When it comes to picking out your next full-size truck to tackle projects both big and small, how do you know which one has the performance you need with the features you want?

Our team at Watermark Nissan of Marion wants to help you pick your pickup truck near Marion, Herrin, and Carbondale, IL. That's why we created the following head-to-head comparison between the 2021 Nissan TITAN and 2021 Toyota Tundra.

Towing Capacity 

One of the most important things to consider when choosing your next truck is towing capacity. When properly equipped, the Toyota Tundra can tow up to 10,200 pounds. A 5.7L V8 engine with 401 lb-ft of torque helps it achieve this feat.  

However, the available Nissan TITAN XD Crew Cab takes this up a few notches with a maximum towing capacity of 11,400 pounds.1 Its optional Endurance® 5.6L V8 engine with 413 lb-ft of torque enables it to outshine the competition and help you get more done.   

Power & Efficiency

Both these trucks offer impressive towing capacities to help you check off your to-do list. However, the Nissan TITAN engine offers a bit more oomph with 400 horsepower, compared to the Toyota Tundra engine's 381 horsepower.

Power isn't the only thing that matters, though. You want your truck to take you far, too. When it comes to fuel economy, the 2021 Toyota Tundra offers an EPA-estimated 13 city/17 highway MPG.2 Looking to enjoy extra stop-free cruising miles? The 2021 Nissan TITAN offers a more efficient EPA-estimated 16 city/21 highway MPG.3

Infotainment & Touchscreen Displays

Inside both trucks, you will find touchscreen displays with available Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® integration. This enables you to do everything from responding to messages to changing the song. The Toyota Tundra offers a 7-inch display.

Still, if you want even larger easier-to-read icons, you may want to look at the Nissan TITAN, which comes standard with an intuitive 8-inch NissanConnect® display

Convenient, Safety-Enhancing Driver Support

To increase safety for you and your passengers every time you take the wheel, both trucks also come with standard driver-assist systems. In the 2021 Nissan TITAN, you will find Nissan Safety Shield® 360, while in the 2021 Toyota Tundra you will find Toyota Safety Sense ™ P (TSS-P). They come standard with many of the same features, such as:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • High Beam Assist

These features make your day and nighttime drives safer by boosting your awareness and providing backup, as well as more fun because a couple of them can operate autonomously. One feature that only comes standard in the 2021 Nissan TITAN, though, is Blind Spot Warning.

This handy feature acts as an extra pair of eyes by keeping watching on your blind spot. It alerts you if it detects a fellow driver in a spot you can't see. To have this feature in the 2021 Toyota Tundra, you'll need to upgrade to a higher trim level.

Choose Your Truck: Nissan TITAN or Toyota Tundra?

The 2021 Toyota Tundra puts up a good fight. Still, at Watermark Nissan of Marion, we believe truck drivers around Marion, Herrin, and Carbondale, Illinois, will ultimately find their match in the Nissan TITAN. But there's no need to take our word for it!

Contact a team member to schedule your 2021 Nissan TITAN test drive to see for yourself today. 

1Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Towing capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information.

22021 projected EPA-estimated rating estimates. EPA estimates not available at time of posting. Actual mileage will vary.

32021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 16 City MPG / 21 Highway MPG / 18 Combined MPG for TITAN® S, SV, SL, Platinum Reserve 4x2; 15 City MPG / 21 Highway MPG / 18 Combined MPG for TITAN S, SV, SL, Platinum Reserve 4x4; 15 City MPG / 20 Highway MPG / 17 Combined MPG for TITAN PRO-4X®. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

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