|285-420 HP||Horsepower||390 HP|
|305-460 lb-ft||Torque||394 lb-ft|
|7,600-12,500 LBS||Towing Capacity||9,660 LBS|
Big jobs require big trucks, plain and simple. You can’t just roll up to a job site with any old truck and expect that that particular pickup can get the job done. If you don’t know exactly what your truck can bring to a job, you will most likely be very disappointed. However, the 2019 Chevy Silverado vs 2019 Nissan Titan are two rival pickup trucks that have been proven worthy of job sites, weekend excursions and daily tasks many times over. Both of these trucks bring plenty of power, grit, and durability to a market that has a lot of demand for it.
While both of these are fine, capable pickup trucks, at McCluskey Chevrolet, we believe that one has the edge over the other. You only get one guess as to which one it is, but by the end of this, you will not need to guess. Take a look below at some of the things that make these two trucks standouts in their field, and when you are done, we invite you to come on down to McCluskey Chevrolet and see for yourself whether you think we are right.
The 2019 Nissan Titan comes with one very powerful engine. It is a 5.6-liter DOHC V8 that gets up to 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. That is a lot of power under the hood and can suffice for most any job you can think of, whether it be work or play. It can tow up to 9,660 pounds and has a maximum payload capacity of 1,850 pounds.
A lot of times you will see pickup trucks in this class with big, powerful engines, but these engines don’t translate well into what the pickup truck can be expected to do. You might see a large engine with mind-boggling horsepower and torque numbers, but the truck itself is not engineered in a way to complement the capabilities of the engine. That is not the case with the 2019 Nissan Titan. It has the performance to match its engine capability.
Unfortunately for the 2019 Nissan Titan, so does the 2019 Chevy Silverado. Even more bad news for the Titan is that the 2019 Chevy Silverado has four engine options, each one more powerful than the last, to compete with the single-engine offered in the 2019 Nissan Titan.
The first of these four engines is a 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 capable of 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. Sure, it isn’t as powerful as the one offered on the 2019 Nissan Titan, but Chevy is just getting warmed up. This engine is only offered on the two lowest trim levels. It is also the oldest engine Chevy has in its pickup truck lineup, and it will be phased out after the 2019 model year.
Next up on the 2019 Chevy Silverado is a 2.7-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder that gets 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. Now Chevy is getting closer to the power and capability of the only engine Nissan offers on the 2019 Titan. Again, though, Chevy still has miles to go.
The third engine option is a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. This engine is in the same ballpark as the 2019 Nissan Titan’s engine, a little smaller, but delivers more where it counts. This engine can tow up to 11,400 pounds and has a payload capacity of 2,020 pounds. Both of these numbers dwarf the towing and hauling output from the 2019 Nissan Titan, even though the engine is marginally smaller. And still, Chevy has one more engine to go.
The fourth, final and most powerful engine on the 2019 Chevy Silverado is a monstrous 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 that gets up to 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This engine, only available on four-wheel drive configurations, can tow well over 12,000 pounds, significantly more than the towing capacity of the 2019 Nissan Titan.
If you are looking for a pickup truck with an adequate engine, but no wiggle room based on your individual needs, then the 2019 Nissan Titan will suffice. But, if you need options to fit your towing and hauling needs, and you need the most power for those needs that you can get, the 2019 Chevy Silverado is the truck for you.
In today’s automotive market, safety and convenience features are becoming high selling points on all vehicles. Features that were not even in the scope of perception just a generation or two ago are now commonly standard features. These conveniences make our dashboards (and even windows) look like the cockpits from science fiction spaceships.
Those safety features are out there, and everyone wants them. And why not? If they are available, why not make your driving experience less stressful by employing every measure you can to keep yourself and your passengers safe.
While you may be a very safe driver, we all have lapses in attention. Something may distract you for a fraction of a second. Even that snap moment can lead to an accident. Some features that will help avoid situations like that include lane departure warning, collision warning, and automatic brakes.
Lane Departure Warning is a system that will alert the driver if he begins to drift out of his designated lane. This also includes drifting into another lane without using your turn signal. When the vehicle detects this action, it will send an audible alert to the driver, allowing him to correct it and avoid a possible accident. Collision warning acts in much the same way. When the vehicle detects the presence of another vehicle or object in very near proximity, it will alert the driver so that he may take immediate action. Failing that, the vehicle may also employ low-speed automatic braking. This will aid the driver in bringing the vehicle to a stop before it can strike another vehicle or object. The 2019 Chevy Silverado has all of these safety features. The 2019 Nissan Titan has none of them.
We mentioned earlier that dashboards and even windows are getting to look like the futuristic displays we have come to know from science fiction movies and television shows. A Heads Up Display projects some of the information from your dash onto a display that can be seen in your peripheral vision projected directly onto the window in front of the driver. This allows the driver to check things like speed, direction, and other key things without taking his eyes off the road. It may not seem like much, but being able to see those things without actively looking at your dashboard is one of those things that saves you the split second of diversion that might cause an accident. A heads up display is an optional feature on the 2019 Chevy Silverado. It is nowhere to be found on the 2019 Nissan Titan.
When it comes to keeping you and yours as safe as you can on the road, you will naturally want to take as many measures as you can. More of those safety measures can be found on the 2019 Chevy Silverado than can be found on the 2019 Nissan Titan.
These safety features, as well as a host of other safety, infotainment, and convenience features, all come in varying levels. You may be in the market for a capable work truck, without all the bells and whistles of a higher end model. You have a specific need and a specific budget. You don’t want to spend money on extra stuff you don’t need.
That is why trim levels were invented. Trim levels start with the bare necessities and move up gradually until you have pretty much everything the vehicle has to offer. There are also extra available packages to further supplement these trim levels, but that’s a story for a different day.
The 2019 Nissan Titan five trim levels and eighteen total configurations. It is highly customizable, but it is no match for how you can completely customize your 2019 Chevy Silverado. The Silverado comes with eight trim levels and a total of forty-two configurations. You can choose anywhere from the Work Truck level to the highest of the line High Country, choose a bed size that fits your cargo needs, even choose the right cab option for optimal interior comfort for your passengers.
Options are a vital part of the pickup truck buying experience, perhaps more so than any other type of vehicle. If you want the most options to choose from, your clear choice is the 2019 Chevy Silverado.