For 2020 Nissan has tweaked its Titan half-ton, including the Pro-4X off-road model.
Is the new 2020 Titan any better in the dirt than it was before? We took it to our Hydro Line off-road trail, filled with muddy ruts and hidden rocks to find out.
You’ll notice the changes right away, as the Pro-4X wears unique red and black badging along with a brand new grille design and red tow hooks. Our tester came outfitted with an accessory sport bar, adding to the looks of the truck, although it does cut down on accessibility to the bed.
The engine is the same for 2020 but there are changes to discuss. Power output from the 5.6-liter V8 has been pumped up to 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, though that is only with premium fuel. Put in regular, and you will still get the same 390 horsepower that the engine makes right now.
The bigger news is a new nine-speed automatic transmission, easily the most noticeable change from the behind the wheel. Shifts are quick and crisp, finding gears like you’d expect from a small Nissan sports car, now a pickup truck. This new transmission also resulted in a lower first gear, leading to a lower overall crawl ratio.
Off-road gear on the Pro-4X includes a set of General Grabber tires, a locking rear differential, better angles thanks to unique bumpers and protection underneath.
So how does all of that come together when you go off-road? You’ll have to watch the video embedded above to find out.