The Ford F-150 vs. Nissan Titan: A Clear Victor
|2018 Ford F-150
XL 4×2 Regular Cab Styleside 8′ box 141″ WB
|2018 Nissan Titan
S 4×2 Single Cab 8′ box 139.8″ WB
|Engine||5.0L Ti-VCT V8||5.6-litre 32-valve Endurance® V8|
|Transmission||10-speed automatic||7-speed automatic|
|Fuel Efficiency City/Hwy/Combined (L/100km)||12.3/9.4/11||15.8/11.2/13.3|
|Horsepower (hp)||395 @ 5,750RPM||390 @ 5,800RPM|
|Torque (lb-ft)||400 @ 4,500RPM||394 @ 4,000RPM|
The Titan uses a slightly bigger 5.8L V8 engine with 32 valves with up to 395 horsepower. Meanwhile, the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 on the F-150 still manages to produce 5-hp more with a smaller engine size, making it one of the more fuel-efficient out of the two.
Speaking of saving more fuel, it’s fairly evident that the F-150 also excels when it comes to fuel consumption as well. Aside from having a smaller engine size, the EcoBoost technology allows for the F-150 to consume fuel at only 12.3L/100km in the city, and 9.4L/100 km on the highway. Again, the Titan’s 5.6L engine size requires more air and fuel to be pushed inside, making it harder to save on gas when it needs that much to power the engine.
The F-150’s strong aluminum build makes it lighter, less harsh on fuel, and durable enough to carry higher loads, while the Titan still opts out for galvanized steel/ aluminum compound. That’s why the F-150 still takes the lead in this category, with a superior payload capacity of 1,061 kg, compared to the Titan’s 866 kg.
The F-150 also excels not just in horsepower, but with the power of choice. Ford has up to 5 engine options available for you to add to your F-150, ranging from the 3.3L Ti-VCT V6, all the way to the most powerful, High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost®, which produces up to 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft. of torque.
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