Nissan has announced the new 2019 Titan will receive some incredible tech additions to take on Ford and Ram.
We often forget it, but Japanese truck makers exist, and they make half-ton pickups too. For Nissan, that half-ton pickup is the Titan, and next year’s model is going to get a few more goodies to help it stake a claim in the ultra-competitive American truck market.
Nissan’s biggest announcement for the Titan is the inclusion of an all-new audio system for every Titan trim with the extended or crew cab. Called Fender Premium Audio, it includes a 485-watt, 9-channel amplifier as well as Panasonic's proprietary Acoustic Motion Control which helps create the ultimate sound using a combination of reduced speaker vibration and active noise cancellation so the only thing heard inside the cabin is your music.
On top of that, every Titan model will get a new 7-inch touchscreen audio/IT display with NissanConnect and compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Another USB port is installed, while PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve trims get two more USB slots on top of that.
Nissan is also adding a new standard feature to the Titan called the Rear Door Alert system, which helps remind drivers to check their back seat before exiting the vehicle. One can only assume that Nissan drivers have a tendency to forget things they’ve thrown in the rear passenger seating area in order for company execs to think it necessary to add this as a standard feature on the Titan, and are in fact bringing it to every new Nissan by the year 2022.
The Midnight Edition sub-trim will stick around for another year, as will Nissan’s Best Truck Warranty, which is a bumper-to-bumper, 5-year or 100,000-mile warranty.
There are no power increases to report, so the Titan will retain its 5.6-liter Endurance V8 gasoline engine combined with a 7-speed automatic. Power is rated at 390 hp, max payload at 1,860 lbs, and max towing of 9,660 lbs.
Nissan didn’t release the full price schedule for the Titan, but they did provide a few insights into how expensive things will be next year. The Titan S Single Cab 4x2 is up to $30,390 from $30,030, while the Titan SV King Cab 4x4 is up to $40,180 from $39,660. The off-road PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4 is up to $46,710 from $46,170--a $600 increase.