If you've been searching for a powerful truck to take you through the areas near Ithaca, Elmira, or Cortland, New York, then the Nissan TITAN or Toyota Tundra could be the vehicle you need to get the job done. Both have impressive capability and performance, but does one out-perform the other?

The team at Maguire Nissan put the two trucks face-to-face to see which one comes out on top. Read on to learn more about the TITAN vs. the Tundra and see which one we'd recommend you test drive! 

Nissan TITAN vs Toyota Tundra: Capability

Both models are the same in that they offer either a 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain for those wishing to take this truck onto some off-road territory. Both also offer their own version of a traction control system, as well as Active Brake Limited Slip on the TITAN, and Automatic Slip Differential on the Tundra, for added help. However, when you think of trucks, you think of towing. And when you're selecting your next truck to drive around in, you probably want a decent amount of towing capacity so that you can haul especially heavy equipment. 

Both the TITAN and Tundra deliver on the towing front, but one can get you a little more when properly equipped: the Nissan TITAN has a maximum towing capacity of 11,040 pounds, while the Tundra tows a maximum of 10,200 pounds.1

Nissan TITAN vs Toyota Tundra: Safety

Plenty of safety already comes standard on both the TITAN and Tundra, with both offering many of the same or similar standard and available features. On the Tundra, for example, you'll get Automatic High Beams, Lane Departure Alert, and a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection. On the Nissan TITAN, you'll find such features as High Beam Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. 

Since both offer high amounts of towing, you'll also find standard Trailer Sway Control. 

The TITAN, however, offers certain standard features that are only available add-ons with the Tundra. Such standard features on the TITAN include Blind Spot Warning as well as Rear Cross Traffic Alert. On the Tundra, however, you'd only get access to the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert if you purchase a specific package or choose a higher trim level. 

The Nissan TITAN is also alone in its offering of standard Rear Door Alert. If you open the rear door before leaving, this feature assumes that you may have placed something important in the back seat. As a reminder, a symbol will pop up on your dashboard. Should you not open the door, your vehicle will make noise to alert you more clearly. If you have no need for this feature, you can also opt to shut it off. 

Nissan TITAN vs Toyota Tundra: Performance

Both truck models come with one engine option, and the TITAN manages to just edge out the Tundra in terms of performance. With the TITAN, the engine has the potential to produce up to 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque when you fill up with premium fuel. The Tundra, on the other hand, goes up to 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque.The two truck models differ in their transmission, too. While the Nissan TITAN engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission, the Toyota Tundra is paired with a 6-speed one. 

The TITAN also produces better fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated 16 city and 21 highway MPG.The Tundra, on the other hand, achieves an EPA-estimated 13 city and 18 highway MPG. 

Test Drive the Nissan TITAN Today!

As you can see, the Nissan TITAN truly dots all of its i's and crosses all of its t's. Its impressive towing capability, standard safety features, and more powerful performance ultimately rank this truck above its opponent of the Toyota Tundra.

If you're a driver near Ithaca, Cortland, or Elmira, NY, who would like to test the TITAN out for yourself, then contact us at Maguire Nissan today to set up an appointment! 


Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Towing capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information. 

2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 16 City MPG / 21 Highway MPG / 18 Combined MPG for TITAN® S, SV, SL, Platinum Reserve 4X2; 15 City MPG / 21 Highway MPG / 18 Combined MPG for TITAN S, SV, SL, Platinum Reserve 4X4; 15 City MPG / 20 Highway MPG / 17 Combined MPG for TITAN PRO-4X®. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only. 

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