2014 Nissan Frontier and Titan among Edmunds.com’s “Top 9 Most Fuel-Efficient Trucks for 2014”

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The 2014 Frontier earns second place, Titan ranks ninth

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Already known for its fuel-efficient sedans and SUVs, Nissan is keeping fuel efficiency a priority across all segments as gas prices remain high. This week, Edmunds.com named the 2014 Nissan Frontier and the 2014 Nissan Titan among its “Top 9 Most Fuel Efficient Trucks for 2014.” The Frontier tied for second with 21 mpg combined highway/city fuel economy, while the Titan finished ninth with 15 mpg combined highway/city fuel economy.

Edmunds.com, which provides several “Top 10” lists each year, featured nine “Most Fuel Efficient Trucks” this year due to a smaller number of available models meeting the necessary criteria. This year’s list included fuel-efficient gas-only models, and each vehicle’s ranking was determined by its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) combined fuel economy rating.

“People have associated pickup trucks with low gas mileage for many years, but we’re defeating that stereotype,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “We’ve worked hard to produce pickups that not only provide excellent towing capability and ample cargo space, but also impressive fuel efficiency. This recognition by Edmunds validates our efforts to make fuel efficiency a priority across all platforms, from sedans to pickups.”  

The popular 2014 Nissan Frontier, which sold over 60,000 units in 2013, continues to be a leader in the mid-size truck segment, combining premium hardware and ample power. Frontier also offers an exceptional level of on- and off-road performance from either a 261 horsepower 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine or an economical 152 horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder – which delivers 23 mpg highway (I4 King Cab 2WD M/T). The 2014 Frontier is offered in both King Cab and Crew Cab body styles and in 4x2 and 4x4 driveline configurations. Frontier is available in five trim grades: Frontier S, SV, PRO-4X, Desert Runner and SL (Crew Cab only).

 The powerful, full-size 2014 Nissan Titan offers a unique combination of style, innovation and excellent value – including a range of body, bed and drivetrain configurations designed to fit a variety of buyer needs from a durable business tool to a versatile family adventurer. Titan is offered in King Cab and Crew Cab body styles with a choice of 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations, along with two wheelbases and three bed lengths.

Every Titan comes equipped with a powerful 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance V8 rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque and a maximum towing capacity of up to 9,500 pounds (when properly equipped).

Titan remains one of the most innovative designs on the market today, with features such as Wide-Open rear doors, factory-applied spray-on bedliner, Utili-trackÔ Bed Channel System and a lockable bedside storage compartment. The 2014 Nissan Titan is available in four well-equipped models: S, SV, PRO-4X and SL.

 To view Edmunds.com’s full list of the “Most Fuel Efficient Trucks for 2014,” please visit here.

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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

About Edmunds.com
Edmunds.com is a car-shopping Web site driven to make car buying easy. Almost 18 million visitors use our shopping tools every month to connect with over 9,500 dealer franchises across the U.S. Shoppers can browse our inventory listings for available cars and trucks, and with Edmunds.com's Price Promise(sm), they can get an instant, upfront price on those same vehicles. Recently named by Maritz Research as one of the most trusted online consumer review sites - and the only automotive site listed in the top ten - Edmunds.com is also home to comprehensive car reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories. Even when you're at the dealership, we’re always by your side. Just call our free Live Advice Line at 1-855-782-4711 or use our acclaimed Edmunds.com iPhone and iPad apps or Edmunds.com Android App. We’re based in Santa Monica, Calif., but you can connect with us from anywhere by following @Edmunds on Twitter or by becoming a fan of Edmunds.com on Facebook.

 

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