. The brakes failed and I had to ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Nissan Titan currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 Nissan Titan has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Nissan
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    84 months/100,000 miles from original new-car in-service date

  • Powertrain warranty

    84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Titan received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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