Can a new transmission in the 2020 Nissan Titan PRO-4X make for a better boating vacation trip? Let’s find out! Two years ago I took at 2018 Titan PRO-4X on a lake trip, towing a 6,000 lbs ski boat/trailer. The older truck had a 7-speed automatic. The new 2020 truck still has basically the same 5.6-liter gas V8 engine, but a whole new 9-speed transmission. Does this mean a more relaxing towing experience and better fuel efficiency?
2020 Nissan Titan
The big V8 engine can now produce more power with premium octane fuel. The maximum rating is 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. I am using premium 91-octane fuel for this trip for best towing performance.
Indeed, the new transmission is very smooth. The grade-shifting on the downhill was effective in slowing down the truck and trailer. In the end, I did get a better MPG result when towing with the family. In the end, the verdict is – yes, the 2020 Titan is a better vacation towing truck than before!
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