While Nissan may not be most known for their trucks, it’s hard not to be impressed with what their Titan model offers and provides. It’s not just a truck that’s built to be a workhorse, it also delivers smooth commutes, advanced Nissan technology, and fantastic performance (and pretty good comfort too).
However, you didn’t come here for us to try to sell you on this truck model. No worries as that was never our intent for this post. Instead, we want to talk to you about the Nissan Titan towing capacity. For the purposes of this article, we’re going to be focusing on the 2022 Titan (though the 2022 model is going to be virtually identical regarding specs).
With that said, we’re also going to be covering some key technologies in the Titan that allow it to perform even better in the towing field. Let’s just say Nissan designed their truck to handle significant loads, while also prioritizing ideal performance the entire time.
It all starts with the performance
Before we get into the Nissan Titan towing capacity, we want to talk a little bit about the performance of the pickup truck. While it’s not the most powerful truck on the market or anything like that, its 5.6-liter V8 engine delivers 413 lb.-ft of torque and 400 horsepower.
Each trim also comes standard with a nine-speed automatic transmission, and there are even options of a rear-wheel-drive and a four-wheel-drive layout depending on what you prefer and/or require.
What is the Nissan Titan towing capacity?
It wouldn’t seem like it on the surface, but this is actually a tough question to answer. Perhaps the reason it’s tough is that it can have several different answers. It’s not as if every 2022 Titan trim is going to have the same towing capacity, and it also depends on how each trim is equipped.
We know, why so confusing, right? Here’s the good news, it’s really not that confusing. Now, for the following maximum towing capacities, we’re assuming the trim levels have been properly equipped with the Nissan Titan towing package. With that being said, here’s what you can expect:
|Trim level||Towing capacity|
|King Cab 4×2||9.310 pounds|
|Crew Cab 4×2||9.310 pounds|
|King Cab 4×4||9.260 pounds|
|Crew Cab 4×4||9.210 pounds|
|XD Crew Cab S||10.880 pounds|
|XD Crew Cab SV PRO-4X||11.040 pounds|
Two important things to note about the above list:
- As you can see, the different trims are pretty darn close in their maximum towing capacities.
- The Titan XD is an option for those of you who want an even more powerful Titan truck.
No matter how you slice it, when properly equipped, every trim of the Titan is going to provide you with a great deal of towing capabilities.
Tech that assists the Titan in towing
Looking at the Nissan Titan towing capacity is just one step of the overall equation of judging how well the vehicle model can tow. As with the best vehicles in the world that are designed to pull some weight, the Titan has a lot of built-in tech that helps with the overall performance.
Specifically, Nissan touts that their Titan has six features to help with any towing job that you may have:
1. Remote Trailer Light Check: Using your Nissan Intelligent Key, having this system equipped will allow you to cycle through all of the lights with ease.
2. Intelligent Around View Monitor: When you don’t have someone to assist you, it can take some time to master backing up to a trailer to attach it to your hitch. However, this technology makes the process much easier solo as it provides two views and guidelines for you when backing up.
3. Tow Mirrors: While this is more of a mechanical convenience than anything else, the mirrors of the Titan have been designed with towing in mind. They’re telescoping mirrors and can slide outward for enhanced visibility when you have a trailer hooked up.
4. Trailer Sway Control: A staple technology for any vehicle designed to tow, this is going to do exactly what you think it’s going to do. It will better prevent trailer sway and will help keep the trailer in line, in general.
5. Tow-Haul Mode: A dedicated mode for towing, this comes with Downhill Speed Control and provides a much smoother and more confident towing experience.
6. Integrated Trailer Brake Controller: To aid in directional stability, this controller is mounted on the center dash and allows you to instantly activate and adjust your trailer brakes.
Can a Nissan Titan tow a travel trailer?
Factoring in the Nissan Titan towing capacity and all the tech that was just presented, the Titan can more than hold its own when it comes to towing a travel trailer. Now, clearly, travel trailers come in various sizes, styles, and types. Some larger trailers can exceed 10.000 pounds and the Titan XD will have to be used to handle those (at least the ones it can handle).
However, from small to medium-size travel trailers, when properly equipped and with the right hitch, the Titan will be able to handle a massive variety. In other words, for the most part, there’s no need to worry.
When it comes to the Nissan Titan towing capacity, it’s, of course, going to vary slightly by year and configuration. However, for the 2022 model, when properly equipped, the maximum towing capacity you can get is 9.310 pounds. Whether you want to have some fun with the family or want to complete some jobs, this towing amount will be more than enough.
Yet, for whatever reason you want even more towing power, you can always opt for the Titan XD and its maximum towing capacity of 11.040 pounds. Basically, no matter how you slice it, the Titan can just plain tow, baby, and the integrated technology helps on the performance end of things too.
Speaking of Nissan, have you ever wondered what the Rogue was capable of regarding towing? While that model can’t handle a whole lot, it can still provide a little bit of towing for your needs.