By Jade Brasher
Our light-duty truck showcases are often somewhat different from our medium- and heavy-duty truck showcases. The reason being, trucks in our light-duty showcases pull double duty. They can tow equipment to the jobsite, act as a mobile office on the go, and then turn around and lug your kids to soccer practice or haul groceries from the store to your home. With trucks that are double-duty capable, it’s smart to want something stylish and fun enough for off-duty adventures yet strong and practical enough to work from sunup to sundown.
That’s where the 2021 Nissan Titan Pro-4x comes into the picture.
Unlike trims and packages available on trucks from other manufacturers, Nissan seems to understand that bigger isn’t always better and that work truck owners looking for something practical shouldn’t have to sacrifice capability or style.
Nissan equipped its 2021 Titan Pro-4x with a 5.6-L Endurance V8 engine that offers 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. It features a 9-speed automatic transmission with a Shift-on-the-Fly four-wheel-drive system. Although towing capacity varies by configuration, the Titan is capable of towing up to 9,210 lbs. The truck features a remote trailer light check that allows users to check all trailer lights with their key fob or inside the cabin of the truck via display cluster. The Titan also features a trailer brake controller and a rearview hitch alignment camera to simplify operations.
Adding to its 4×4 capabilities is a 2-speed transfer case with 4Hi and 4Lo and Bilstein off-road monotube shocks. It features four-wheel power disc brakes, four-wheel active brake limited slip, and electronic locking rear differential.
The Titan’s 18-inch alloy wheels feature a sporty dark finish with all-terrain tires. Additionally, this particular model features a Nissan Titan sport bar that includes integrated LED brake and bed lights and elevates the rugged look of your truck.
When it comes to a comfortable and convenient exterior, Nissan delivers. The Titan Pro-4x features a 9-inch infotainment display and a 7-inch dash cluster display. It’s equipped with NissanConnect, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, two USB connections, Bluetooth, in-cab Wi-Fi, and SiriusXM. Additionally, Nissan designed the controls and buttons in the Titan to be large enough for gloved fingers to operate easily.
As for the driver’s comfort, Nissan gave the Titan an eight-way power driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support. The leather, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel offers a heating function, and so do both of the front seats. The passenger seat also features four-way power for comfort. For the comfort of the crew (and convenient storage) the back seat features a 60/40 split with a bench that flips up to reveal storage and folds flat to enhance cargo room.
And as the old saying goes, sometimes it’s all in the details. Perhaps Nissan engineers had that saying in mind when designing a smartphone/tablet holder that holds up to two smartphones or one tablet. This feature is a great concept for work truck drivers whose office phone is often their smartphone that they use on a regular basis, calling customers, checking on equipment availability, and more.
I often discuss safety and technology in our truck showcases because safety is such an important aspect to consider when purchasing a work truck. Nissan claims its Titan has the most standard safety technology in its class—and I’m not here to argue. Nissan Intelligent Mobility includes safety monitoring features such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, Intelligent cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, and high beam assist. These are all standard features on every single 2021 Titan model that rolls off the Nissan assembly line. And I can’t forget the Intelligent Around View monitor that gives drivers a 360-degree, bird’s-eye view of the truck.
So, Nissan was pretty generous with its safety technology, but the brand didn’t stop there. The Titans are also available with NissanConnect, featuring navigation, security, and entertainment that users can access with a voice command. This technology includes the previously mentioned Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but it also brings in NissanConnect Services that offer multiple levels of services for drivers ranging from calling for help to starting your vehicle from anywhere. NissanConnect is also compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to add even more convenience.
DOUBLE DUTY BEAST
The 2021 Nissan Titan Pro-4x is practical enough for your jobsite, towing equipment, acting as your mobile office with built-in Wi-Fi, and all with the space to carry a work crew. But it’s also great for other duties. Need to take a client out to lunch? Going on a business trip and need something comfortable and stylish to represent your brand? The Nissan Titan Pro-4x can do it all.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jade Brasher is the editor of Modern WorkTruck Solutions magazine. A graduate of The University of Alabama, Jade resides in Kennesaw, Georgia, and enjoys writing about her town, travel, and of course, work trucks. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more about the 2021 Nissan Titan Pro-4x, visit www.nissanusa.com.