In this corner of the ring, a longtime leader of the full-size, light-duty pickup market, known for its power and refinement: the 2020 Ram 1500. In that corner, the segment newcomer, recognized for its smooth ride and versatility: the 2020 Nissan TITAN.

Who will be the victor and parade through the streets of Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, and Scranton, PA, with you behind the wheel? With both trucks offering power, size, and overall versatility, you're likely wondering how they compare-more specifically, which one is right for you.

To help our friends in the Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg, PA, areas, we here at Ray Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) have put together this Ram 1500 vs. Nissan TITAN comparison.

Keep reading to see which truck will come out as the champ!

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Nissan TITAN vs Ram 1500: Performance Capabilities 

Whether you're looking for a truck to tow your weekend gear or hit the great outdoors with ease, you need a powerful engine that can keep up with your adventurous demands.

When comparing the engines of the Nissan TITAN vs. Ram 1500, right away you'll see that the TITAN is only offered with one engine configuration. Meanwhile, the 1500 has four different engines you can choose from: 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque, the optional 5.7L HEMI® V8 with and without eTorque, and the available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6.

In terms of a general overview of the engine capabilities, you'll see that the outputs of each engine are all relatively universal. The biggest difference between the TITAN and 1500-other than the number of engines offered-is that the Ram 1500 is offered with eTorque, a mild hybrid system that helps improve fuel efficiency, towing, and payload. Unfortunately, eTorque is not offered with the Nissan TITAN.

Let's see how this eTorque system boosts your performance capabilities…

Nissan TITAN vs Ram 1500 Performance Capabilities

Engine

5.6L V8 (Nissan)

5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque (Ram)

EPA-Estimated MPG

16 city/22 highway MPG

20 city/26 highway MPG

Towing (when properly equipped)

9,370 pounds

12,750 pounds

Payload (when properly equipped)

1,680 pounds

2,300 pounds

While their engine size, horsepower, and torque outputs are practically the same, as you can see, the eTorque capabilities of the Ram 1500 give this truck the advantage over the Nissan TITAN.

Cabin Space & Bed Configurations

Since no two drivers are the same, you'll be happy to know that both the Nissan TITAN and Ram 1500 are offered in multiple cabin configurations. This way, you'll have as much or as little cabin and bed space as needed to get you around town.

For those who aren't as concerned with passenger space, the Regular Cab in the Ram 1500 is perfect for you. This option offers seating for up to three passengers. The extra space that would otherwise be used for rear-seat passengers is for an extra-long bed of eight feet.

Drivers who seek enough space for both front and rear passengers should consider the Crew Cab with either the Ram 1500 or Nissan TITAN.

Let's take a look at how the Nissan TITAN vs. Ram 1500 interior dimensions stack up…

Nissan TITAN:

  • Headroom (front/rear): 38.7 inches/37.6 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 41.8 inches/38.5 inches
  • Hip room (front/rear): 60.8 inches/60.3 inches
  • Shoulder room (front/rear): 63.3 inches/63.6 inches
     

Ram 1500:

  • Headroom (front/rear): 41 inches/39.9 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 41 inches/40.3 inches
  • Hip room (front/rear): 63.2 inches/63.2 inches
  • Shoulder room (front/rear): 66 inches/65.7 inches

It's clear that the passengers of the Ram 1500 will have a much easier time stretching out during their travels, thanks to the extra room the Ram 1500 Crew Cab provides over the Nissan TITAN Crew Cab.

As mentioned, both the TITAN and Ram 1500 are offered in multiple bed sizes, too. This means you can make sure you have plenty of space for whatever life throws your way.

However, Ram drivers once again have more versatility with its three options compared to the two with the TITAN. Let's take a look…

Nissan TITAN Bed Configurations:

  • King Cab: 6.5-foot bed
  • Crew Cab: 5.5-foot bed

Ram 1500 Bed Configurations:

  • Regular Cab: 6-foot, 4-inch or 8-foot bed
  • Quad Cab: 6-foot, 4-inch bed
  • Crew Cab: 5-foot, 7-inch or 6-foot, 4-inch bed

Overall, the Ram 1500 offers more space in terms of cabin size and bed configurations compared to the Nissan TITAN.

Convenience Features

Being pickup manufacturers, both Ram and Nissan know that truck drivers such as yourself have a certain lifestyle you like to follow. You're up before the sun and work hard long after the sun has set. You never take shortcuts with your work, but having some help is always appreciated. That's why you'll find several convenience factors offered with both trucks.

For example, with the Nissan TITAN, you'll have the dampened assist tailgate. This particular tailgate was designed for easy, one-handed opening that lowers softly. While this is nice, only with the Ram 1500 will you have the available multifunction tailgate.

This exclusive tailgate can be folded down like a traditional tailgate or can be opened in a 60/40 swing-away split. This feature makes loading bulky items a breeze, since you won't have to reach and slide these items over the folded tailgate. 

What makes this multifunction tailgate with the Ram 1500 even more unique is that to access the items in your truck bed, you won't have to unhook your trailer. That's because the multifunction tailgate was designed to provide unobstructed access to your truck's bed with most trailers.

Thanks to this exclusive feature, you can head to the lake house with your boat in tow and unpack your truck without needing to unhook your trailer or put your boat in the water, which makes everything run smoother.

Ram 1500 vs Nissan TITAN: The Verdict

While both pickup trucks put up a strong fight in the ring, we here at Ray Price CDJR have unanimously decided that the 2020 Ram 1500 wins the championship belt due to its knockout performance, versatility, and convenience.

The next step before you can cruise around Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, and Scranton, Pennsylvania, in your new truck is to visit our dealership. Here, our Ram experts will help you pick the perfect trim level for your unique needs. Afterward, you'll be hitting the streets of Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, in no time at all.

Visit our dealership today to get started!

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