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2018 Nissan Titan Midnight Edition quick spin

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Dripping Springs, Texas — At this year’s Texas Truck Rodeo, Nissan brought their new Midnight Edition trim of both the Frontier and the Titan. During our two days of testing to determine the overall Truck of Texas, we spent some time on the off-road course with the Titan Midnight Edition.

The Titan is powered by a 5.6L V8 making the most standard horsepower from any half-ton pickup manufacturer. While that means #NoLazyHorses, it also means it’s good value. Adding to the value is a standard 5 year/100,000 mile standard bumper-to-bumper warranty.

The Midnight Edition trim gets blacked out everything. The truck, if ordered in black, is black. The running boards are black. The grille is black. The wheels are black. The interior is black. You get the idea. For those of you who don’t like chrome bits, ordering the Midnight Edition is the way to go.

What the Midnight Edition doesn’t add is any performance. But that’s okay, because we found the truck to be quite capable on the ranch’s off-road courses.

While we didn’t spend a lot of time in the truck, we were impressed with both its ability to perform off-road and the level of equipment on the truck. It’s also really difficult to argue with a standard warranty that is better than the competition. We wouldn’t be surprised if that was some of the reason why it ended up winning the Full-Size Truck of Texas award.

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Written by Chad Kirchner

In addition to Chad Kirchner's work here, he's a freelance automotive journalist for outlets around the world.

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