- Heavy-duty pickup truck
- New 5.6-liter V-8 comes standard
- Twin-turbo-diesel V-8 available
The 2017 Nissan Titan XD is a heavy-duty truck that competes with the Ford F-Series, GMC Sierra, and Chevrolet Silverado. This year, it remains largely unchanged.
The Titan XD is available in five different trim levels: S, SV, PRO-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve. It has two configurations: a single cab and a crew cab.
The Titan XD is the larger version of the all-new Titan. It features a broad, blockish front-end with a massive chrome grille. 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.
Under the hood, the Titan XD is powered by a new, standard 325-hp, 5.6-liter Endurance V-8 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 311-hp, twin-turbo-diesel 5.6-liter Cummins V-8 engine coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission is still available as well. The truck can come with a rear-wheel drive or a part-time 4-wheel drive configuration.
Each trim level for the Titan XD 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, and a 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.