2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Nissan Titan

How much truck do you need? That’s what customers ask themselves when comparing the 2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Nissan Titan. Many motorists don’t require a vehicle that can tow, haul and be put to the test day after day, but then when you need it you need it. So how do you decide what size truck you want? The first thing to consider is your average tasks. If you’re looking for a model to tow a boat, you’ll want to consider how much the boat weighs along with your trailer. If you’re considering heavy-duty contract work, you’ll want a vehicle that is more commercial grade.

At the end of the day, you’re essentially comparing two pickup trucks within different segments. The 2017 Nissan Frontier is an impressive option for a light-duty pickup, but the 2017 Nissan Titan is a full-size. It is also offered in the Titan XD option, which is reinforced for commercial use.

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2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Nissan Titan
2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder; 152hp, 171 lb-ft of torque Base Engine 5.6-liter DOHC V8; 390hp, 394 lb-ft
17 city/23 hwy Base Fuel Economy 15 city/21 hwy
6,450 lbs. Max Towing 9,730 lbs.
1,180 lbs. Max Payload 1,940 lbs.

Options for the 2017 Nissan Frontier and Titan

As you can see from the chart, the pros and cons are a bit obvious considering the different segments. You’ll love the 2017 Nissan Frontier if you want a compact truck that can do its fair share of towing, while also fitting your family. The 2017 Nissan Titan, on the other hand, is a powerful choice that is suitable for tougher tasks.

When first glancing at the chart, you might note that the fuel economy numbers aren’t that different, but you have to consider that both models offer different assortments of options. The 2017 Nissan Frontier is offered only in King and Crew cab configurations, which means that you can expect it to be a bit heavier, but more convenient as a family-friendly vehicle to start.

Because the Titan is often picked as a work truck, it is starts off with Regular cab variations. A King cab is expected later this year, but the model initially is offered only in Regular or Crew cabs. Fuel economy doesn’t suffer greatly if you opt for the Crew cab, but you’ll want to pay close attention to towing and payload figures as you select your trim levels.

Both the 2017 Nissan Frontier and 2017 Nissan Titan earn high praise as competitive options within their segments, so if you aren’t sure which is right for you, stop by Glendale Nissan to take these trucks for a test drive.

2017 Nissan Frontier Interior
2017 Nissan Titan Interior
2017 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X trim level
2017 Nissan Titan Bed Capacity

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