A Look at The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 vs The 2018 Nissan Titan

Driving a truck is something that many of us love, it’s true, but it can be more than difficult to find the right one. After all, there are many impressive trucks currently on the market and for sale at local dealerships today, making the process of finding just one that you love over all the rest a difficult task.

The same thing happens when we look at the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 vs the 2018 Nissan Titan, two impressive contenders, to say the least. The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is a powerful truck, but so is the 2018 Nissan Titan. It is only in the smaller details that we begin to see the discrepancies, and only in an in depth comparison of the stats can we see which truck is better.

And it is important too to remember that it is not just about which truck is better – it’s about which truck is better for you. Say you’re using a truck for the purpose of manual labor – even as part of your job. It’s likely that the amount of cab space offered will not be overly concerning to you. In fact, you might even be better with less cab space than more. The truck bed, however, will be of the utmost importance. And if you’ve got a family and kids, the opposite is likely to be true. Stats are objective, but your own personal experience is not, and must be taken into consideration at all times when looking at the 2018 GMC Sierra vs the 2018 Nissan Titan.

 

Space And Safety

Adequate space and safety features are hugely important for the average driver, and will be a key factor in deciding between the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 vs the 2018 Nissan Titan. Even though both the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 and the 2018 Nissan Titan are trucks, they still offer impressive space when it comes to interior storage and seating.

 

Space

2018 GMC Sierra 1500

This truck has many features that are dedicated to expanding your space both in the cab as well as in the bed of the truck. For instance, it has an overhead console that comes as a standard part of the truck, as well as door bins for both the driver and the front passenger. On top of this, a locking glove box is also part of the standard 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, ideal for keeping important possessions safe.

And though the standard 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 only has three seats in total, and is perhaps not the ideal truck if you intend on having several passengers, the option to upgrade to a bigger cab with an entire second row of seating is easy to take advantage of, especially if you like everything else that the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 has to offer.

 

2018 Nissan Titan

The 2018 Nissan Titan is also impressive when it comes to storage space, a must for drivers who depend on an abundance of storage space for their work or personal needs. The double cab is ideal for drivers planning on having multiple passengers, allowing all passengers in the front or back plenty of space. Storage is ample as well, such as with a center console that is so deep that it can fit an entire laptop or other important carry-ons.

On top of this, features like the lockable rear seat cargo organizer provide the perfect amount of space for longer trips, from long road trips across the country to camping expeditions. This cargo organizer not only provides the space that so many drivers and passengers need when out and on the road, but the security as well. You’ll feel safe storing your most precious items in the cargo organizer with the knowledge that it locks securely and keeps anyone who shouldn’t be in there out.

 

Safety

2018 GMC Sierra 1500

Safety is another concern for which expectations must be met – or even exceeded. Fortunately, the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 does just that, with a myriad of safety features designed to both prevent as well as protect. To start, a front passenger airbag sensor helps to ensure that all passengers receive as much protection as possible – but won’t deploy the airbags if the front seat passenger does not meet the weight limit, an important safety consideration particularly in the event that children may be in the vehicle who might be old enough to ride in the front but are not necessarily big enough to survive the deployment of an airbag without sustaining injury.

Other safety features include traction control, four wheel disc brakes, six total airbags throughout the body of the car, a brake assistance feature to prevent accidents before they can ever occur in the first place, and side impact bars to protect the passengers in the truck should an accident ever actually occur, covering all the bases of safety features and the security that they provide.

 

2018 Nissan Titan

This truck also has a lineup of impressive safety features, such as the ability to make an emergency call at the touch of a button as well as a blind spot warning system, combining preventative features with standard safety features much as the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 does, though in slightly different ways. A rear cross traffic alert is another safety feature offered as part of the standard 2018 Nissan Titan, allowing drivers to feel the utmost confidence while on the road, even if they are normally not particularly confident drivers or new drivers who are lacking in driving experience. With these safety features, a driver will feel as protected as possible, and will trust that the car with take good care of their family as well.

 

Important Capability Specifications

Of course, we can’t compare these two trucks without taking a look at their power and capability. So, when it comes to the 2018 GMC Sierra vs the 2018 Nissan Titan, here are some of the most important specifications:

 

2018 GMC Sierra 1500

  • Towing Capacity: 5,500 lbs – 9,300 lbs
  • Horsepower: 285 hp – 420 hp
  • Torque: 305-460 lb-ft

 

2018 Nissan Titan

  • Towing Capacity: 9,230 lbs – 9,740 lbs
  • Horsepower: 390 hp
  • Torque: 394 lb-ft

As you can see the Sierra and Titan are fairly close when it comes to towing capacity, while the Sierra takes the win for both horsepower and torque. However, it is safe to say that both vehicles offer impressive capabilities.

So, you’ve compared space, safety, and capability. Still not sure which truck to choose? To truly compare the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 vs the 2018 Nissan Titan, visit your local dealership, ask whatever questions you have, and go for a test drive (or two)!