Introduction

In terms of two trucks that can go wheel to wheel, the 2022 Ford F150 and 2022 Nissan Titan are equally matched. Unfortunately, when you think you’ve found the edge one has over the other, you stumble on something from the other one that the first truck doesn’t have. Choosing one over the other isn’t going to be an easy choice, and here’s why.

Nissan Titan

Ford F-150

 

Exterior

The Ford F150 comes in different dimensions, depending on the trim and cab you go for, ranging from 209.3 – 250.5 inches, and wheel designs ranging 17 – 22 inches. The 2022 Ford generally retains the exterior sturdy outlook of the 2021 Ford.

The 2022 Titan is expected to retain the outlook of previous Titans – a front end with impressive grilles and front bumpers, aesthetically pleasing headlights, and taillights.

Interior

The 2022 Ford F150 retains the interior of the 2021 version. It is insulated from external noise and offers spacious seats. It comes with the SYNC 4 infotainment system. It also comes with the option of the Ford Co-Pilot 360 safety suite.

The 2022 Nissan Titan can hold its own next to Ford with its serene cabin and Zero Gravity front seats, as they are described. There’s, however, a lot more plastic here than in the Ford. As a result, it also has less internal storage space for smaller items.

Cabin and Cargo Space

On the Ford F150 Super Crew, you can comfortably seat up to six passengers and load luggage in the 5.5- or 6.5-foot box. The Super Cab comes with a 6.5-foot box. The Regular Cab offers a 6.5-foot box and an 8-foot box.

The Nissan Titan comes with a 6-foot 7 inch or 5-foot 7-inch bed. It also has additional amenities like a side running board, moveable tie-downs, cargo bed lights, in-bed power outlets, and a spray-on bed liner, to name a few.

Performance

The F150 has several engine options – the 290 hp 3.3-liter V6, the 400 hp 5.0 lite V8, the 325 hp twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6, the 400 hp twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, and the 250 hp 3.9 lite diesel V6.

The Titan might not have a wide variety of options, but its single 400 hp 5.6-liter V8 knocks out most F150 options. It can also go from zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds

Fuel Economy

According to the EPA, the 2022 Ford F150 325 hp twin-turbocharged 2.7-litre V6 will earn up to 20 mpg city and 26 highways. On the other hand, the 400 hp twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 will earn 18 mpg city and 24 highways. The fuel economy in the F150 varies and depends mainly on the engine option. When you also consider an electric 2022 F150, this automatically beats the competition.

The 2022 Nissan Titan is rated at 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

Cost

The Ford F150 Lightning electric truck costs between $39,974 to $95,000. There’s also the compulsory $1,695 destination charge. The XLT trim has a higher starting price of $54,668, while the Lariat and Platinum start from a steep $92,000.

The Nissan Titan has an estimated starting price of $37,000. However, its price can also go as high as $59,000 for the top-of-the-line Platinum Reserve trim $59,000.

Warranty

All Fords come with a wide range of warranty coverages – bumper to bumper coverage of up to 3 years/36,000 miles, powertrain warranty for five years/60,000 miles, safety restraint coverage for five years/60,000 miles, corrosion coverage (perforation only) of 5 years for an unlimited number of miles, to name a few.

Nissan offers superior bumper-to-bumper coverage of up to 5 years/100,000 miles, powertrain coverage for five years/60,000 miles, nationwide roadside assistance for five years/100,000 miles, and anti-perforation coverage for five years.

Trims

The F150 comes in six trim levels – XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. Outside of this, there’s also the Tremor and Raptor models, which are not part of the traditional F150 line-up. It also comes in three cab styles – Regular, Super Cab, and Super Crew. Each cab style comes with its bed length.

The Titan comes in 4 trims – PRO-4X, Platinum Reserve, S, and SV. It also has two cab styles – Crew Cab and King Cab, which have bed lengths of 5.5 feet and 6.5 feet, respectively.

Verdict

In terms of giving room for personal expression through colors, the Ford F150 offers more variety and a superior internal experience. On the other hand, the Nissan Titan offers better cargo options. The Titan also shows that superiority isn’t always a game of numbers as its single-engine option outperforms most of the F150 engine options.

But this superior engine ends up guzzling more fuel than the engine options of the F150, which are more pocket-friendly in terms of fuel economy, and there’s also an electric option. The Titan compensates by being more affordable upfront. In addition, although Nissan and Ford offer similar warranty packages, there’s more value in Nissan’s more extended period of bumper-to-bumper coverage and the nationwide assistance package.

However, there are more options more on the Ford side in terms of trims and cabs. All in all, it’s safe to say that both trucks are equally matched and almost complementary. The weak points are easily the strong point of another, whichever way you look at them.

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