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Nissan Titan vs. Toyota Tundra

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Nissan Titan

$537
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Toyota Tundra

$586
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Nissan Titan Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 1st out of 17 for fullsize trucks. The average annual repair cost is $537 which means it has average ownership costs. While repairs tend to be more severe than average, these issues occur less often, so major repairs are infrequent for the Titan.
4
Group 4
Group 4
Above Average
The Toyota Tundra Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 4th out of 17 for fullsize trucks. The average annual repair cost is $586 which means it has average ownership costs. While repairs tend to be more severe than average, these issues occur less often, so major repairs are infrequent for the Tundra.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$537
inexpensive
expensive
$586
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.31
not often
very often
0.34
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
14%
not urgent
urgent
14%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(3)
4
(8)
3
(5)
2
(1)
1
(0)
The Nissan Titan ranks highest in engine and ranks lowest in exhaust.
“So far the only issue i have is the passingerside air bag light is on & the break pedal making a groaning sound when stepped on....had a break job done but did not fix the problem & a little bump w...”
“So far the only issue i have is the passingerside air bag light is on & the break pedal making a ...”
5
(8)
4
(15)
3
(1)
2
(1)
1
(0)
The Toyota Tundra ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in body.
“Bought my 07 with 38,000 mi just turned 190,000 got to say it has been a great truck, although some of these issues i am reading about has happened to me. think sheet metal is a little weak on body...”
“Bought my 07 with 38,000 mi just turned 190,000 got to say it has been a great truck, although so...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra are full-size, body-on-frame pickup trucks from major Japanese manufacturers, though both are made in the U.S. Both of these pickups come with rear-wheel drive and offer four-wheel drive as an option. Both offer a choice of cab and bed configurations. 

In the power department, the Nissan Titan offers one engine, a V8 with 390 horsepower, mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. The standard Tundra engine is a V8 with 310 horsepower; a 381-horsepower V8 is available as an upgrade. Both versions come with a six-speed automatic. 

One major difference between these two half-ton pickups is how long each has been on the market. The current Tundra rides on a platform that dates back to 2007. That’s a long time to go between updates, even for a pickup. The Titan was all-new for 2016.

The choice between the Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra comes down to age and value. The Titan rides and drives well, is well-equipped, and has a high-powered V8 as standard. The Tundra looks good and has a nice interior, but it’s definitely showing its age.

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