2017 Nissan Titan vs. 2017 Ram 1500
Full-size pickup trucks are among the largest and most powerful street-legal vehicles in the world. And Nissan's Titan has emerged as one of the most popular pickup trucks. A class seemingly dominated by the Ford F-Series and Chevy Silverado, full-size pickups are becoming increasingly popular across all automaker brands. The Titan went on a one-year hiatus in 2016 and returned in 2017 with a complete redesign. Its new aggressive look, an improved cabin design, and its powerful V8 engine was bolted to a seven-speed transmission. The 2017 model also comes in five unique trim levels--the S, SV, Pro-4x, SL, and Platinum Reserve, the most exclusive trim.
The Titan has made many improvements over its lifespan, but how does it compare to the competition? Our team at Nissan Guam is determined to find out. We're set to put the Titan head to head against the 2017 Ram 1500. The Ram has been extremely popular for a generation, but has not necessarily been the best-selling in its class. Read on to find out how these trucks compare and contrast to each other, and to others in their class.
|2017 Nissan Titan||vs||2017 Ram 1500|
|15/21||Fuel economy (MPG, city/highway)||17/25|
|5/5||Average consumer safety rating||4.5/5|
|5 years/100,000 mi.||Basic warranty||3 years/36,000 mi.|
While the Ram 1500 averages slightly better gas mileage, the Titan boasts a much more powerful V8 engine, which consequently results in a marginally lower MPG rating. Gas mileage is on the mind of all car and truck shoppers, but we think that if one is buying a full-size pickup and not a hybrid car, the fuel economy is not necessarily among the consumer's top concerns.
A complete anti-theft system comes standard on the 2017 Nissan Titan and only comes optional on the 2017 Ram 1500. This system, along with features like stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and hill start assist all contribute to the Titan's five-star consumer safety rating.
The basic warranty for the 2017 Ram 1500 only covers the first three years or 36,000 miles. That just seems like such a short amount of time, especially when compared to Nissan's basic warranty of five years or 100,000 miles. Having that sense of security is huge for any auto consumer, and yet another reason to consider the Nissan Titan over the Ram 1500. Truck shoppers interested in learning more about the Nissan Titan should contact Nissan Guam if they have any questions or would like to schedule an obligation-free test drive!