Should I Get a Truck Cap or Tonneau Cover for My Nissan Pickup?

By Product Expert | Posted in AccessoriesNissan FrontierNissan Titan XD on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Nissan Truck Caps vs Tonneau Covers

When you buy a Nissan pickup truck, you want it to do everything that you need it to. With the help of a variety of accessories, your Nissan truck can do even more. One of the most popular accessories that truck drivers choose is a box cover. Many drivers consider this accessory a necessity. Truck covers keep cargo dry and safe from theft. There are two types of box covers: truck caps and tonneau covers. We love both of these covers, but one might work better for you over the other. Let us help you decide with our list of pros and cons of Nissan truck caps vs tonneau covers.

Nissan Truck Caps

These hard-bodied covers are also called truck shells. They are usually outfitted with windows and are flush with the roof of your 2016 Nissan Frontier.


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  • Can give your Nissan truck additional SUV styling (we always love 2-in-1 style opportunities!)
  • Can cover more cargo than a tonneau cover
  • You have a dry place to sleep if needed



  • You may experience limited cargo space
  • May be difficult to remove and put back on your Nissan truck
  • When off your Nissan truck, it can take up a lot of space in your garage

Nissan Tonneau Covers

Tonneau covers lie flat on top of the box of your 2016 Nissan Titan XD. They can be made from soft or hard (one or more pieces) materials.



  • Honors the classic truck styling of your Nissan pickup
  • Hard-material styles last a long time
  • Soft-material styles can quickly be rolled back to accommodate large pieces of cargo (perfect for when you find a great bargain that wasn’t planned!)



  • Soft-material styles may experience wear and tear more quickly
  • You may experience limited cargo space
  • Hard-material styles that are one piece and lift up may not be able to accommodate large pieces or cargo, or may hinder visibility when they are in an upright position

Check Out the Nissan Truck Models at Charlie Clark Nissan!

In our opinion, there is no wrong choice when you decide on a Nissan truck cover. But first, you need the truck! Stop by Charlie Clark Nissan in Harlingen, Texas and test drive the Nissan Frontier and Nissan Titan XD today!

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