2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 vs. Nissan Titan
Introducing the 2018 Models of the Chevy Silverado 2500 and Nissan Titan
Both the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 and 2018 Nissan Titan for sale in Oklahoma are superior pickup trucks for the working man or woman who requires a durable, dependable, and heavy-duty machine for hauling, construction, or off-roading. However, subtle and not-so-subtle differences in engineering design, handling, and quality of manufacturing set these two vehicles apart in terms of value for your hard-earned cash.
Before we begin to comparatively analyze the two trucks against each other, we want to educate you about a few critical facts regarding both pickup trucks, so that you can be completely confident in your pickup truck investment.
First of all, the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $34,000, for the base model, with a horsepower of 360 to 445 depending on the trim level, has a 36-gallon tank, and a towing capacity of 13,000 to 14,500 lbs. The trim levels for the Chevy Silverado include the WT, LT, LTZ, and High Country, all of which are 4×4 configurations.
The Nissan Titan has an MSRP of $30,000 with horsepower of 390, and an MPG of 15 in the city and 21 on the highway. The four trim levels for the Nissan Titan include the S, SV, PRO-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve with 4×2 and 4×4 options.
Although at face value one truck may appear more affordable with more trim options, we would advise the reader to pay attention to the model updates, interior, tech features and options before ultimately deciding which truck should earn the right to sit in your driveway.
What Are the Distinctive Features of the 2018 Models of the Chevy Silverado 2500 and Nissan Titan?
The Chevy Silverado 2500HD has a well-developed automated digital steering assist system designed to maximize road safety and minimize collisions while driving on the highway or in adverse weather conditions.
New features for the Chevy Silverado 2500 include a very robust and highly optimized diesel-powered V8 engine that has been re-engineered to provide more strength than previous iterations of the engine design. It outputs 445 horsepower and 910 pounds per foot of torque compared to the 2016 model’s 397 horsepower and 765 pounds per foot of torque. The Chevy Silverado 2500 has been redesigned to include an optimized air intake system and aerodynamic hood configuration to maximize the engine efficiency and output.
The Nissan Titan is a roomy pickup truck and depending on the trim level and cab configuration, it can seat from three to six passengers. The Nissan Titan has multiple size truck beds available depending on driver preferences and needs, including the 5.5-foot, 6.5-foot, or 8-foot bed. Additionally, passengers whose work requires them to haul heavy loads will note the adjustable tie-down cleats, customizable truck bed storage units, and power outlet. For avid outdoors enthusiasts who are involved in serious off-roading, the PRO-4X has been designed with hill descent control and skid plates for conquering most types of driving environments.
Performance, Interior, and Tech for the Chevy Silverado 2500 and Nissan Titan
The Chevy Silverado 2500 has a strong legacy of design features and interior comforts that make it stand out as first among its class of pickup trucks. The Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram are close competitors for this vehicle class, but they lack significant updates and have stiff suspensions that create a less than ideal riding experience.
The Chevy Silverado has a suspension that makes the driver and passengers feel like they are floating on air when cruising on country roads, commuting on the highway to work, or enjoying an off-roading weekend adventure in the mountains. The extra towing capacity provides drivers with the ability to haul large loads or to pull objects out of dangerous conditions. The robust 6.6-liter diesel V8 offers unmatched towing capacity compared to other trucks in its class. The interior of the vehicle resembles a luxury SUV with updated materials and leisurely seat upholstery that sets it apart from the competition.
Chevy designers and engineers have put considerable effort into creating a technologically equipped and integrated vehicle that allows for great sound performance from the infotainment stereo system through the MyLink interface. This is Bluetooth compatible for hands-free smartphone connectivity and GPS navigation.
The Titan accelerates from zero to 60 MPH in 6.7 seconds, but riders might notice the slight rumbling when moving and maneuvering quickly which may be the result of a stiffer suspension system. The interior of the Nissan Titan includes a competitively designed suite of technology to improve commuting for drivers and to create a convenient atmosphere for passengers.
The NissanConnect system is a subpar seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system that provides Bluetooth, GPS navigation, and a stereo sound management system. When operating the NissanConnect system, users will quickly notice the outdated graphics and difficult to navigate menu options.
Driver assisted technology includes a blind-spot monitoring system for lane shifting in dense highway traffic. The braking and steering systems do their job, but require a considerable amount of attention to the driving environment and perceptual timing in order to avoid underestimating the momentum and sheer-force of the vehicle while it is in motion.
Depending on trim level, the Nissan Titan offers additional features that are functionally distinguishable but perhaps an ostentatious investment when considering the depreciating value of trucks. The Nissan Titan S is equipped with a heavy-duty 5.6-liter V8 engine and seven-speed automatic transmission that provides reasonable performance for hauling heavy loads or pulling debris through a construction site. With higher-grade trims, such as the SV, the Nissan Titan includes alloy rims and chrome bumpers, handles, and front grille. The high-end Platinum Reserve trim is an expensive version of the basic model that includes a 360-degree parking camera, high-end leather upholstery, and chrome and wood-paneled detailing throughout both the driver and passenger seating areas.
Both the Chevy Silverado 2500 and Nissan Titan are popular vehicles for trucking aficionados and workers who are trying to safely and efficiently work in rugged and unpredictable environments. However, the Chevy Silverado 2500 has been precision engineered and developed for challenging weather conditions and for moving across vastly diverse terrain environments, whereas, the Nissan Titan resembles more of an SUV-style design with a truck bed for moving around lighter loads.
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is available for sale in McClain County, Oklahoma, at Zeck Chevrolet.