I am a fairly typical Texas male who dreams of owning a big, powerful truck with a V8 engine that can haul lots of stuff. My girls are not that interested in a hauling machine. But, they are interested in one that has a roomy and comfortable cab. The 2018 Nissan Titan SL Crew Cab 4×4 has all that and my girls love it.

Nissan Titan

Nissan Titan

This 2018 Nissan Titan half-ton model has a 390-horsepower, 5.6-liter Endurance V8 gasoline engine @ 5,800 rpm, and 394 lb-ft of torque standard, along with a 7 speed automatic transmission. The family adventure-ready Titan Crew Cab has 4×4 drive configurations. And, the Crew Cab features a standard 5.5 foot bed.

Towing and Hauling

The Nissan Titan half-ton offers cutting edge available towing, utility features and driving aids, including an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control, Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control, and a Trailer Light Check system that allows for single person hook-up. It has an available maximum towing capacity of 9,740 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 1,950.

Nissan Titan driving on a mountain top.


The Crew Cab SL exterior offers auto-dimming chrome outside mirrors, 265/60R20 BSW tires with 20×8 inch painted aluminum-alloy wheels, removable aero front bumper spoiler, gloss chrome grille surround, chrome rear bumpers, four front and four rear parking sensors, power-sliding back glass, and LED signature headlights. Step rails are also available.

Nissan Titan Interior Options

The Nissan Titan SL features an improved interior layout. There are front and rear seats in the large cab. The Crew Cab interior offers ample storage. The 2nd row under-seat storage has a locking lid for added security, along with an integrated foldout flat floor. The standard front and rear Zero Gravity seats help maximize posture positioning for enhanced comfort. Seats can be heated and cooled and Nissan offers a choice of water-repellant fabric or durable leather. For exterior protection, waterproof covers from Auto covers could be the best option.

2018 Nissan HD Titan interior - Nissan Titan

The shift lever is located on the steering column, creating a large center console that can hold a tablet with a case or a 15-inch laptop, as well as rear cupholders and 2nd-row climate control vents.

Other interior design features include seven assist grips, 12 volt, and 110-volt power outlets, and climate control function. Noise reduction and vibration control are built into the cabin.

Technology – NissanConnect Services

Crew Cab SL technology features include a Rockford Fosgate premium 12 speaker audio system, Remote Engine Start, and NissanConnect Services Powered by SiriusXM. There is automatic collision notification with an emergency call and stolen vehicle locator, remote services including door unlock, and dealer service scheduling with maintenance alerts (SiriusXM subscription required). The car comes equipped with a range of standard bed features, including tailgate lighting and a 110-volt outlet.

We can easily fit our family of 5 in this truck. The amenities are great for our girls, and the ride is smooth. A truck like this is a good fit for family camping trips or for me to haul away large items. The 2018 Nissan Titan SL Crew Cab 4×4 is a workhorse with style and comfort. Find out more about the NissanConnect Services and a full list of details here.