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Nissan Titan Named Tow Vehicle of the Year

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

Trailer Life’s sister publication Trailer Boats magazine announced the selection of the
all-new Nissan Titan pickup as the “2004 Tow Vehicle of the Year” (March 2004 issue),
beating out the redesigned Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500. The Titan is Nissan’s first
entry into the full-size truck market and went on sale in early December 2003 at Nissan
dealerships nationwide. “Non-towing ride and handling of the Titan was excellent; its
styling is fresh and bold, and it is priced very competitively,” said Trailer Boats
Automotive Editor Stuart Bourdon. “The Titan’s overall towing performance and towing ride
and handling were tops and extremely well received among our testers.” In the 22nd annual
tow vehicle competition, five 1/2-ton 4WD pickups competed in several tests. After weeks of
data gathering and towing a 7,840-pound trailer/boat, the editors voted unanimously in
favor of the new Nissan Titan. The Nissan Titan has a maximum towing capacity of 9,500
pounds. Every 2004 Titan features a 305-hp/379 lb-ft torque-rated 5.6-liter V-8 engine,
standard five-speed automatic transmission and a wide variety of available innovations. The
Titan is offered in two body styles: Titan King Cab, with its innovative Wide-Open rear
doors that open 168 degrees for easier passenger and cargo access to the rear compartment,
and Titan Crew Cab, with four full-size doors and a generous cabin that offers
best-in-class overall interior room, headroom and legroom. Both the King Cab and Crew Cab
also offer class-exclusive spray-in bedliner and Utili-track bed channel tie-down system.
Both also are available in a choice of 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive and in three trim
levels: XE, SE and LE.

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