The 2017 Ford F-150 and the Nissan Titan are two of the most impressive full-size pickup trucks on today’s roadways. Both provide rugged off-road performance, hefty towing and hauling capabilities, and impressive modern comfort. If you’re trying to decide between the two, check out our comparison guide.
Here the 2017 Ford F-150 takes an easy lead, offering four potent engine options for your performance needs. Choose the turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine for best-in-class fuel economy, earning up to 22 mpg combined. To tow best-in-class loads, check out the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine, which gives you the power to tow up to 12,200 pounds.
With the Nissan Titan, you won’t see as many options. Its 5.6-liter V8 engine helps you tow max loads of 9,390 pounds. As with the F-150, you can add four-wheel drive to enhance performance over rugged trails.
The Nissan Titan has a slight edge here. It’s stocked with innovative features that help you get the job done. Plug your power tools into the 120-volt outlet to keep them fully charged. LED cargo box lighting makes unloading a snap, even after dark.
Of course, the 2017 Ford F-150 was difficult to beat, because it’s also designed to help you tackle big jobs. There’s nothing quite like the Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature, which helps you guide a trailer in the right direction. The 360-degree camera offers a top-down look at your F-150, and the split-view display helps you see all sides of the truck as you navigate tight spaces.
Once again, the 2017 Ford F-150 really shines. In government crash tests, it earned a perfect five-star rating for overall protection. The automatic crash notification feature works with your smartphone to automatically dial 911 after a collision. Use the MyKey system to set speed limitations for secondary drivers, like teens.
The Nissan Titan isn’t far behind, offering its own range of high-tech safety gear. The NissanConnect emergency telematics services provide an extensive safety net, thanks to features like on-demand roadside assistance and stolen-vehicle recovery. Hill descent control maintains a smooth, even ride as you make your way down steep grades.
Here the 2017 Ford F-150 is the clear winner. Choose between three cabin sizes – regular, extended SuperCab, and SuperCrew – for the appropriate passenger space. The SuperCab and SuperCrew are big on rear-seat space, making a great pick for families and work crews alike. There are also three different bed sizes available, so you can be certain you have enough room for your cargo needs.
The Nissan Titan may not offer a wealth of configurations, but its crew cabin is roomy and comfortable. A single cab is expected later in the model year. You can choose between two bed sizes: 5-feet-7-inches and 8-feet.
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As you can see, both models have a lot to offer, but the 2017 Ford F-150 comes out on top. With so many potent powertrains to choose from, you can tailor your F-150 to suit your towing and hauling requirements. The F-150 also combines rugged power with modern fuel economy, offering best-in-class EPA ratings. Its high standards in safety are sure to impress. The F-150’s many configurations mean you’ll drive home with the passenger and cargo space that you crave. Take the F-150 on a test drive today!