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2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD vs. 2020 Nissan Titan XD Review

Picture of the 2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD

2021 GMC
Sierra 2500HD

MSRP*: $36,200 to $65,700
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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* $34,245 to $61,495 $42,799 to $57,902
MPG - City Info not available Info not available
MPG - Hwy Info not available Info not available
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 seats 5 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 69.5 - 83.6 ft3 Info not available
Engine V-8 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 445 hp 400 hp
Towing Capacity 14,500 - 18,500 lbs 10,990 lbs
Exterior Length 235.5 - 266.1 in 242.7 - 243.6 in
Exterior Width 81.8 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 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 40.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/100,000 miles

*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 2500HD than the Nissan Titan XD. The GMC Sierra 2500HD 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 2500HD 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 2500HD and the Nissan Titan XD have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The GMC Sierra 2500HD is a little wider than the Nissan Titan XD, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the GMC Sierra 2500HD, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Nissan Titan XD.

Handling
The GMC Sierra 2500HD has a larger turning radius than the Nissan Titan XD, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 2500HD is clearly the choice over the Nissan Titan XD for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Sierra 2500HD has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Titan XD.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the GMC Sierra 2500HD transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Titan XD.

Utility
The GMC Sierra 2500HD 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 2500HD is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Nissan Titan XD.