- Diesel version of the redesigned Titan pickup
- Heavy-duty power, light-duty size
- Standard 311-hp, twin-turbo-diesel 5.0-liter V-8 Cummins engine
The all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD aggressively targets truck buyers who would normally pass over Japanese trucks for a Ford F-150 or a Chevy Silverado 1500. It offers the towing or hauling capability of a heavy-duty truck with the size and drivability of a light-duty truck. The new half-ton truck is the culmination of a partnership between Nissan and Cummins – a major American manufacturer known for its robust engines.
The Titan XD is available in five different trim levels: S, SV, PRO-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve.
The Titan XD certainly looks like a heavy-duty truck. It features a broad, blockish front-end with a massive chrome grill . It has an overall length of approximately 243 inches with a near 78-inch bed. For higher trim levels, the Titan XD’s body color is split up with a gray-tone underbody and fender flares, which gives the truck a very rugged appearance. Various packages are also available for convenience, utility, towing, and comfort, which may include additional lighting, towing equipment, step-rails, sliding bed extender, power mirrors, all-season floor mats, and larger 18-inch or 20-inch wheels. All trim levels come with a center high mount stop light and 4-fixed tie-down hooks.
All trim levels for the Titan XD are powered by the same 311-hp, twin-turbo-diesel 5.0-liter V-8 Cummins engine coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The truck can come with a rear-wheel drive or a part-time 4-wheel drive configuration.
Each trim level for the Titan has a distinguished interior, which can come in a variety of colors and finishes. Front seat configurations include bench-style (for 6-passengers total) or bucket-style. With a USB cable, smartphones can be connected to the dash mounted NissanConnect system for navigation and music. Other standard features include a 5-inch color display, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, streaming audio, air conditioning, dual zone automatic temperature control, cruise control, power windows/locks, and rear reading lamps. A 7-inch touch screen, satellite radio, Rockford Fosgate audio system, navigation, and DVD system are available as well.
The Titan XD’s structure features zone body with front and rear crumple zones, body side reinforcements, hood buckling creases, knee bolsters, and a shift interlock system. The truck also has standard front air bags, passenger restraint systems,anti-lock brakes, vehicle dynamic control, traction control, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Rain-sensing automatic wipers, a blind spot warning system, and rear cross traffic alert are also available.