For 2007, the Nissan Titan pickup truck undergoes a few changes, including an engine horsepower rating increase to 317 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque, up from 305 hp and 379 lb-ft.

A tow package is now standard on SE models, while chrome wheels and step rails are standard on LE Crew Cab. Chrome wheels and step rails are not available on the SE Crew Cab, but chrome bumpers, grille, and door handles are standard. Chrome Packages are now available for SE and LE models, including 18-inch chrome wheels, step rails and mirror caps, along with fog lights, spray-in bedliner, and special instrument panel graphics.

All Titan models use a 5.6-litre V8 with five-speed automatic transmission. The King Cab has two small rear-hinged doors that open 168 degrees, while the Crew Cab has four independently opening doors. The King Cab comes in two- or four-wheel drive, while the Crew Cab is strictly 4WD. All 4WD models feature shift-on-the-fly.

On both body styles, the XE comes with 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, CD with six speakers, floor mats, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, tire pressure monitoring system, and variable intermittent wipers.

The SE adds 18-inch alloy wheels, locking tailgate, sliding rear window, power windows and locks, power heated mirrors, leather-wrapped wheel, and six-CD system.

The LE trim line, available only on 4×4 models, adds dual-zone climate control, heated leather seats, premium six-CD stereo, power-adjustable pedals, fog lights, garage door opener, auto-dimming mirror and automatic headlights.

Trucks have long been the domain of the domestic automakers, but the Japanese companies are quickly making inroads, and the Titan is certainly a contender. It’s a tough truck, with fully-boxed frame and stump-puller engine, but offers a number of luxury touches, especially at the higher end. The Titan handles very well and can haul enough weight to make this a feasible choice in the one-ton pickup category.

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