2004-07: 224.2 in (5,695 mm) 2008-15 SWB: 224.6 in (5,705 mm) LWB: 244.3 in (6,205 mm)
2004-07: 78.8 in (2,002 mm) 2008-15: 79.5 in (2,019 mm)
2004-07 King Cab 4WD: 76.6 in (1,946 mm) 2004-07 Crew Cab 4WD: 76.7 in (1,948 mm) 2004-07 King Cab 2WD: 75.0 in (1,905 mm) 2004-07 Crew Cab 2WD: 75.1 in (1,908 mm) 2008-15 King Cab 4WD SWB: 76.1 in (1,933 mm) King Cab 4WD LWB: 76.0 in (1,930 mm) 2008-15 Crew Cab SWB: 74.7 in (1,897 mm) Pro-4X King Cab 4x4 SWB: 76.6 in (1,946 mm) 2008-15 LE King Cab 4x4 SWB: 76.4 in (1,941 mm) 2008-15 King Cab 2WD SWB: 74.6 in (1,895 mm) LE King Cab 2WD SWB: 74.8 in (1,900 mm)
Development of the Titan began in September 1999, with design work under Diane Allen. Giovanny Arroba's TA60 exterior was chosen in late 2000, with a final production freeze in July 2001. The design language of the future truck was previewed by the 2001 Alpha T concept shown at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show, which had previously developed through November 2000.
All models came standard with a 32-valve, 5.6-liter engine, VK56DE, which generates 317 hp (236 kW) (305 hp or 227 kW on 2004–2006 models) and 385 lb⋅ft (522 N⋅m) of torque. The first generation Titan came equipped with a fully boxed ladder frame and was available in either rear-wheel drive or a shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system coupled with a five-speed RE505A automatic transmission. An automatic brake-limited slip (ABLS) system was available on all Titans. The first generation was available as a King Cab (extended cab) or a crew cab with a full-sized back seat, with no regular cab being offered. The King Cab featured a 6-foot-7-inch (2.01 m) bed, while the crew cab had a 5-foot-7-inch (1.70 m) bed. In 2008, a longer wheelbase model was offered with either an 8-foot-3-inch (2.51 m) bed on the King Cab or a 7-foot-3-inch (2.21 m) bed on the crew cab. There were originally four trim levels available: the S, SV, Pro-4x, SE, and LE. The SE and LE trim was eventually replaced by the luxury SL trim. The S was the base model, the SV a mid-level model with more features, the PRO-4X was the off-road-oriented version, and the top level SL was offered with features like 20-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment.
2004 Nissan Titan King Cab
2008 Nissan Titan crew cab long bed
Features available on the first generation included:
The standard engine is a 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine. The engine has increased in power compared to the previous model, producing 390 hp (291 kW) and 394 lb⋅ft (534 N⋅m) of torque mated to a 7-speed automatic. Additionally, the second-generation Titan offers a 310-horsepower (231 kW) Cummins 5.0-liter turbodiesel V8 that produces almost 555 lb⋅ft (752 N⋅m) of torque. The engine is referred to as the ISV.
The second-generation Titan is available in two forms, regular and XD. The XD version is built on a heavy-duty frame based on Nissan's commercial vehicle line and includes the Cummins diesel engine as an option. The platform is shared with the Nissan NV.
Three different cab styles are offered for the Titan and Titan XD: 2-Door Regular Cab, 4-Door King (Extended) Cab, and 4-Door Crew Cab. The 4-Door Crew Cab models were the first trucks to debut, followed by the 4-Door King Cab and 2-Door Regular Cab. Trim levels for the Titan and Titan XD are S, SV, Pro-4X (4X4 only), SL, and Platinum Reserve. The Regular Cab body style was only available with either S or SV trim levels, while the King Cab was only available with S, SV, or PRO-4X. The Crew Cab body style was available with all trim levels.
All Titan and Titan XD models come well-equipped, with standard equipment such as Bluetooth for both hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming via A2DP, air conditioning, keyless entry, power windows and door locks, push-button ignition, and a rearview backup camera system. Options include a touchscreen audio system with GPS navigation (standard equipment for 2019), SiriusXMSatellite Radio, keyless access, an electronically-locking rear tailgate, remote start, alloy wheels, leather-trimmed seating surfaces with heating and ventilation, power front seats, a premium audio system, wood interior trim, a trailer tow package with integrated trailer brake control, and chrome front and rear bumpers and front grille.
For 2019, all Titan and Titan XD models received a new infotainment system as standard equipment, featuring GPS navigation, SiriusXMSatellite Radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Autosmartphone integration, and a seven-inch color touchscreen display, and the optional Rockford-Fosgate premium audio system was replaced with a new Fender premium audio system (this marks the first time a Fender audio system is available on a vehicle from a manufacturer other than Volkswagen).