Nissan equipped the Titan with a 5.6L V8 engine

Published: 12th April 2010
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The 2010 Nissan Titan is a fine example of the full-size truck market. Often a vehicle this size performs best with a V8 or better, which is why Nissan equipped the Titan with a 5.6L V8 engine. So, expect a responsive engine that still keeps the fuel economy at a reasonable average.

With a 98.0 mm bore, a 92.0 mm stroke, and a 9.8:1 compression ratio, the 5.6L V8 in the 2010 Nissan Titan has the capacity to tow, haul and venture off road. A peak output of 317 horsepower occurs at 5200 rpm, while the maximum torque of 385 lb-ft is attained at 3400 rpm. Double overhead cams control each of the four valves dedicated per cylinder. Variable valve timing adjusts a total of 32 valves to optimize the intake and exhaust to the ever-changing demands of the driver. Multi-port injection, and the Nissan direct ignition system contribute to a robust engine with respectable gas mileage. Equipped with the 5.6L V8 the 2010 Nissan Titan can average as high as 15 mpg for the RWD models. The 4WD models can maintain an average of up to 14 mpg. And, depending upon regional availability, Nissan's Flexible Fuel Vehicle Technology will permit the engine to run off of 87 octane gasoline or E85.

Rounding out these specs and features, the 5.6L V8 comes with platinum-tipped spark plugs for a better spark and greater plug life. A standard 650 CCA battery, with 710 CCA available on some models, provides ample current to start the engine in cold weather, while a 130 amp alternator recharges this battery and provides plenty of power for the on board electrical systems. And lastly, with an engine this powerful, Nissan's 5.6L V8 still manages to remain Tier 2 Emissions compliant.

Ronnie Tanner is a contributing writer at He writes about Nissan Titan Engine and other industry specific topics.

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