How the 2020 Nissan Titan Differs from the 2020 Nissan Frontier

Nissan has two pickup trucks that are hard to choose from. In fact, it may be hard to tell the difference between the 2020 Nissan Titan and the 2020 Nissan Frontier. Besides the size difference, the Titan is full-sized while the Frontier is mid-sized, there are other features that set the two apart. If you are trying to choose between these two trucks, the deciding factor will be what you are looking for. Whether or not you want a pickup with more towing capability or one that has better fuel economy will help you make your decision. 

The differences, once explained, will shed some light on the choice between the 2020 Nissan Titan and the 2020 Nissan Frontier. 

2020 Nissan Titan

The 2020 Nissan Titan is Nissan’s full-size pickup truck that is designed for all of your towing needs. The horsepower and torque that is available in the Titan deliver a towing capacity for everything from boats to horse trailers. If your lifestyle demands a lot of towing then this is the model you need. With 400 horsepower in an Endurance V8 engine, you can be sure to get to your destination. 

But towing capabilities aren’t all that the Titan has to offer. Along with the workload it carries, there are also tech, convenience, and comfort features that will improve your drive. Some of the notable features you can expect in the interior of the Titan include the sought after Nissan Zero Gravity Seats and more.

  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Nissan Voice recognition
  • Driver seat memory
  • XM radio
  • Leather Zero Gravity seats
  • Dual Temperature control

There is also a difference in the safety features that are offered between the models. The Titan has the Nissan 360 safety system that comes standard. These safety systems come equipped with features such as pedestrian detection and automatic braking, blind-spot warning, lane departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. 

2020 Nissan Frontier

While the Nissan Frontier gets caught in the shadow of the bigger brother Titan, it is no less impressive when it comes to design and features. While it doesn’t have the towing capabilities that the Titan has, if you do some moderate towing, this truck will do well for you. This is a mid-sized Nissan truck so one thing that it has on the Titan is fuel economy. With 24 MPG on the highway, this is a truck that works great for everyday commuters. 

When compared to the Titan, the horsepower is lower, coming in at 310 horses with a V6 rather than a V8. 

The Frontier does have great interior features that vary from what the Titan offers: heated seats, second-row under-seat storage, and Siri Eyes-Free, just to name a few. There is also a 7-inch display screen and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.

While this model doesn’t have the 360 safety system, it does come with all of the standard safety features that drivers have come to expect from a Nissan. 

Main Differences

For drivers that want to know the main differences between the Titan and the Frontier, here is an overview. 

Model Size

2020 Titan: Full-size

2020 Frontier: Mid-size 

Towing Capabilities

2020 Titan: 9,400 lbs

2020 Frontier: 6,720 lbs


2020 Titan: V8 Engine, 400 HP

2020 Frontier: V6 Engine, 310 HP

Safety Features

2020 Titan: 360 Safety System

2020 Frontier: Select Standard Safety Features

Interior Features

2020 Titan: Heated, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and Seats, Zero Gravity Seats, Nissan Voice Recognition

2020 Frontier: Heated Seats, Additional Underseat Storage, Siri Eyes-Free

If you want to see the differences for yourself, call Orr Nissan of Fort Smith to schedule your test drive today.