By on June 16, 2017

2017 Nissan Titan King Cab - Image: NissanNissan USA has priced the 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab from $33,745; or $36,775 with four-wheel drive.

In King Cab format — aka extended cab — only the three entry-level trims make it out of the Titan’s Canton, Mississippi assembly plant: S, SV, Pro-4X. The SL and Platinum Reserve are, ahem, reserved for Crew Cabs.

While General Motors’ full-size truck twins, the Ram 1500, and the Toyota Tundra have all switched to conventional front-hinged door configurations for their mid-level cab format, Nissan is sticking with the bodystyle utilized by the best-selling truck in America: Ford’s F-150.

But the configuration may not matter. With savings of just $2,180-$2,680 compared with the bigger Nissan four-door, it won’t be easy to convince buyers to give up their crew cab desires.

Such is the state of the extended cab full-size pickup truck in 2017 that the elongated cab, once so common, is now rare enough to get noticed. “Whoa, wait a second, that F-150 buyer opted for the extended cab? I can scarcely believe my eyes.”

Of the roughly 108,000 F-150s in stock at America’s Ford dealers, fewer than one in five are extended cab models. Like for like, the savings Ford offers on a basic F-150 works out to just $2,455. An extra $2,455 to move up from the SuperCab to SuperCrew — with conventional doors and limo-like rear seat space and a bed shrunk by one foot — is more than worth it for the overwhelming majority of pickup truck buyers.2017 Nissan Titan King Cab vs Crew Cab - Image: NissanBut at Nissan, where the company’s second-generation Titan strategy involves lofty goals but a methodical market-by-market approach, the automaker doesn’t want to be left out of too many pickup truck sub-categories. The Titan King Cab won’t become a common sight, but Nissan clearly believes enough Regular Cabs and King Cabs can be sold to make the investment worthwhile, particularly since the investment only requires a cab reconfiguration of an existing Crew Cab truck.

The 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab S 4×2 is priced at $33,745 including fees, or $2,680 less than the Crew Cab S 4×2.

The 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab SV 4×2 is a $37,125 truck, or $2,440 less than the Crew Cab SV 4×2. Four-wheel drive is a $3,030 option on each Titan.

In 4×4 guise only, the 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab Pro-4X costs $44,485, or $2,180 less than the equivalent Crew Cab. All Titan King Cabs come standard with the 5.6-liter V8.

The Titan XD, meanwhile, sees King Cab pricing range from $34,755 for the S 4×2 to $51,685 for the Titan XD Pro-4X King Cab 4×4 with the Cummins 5.0-liter V8 diesel.

[Images: Nissan]

Timothy Cain is a contributing analyst at The Truth About Cars and Autofocus.ca and the founder and former editor of GoodCarBadCar.net. Follow on Twitter @timcaincars.

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11 Comments on “2017 Nissan Titan King Cab Pricing Announced – Save Some Money, but Probably Not Enough to Get You Out of a Crew Cab...”


  • avatar

    Can they not make the front overhang awkward AF?

    Also, someone teach Nissan what a fender vent is. These look like someone yelled across a crowded gym how to draw one on a truck.

    • 0 avatar
      Rick Astley

      1) I see no problem with the overhang

      2) fender vents are worthless and these doubtlessly are cosmetic only. It’s unlikely that the TITAN’s intended design language was the BMW z8.

      3) That the bulk of these trucks will be used as people movers and perceived crotch enhancements is more troubling to me.

  • avatar
    kkop

    The longer bed is why most buyers opt for the King Cab.

    I did a test drive at one of Nissan’s events and was not impressed: fuel economy is still behind competition, and cab is still an ergonomic problem area for taller drivers like me (slanted windshield combined with high seating).

    I owned two Titans, but have since switched to Ram 1500 and must say I like those much better.

  • avatar
    zip89123

    That’s a decent discount, provided crash protection isn’t compromised.

  • avatar
    DenverMike

    The “clamshell” pillarless extended cab is the Goldilocks of trucks when you’ve only got occasional 2nd row, adult passengers. Much easier to load dogs and stuff in the extended area, vs a front hinge.

    A relatively short truck with a usable bed.

    Plus there’s the added (clamshell) privacy to change pants/shorts in a parking lot or trail head, or when needing to take a leak on the side of the highway.

    Clamshell extendos are the only trucks that have the “muscle car” or sports car “look” to them, especially with the “B” pillar in black trim and “limo tint” windows.

    • 0 avatar
      stuki

      “Much easier to load dogs and stuff in the extended area…..”

      “A relatively short truck with a usable bed.”

      “Plus there’s the added (clamshell) privacy to change pants/shorts in a parking lot or trail head, or when needing to take a leak on the side of the highway.”

      For the Win!!!!!

      Somewhat more esoteric: With a popup camper in place, the cabover section is long enough to impede overhead visibility in reg cabs, and short enough that all rain water runs off just where front seat passengers enter and exit, on crewcabs. With extended cabs, again, Goldilocks….

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al from Oz

      Your wants in a truck are out there Vulpine;)

  • avatar
    cleek

    Is it possible to get the crew cab without that gawd-awful cladding…or is it required for the next Transformer movie tie-in?

    Personally I like the extended cab with the rear seat delete. It would make a great rec hauler for the family.

    But as kkop noted, whats with the sports coupe windshield design?

  • avatar
    Vulpine

    When you don’t need nor want four full doors and any rear seating is considered temporary only, I’d far rather have the King Cab over the Crew Cab.

    Of course, I’d also rather have it in Hardbody size rather than near-full-size.


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