The pickup truck is becoming an ever more popular mode of transportation across Ocala, Gainesville, and Starke. At Ford of Ocala, we want to help you delve deeper into two of your options in the segment with this 2018 Ford F-150 vs. Nissan Titan comparison.
Which truck is ideally suited for you? You’ll have to read on to find out. See how these trucks compare in terms of power, capabilities, and other advanced features before you decide!
F-150 vs Titan: Advanced Technology
In many ways, the 2018 F-150 and Titan make it easy to stay plugged in. Both offer optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspots, so your passengers can check email, shop online, or get some work done without using up their data.
Each truck offers an available infotainment system: In the Ford truck, it’s SYNC® 3, and in the Nissan truck, you’ll get NissanConnect®. The Ford system has a somewhat larger touchscreen (eight inches to the Nissan system’s seven inches), and test drivers have found it more intuitive user friendly.
The NissanConnect® system, on the other hand, is a bit more antiquated. It doesn’t offer Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™, either—two features you’ll find with the SYNC® 3 system. They let you pair your phone with the touchscreen and use all your favorite apps!
All-Star Performance Specs
The Ford F-150 and Nissan Titan both offer impressively powerful engines. In the Titan, there’s just one engine available: a standard V8 with 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. It provides solid acceleration for your daily drive, and neither ever feels strained.
However, you’ll find even more variety and power from the F-150’s impressive lineup of six engines. The most powerful among them is the EcoBoost® V6 in the F-150 Raptor with 450 horsepower up for grabs.
If your truck’s going to be a daily driver, you’ll need efficiency as well. The F-150 stands out in that respect with an EPA-estimated 19 city and 25 highway MPG in the base trim. The Titan falls behind in this category with just 15 city and 21 highway MPG. You’ll save more on gas behind the wheel of the F-150.
Impressive Truck Capabilities
A truck is defined by its towing and hauling capabilities. Whether your next new truck is a weekend warrior or a workhorse, you’ll need a vehicle with some impressive capabilities.
In that aspect, the 2018 F-150 and Titan diverge a bit. The Nissan truck can tow up to 9,740 pounds when properly equipped, as well as haul up to 1,950 pounds in its truck bed. Those are solid totals, but the Ford truck is in another class entirely.
With the ability to tow up to 13,200 pounds and with a max payload of nearly 3,300 pounds, you’ll have no problem moving boats, trailers, or work materials/equipment wherever they need to go. The F-150 is ready for everything you throw at it.
Ford F-150 vs Nissan Titan: And the Winner Is…
We want to provide pickup truck shoppers across Ocala, Starke, and Gainesville with all the information they need to choose the perfect vehicle. We hope our 2018 Ford F-150 vs. Nissan Titan comparison comes in handy as you shop.
So, which truck appeals to you? Although both make a strong showing, the F-150 goes above and beyond when it comes to technology, towing, and overall performance. Schedule a test drive at Ford of Ocala and see what you think!