2021 Nissan TITAN vs Toyota Tundra
Which pickup truck should you choose when you want to work hard and play harder in Mobile, Prichard, and Saraland, AL? At Nissan of Mobile, we know the choice between the 2021 Nissan TITAN and the Toyota Tundra comes down to some key differences. We’re sizing up the performance specs, framework, and comfort in these two rugged trucks to see which one comes out on top.
Nissan TITAN vs Toyota Tundra: Powerful Performance
The 2021 Toyota Tundra comes with a powerful V8 engine. Its 5.7L i-FORCE V8 engine is able to create 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. It also comes paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
However, the powertrain in the TITAN is even more powerful, with an impressive 5.6L V8 engine that offers 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. It also features a 9-speed automatic transmission for more optimized performance. With this V8 engine power, both trucks are able to be configured to tow well over 9,000 pounds when properly equipped.1
That extra power in the 2021 TITAN doesn’t come at the cost of fuel efficiency, either. The Nissan TITAN boasts an EPA-estimated 16 city/21 highway MPG, whereas the Tundra is rated at an EPA-estimated 13 city/18 highway MPG.2
Rugged Framework in the TITAN and Tundra
When you’re hauling a mighty load, you need incredible stopping power and a suspension that will keep you in control. Both hardworking pickup trucks come equipped with ventilated front and rear disc brakes, an independent double-wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar, and a multi-leaf rear suspension. The TITAN also offers Bilstein® performance shocks on some of its 4×4 models; opt for these to get a smoother ride when off-roading.
We understand that driving to jobsites often takes you over unpredictable terrain. Skid plates for your oil pan and fuel tank will protect your truck’s undercarriage, and you can get more of them with the TITAN both as standard and available features to protect various components of your truck. While you can also get skid plates on the Tundra, they’re only available as an extra option package on certain trim levels and not as many are offered.
Each truck offers multiple bed configurations, which will give you plenty of space to carry tools and gear wherever you go. Plus, they each offer various cabin configurations too.
What’s the back seat of this Nissan truck like? In the TITAN Crew Cab, there is 40.4 inches of rear headroom and 38.5 inches of rear legroom, as well as available heated outboard rear seats. You can also get available rear 120-volt and USB ports to power up your devices.
The Toyota Tundra’s largest cabin is the CrewMax. It doesn’t have nearly as much headroom, though, with only 38.9 inches given to its rear-seat passengers. Plus, heated rear seats aren’t an option with the 2021 Tundra.
2021 Nissan TITAN vs Toyota Tundra: See for Yourself
After looking at the performance, framework, and comfort in these two capable trucks, our team at Nissan of Mobile thinks the Nissan TITAN is the pickup you need. Don’t take our word for it—come into our Nissan dealer near Mobile, Prichard, and Saraland, Alabama, to try it out for yourself. Contact us today to schedule a test drive!
- Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Towing capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information.
- 2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 16 City/21 Highway/18 Combined MPG for TITAN S, SV, SL, Platinum Reserve 4×2; 15 City/21 Highway/18 Combined MPG for TITAN S, SV, SL, Platinum Reserve 4×4; 15 City/20 Highway/17 Combined MPG for TITAN PRO-4X. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.