Some of the most powerful beings in Greek mythology were the Titans. These strong creatures predated the Greek Gods and had to be kept in check because their strength could rival even that of Zeus. This is why Nissan chose the name Titan when it came out with its full-size pickup truck in 2004. Today, the 2022 Nissan Titan represents the most powerful, versatile, and technologically advanced truck ever produced by Nissan.
Building on the second generation model introduced for the 2017 model year, the 2022 Titan gives drivers the choice of a King Cab with two full-size doors and two half doors or a roomier Crew Cab with four full-size doors. Whichever model you choose, you will be getting a pickup truck built to handle the toughest jobs while providing you with a comfortable interior that will make you think you are in a luxury SUV.
The 2022 Nissan Titan comes in four different trim levels, including the entry S model, the sensible SV, the off-road PRO-4X, and the fully loaded Platinum Reserve. This gives you the ability to decide which Titan is best for your purposes, with the S ideal for commercial work, the PRO-4X great for adventure, the Platinum Reserve for luxury, and the SV for a little of everything.
Nissan has chosen to give every 2022 Titan the same engine: a 5.6-liter Endurance V8. This means that you don’t have to pay extra to get great performance from your full-size pickup truck. This naturally aspirated engine has a dual overhead camshaft design. It utilizes hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically-controlled variable valve lift to improve overall efficiency. Nissan has also gone with a direct fuel injection system to provide 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque.
The 5.6-liter V8 on the 2022 Nissan Titan is mated with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This has a large final drive ratio of 3.692:1. As a result, you will get a very smooth ride in your Titan with seriously good acceleration, especially for a truck of this size. The 9-speed gear range gives you maximum control over the engine performance on your Titan.
The 2022 Nissan Titan gets very solid fuel economy. This can be a pretty big issue for many drivers, considering how volatile gas prices have been over the years. If you choose a Titan with rear-wheel drive, you can expect to get 16 miles per gallon in city driving, 21 miles per gallon on the highway, and 18 miles per gallon combined.
One thing that may surprise you about the Titan is the fuel economy on the 4x4 model. Where most 4x4 trucks suffer in comparison to the rear-wheel drive versions, the 4x4 Titan gets almost as good fuel economy as the rear-wheel drive model. This is a testament to the engineering prowess at Nissan, as the 4x4 Titan will deliver 15 miles per gallon in the city, 21 miles per gallon in highway driving, and 18 miles per gallon combined.
The 2022 Nissan Titan is noted for having exceptionally nimble handling for a truck of its size. This is due in part to standard vehicle dynamic control and traction control system. Four-wheel drive models add a transfer case to properly distribute horsepower between the two axles. The PRO-4X trim of the 2022 Titan adds a two-speed transfer case and electronic locking rear differential to reduce slippage, as well as a hill descent control to help you when you are descending from rocks and other obstacles. Every model of the 2022 Titan has a hill start assist to prevent rollback when you are stopped on a steep incline.
The Nissan Titan features a fully boxed, full-length ladder frame that is sturdy and durable. The front suspension has a double-wishbone design, while the rear suspension has a rigid rear axle with leaf springs and twin-tube shock absorbers. This will give you a comfortable, rugged ride. The PRO-4X features a specialized off-road suspension with Bilstein mono-tube shocks.
One of the main reasons to buy a full-size truck is the ability to tow big trailers and haul heavy cargo loads. Nissan has designed the 2022 Titan with an eye toward making towing and hauling easier than ever. The fully boxed frame on the Titan provides the confidence you need when you are pushing the cargo capacity to the limit. Meanwhile, every 2022 Nissan Titan has plenty of features to help you when you have to do some serious trailering.
Every model of the 2022 Titan is available with 4-pin/7-pin built-in connector. This will help you hitch to most trailers. The standard trailer sway control will keep things running smooth, especially if you have to traverse a particularly hilly stretch of road. Nissan also offers an available receiver hitch and plug with connector bumper that is standard on the PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve trims of the 2022 Titan. The rear-while drive Titan S King Cab can tow up to 9,320 pounds, while choosing the same model with 4x4 gives you a maximum towing capacity of 9,610 pounds. Choosing the more luxurious SV trim with the King Cab reduces the towing capacity to 9,300 pounds with rear-wheel drive and 9,190 pounds with 4x4.
The Crew Cab model of the 2022 Nissan Titan provides more passenger space but at the slight cost of trailering ability. Nevertheless, the Titan excels in this regard. A rear-wheel drive Titan can allow you to tow up to 9,310 pounds with the S trim, 9,270 pounds with the SV trim, and 9,180 pounds with the Platinum Reserve trim. Choosing a 4x4 on the 2022 Titan Crew Cab will still afford solid towing numbers: 9,160 pounds with the S trim, 9,120 pounds with the SV trim, 9,050 pounds with the PRO-4X, and 9,040 pounds on the Platinum Reserve.
As you can see, towing depends on weight and drivetrain. The King Cab models are lighter than the Crew Cab, allowing for higher trailering numbers. Also, rear-wheel drive pickup trucks can generally tow more than ones with 4x4.
While 2022 Nissan Titan King Cab models with rear-wheel drive provide the greatest amount of towing capability, this is not necessarily the case with hauling cargo in your truck’s payload bed. The King Cab models do feature a larger 6.5-foot bed than Crew Cab models, which feature a 5.5-foot standard bed. However, Titan S Crew Cab models can carry more cargo than ones with a King Cab. If you choose a Titan S with a Crew Cab and 4x4, you can carry up to 1,600 pounds, while rear-wheel drive models can carry up to 1,550 pounds. Choosing the same model with a King Cab will allow you to haul up to 1,580 pounds of cargo with 4x4 and 1,500 pounds with rear-wheel drive.
Nevertheless, the opposite is, in fact, the case with the Titan SV. You can haul up to 1,710 pounds of cargo with a 4x4 Titan SV King Cab and 1,620 pounds with a rear-wheel drive version. That is more than the 1,650 pounds of the 4x4 Crew Cab or the 1,600 pounds of the rear-wheel drive Titan SV Crew Cab.
Nissan has put a great deal of emphasis on its Intelligent Mobility platform, and this is especially the case with the 2022 Nissan Titan. Intelligent Mobility leverages the latest technology to provide unparalleled safety and connectivity in Nissan vehicles.
Every 2022 Titan features standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of six different active driver assistance features. Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection will sound an alert if the system detects another vehicle or a pedestrian in the path of your Titan. It will then apply the brakes to avoid a collision or reduce the damage caused by a crash. Similarly, Rear Automatic Braking will work to apply brakes when you are backing up your truck, and the system detects another vehicle or a pedestrian. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert will also alert you if this situation arises when you are in reverse.
One of the biggest causes of accidents is when a driver accidentally drifts out of their lane on a busy road. Lane Departure Warning will help you avoid this situation in your Titan. If you start to drift, the system will send a warning signal and use slight adjustments to the truck’s steering to keep you on the straight and narrow. Blind Sport Warning comes in handy when you are going to change lanes. This system will serve as an extra set of eyes, letting you know when it is safe to move over. Finally, High Beam Assist will automatically turn your Titan’s high beam headlights on in areas of low light and then turn them off as soon as you get into a better-lighted area or if the system detects another vehicle.
Nissan has equipped every 2022 Titan with its NissanConnect infotainment system. While most trims feature a very respectable 8.0-inch color touchscreen, you can get an available Integrated Command Center on your Titan with a 9.0-inch touchscreen with WXGA resolution, which is even higher than HD. The NissanConnect system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with an internal Wi-Fi router. The system also provides for over-the-air software updates, so your NissanConnect will continue to improve simply by turning on your truck.
If you are a true audiophile, you can turn your 2022 Nissan Titan Crew Cab into a mobile concert hall with the available Fender Premium Audio System. This 12-speaker system features the Fender Bassman Subwoofer, based on the amplifier made famous by such musicians as Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. This delivers 485-watts to 9 channels on your Titan Crew Cab Platinum Reserve or PRO-4X.