If you’re in the market for a new pickup, you need a vehicle that works as hard as you do. Pairing the capable performance you expect from a truck with the stylish design and reliability you’d expect from Nissan, Nissan trucks are the clear choice for your next job around Asheboro, North Carolina.

Nissan’s pickup lineup consists of two powerful options: the 2017 Nissan Frontier and the 2017 Nissan Titan. Both are great choices, but which one is better? Let’s stack the 2017 Nissan Titan and the 2017 Nissan Frontier up against each other to see which comes out on top.

Head to Head with Nissan’s Pickups: The 2017 Titan vs. The 2017 Frontier

A black 2017 Nissan Titan parked outside a warehouse at night.

The 2017 Nissan Titan


The clearest difference between these two Nissan Trucks is their sizes. As a full-size pickup, the Titan lives up to its name. The Titan’s 139.8” wheelbase is over 14” longer than the Frontier’s. This size difference extends to the bed, with the Titan’s bed being longer by over 20”.

Don’t think of the Frontier’s smaller size as being a disadvantage. The Frontier has slightly tighter handling than the Titan. As the smaller truck, the Frontier also uses less fuel, with an mpg of 23 on the highway, compared to the Titan’s 21.

Despite the size difference, both vehicles can come with crew cabs or king cabs, letting you fit up to five passengers comfortably.

A black 2017 Nissan Titan driving down the street towing a boat with a body of water and mountains in the background.

The 2017 Nissan Titan towing a boat.


Its size isn’t just for show. The 2017 Nissan Titan packs plenty of power, thanks to its 5.6L Endurance® V8 gas engine. This gives the Titan the strength to tow up to 9,740 lbs. and haul a payload of up to 1,940 lbs.

The Frontier is no slouch in the performance department, though. With the available V6 engine, the Frontier can tow up to 6,450 lbs. No matter which vehicle you choose, there will be little you won’t be able to haul.

The front row in the cabin of a 2017 Nissan Frontier.

The 2017 Nissan Frontier interior


Both of Nissan’s trucks come with impressive packages of drive-enhancing features. No matter which truck you choose, you’ll have the option of upgrading the bed with Nissan’s innovative Utili-track® cargo system. Both also come with the available NissanConnect℠ infotainment system with app-connect, giving you hands-free access to your smartphone.

A red 2017 Nissan Frontier driving down a dirt road in the desert.

The 2017 Nissan Frontier


The Frontier’s lower price is another advantage of its smaller size, and it is also one of the most affordable pickups in its class. However, if you need the upgrade to a full-size truck, the Titan is also one of the more affordable full-size pickups.

Which Truck is Right for You: The 2017 Nissan Titan or the 2017 Nissan Frontier?

Choosing your Nissan truck will depend on how you want to use it. If you want a capable pickup with plenty of features and an affordable price, you may prefer the Nissan Frontier. If your job or hobbies call for that extra bit of V8 muscle, consider upgrading to the larger Nissan Titan.

The only way to know for sure which truck is right for you is to get behind the wheel of both at Asheboro Nissan in North Carolina. We have an extensive inventory of Nissan Titans and Nissan Frontiers for sale. You can also learn more about our line of pickups on our blog.