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2020 Nissan Titan XD vs. 2021 RAM 1500 Review

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2020 Nissan
Titan XD

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2021 RAM
1500

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MSRP*
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$44,580 to $61,690
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$32,795 to $70,325
Invoice* $42,799 to $57,902 $31,407 to $65,436
MPG - City N/A 10 - 23
MPG - Hwy N/A 14 - 33
Engine(s) V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 5 - 6 5 - 6
Basic Warranty 5 years/100,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested **** - *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the RAM 1500 than in the Nissan Titan XD. The Nissan Titan XD offers just a little more head- and legroom than the RAM 1500, making it a little roomier and more comfortable.

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). The Nissan Titan XD is somewhat more expensive than the RAM 1500. 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 Nissan Titan XD and the RAM 1500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Nissan Titan XD is a little narrower than the RAM 1500, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Nissan Titan XD, which is slightly longer than the RAM 1500.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Nissan Titan XD does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the RAM 1500.

Handling
The Nissan Titan XD has a significantly larger turning radius than the RAM 1500, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to tow, the Nissan Titan XD will do just as well as the RAM 1500, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Nissan Titan XD and the RAM 1500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Nissan Titan XD as you will the RAM 1500.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Nissan Titan XD over that of the RAM 1500.