Come To Charlie Clark To Compare F150 Vs Titan
If you are searching for a quality pickup truck that will give you both value and reliability, then no doubt in your search the names of two such vehicles has been cropping up time and time again – the Ford F150 and the Nissan Titan. These vehicles have proven time and time again to be true megastars in the pickup truck arena.
You may be tempted to buy one of each, but there are not many of us with a budget that stretches so far. This means a decision has to be made – which is better, an El Paso Ford F150 or the Nissan Titan?
Introducing the El Paso Nissan Titan
Despite Nissan being an international company (although the main Nissan Titan factory is in Canton, Mississippi), the Nissan Titan was introduced in 2003 purely for the North American market. Make no mistake – on launch this was a very modern pickup complete with Bluetooth, an onboard navigation system and DVD (DVDs were still ‘a thing’ in 2003, trust us) player.
The Nissan Titan has gone on to forge a very decent reputation for itself as a powerful and reliable workhorse with extra comfort trimmings. More popular than rivals such as the Honda Ridgeline and the GMC Canyon, around 2,500 Nissan Titan pickups are sold in the United States each and every month.
Introducing the El Paso Ford F150
Ford has been manufacturing their F-Series range of pickup trucks since 1948. Originally available in three models – the F100, the F250 and the F350, the F150 was introduced as a more versatile version of the F100 in 1978.
There is no denying that the Ford F150 has been ‘top of the class’ for most of its lifespan. Renowned as a sturdy vehicle that simply will not let you down, if you were buying a pickup truck a decade ago the purchase of an F150 would definitely have been a no-brainer. Fast forward to 2021 though, and the F150 has a number of realistic competitors, including the …
Titan vs F150 – Engine and Transmission
The Titan is generally just a little more expensive to purchase (when new at least, for the base model) but for that extra outlay you get a supersized 5.6L Endurance V8 which is capable of generating 390 horsepower. Of course, if you are buying a truck you are going to repeatedly be putting it to work, so the good news is your Titan can tow up to a maximum of 9,240 pounds.
The engine and body is housed in a full-length ladder frame which is fully boxed and reinforced. Nissan has remained faithful to their original design of the Titan having created a pickup that is extremely tough and incredibly durable.
The standard F150 model has a 2.7L turbocharged EcoBoost engine that is capable of generating 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft, which puts it below the Titan in terms of power. What it lacks in power though the F150 more than makes up for in strength, with this rugged pickup being capable of towing a whopping 11,400 pounds.
In terms of fuel efficiency, the standard 4WD F150 pickup will perform at a rate of 19mpg in the city and 24mpg on the highway. The Nissan Titan 4WD model is a little thirstier, at 15mpg in the city and 21mpg on the highway.
Titan vs F150 – the Driving Experience
The technology that comes with the Titan is surely impressive – a seven-inch touchscreen with Siri and Apple CarPlay integration with Android Auto available too. It has a 360 degree camera too and an intelligent trailer light check so you always know if the lights on your trailer are working as they should.
The F150 is slightly less impressive, with the latest models opting for a heads-up display that some might find distracting. It comes with a 360 degree camera too, and standard driver assist technologies.
Titan vs F150 – Who Wins?
It’s a close call, but we’re going to go for the Titan. You simply cannot beat the power of that super-sized engine.
If you are searching for a pickup truck that will not let you down then instead of looking at a Ford F150 dealership El Paso, visit instead the Charlie Clark Showroom in El Paso for your new or preowned Nissan Titan. Call us at (915) 233-4682 or reach out online through our contact form.