2016 Nissan Titan XD

Pros: Redesigned model offers new comfort, convenience, safety, and utility features; Titan XD model could hit “just-right” market niche in between half-ton and heavy-duty pickup trucks

Cons: Significant price premium for Cummins diesel engine; overall model lineup remains limited compared to domestic-brand competitors

CG Says: Nissan redesigns its large pickup with a unique two-pronged strategy. The new 2016 Titan launches in a XD trim that essentially splits the difference between a traditional half-ton pickup and a heavy-duty three-quarter-ton model. XD is powered by either a 5.0-liter Cummins diesel with 555 lb-ft of torque or a gasoline 5.6-liter V8 rated at 390 horsepower. Lighter-duty half-ton versions of the Titan will launch as 2017 model-year trucks with a choice of V8 or V6 engines (the latter a first for Titan). Nissan claims the Titan XD model has a maximum towing capacity of more than 12,000 pounds, but will offer the fuel efficiency and affordability of a half-ton pickup.

The Facts
Class Large Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) Pickup Truck
Passenger Count 5 or 6
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Nissan
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices (only select models listed)
S crew cab: $35,290
SV 4×4 crew cab: $42,010
SV Diesel 4×4 crew cab: $47,010
PRO-4X 4×4 crew cab: $45,970
SL Diesel crew cab: $52,030
Platinum Reserve 4×4 crew cab: $55,520
Platinum Reserve Diesel 4×4 crew cab: $60,520

Standard Engine
5.6-liter V8
Horsepower
390
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
NA
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
NA

Optional Engine
turbodiesel 5.0-liter V8
Horsepower
310
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
NA
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
NA

2016 Nissan TITAN XD
2016 Nissan Titan XD