Dare to Compare: 2018 Nissan TITAN vs. Ram 1500 (TITAN wins)
The truck you choose is more than just a vehicle to get you where you need to go. It’s a piece of machinery that powers both your life and work. With so much riding on your truck choice, it makes better sense to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Nissan TITAN; the Ram 1500 is a formidable competitor, but the TITAN offers more power from the get-go and cutting-edge safety technology.
Both the 2018 Nissan TITAN and Ram 1500 have substantial power under the hood, but the Ram 1500 lags behind in its base trim. The Ram 1500’s standard 3.6-liter V6 churns out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The TITAN’s standard 5.6-liter V8 generates a thundering 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque.
The standard 18-inch x 8.0-inch silver metallic steel wheels with six lugs each featured on the Nissan TITAN deliver a more stable grounding than what the base trim of the Ram 1500 does. The Ram 1500 Tradesman is equipped with 17-inch x 7-inch steel wheels equipped with five lugs per wheel.
The Nissan TITAN has been engineered with cutting-edge safety technologies designed to make you more confident when navigating city streets, rough terrain, and endless highways. For maneuvering down hills, you’ll appreciate the available Hill Descent Control available on the Nissan TITAN, a driver assist feature not available on the Ram 1500.
The available Around View® Monitor available on the TITAN surpasses the Ram 1500’s rear monitor because it affords you a view of what’s lurking on the sides of your truck. Side perspective is enhanced by the available Rear Cross Traffic Alert available on the TITAN. This system alerts you to hazards on the side of your vehicle when you are reversing; a cross-path alert is not a feature of the Ram 1500.
The 2018 Nissan TITAN is available now at Santa Cruz Nissan for a test drive; see how well the TITAN can power your life and work.