History is in motion for the newly-refreshed 2008.5 Nissan Titan 4WD full-sized pickup truck. The Titan 4WD itself was introduced to the world in to an accepting audience. The 2008.5 Titan will be available in four separate trims: the XE King/Crew Cab from $25,330; the SE King/Crew Cab from $27,330; the PRO-$X King/Crew Cab from $31,980 and the LE King/Crew Cab from $33,030. All trims come stock with the VK56DE Endurance 5.6-liter DOHC 32-valve V8 engine that cranks out 317 hp @ 5,200 rpm and 385 lb-ft of torque @ 3,400 rpm. These powerful engines are coupled with a 5-speed automatic transmission that comes stock with a Tow/Haul mode.
Bed lengths are 5'7" on the Crew Cab models and 6'7" on the King Cab models. There are also optional 7' and 8' beds available respectively. The 2008.5 Titan from Nissan is also available with an impressive variety of standard and optional features, model dependent. In a nutshell, you will be able to find and order just the Titan to suit your very specific tastes. Leather captian's chairs, XM Satellite Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio, lockable bedside storage boxes, NAV systems, and the Nissan-original "Utili-Track" railing system are but a few possibilities.
Sales are going so well for the Nissan Titan that they have exceeded all projections. Nissan is offering the 2008.5 trims for a new surge in public appeal - an attempt to gain attention while the major competitors like Chevy, Ford and Dodge are still riding the waves of their most recent models. Since the initial Titan release in 2004, the aggressive styling and huge interior space have earned the truck considerable praise and public support. The 2008.5 version offers still more of the same and forges the Titan into further glory.
5-star safety ratings from the NHTSA are always a nice sales booster and the Titan has them for frontal collisions. 4-star ratings were also earned for side impacts. The Titan is also known for its more than fair share of both speed and power. 6.4 seconds from 0 to 60 is pretty impressive for such a big boy. 14.8 quarter miles aren't bad either. Stopping power is rated very well at 152 feet from 60 mph to 0. Fuel economy ratings are decent at 12/17 city/highway and the base trim has a towing capacity of 6500 pounds.
The Titan is to be discontinued as of 2010, but until then, they are sure to continue to steal away a lot of business from the majors. The 2008.5 Nissan Titan 4WD delivers exactly what people want in a full-sized truck: power, dependability, comfort and toughness.