The full-size pickup truck gene pool consists of more than just the stalwarts from America, thanks to imports like the Toyota Tundra and the Nissan Titan.
Both are proven and worthy alternatives to the popular Ford, Dodge, or GM truck.
To handle my predicament, I saddled up in a 2016 Titan to see if it was capable of towing 4,300 pounds worth of vintage Mercedes along with 2,200 pounds of U-Haul trailer, plus many miles of rocky, muddy off-road trails.
At 242.7 inches long, 80.7 inches wide, and 78.8 inches tall, the Titan sits longer than a Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra HD by 3.5 inches with almost an inch advantage in height.
But unlike the rest of the seemingly over-designed pickups available today, the Titan s panels are clean, and the appearance refined.
It means the options list is fully checked, including front leather buckets that keep your backside cool or hot to your preference, satellite navigation and radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a pulsating Rockford Fosgate 12-speaker stereo, Nissan s smartphone connectivity suite, and pretty much everything you d expect to find in an Infiniti, not a pickup.