2021 Nissan Titan vs Toyota Tundra Spokane WA

2021 Nissan Titan
Features & Specs
2021 Toyota Tundra
413 lb.-ft
V8 Engine Torque
401 lb.-ft
400 hp
Engine Power
381 hp
Rear Automatic Braking
Not Available
Forward Collision Warning
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2021 Nissan Titan vs Toyota Tundra

If you are moving or simply need to haul a lot of material, you need a sizable truck to get the job done right. Two of the best out on there are the 2021 Nissan Titan and the Toyota Tundra. Both of these pickups come with powerful and robust engine options and a mesmerizing amount of features and would make terrific additions to any driveway. While there is certainly a lot to love about both of these massive pickups, only one can be crowned the king. For the answer to which one comes out on top, continue reading as we compare them both!

2021 Nissan Titan Power & Handling

Under the hood of the 2021 Titan lies a terrific 5.6-liter V8, which pounds the pavement with a slick 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. The engine pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission, which offers you a smooth ride. Four-wheel-drive is an available option on all trims and comes in handy if you plan on taking the Titan off-road. Are you planning on towing and hauling a ton of material? The Titan is perfect for that as it has an 11,040 maximum towing capacity and a 9,310-pound payload capacity.

2021 Toyota Tundra Power & Handling

Like the Titan, the Tundra comes with a standard V8 engine. In this case, it’s a 5.7-liter V8 that pumps out 381 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Pairing with this engine is a six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel-drive, though you do get the option of all-wheel-drive on any trim if you choose. While these power numbers are undeniably impressive, they pale compared to what the Tundra has to offer. We also love the Titan’s nine-speed automatic transmission slightly better than the Tundra’s six-speed automatic.

2021 Nissan Titan Features & Design

There are five available trims for the 2021 Nissan Titan, and each one comes with a ton of luxury and tech features. Starting things off is the base S trim, which comes with 18-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, trailer sway control, and an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The S also has several safety features such as automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and lane departure warning. The SV takes things to the next level with front tow hooks, adaptive cruise control, and a few optional packages. The first package is the Convenience package, which adds parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control, a remote engine start, and a 9-inch touchscreen. There is also a tow package with tow mirrors and a trailer brake controller. Last but not least is the Utility package, which brings a 120-volt battery pack in the bed and automatic wipers. Higher trims add more off-road and performance features such as LED headlights, hill descent control, an electronic locking differential, drivers-seat memory settings, and much much more!

2021 Toyota Tundra Features & Design

Six trims are available for the Toyota Tundra, and there are some interesting features available on each. Kicking things off is the SR trim, an integrated trailer brake controller, and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are also a few terrific safety features, such as automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control. The SR5 is next, and it adds an 8-inch touchscreen and foglights. Several packages are available for the SR5, such as an Upgrade package with a larger 38-gallon fuel tank and front bucket seats and a Convenience package with front and rear parking sensors and a blind-spot monitor. The Limited and the Platinum are the Tundra’s luxury trims, and they add standard LED lighting, 20-inch wheels, leather-trimmed seats, heated and ventilated seats, upgraded navigation, and heated exterior mirrors. Higher trims round out the features list with off-road features such as front skid plates, black leather seating, fox shocks, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.


While there is a lot to love about both of these trucks, we will give a slight edge to the 2021 Nissan Titan. The Titan has a more powerful V8 engine option, and there are more features in the Titan’s five trim levels than the Tundra’s six. Are you interested in taking a test drive of the Nissan Titan? Head down to Dave Smith Nissan and schedule one with our knowledgeable and friendly sales team! We can even accompany you on the test drive if you choose. Can’t make it down to the dealership? Be sure to check out our entire Titan lineup here on our website.