The 2021 Nissan Titan represents the most technologically advanced full-size pickup truck on the market today. The aim of Nissan is to leverage its dedication to technological innovation in order to give it a technological advantage over its competitors in the highly competitive world of full-size trucks. As it stands, the 2021 Titan is a giant when it comes to performance, with a standard 5.6-liter V-8 gas engine that boasts an exceptional 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque.
This engine features direct fuel injection to boost performance, allowing the Titan to tow up to 9,310 pounds and carry up to 1,690 pounds of payload, numbers that stack up well against other half-ton trucks on the market. But where the Titan really moves to the head of the pack is in the application of technology, even in the base model Titan S King Cab, which has two full-size doors and two half-size doors. Nissan refers to this as Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies. This attention to technological innovation is seen in both standard safety features and the Titan’s infotainment system.
Standard Safety Sphere 360
Every 2021 Nissan Titan trim features the Nissan Safety Sphere 360 suite of advanced driver-assistance safety systems. These safety features use technological innovation to make the Titan one of the safest full-size trucks on the road today. What’s more, most other manufacturers either reserve these types of active safety features for their premium trims or make you pay extra for them as an add-on. Nissan has taken the approach that no one should have to pay a premium to be safe and has equipped every 2021 Titan with Safety Sphere 360 regardless of the trim level.
Beginning with Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, your Titan will automatically slow down to avoid a collision if it detects another car, object, or pedestrian in your path. This will either avoid the crash entirely or lessen the force of the impact, helping everyone walk away safely. In this way, the Safety Sphere 360 acts as your co-pilot.
Rear Automatic Braking detects hidden objects behind your Titan when you are backing up. As soon as you begin driving your Titan in reverse, the system will start scanning the area behind you and, if it detects an object, will automatically engage the brakes. Even if you still hit the object, you will reduce the damage caused by the impact.
Blind Spot Warning is especially helpful when you are in the process of changing lanes on the highway. At times, it can be difficult to check your truck’s blind spots, especially if you are pulling a trailer or carrying a large load. Blind Spot Warning uses radar to alert you if there is another vehicle traveling in your blind spot so that you can avoid a collision. Nissan is the only truck maker on the market that includes this safety feature as standard equipment on all its full-size pickup trucks.
Similar to Blind Spot Warning is Lane Departure Warning. However, where Blind Spot Warning is for intentional lane changes, Lane Departure Warning works to keep you from drifting out of your lane. If the system notices that you are drifting over the lane marker, it will alert you so that you can refocus your attention to your driving. This is especially helpful when you are driving at night or when you may be somewhat distracted.
In addition to having a standard rearview camera, the 2021 Nissan Titan features Rear Cross Traffic Alert. This goes into action when you need to back out of a parking space or driveway. It will warn you if there are any vehicles crossing behind your Titan when you put your truck into reverse, thus helping you avoid a collision even when you can’t see to your side.
One more standard safety feature on the Nissan Safety Shield 360 is High Beam Assist. This will automatically turn your high beam headlights on when it detects an area of low light and then turn them off when the amount of light increases. However, your Titan will also automatically dim your high beams when it senses oncoming traffic, preventing you from accidentally blinding other drivers.
Each 2021 Nissan Titan also comes with other exceptional safety features, including Vehicle Dynamic Control, which detects oversteer or understeer and then reduces power and applies pressure to specific wheels to improve traction. The Titan also has eight standard airbags, traction control, anti-lock brakes, and a tire pressure monitoring system.
There are also some available safety features like the Intelligent Around View Monitor that gives you 360-degree views around your Titan, Traffic Sign Recognition, a Front and Rear Sonar System, and Intelligent Cruise Control. These features will work to help you avoid collisions or lessen their effects in the unfortunate event of a crash. Each of these features shows how Nissan remains on the cutting edge of safety technological innovation.
Standard infotainment with NissanConnect
Nissan equips every 2021 Titan with its exceptional NissanConnect infotainment system. This utilizes a standard 8-inch touchscreen to access all the features on your smartphone through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This will allow you to connect Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to your Nissan Titan, so you can interact with them as you drive.
You can also access plenty of over-the-air options through Nissan Connect, including weather, traffic alerts, and software updates. NissanConnect also comes with Nissan Concierge, allowing you to connect to Nissan’s professionally trained concierge team 24/7. This will let you make dinner reservations, get theater tickets, make appointments, and even go shopping, all from the comfort of your Nissan Titan’s extremely plush Zero Gravity seats.
Some of the more advanced trims have additional features on the NissanConnect system. For example, you can get door-to-door navigation on the NissanConnect so that you no longer have to mess around with your smartphone while you are busy driving your Titan. The navigation system is fully integrated into the NissanConnect and will give you turn-by-turn directions to get you safely to wherever you may be headed. An even larger 9-inch touchscreen is also available as an optional feature on the 2021 Nissan Titan.
One of the most exciting technological features on the 2021 Titan is the available Fender Premium Audio System. This is the same Fender that pioneered Rock and Roll with the introduction of the Stratocaster and Telecaster electric guitars and the Precision Bass. Fender has custom built this incredible, state-of-the-art sound system specifically for the Nissan Titan, featuring 12 speakers on Crew Cab models and 10 speakers on King Cab trucks.
The system uses the Fender Bassman Subwoofer, the same one originally designed for the world-famous Fender Bassman amplifier. This sound system also utilizes Panasonic’s proprietary Acoustic Motion Control on its 485-watt 9-channel amplifier. By choosing this option, you can turn your Nissan Titan’s cab into a concert hall with simply amazing sound quality. Listen as your favorite music truly comes to life.
Power and Technology
Technological innovation is what sets the Nissan Titan apart from other full-size trucks. Not only will the Titan provide the power, performance, and dependability of the other half-ton trucks in its class, its inclusion of advanced technology will make your truck safer and more fun to drive. With Safety Sphere 360 standard, you will get active safety features that will reduce the chances of a collision as well as mitigating the damages from a potential accident. In addition, the NissanConnect system makes premium quality infotainment standard on all 2021 Titan trucks. By leveraging all of this innovation and making technology an intrinsic part of the design, Nissan has ensured that the Titan will be a winner in the competitive truck market. See for yourself why the 2021 Nissan Titan is the most technologically advanced truck on the road today.