Compare the Nissan Titan Pickup to the Chevrolet Silverado in Middlebury

At County Line Nissan, we feel that our customers sometimes get taken away with our inventory of standout sedans, crossovers, and SUVs, forgetting that we also offer the workhorse pickup trucks that are always in demand. We know that you have many options when it comes to finding a pickup that works for your needs, so we took the time to compare our Nissan Titan to the well-regarded Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Let's see how things went, shall we?


To keep things as unbiased as we could, we took a look at the base models of each truck. The 5.6-liter V8 engine that comes standard with the Nissan Titan generates 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque, clearly outperforming the Silverado's 4.3-liter V6 EcoTec3 engine and its output of 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. That power difference also shows up when we take a look at the trucks' capabilities, as the Titan has the higher max Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of the two, along with an advantage in maximum towing capability.

Size and Capacity

The Titan is the larger pickup of the two, outsizing the Silverado in height, width, and length. Plus, since the Titan boasts the longer wheelbase, it provides a more stable ride and a lower load transfer than does the Silverado -- always a benefit in our winter conditions.

Features and Technology

Base models of both the Nissan Titan and the Silverado 1500 come appointed with more standard features than you might expect. These include a rearview camera, cruise control, power steering, power windows, auxiliary audio input, and an MP3 player. Both also feature communications systems, though we believe that the NissanConnect system is slightly more user-friendly than the Chevrolet MyLink.

The two pickups start out at nearly the same Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price, though the Chevy does cost a few hundred dollars more from the get-go. Given that, it may come as quite a surprise that the introductory model Titan offers standard features that either aren't included with, or cost even more to add to, the base Silverado. These features include variable speed intermittent wipers, keyless start, trip computer, a full-size spare tire, split-bench seat, and a sliding rear window. To get a Silverado that's similarly equipped, you're going to have to shell out a lot more for upgrades.


Both pickups come with multiple standard driver and passenger airbags, anti-lock brakes, tire-pressure monitoring, traction control, and electronic stability control. However, the Titan offers the added reassurance that comes from standard brake assist, wireless cell phone hookup, and an anti-theft system; Chevrolet either doesn't offer these safety features at all, or charges you even more money to add them to the Silverado.


The 2018 Nissan Titan offers you greater protection from the start, with a 5-year/100,000-mile basic new car limited warranty that covers you longer than the Silverado's more restrictive 3-year/36,000-mile new car warranty. The Titan also includes a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty; the Silverado's powertrain warranty also covers 5 years, but only up to 60,000 miles. Finally, the Titan includes corrosion protection for 5 years and unlimited mileage; the Silverado doesn't even offer corrosion protection.

Explore the 2018 Nissan Titan at Our Middlebury Showroom

Now that you've learned a little more about the Nissan Titan and how it stands out when compared to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, don't you think you owe it to yourself to come take a closer look at it? Our team is happy to explain any features, answer your questions, and arrange for you to take a decision-making test drive.


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