2019 Ford F-150 vs Nissan Titan
To put it simply, no matter how you slice it, the Ford F-150 is better than the Nissan Titan. In power, pricing, seating, and technology, the F-150 is the superior choice. To show you just how much better, we pit them against each other in this comparison guide.
Power and Towing: Ford F-150
The Ford offers outstanding engine options: five of them, in fact. The first engine is a 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V6 good for 265 pound-feet of torque. But that's just the baseline. On the other end of the spectrum is the class-leading engine on the Raptor trim, a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6, producing 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. No other pickup truck boasts numbers like these. As a result of all that power, the Ford F-150 can haul up to 13,200 pounds, making this pickup the top in towing in its class as well.
By comparison, the Nissan Titan has only a single engine. We're talking about the 5.6-liter V8 engine generating 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque. While those numbers outdo the base engine of the Ford F-150, they don't even approach the F-150 Raptor's superior numbers. The Nissan Titan can tow 9,740 pounds, again a disappointing second in this head-to-head.
Price: Ford F-150
And if you thought that that extra power would empty your wallet, consider this: The Ford F-150 starts at a lower price than the Nissan Titan. For just $27,700, you can take home a 2018 Ford F-150. But you'll need over $30,000 to get a 2018 Nissan TItan. The only major feature the Titan offers that the Ford XL doesn't is a 4G Wi-Fi for up to five devices. Otherwise, these are barebones workhorses.
Of course, we can step up the trims and get really luxurious. At its most upscale, Ford offers the F-150 Limited trim for $61,000. Its exclusive features include EcoBoost V6 engine, twin-panel moonroof, 360-degree camera, pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, and every feature available on lower trims. The most expensive Titan is the Platinum Reserve starting at $53,200. Its claim to fame is a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system with wireless headphones, along with everything else that comes with lower-trim Nissan TItans. That being said, the engine doesn't change from the bottom to the top trim and that's a significant limit to the Titan, especially considering the price.
Seating and Infotainment: Ford F-150
The Ford F-150 doesn't just offer a great value from under the hood. Step inside its cabin and you'll find more to love. Comfortable, wide seating that supports even while it cushions is great for long trips or rough roads. The cabins are built with high-quality materials that are easy on the eyes. The tech is awesome and plentiful, like satellite radio, 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, Wi-Fi hot spot (SYNC Connect), MyKey, and your choice of two infotainment systems. We recommend the SYNC3 over the SYNC. SYNC3 boasts enhanced voice recognition, 8-inch touch screen, navigation, Siri Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices. With a responsive touch screen and intuitive menu layouts, SYNC3 is a breeze to learn and use.
The Titan has a similarly nice cabin but its NissanConnect system feels out-of-date and out-of-touch instead of cutting edge. There's no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and the look of the various menus feels dated.
For our money, we'd choose the Ford F-150 over the Nissan Titan every time.