2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Nissan Titan

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  • 2019 Ford F-150

    A black 2019 Ford F150 facing left on white

    Starting at

    $28,155

    2019 Nissan Titan

    A gray 2019 Nissan Titan facing right on white

    Starting at

    $30,590

    6Available Engines1
    290-450Horsepower390
    265-510 lb-ftTorque394 lb-ft
    7,700-13,200 LBSTowing Capacity9,660 LBS

    Ideas to Consider

    If you’re looking for a big, powerful pickup truck, you’re probably doing so for specific reasons. You may do a lot of hauling, or you may need a high towing capacity. Of course, you may just like the idea of having a powerful truck at your disposal when you need one. Two of the most popular pickup truck models on the market today are the Ford F-150, which is the best-selling pickup of all time, and the Nissan Titan. The 2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Nissan Titan decision is one that involves looking at many different factors.

    The information you’ll find here will break this analysis down on the basis of several factors so that you can come closer to a final decision. The bottom line is that both of these vehicles are good, solid models that will serve you well, but in our opinion, the 2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Nissan Titan analysis is one that produces a clear winner. Regardless of what you decide, we hope that you find what you’re looking for and that it works out well for you and anyone else who will be driving your pickup truck for years to come.

  • MSRP And Safety

    In the battle of 2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Nissan Titan a blue 2019 Ford F-150 off-roads in victory
     

    Most people who are searching for vehicles begin by narrowing their choices down by cost. While you’ve probably already done this to even get to the 2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Nissan Titan analysis, it’s worth noting the difference between the two base models here. The base Ford F-150 starts at an MSRP of $28,155. The Nissan Titan base model comes out with an MSRP of $30,590. Clearly, those MSRPs rise as you move up in model/trim for each make. However, at their base, the Ford F-150 provides more than $2,000 in savings in terms of investment.

    We like to get right to the important factors when going through any analysis of two vehicles, which is why after MSRP, our 2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Nissan Titan analysis begins with safety features and ratings. Overall, each of these models is safe for drivers and passengers, but a more detailed analysis reveals that the F-150 rates as slightly safer than the Nissan Titan. Each of these models comes standard with the following safety features, including ABS brakes, driver, passenger, frontside and curtain airbags and other indicators on the dash.

    Despite their similarities in terms of the safety features that come standard with each model, you start to see a bit of separation between the F-150 and the Titan when it comes to NHTSA crash ratings. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration tests vehicles for their crashworthiness, and five stars is their highest rating. It’s very difficult to score a perfect crash test rating, but the F-150 has done so with an overall score of 5-stars, giving it a clear advantage over the Titan which has an overall score of 4-stars. As such, the 2019 Nissan Titan is safe, but you can’t get any safer than the 2019 Ford F-150, thereby making that model the clear choice with regards to this variable.

  • Payload and Towing and Engine Specs

    A red 2019 Ford F150 getting loaded with heavy cargo
     

    If you’re going to be driving one of these enormous and powerful pickup trucks, it’s likely that one of the reasons you’re moving in this direction is because you’re going to be doing quite a bit of towing and hauling. Therefore, an important part of the 2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Nissan Titan analysis involves payload and towing capacity. Overall, the respective capabilities of these two models are relatively similar, but in terms of maximum output, the 2019 Ford F-150 has a slight edge over the 2019 Nissan Titan.

    When it comes to maximum payload, the F-150 outperforms the Titan by more than 500 pounds in terms their relative maximums. The Titan can handle up to 1,490 pounds, while the F-150 can handle up to 2,000 pounds. That’s a big difference, as there will likely be a lot of times when the F-150 can handle a certain load in one haul as opposed to the Titan, which will require two.

    There is also a pretty big difference in terms of towing capacity. The Titan can tow up to 9,660 pounds, but the F-150 can handle anywhere between 9,000 and 13,200 pounds pending on the setup. That’s literally more than a ton of difference, and once again, driving the F-150 as opposed to the Titan could lead to fewer towing trips overall. That saves on time, effort and of course fuel and wear and tear. Therefore, if you’re looking to maximize this aspect of your next vehicle, the 2019 Ford F-150 is the way to go.

    Now it’s time to take a closer look under the hood. This is where the 2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Nissan Titan analysis gets interesting in certain respects. That’s because each of the engines on these models offers an advantage over the other, so it really depends on what you want in your vehicle. That’s obviously up to you and your driving specifics and norms, but below you’ll find a discussion of the data relating to these powerful engines.

    The Titan offers slightly more horsepower in certain respects, as it generates 390 horsepower while the F-150 generates 375 horsepower. That’s a slight difference to say the least. However, the F-150 cranks out more torque than the Titan and this is a larger difference, as the F-150 gives you 470 lb.-ft of torque while the Titan provides 394 lb.-ft. In terms of size, the Titan comes standard with a V8 while the F-150 starts with a V6 and has 4 other options from there, including much larger V8s. This starting size difference explains the difference in fuel economy as well.

  • Fuel Economy and Amenities

    2 men talk while in the interior if a 2019 Ford F150
     

    Performance is a key factor with every vehicle, and that’s no different when it comes to the 2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Nissan Titan decision. Powertrain data is the deciding factor for a lot of people if all other variables are basically equal. You’ll find that even when using the 2019 Ford F-150 King Ranch Supercrew 4WD as an example, the Ford wins out in terms of its capabilities over the 2019 Nissan Titan.

    In the city, the F-150 earns approximately 17 miles per gallon of fuel. The Titan comes it at around 15 miles per gallon. That may not sound like much, but over a period of weeks and months, you’ll be looking at fewer fill-ups in the F-150. That’s especially true if the truck you’ll be driving is going to be used for work purposes, which many of these models are.

    If you’re going to be doing a lot of highway driving, you’re also going to be getting more for your fuel dollar in the F-150 than you are with the Titan. The F-150 earns 23 miles per gallon on the highway, while the Titan checks in at 21 miles per gallon. Once again, it’s important to put this seemingly-slight difference into proper context.

    Each vehicle comes standard with a 26-gallon fuel tank, and while the measurements above are relatively close, an average of two miles per gallon means that you’ll be stopping at least 50 miles sooner to refuel in a Titan than you will in an F-150 per tank of gasoline. That adds up.

    Finally, for quite a few drivers, it’s the “little things” that make all the difference. Those conveniences that come with vehicles can alter the driving experience depending on someone’s particular tastes and leanings. That’s why the 2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Nissan Titan analysis should include a look at what comes standard with each model in terms of conveniences. Both the Titan and the 2019 Ford F-150 King Ranch Supercrew comes standard with the air conditioning, radio and power windows, door locks and front seats.

    The 2019 Nissan Titan comes with a CD player, but it does not come with leather seats or power passenger seats. CD players are becoming less and less common with many vehicle models, as people are continuing to change the way that they listen to music and other forms of media. 

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