The Nissan Titan was introduced into Nissan’s lineup as their first full-size pickup truck in 2004 and is still made today. The Titan is one of the most popular vehicles in the USA and has many features consumers expect from today’s trucks including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 2012 Nissan Titan?
A 2012 Nissan Titan has a maximum towing capacity of 9,500 pounds when properly equipped.
The 2012 Nissan Titan tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.
There’s a bit more to know about the 2012 Nissan Titan tow capacity which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
How Much Can The 2012 Nissan Titan Tow?
The 2012 Nissan Titan has a towing capacity of 9,500 pounds.
The 2012 Nissan Titan max towing is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.
You can always reach out to your local Nissan dealership for details to confirm how much your Titan can tow.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
You can also check out our guide to Nissan Titan towing capacity by year if you’re looking at a different model year’s max capacity or if you want to compare different years of this vehicle.
2012 Titan Tow Capacity By Trim Level
There are seven total trim levels for the 2012 Titan, and some engines are not available on certain trims, so they’ll each have different max towing limits.
Here’s the max tow capacity broken down for each trim level on the 2012 Nissan Titan:
|2012 Nissan Titan Trim Level||Towing Capacity|
|2012 Nissan Titan S||7,400 pounds|
|2012 Nissan Titan SV||9,500 pounds|
|2012 Nissan Titan PRO-4X||9,300 pounds|
|2012 Nissan Titan SL||9,200 pounds|
Towing Capacity By Engine Size & Drivetrain
2012 Nissan Titan Engine Options
Thereis one engine option for the 2012 Titan which is a 5.6L V8 that produces 317 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque.
2012 Nissan Titan 5.6L V8 Engine Towing Capacity: 9,500 pounds
2012 Nissan Titan Drivetrain Options
The 2012 Nissan Titan drivetrain options are 4×2 and 4×4.
2012 Nissan Titan 4×2 Tow Capacity: 9,500 pounds
2012 Nissan Titan 4×4 Tow Capacity: 9,400 pounds
2012 Nissan Titan Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2012 Nissan Titan is 2,063 pounds.
Note that the max payload capacity of your 2012 Titan will vary based on factors like the engine type, drivetrain and whether or not a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler is installed.
You can always contact your local dealership for extra details if you’re unsure of your vehicle’s payload capability.
2012 Nissan Titan Tow Package
The 2012 Titan does not come with a tow package installed, but it is available as an add-on for specific trim levels.
The Nissan Titan towing package includes a hitch receiver, 4-pin and 7-pin wiring harness, and a trailer brake controller.
We recommend selecting the tow package so that your Titan is ready for towing and is properly equipped from the get-go.
2012 Nissan Titan Tow Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2012 Nissan Titan has a maximum tow capacity of 9,500 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty trailer towing. This number is similar to its main competitors, the 2012 Ford F-150 and the 2012 Nissan Titan.
Here are some similar vehicles to the Nissan Titan and their towing capacities below:
2012 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity: 11,300 pounds
2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity: 10,700 pounds
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity: 10,700 pounds
2012 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity: 10,450 pounds
2012 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity: 10,400 pounds
2012 Nissan Trucks Towing Capacity Chart
|2012 Nissan Titan||9,500 pounds|
|2012 Nissan Frontier||6,500 pounds|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2012 Nissan Titan Owner’s Manual on Mopar’s site and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.
Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with a 2012 Nissan Titan.