February 25, 2004
Trailer Boats magazine names Nissan Titan Tow Vehicle of the Year
Carson, California – The Nissan Titan SE Crew Cab 4×4, powered by a 5.6 litre V8 engine, is the winner of Trailer Boats’ 2004 Tow Vehicle of the Year competition. Editors of Trailer Boats magazine awarded this first-ever win for Nissan.
“Kudos for a great job right out of the gate,” said Jim Hendricks Editorial Director/Editor Trailer Boats magazine. “Non-towing ride and handling of the Titan is excellent: its styling is fresh and bold, and it is priced very competitively.”
The Nissan Titan joins the popular 1/2-ton pickup class, a category now filled with tow ratings and cargo capacities that historically have been the exclusive realm of 3/4-ton and HD 1/2-ton pickups. Trailer Boats says it is “a trend that had led us to call these trucks the ‘1/2-tons on steroids.'”
“Most importantly, the Titan’s overall towing performance and towing ride and handling were tops and extremely well received among our testers,” said Trailer Boats automotive editor, Stuart Bourdon.
The 22nd annual tow vehicle competition began with the testing of five 1/2-ton 4WD pickups. The field was then narrowed to three. Finalists included the Chevy Silverado 1500 Extra Cab (with Quadrasteer), the redesigned Ford F-150 SuperCrew and the new Nissan Titan SE Crew Cab. After weeks of data gathering and towing a 7840-pound trailer boat, the Trailer Boats’ editors voted unanimously in favour of the Titan. The test results are detailed in the March 2004 issue of Trailer Boats.