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Compare the2023 Nissan TitanVS 2023 Ford F-150

2023 Nissan Titan
2023 Ford F-150

Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Nissan Titan have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Ford F-150 doesn’t offer pretensioners for its rear seat belts.

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Titan are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The F-150 doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The Nissan Titan has standard driver and front passenger side knee airbags mounted low on the dashboard. These airbags helps prevent the driver and front passenger from sliding under their seatbelts or the main frontal airbags; this keeps them better positioned during a collision for maximum protection. Knee airbags also help keep the legs from striking the dashboard, preventing knee and leg injuries in the case of a serious frontal collision. The F-150 doesn’t offer knee airbags.

The Titan’s standard lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane. A lane departure warning system costs extra on the F-150.

To help make backing out of a parking space safer, the Titan has standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert, helping the driver avoid collisions. Ford charges extra for Cross Traffic Alert on the F-150.

Both the Titan and the F-150 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, daytime running lights and around view monitors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Titan is safer than the Ford F-150:

Titan

F-150

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.7 inches

.8 inches

Abdominal Force

125 lbs.

152 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

134

257

Spine Acceleration

34 G’s

39 G’s

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Warranty

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The Titan comes with a full 5-year/100,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes free 24-hour roadside assistance. The F-150’s 3-year basic warranty expires 2 years or 64000 miles sooner.

Reliability

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To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Titan has a standard 710-amp battery. The F-150’s 610-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ January 2023 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 3 places higher in reliability than Ford.

Engine

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The Titan’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 110 more horsepower (400 vs. 290) and 148 lbs.-ft. more torque (413 vs. 265) than the F-150’s standard 3.3 DOHC V6. The Titan’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 75 more horsepower (400 vs. 325) and 13 lbs.-ft. more torque (413 vs. 400) than the F-150’s optional 2.7 turbo V6. The Titan’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 3 lbs.-ft. more torque (413 vs. 410) than the F-150’s optional 5.0 DOHC V8.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Titan 4x4 gets better fuel mileage than the F-150 Tremor 5.0 V8 4x4 (15 city/21 hwy vs. 15 city/20 hwy).

The Titan has 3 gallons more fuel capacity than the F-150 Regular/SuperCab’s standard fuel tank (26 vs. 23 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Titan stops much shorter than the F-150:

Titan

F-150

60 to 0 MPH

123 feet

136 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Titan has larger standard tires than the F-150 (265/70R18 vs. 245/70R17).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Titan has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the F-150.

Suspension and Handling

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The Titan has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Titan flat and controlled during cornering. The F-150’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The Titan has engine speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The F-150 doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For greater off-road capability the Titan Crew Cab has a greater minimum ground clearance than the F-150 8-foot SuperCab (8.9 vs. 8.7 inches), allowing the Titan to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Titan PRO-4X Crew Cab’s minimum ground clearance is .4 inch higher than on the F-150 6.5-foot Regular Cab (9.8 vs. 9.4 inches).

Chassis

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The Titan is shorter than the F-150, making the Titan easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces:

Titan

F-150

Extended Cab Standard Bed

228.2 inches

231.7 inches

Crew Cab Short Bed

228.2 inches

231.7 inches

To almost totally eliminate engine vibration in the passenger area, the Titan has an electronically controlled liquid-filled front engine mount. A computer-controlled electric current in the liquid changes its viscosity, allowing the mount to dampen the engine completely at all RPMs. The F-150 uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

The front grille of the Titan uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The F-150 doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Towing

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The Titan’s minimum standard towing capacity is much higher than the F-150’s (9167 vs. 5000 pounds).

Ergonomics

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The Titan’s standard power windows allow the driver or passenger to lower and raise the windows without leaning over or being distracted. Power windows cost extra on the F-150.

The Titan’s front power windows open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The F-150’s basic optional power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them. The F-150 XLT/Lariat/King Ranch/Platinum’s rear windows don’t close automatically.

If the front windows are left open on the Titan the driver can close them at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the F-150 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

When the Titan with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The F-150’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

Bluetooth wireless connectivity is standard on the Titan, connecting the driver and passenger’s cell phones to the vehicle systems. This allows them to use the vehicle’s stereo and hand controls to place calls safely and easily. Bluetooth costs extra on the F-150.

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