A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Nissan Titan

With the 2012 Titan, Nissan continues its march into domestic territory. This model lives up to its name, but it’s also quite impressive inside as well. Even if you are in the market and wouldn’t normally consider a truck, the 2012 Nissan Titan might change your mind.

Key Features

The rear door is nicely hinged to swing good and wide. It will open a full 168 degrees, which is one of those nice touches that will probably surprise you by how much you like it. Interior access on a truck has never been easier.

Nissan includes an exterior storage box as well. It sits just behind the rear wheel on the passenger side and is great for storing jumper cables, tools or just muddy clothing.

Changes for 2012

2012 saw a new sports package available for the Titan Crew Cab and Titan King Cab SV models. With this package, you get 20-inch SL aluminum-alloy wheels, a body-colored rear and front, dark grill and PRO-4X seats complete with silver contrast stitching, black step rails, a body-slide graphic, lockable storage compartment, fog lights, white-faced gauges and captain’s center console and chair.

What We Like

This truck isn’t the most powerful in its class, but it is still plenty capable of towing some serious weight, which is in contrast to the luxury you’ll enjoy inside.

We also loved the gated shifter which does a great job of keeping your shifting precise and intentional.

What Concerns Us

One issue that will stall Nissan’s success in domestic markets is that there are no ¾ or one-ton models available. For a lot of people who depend on their truck for work, then, the Titan just isn’t a realistic option.

Along the same lines, you can find trucks that best the Titan’s engine. A V8 with 317-horsepower can’t hang with the Ram’s HEMI V8 or the 6-liter version manufactured by Chevy.

Available Models

There are four main models available. The SV has both AWD and 4WD options. You can choose the PRO-4X model which comes with Bluetooth wireless and heated seats or there’s the SL which has a navigation system and climate control.

No matter which you choose, expect to get 13 mpg in the city and 18 on the highway.

Major Recalls

Some 2012 Nissan Titans with the Sports Package were recalled because they were labeled with the wrong seating capacity.

Common Issues

There are really no common issues associated with the 2012 Nissan Titan.

Nissan Titan 2012 Interior


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