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2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2020 Nissan Titan XD Review

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2021 GMC
Sierra 1500

MSRP*: $30,100 to $59,600
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Picture of the 2020 Nissan Titan XD

2020 Nissan
Titan XD

MSRP*: $44,580 to $61,690
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Invoice* $28,926 to $56,084 $42,799 to $57,902
MPG - City 14 - 22 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 20 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 seats 5 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 62.9 - 89.1 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4, Inline-6, V-6, V-8 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 310 - 420 hp 400 hp
Towing Capacity 8,900 - 11,300 lbs 10,990 lbs
Exterior Length 229.6 - 241.2 in 242.7 - 243.6 in
Exterior Width 81.2 in 79.5 - 80.7 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 38.5 in
Head Room Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 40.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/100,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the GMC Sierra 1500 than the Nissan Titan XD. The GMC Sierra 1500 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Nissan Titan XD.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the GMC Sierra 1500 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Titan XD. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the GMC Sierra 1500 and the Nissan Titan XD have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The GMC Sierra 1500 is about the same width as the Nissan Titan XD. If you go with the GMC Sierra 1500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Titan XD.

Handling
The GMC Sierra 1500 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Nissan Titan XD, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to tow, the GMC Sierra 1500 will do just as well as the Nissan Titan XD, since they have about the same towing capacity. The GMC Sierra 1500 has a little less horsepower than the Nissan Titan XD.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the GMC Sierra 1500 doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the Nissan Titan XD.

Utility
The GMC Sierra 1500 offers a little more seating capacity than the Nissan Titan XD, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the GMC Sierra 1500 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Nissan Titan XD.