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2017 Nissan Titan vs 2017 Ram 1500 in Joliet, IL

If you’re on the hunt for a full-size pickup truck that can do so much more than tow and haul, we at Thomas Nissan highly recommend the new and improved 2017 Titan. Not only is it extremely powerful, but its features truly make the most out of every drive. To prove just how great it truly is, we have compared the 2017 Nissan Titan vs the 2017 Ram 1500 in Joliet, IL, so you can see all of the ways it prevails.

We first compared each of their exterior features. You’ll notice right away that the 2017 Nissan Titan sits on bold 18-inch wheels, while the 2017 Ram 1500 only has standard 17-inch wheels. As you cruise down I-80 after the sun sets, the Titan lights up the road ahead with standard LED headlights. In the Ram 1500, you won’t have as bright of a beam from the halogen headlights. Similarly, only the Titan comes with standard with lights over the rear window, so you can easily access items in your truck bed when you’re at the worksite late at night. The Titan even has available ultra-bright in-bed lights, a feature not found within the Ram 1500.

Our head-to-head between the 2017 Nissan Titan vs the 2017 Ram 1500 in Joliet, IL, also takes a look at comfort and convenience features. While both can offer Remote Engine Start, only the one in the Titan also incorporates Intelligent Climate Control. This means, in the winter, the system can adjust the temperature inside the cabin, while also defrosting the windshield and turning on the available heated steering wheel and side mirrors. After an especially long day, you’ll love that the Titan comes standard with Zero Gravity seats, which were designed to reduce muscle fatigue and pressure on your lower back. No such comfort is found within the Ram 1500. Even better, only the Titan comes with available heated rear seats, while all upholstery is water-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about spills.

You want your new pickup truck to be filled with the latest tech, and the 2017 Titan prevails over the 2017 Ram 1500 in so many ways. For starters, the Titan gets you on the road fast with standard push button start – a feature only found in higher trims of the Ram 1500. To stream your personal playlists or make hands-free phone calls, the Titan comes standard with Bluetooth® technology1, which you won’t find as standard in the Ram 1500. You’ll quickly notice the Titan boasts a vibrant 7-inch touchscreen on the center stack, while standard technology in the Ram 1500 doesn’t include a touchscreen at all, and the first available option is 5-inch display.

Since the Ram 1500 doesn’t come standard with a touchscreen, you will only find the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera2 in top trim levels. To compare, not only does the Nissan Titan comes standard with the RearView Monitor3, but top trims kick visibility up a notch with the Around View® Monitor3. Using various cameras around the Titan, you’ll be shown a 360-degree view around your truck, so you’ll be aware of all of your surroundings. No such feature is found within the Ram 1500.

There is a clear winner within our 2017 Nissan Titan vs the 2017 Ram 1500 in Joliet, IL, comparison – the Titan. To see even more of its exceptional features, visit us here at Thomas Nissan to take one for a test drive. You’ll find us open Monday through Saturday at 1427 North Larkin Avenue in Joliet, IL. 

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Additional Vehicle Information

  • Features
  • Specs



  • Mechanical
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Exterior
  • Comfort
  • Interior


Towing and Hauling

Trailer hitch receiver hitch, Class IV
Tow hooks front
Cargo tie downs
Trailer brake controller
Trailer wiring 7-pin


Battery rating 710 CCA
Battery saver
Battery maintenance-free
Alternator 200 amps


Rear brake type ventilated disc
Front brake width 1.2
Rear brake width 0.8
Rear brake diameter 13.6
Front brake diameter 13.8
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes


Front suspension classification independent
Front suspension type double wishbone
Rear suspension classification solid live axle
Rear spring type leaf
Front spring type coil
Rear suspension type multi-leaf
Rear shock type twin-tube gas
Front stabilizer bar diameter 34 mm
Front struts
Rear stabilizer bar diameter 18 mm
Front shock type twin-tube gas


4WD type part time
4WD selector electronic hi-lo
Axle ratio 2.94

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control
Trailer stability control



Rearview monitor in dash
Cross traffic alert rear
Pre-collision warning system audible warning, visual warning
Camera system surround view
Impact sensor post-collision safety system
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Hood buckling creases
Energy absorbing steering column
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Parking sensors rear, front
Blind spot safety sensor/alert
Crumple zones front, rear


Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear
Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor


Power door locks anti-lockout, auto-locking
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer, perimeter alarm, alarm with remote
2-stage unlocking doors


Side mirrors integrated turn signals, heated, driver side auto-dimming
Side mirror adjustments power, reverse gear tilt, power folding
Side mirror type spotter mirror, towing


Audio System

Radio voice operated, touch screen display, AM/FM
Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Internet radio app Pandora, iHeartRadio
Premium brand Rockford Fosgate
Antenna type diversity, mast
In-Dash CD single disc, MP3 Playback
Subwoofer 1
Total speakers 11
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM


Electronic messaging assistance with read function, voice operated
Wireless data link Bluetooth
Phone voice operated
Navigation system touch screen display, voice operated
Real time traffic

In Car Entertainment

Connected in-car apps Facebook, SiriusXM Travel Link, weather, stocks
Infotainment NissanConnect
Infotainment screen size 7 in.


Trip computer
Electroluminescent instrumentation
Gauge transmission temperature, tachometer, oil pressure
Driver information system
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Warnings and reminders lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, maintenance due, tire fill alert
Multi-function display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Trip odometer 2



Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights
Taillights rear center
Headlights manual leveling, LED, auto delay off, auto on/off
Exterior entry lights puddle lamps

Exterior Features

Front bumper color accent
Pickup bed light LED
Running boards step
Door handle color chrome
Mirror color chrome
Pickup bed liner spray-on
Grille color chrome, chrome surround
Tailgate removable
Skid plate(s) front
Exhaust tip color stainless-steel
Pickup bed type styleside
Rear bumper color accent
Window trim black
Running board color aluminum


Power windows front and rear, safety reverse
Window defogger rear
Front wipers variable intermittent, rain sensing
Pickup sliding rear window power

Tires and Rims

Spare tire size full-size non-matching
Tire type all season
Spare tire mount location underbody
Spare wheel type alloy
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Wheels chrome clad


Convenience Features

Cupholders 4, front, rear
Memorized settings 2 driver, steering wheel, driver seat, side mirrors
Power outlet(s) 115V cargo area, 115V rear, 12V front
One-touch windows 2
Reading lights front, rear
Power steering variable/speed-proportional
Multi-function remote illuminated entry, panic alarm, proximity entry system
Cruise control
Retained accessory power
Power windows lockout button
Footwell lights
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone, voice control
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Assist handle rear, front
Remote engine start
Illuminated power window switches
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Steering wheel power tilt and telescopic
Rearview mirror auto-dimming
Easy entry power driver seat
Universal remote transmitter Homelink - garage door opener
Storage front seatback, organizer, under rear seats, sunglasses holder, door pockets, accessory hook
Ambient lighting

Comfort Features

Floor mat material carpet
Shift knob trim leather
Heated steering wheel
Center console trim leather
Steering wheel trim leather, wood
Interior accents wood-tone, chrome
Armrests rear folding, rear center with cupholders
Floor mats rear, front
Floor material carpet
Door sill trim aluminum

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row
Air filtration



Driver seat power adjustments height, 8, lumbar, reclining
Passenger seat heated, cooled
Driver seat heated, cooled
Rear headrests 2, fixed
Rear seat folding split, folds up
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Passenger seat power adjustments 4, reclining
Front seat type bucket
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench
Upholstery leather-trimmed
Rear seat heated


Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt force limiters front
Emergency locking retractors rear, front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point


Turns lock-to-lock 3.0
Steering ratio 16.0



Drive Type

Drive Type 4X4
4WD Hub Type Pushbutton Hubs


Standard Seating 5
Max Seating 5
Head Room (front) 41 in
Head Room (rear) 40.4 in
Hip Room (front) 60.8 in
Hip Room (rear) 60.3 in
Shoulder Room (front) 63.3 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 63.6 in
Leg Room (front) 41.8 in
Leg Room (rear) 38.5 in
Seating Rows 2

Truck Specifications

Bed Length 67 in
Max Payload 1610 lbs

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 228.1 in
Width 79.5 in
Height 77.2 in
Wheelbase 139.8 in
Ground Clearance 8.6 in
Angle of Approach 20 degrees
Angle of Departure 22.9 degrees
Break-over Angle 21.7 degrees

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 7300 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 7001-8000 lbs
Curb Weight 5684 lbs
Max Towing Capacity 9230 lbs

Performance Specifications

Turning Circle 48 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 26 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type 275/60R20
Front Wheel Diameter 20.0 x 7.5 in
Rear Tire Type 275/60R20
Rear Wheel Diameter 20.0 x 7.5 in

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2017 Nissan Titan 4x4 Platinum Reserve 4dr Crew Cab for Sale in inventory


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1 Availability of specific features is dependent upon the phone’s Bluetooth® support. Please refer to your phone Owner’s Manual for details. Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Nissan is under license. See for details.

2 Always check entire surroundings visually before backing up 

3 Parking aid/convenience feature. Cannot completely eliminate blind spots. May not detect every object and does not warn of moving objects. Always check surroundings and turn to look behind you before moving vehicle.