For 2013, the Titan returns to defend its reputation as a rugged utility and performance vehicle providing options and features which make it truly ready for "Any Job, Any Place." The 2013 Titan boasts a new tailgate design with aerodynamic rear spoiler and integrated rear view camera standard on SV, PRO-4 and SL. The PRO-4X has a fresh exterior appearance, with revised graphics, satin chrome grille, dark wheel finish, and dark finish lower radiator skid plate
The 2013 Titan is offered in four models – S, SV, PRO-4X and SL; two cab styles – King Cab and Crew Cab; three bed lengths – 5'6" and 7' for Crew Cab, and 6'6" for King Cab; 4x2 and 4x4 drive configurations.
The Titan LWB model features a longest-in-class* 7' bed with the Crew Cab body configuration. The Titan PRO-4X model offers special off-road equipment; including Rancho shock absorbers, a lower final gear ratio, two skid plates, electronic locking rear differential, white-faced interior gauges, body-colour exterior trim and special interior styling and trim. The PRO-4X interior features white stitching accents (previously red), new logo design, Titan embroidery for cloth seats (leather-appointed seats maintain PRO-4X embroidery). Revised exterior colour selection includes seven new colours: Pearl White, Espresso Black, Glacier White, Gun Metallic, Graphite Blue, Java Metallic and Cayenne Red (nine colours total)
Titan continues to boast first-in-class* innovations such as Wide-Open rear doors (King Cab) that open nearly 180 degrees for unobstructed rear cab access, an available high-utility bed that includes an industry-exclusive factory-applied spray-on bedliner, a Utili-track tie-down system that provides ultimate cargo hauling flexibility and a segment-exclusive integrated, lockable bedside storage compartment. The truck bed also features a 120V outlet, standard on SV, PRO-4X and SL models.
Titan PRO-4X Model
Titan PRO-4X trim offers drivers outstanding off-road flexibility by pairing Titan's already impressive list of standard equipment features with the PRO-4X's off-road performance enhancements. New enhancements for 2013 inlcude a center console 120V outlet standard on SV, PRO-4X and SL models, Moonroof available on PRO-4X, Moonroof & DVD optional on SL, and Display Audio/USB/Satellite radio added as standard on SV, PRO-4X
The PRO-4X features Rancho performance shock absorbers, a lower final drive ratio (to 3.357), additional skid plates on the oil pan and transfer case, a class-exclusive Electronic Locking Rear Differential and unique 18-inch aluminum-alloy off-road wheels with off-road style centre caps and largest-in-class* P275/70R18 all-terrain tires.
Inside, the PRO-4X receives styling cues that differentiate it from the rest of the Titan lineup with unique meters and gauges, seats featuring an embroidered PRO-4X logo, red stitching on seats,leather-appointed shifter knob and 4-spoke steering wheel. Navigation/USB is standard on SL, optional on PRO-4X Luxury Package
All PRO-4Xs feature body-coloured grille and bumpers, an identifying decal over the rear fender, lip moldings and a number of subtle exterior trim components to achieve a sportier look.
A Refined Engine with Outstanding Towing Power
For 2013, every Titan again offers Nissan's advanced Endurance V8 as standard equipment. The all-aluminum 5.6-litre V8 engine received an increase for the 2007 model year to 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, ratings that have continued into 2013. The use of advanced engine technology such as aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners, forged steel crankshaft, microfinished crankshaft and camshaft, graphite-coated pistons, 6-bolt main bearing caps, and Super Silent single-stage timing chain result in enhanced fuel economy with no sacrifice of performance.
Titan's standard 5-speed automatic transmission was designed especially for heavy-duty truck use, with emphasis on serious towing. Each component was created for full-size truck application, and a wide gear ratio was used to create a high performance control system producing top-class acceleration, power and shift quality. For 4WD models, Titan adapts an advanced shift-on-the-fly 4-wheel drive system with 2WD/4HI/4LO modes with electronically control part-time transfer case.
Titan features a maximum towing capacity of 9,500 pounds for King Cab and 9,300 pounds for Crew Cab (when properly equipped) – as much as some 3/4-ton pickups. Titan utilizes a rugged, fully boxed high-strength all-steel F-Alpha platform for enhanced crash performance and long-term durability.
Titan's responsive handling is a product of its all-steel double wishbone front suspension design and overslung leaf spring (dual rate) rear suspension with shackles mounted along the frame sides to increase departure angle.
For 2013, Titan offers standard 18-inch wheels on S, SV and PRO-4X models and 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels as standard on the Titan SL.
Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering is standard, along with 4-wheel disc brakes with Bosch Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD).
The 2013 Interior
Access to the King Cab's interior is aided by its standard Wide-Open rear doors that swing open nearly 180 degrees, providing unprecedented access to the rear seats. Key to the door's design is a hefty, two-stage hinge with four axes of rotation. The door opens first to a conventional 85 degrees, then can be swung the rest of the way up to 168 degrees.
Two interior configurations are available – a standard bench seat with column shifter, which seats six passengers. There is also an optional Captain's Chair Package, with two front bucket seats that seats five passengers and offers a large centre console and gated floor shifter.
The center console can hold a variety of beverage containers, including a 1-litre bottle, as well as a 120V outlet standard on SV, PRO-4X and SL models. The storage in the center console offers passengers a variety of storage choices, with size adjustment by simply removing or adding dividers. The console's storage box can also accommodate hanging file folders and contains holders for maps, paper, pens and business cards on the console lid.
Among the Titan's many interior features are standard flip-up 60/40 rear seat cushions for added cargo space and flexibility, with grocery hooks on the bottom of the seat cushions. The rear floor was designed to be nearly flat for maximum cargo utility.
The Crew Cab's rear seat is large and relaxing, with a full 24 degrees of seat back angle, helping passengers take full advantage of the Crew Cab's Titan's 126 cubic feet of available space, including front and rear seat leg room of 41.8 inches and 40.4 inches, respectively. Both King Cab and Crew Cab Titans' rear compartments offer ample rear storage, including door storage bins and rear door bottle holders in the armrests, available power front windows with one-touch auto up/down function (not available on King Cab S models) and rear reading lamps. All Titan Crew Cab models feature a standard power down/up rear bed access cab window.
An available overhead console system gives passengers more storage options. The console houses available rear audio controls and also contains dampened storage bins for both front and rear passengers for items like sunglasses, CDs, cell phone, PDA or a small tissue box. The Crew Cab models offer an optional rear-seat DVD Mobile Theatre System with fold-down 8.0-inch monitor. Titan also features an available fold-flat front passenger seat that allows extra versatility and can also be used as a working area. Additionally, available power-adjustable front seats with a driver's seat memory system and heated seats provide added convenience. Titan also offers available power-adjustable foot pedals with memory.
Crew Cab Titans will be offered as a Standard Wheelbase Model, with a 5'6" bed while King Cabs feature a 6'6" bed. Titan's standard spray-on bedliner helps prevent scratch damage and corrosion to the bed and inner tailgate surface. Thinner than drop-in bedliners or typical aftermarket spray-on applications, the Titan bedliner also maximizes bed volume. It is the first offered by any original equipment manufacturer and is covered by the Nissan warranty.
Also available is the Utili-track tie-down channel system, with five special "C" cross-section rails that are mounted in the bed (two channels in the bed floor, and one each on the bed side rails and the bed header panel).
Removable utility cleats (rated at 200 pounds) slide into the channels, providing a wide range of attaching points for cargo tie-down. The channels are open at the rear of the bed, allowing the cleats to be completely removed when not in use for easy cleaning. Nissan offers an extensive line of bed dividers, sliding cargo trays and modular storage units, along with bike and kayak racks and other accessories.
The Titan bed also includes four standard stake pockets and, as required for a working pickup, carries 4x8-foot plywood sheets easily between the wheel housings. Titan's bed includes a standard dampened tailgate assist (except on S) that aids in the effort to open and close the tailgate.
Titan also features an innovative bedside storage compartment located behind the rear driver's side wheel. The bedside storage bin is designed to hold common truck items such as work gloves, chains, rope, road flares, first aid kit or a hitch ball.
The compartment is double-sealed to help prevent the intrusion of water and dust (though the compartment is not designed to be waterproof in case of submersion) and uses the Titan ignition key for unlocking.
Safety and Security
The 2013 Titan includes a long list of safety equipment, including standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Nissan's Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and a front passenger occupant classification sensor; standard front seat-mounted side-impact and roof-mounted supplemental curtain air bags that help provide side-impact and rollover protection for outboard passengers; front seat belts with adjustable upper anchors, pretensioners and load limiters; front seat Active Head Restraints; three-point rear passenger seat belts; and LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchor system.
Driver and passenger confidence is accentuated with an extensive list of vehicle-incorporated safety features including a Zone Body construction with front and rear structure crumple zones, an energy absorbing steering column, hood buckling creases with safety stops, knee bolsters and special body side reinforcements and a shift interlock system.
2013 Model Lineup and Manufacturing
The 2013 Nissan Titan King Cab and Titan Crew Cab are offered in four models – S, SV, SL and the PRO-4X, with a variety of 4x2 and 4x4 drive configurations. Each is offered with a long list of standard equipment including a powerful 5.6-litre Endurance V8, 5-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul mode, power rack-and-pinion steering and 18-inch wheels and tires.
Titan S models are equipped with a standard 40/20/40 split front bench seat, split fold-up rear seat and three-point seat belts for five positions. S and SV 2WD models have a standard Traction Package that includes 2-wheel limited slip (ABLS) and front tow hooks (SV only). The new PRO-4X grade adds 18 x 8J alloy wheels with off-road-style centre cap, largest-in-class* P275/70R18 off-road tires, body-colour front and rear bumpers and grille, a lockable bedside storage box (also standard on SV), unique interior features including meters and gauges, black splash guards standard on all Titans, the off-road equipment detailed above and auto on/off headlamps.
Titan SV models include standard 18-inch alloy wheels and P265/70R18 tires and chrome steel centre bumper, while SL models add 6-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels, standard high-utility bed (standard on all Titans except S), leather-appointed seating, Rockford Fosgate audio system with XM satellite radio, Bluetooth and eight speakers, dual-zone auto-climate control system, airbags, VDC, DVD (option), auto dim, and integrated turn signal.
Additional equipment on PRO-4X and SL models include the premium sound Rockford Fosgate-powered audio system and Bluetooth hands-free phone system and XM satellite radio tuner.
The Titan standard Tow Package (except on S-trim) includes receiver hitch, lower final gear ratio, additional 7-pin wiring harness plug, trailer brake prewiring, transmission temperature gauge, extending mirrors and heavy-duty battery. Other available equipment and packages include sunroof (Crew Cab PRO-4X Option Package), DVD Entertainment Package and Navigation Package with DVD-based navigation system (SL-trim only). Other new features for 2013 include sliding type extending sunvisors added to all models and new styled wheels for S models
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* All horsepower ratings are per SAE J1349 JUN1995