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One of the more important reveals for Nissan is coming up very soon at the Detroit Auto Show next week, where they’ll be revealing an all-new, completely redesigned Titan full-size pickup truck.
To remind us, Nissan put together a series of videos called, “Truckumentary,” allowing the brand to reflect on its past making pickup trucks, which is something they are no stranger to.
The new 2016 Nissan Titan is building anticipation as Nissan signed a deal with Cummins recently to receive a 5.0L turbodiesel V8 from the renowned diesel engine maker, something that’s highly regarded as the best of the best by pickup truck and diesel lovers alike.

That engine is supposed to be good for 300bhp and over 550 lb-ft of torque, making it a great companion for anyone seeking to haul and tow things, or tear up some trails and rubber.
Check out the video and the release below.
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Nissan Titan “Truckumentary” chapter 2: The Quarterback
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Nissan is featuring Rich Miller, Director of Product Planning and TITAN Chief Product Specialist, in the second installment in the multi-chapter TITAN “Truckumentary.”
This chapter, titled “The Quarterback,” explores Rich’s 20-plus year history working for Nissan and details his rural roots and upbringing in which pickup trucks featured prominently. Rich explains his personal philosophy of pickup truck development and highlights the local expertise that has contributed to a majority of the next-generation TITAN’s development.
As a member of the original Titan program, Rich highlights a number of breakthrough features that debuted on the original vehicle while also noting that this next-generation truck is a chance for the team to do things all over again, and improve on the vehicle’s history of innovation.
The video and accompanying photos can be accessed via Nissan’s online newsroom at NissanNews.com/Titan. The video can also be viewed on Nissan’s YouTube channel.
The new TITAN, which will be unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 12th, was designed in California, engineered in Michigan, tested in Arizona and will be assembled in Mississippi and powered by engines from Indiana and Tennessee.
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2016 Nissan Titan XD: Ready to Shake Up the Light-Duty Truck World

Cummins diesel power, extrastrength capability.


Nissan’s first Titan light-duty pickup was a solid truck when it debuted in 2003, with an annual sales peak of about 87,000 units and a respectable second-place finish in a five-truck comparison test in 2007. But it was left to languish relatively unchanged, and today it’s a dinosaur compared with the ever-evolving stalwarts of the segment, such as the new aluminum-bodied Ford F-150. That vast disparity shrinks considerably at this year’s Detroit auto show, though, with Nissan unveiling the first of its all-new 2016 Titan light-duty pickups.
Better Late Than Never

The second-gen Titan’s gestation has been lengthy. It was originally supposed to debut a few years ago as a rebadged Ram 1500 in a failed tie-up with pre-Fiat Chrysler, but the cancellation of that program sent Nissan back to the drawing board. It eventually engineered the new truck both in house and in the U.S., with the big draw being a deal with Cummins to utilize its new 5.0-liter V-8 turbo-diesel—an all-new configuration for the light-duty segment that Nissan will exploit in pitching its truck against the big sellers from the Detroit Three.



To that end, the 2016 Titan at first will be available only in extrastrength XD guise when it goes on sale later this year, with the Cummins V-8 diesel being the sole engine offering. Nissan will roll out additional gasoline V-8 and V-6 options soon after the XD’s late-summer launch, as well as a conventional, lighter-duty version, but details on those haven’t been released yet. The diesel will be paired with an Aisin six-speed automatic transmission and will be exclusive to the XD model, which features a stronger, fully boxed frame and sturdier underpinnings than the lesser Titan. The XD will debut as a four-door crew cab with a 151.6-inch wheelbase, a 6.5-foot cargo bed, and either two- or four-wheel drive. All new Titans share some front-end componentry with Nissan’s NV-series of full-size vans.
With the XD, Nissan is targeting those in pickup limbo, which is to say those buyers for whom a monstrous heavy-duty rig is too much truck but a standard light-duty pickup is not quite enough. Nissan believes that up to 150,000 buyers per year find themselves in that position. Indeed, with a payload rating in excess of 2000 and max towing of 12,000 pounds, as well as a gross-vehicle-weight rating greater than 8500 pounds—which technically makes it a heavy-duty trucki—the Titan XD fits the bill as a tweener. Call it a light-duty-plus pickup.
The Guts

Despite its unusual positioning, the 2016 Titan XD otherwise is relatively conventional, with an all-steel body, a coil-sprung independent front suspension, and a solid rear axle supported by leaf springs. Wheel sizes range from 17 to 20 inches, the four-wheel disc brakes measure at least 14 inches across, and an optional electronic-locking rear differential will be available for off-road excursions. Surprisingly, however, there’s no automatic four-wheel-drive setting for the transfer case, a handy feature that many light-duty trucks have had for years.



The Titan XD is as large as other pickups, measuring up to 78.7 inches tall, 80.6 inches wide, and 242.9 inches long. Eventually, there will be three bed lengths to go with the standard, extended, and crew cabs. Given the truck’s steel construction and heavy, diesel engine, curb weights should be about three tons for a crew-cab four-by-four.
While the Cummins diesel’s 310 horsepower at 3200 rpm is weak compared with a modern gas V-8’s output, its 555 lb-ft of torque at 1600 revs positively shames every other light-duty truck engine on the market. Along with the requisite direct fuel injection and urea-injection exhaust after-treatment, the diesel also features a compacted-graphite-iron block, aluminum heads, dual overhead camshafts, and Cummins’s new M2 two-stage turbocharger system for combating turbo lag. EPA ratings have yet to be determined, but expect relatively frugal fuel economy similar to the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s (22 to 23 mpg combined), as well as stout straight-line performance.

Clever Stuff

Along with the fancy engine, the Titan XD features a range of workingman’s tech, including an integrated trailer-brake controller, a tow/haul mode and downhill-speed control for the transmission, trailer-sway control, a rearview monitor with trailer guides and integrated trailer-light monitoring, and an available fifth-wheel hitch in the bed. There are also full-length step bars that extend beneath the bed sides, as well as LED taillights and running lights, optional LED headlights, and proximity-key access.
Nissan paid considerable attention to the XD’s cargo bed, which now features LED lighting throughout, including for the dampened tailgate. Although it lacks the latest GM trucks’ helpful bumper steps, the bed does feature a 120-volt power outlet, Nissan’s channeled Utili-track tie-down system in the floor, and lockable storage boxes. Unlike Ram’s RamBoxes, which cost extra and are built into the truck’s bed sides and permanently reduce the bed’s interior width, the new Titan’s compartments are integrated into the interior of the bed but can be removed when not in use.



Nissan’s Around View Monitor has been fitted into the Titan’s telescoping exterior mirrors and surely will help with tight maneuvering. Of course, numerous other driver aids and safety nannies will also be available, including front and rear sonar alerts, blind-spot and rear-cross-traffic monitoring, and hill-start assist.
The Tinsel

While the first Titan strutted onto the scene wearing an original and somewhat polarizing design, the new truck takes a more cautious approach with an amalgam of lines borrowed from other pickups. The styling is still handsome and recognizably Nissan, and the arched A-pillar actually is reminiscent of the previous truck’s. The Titan XD also debuts a new “T” emblem inspired by the helmets of Roman gladiators. But you can still see a little Chevy Silverado in its headlights, the Ford F-150 in the grille and front doors, and the Ram 1500 in the bed sides. We definitely could do without the huge, wartlike vents on the front fenders.
Inside, the new Titan’s cabin is simple and blocky with a familiar Nissan layout. Interior cargo space is up by about 30 percent front and rear versus the previous Titan’s. Although it lacks a true flat floor with the rear seats folded up, overall room in the XD crew cab is cavernous. And the rear 60/40 bench is highly configurable, with both underseat storage and a foldout elevated load floor. Five trim levels will eventually be offered, including SL, the off-road PRO-4X, and the new range-topping Platinum Reserve with two-tone leather and extra glitter.



We can’t comment yet on the XD’s ride quality or interior noise levels, but Nissan admits it’s not ready to play with the latest high-end luxo-trucks from Ford, GM, and Ram. Still, the XD’s materials and detailing are decent, the ergonomics are smart, and well-placed shiny bits brighten the Titan’s overall vibe. Moving the shifter from the console to the column frees up real estate for plenty of cubbies and cup holders, and Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats felt adequately supportive during our sneak peek. Considering our previous Titan experience, two of the best new features are a standard power tilting-and-telescoping steering column and an improved overall seating position. Other highlights include a five-inch LCD screen in the cluster, a Rockford Fosgate audio system, Nissan Connect with navigation and a seven-inch central monitor, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start with temperature control, and a supplemental cabin heater for diesel models.
More To Come

While it’s too soon for pricing details, the Titan XD’s high-powered diesel engine and added content will surely push its MSRP well north of the old truck’s $30K starting point, with well-equipped crew-cab four-by-fours likely to be in the $50,000 neighborhood. That may prove to be a sales headwind—and that’s before confronting the issue of diesel-fuel prices in the U.S., which currently are significantly higher than gasoline’s. Wait for the gas-burning, non-XD Titan if you want a more affordable version. Although the XD’s unique positioning—and powerplant—will make direct comparisons difficult, it may be just the right amount of truck for certain haulers.
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It looks like an F150 with QX80 fenders and a Dodge/Ford/Toyota hyrbid rear. Interior looks nice though.
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This Is Why the All-New 2016 Nissan Titan Looks the Way It Does




The big talk surrounding the all-new 2016 Nissan Titan pickup has focused on the Cummins diesel powerplant in the Titan XD, a 5.0-liter V-8 kicking out 310 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque. But what about the design? We wondered how a brand approaches redesigning a truck that barely changed in a decade, so we spoke to Diane Allen, a 30-year Nissan vet and Nissan America’s chief designer, to get the details.
Where did you start with this new design?
Diane Allen: What we wanted to do was, we wanted a whole new look that’s fully capable, full size, no doubt about it. We needed to give it more of a power feel. We needed to take it up a notch, a couple notches. When we got the specs for this engine and realized what it meant to the shape of the front, we had to get a fresh start. The nose of this XD is 175 millimeters longer, 85 millimeters higher than today’s Titan.
Did you want to make it look like a diesel truck?
DA: We wanted to make it look like a true work truck. We’ve always been a play truck, but with this design we wanted to honor the new power and capability.

Some folks see a resemblance to the Ford F-150 in the new Titan.
DA: I think they’re looking at the dipped belt. To be honest, the sheetmetal beltline and bed are up substantially. To package the footprint of the mirror on the glass and have proper engineered scale, we had to keep the bottom of the mirror position. That’s why the glass dips down to maintain visibility to the mirror. There’s no copying, that was a pure engineer-driven thing.
We have a big robust body-side bone; we have real fenders that come up and dive down. This was designed and pretty much done before the Ford was revealed. You have to get to that point so they can make tooling, enlist suppliers, so our design was well done before we saw the Ford reveal. But if you stand side-by-side between the two, there’s no way you’ll think they look similar.
Ours is a more anatomical feel. Ford’s is more flat. And there’s a very interesting chamfered nose on ours, so the cross-car read is very interesting to look at. It’s got this nice power bend, and with the grille standing up next to it, it has a hardware feel to it. When you see this vehicle driving, because of these great cross-car reads and the stance of the vehicle, it’ll look like it’s moving even when it’s parked.

Your design portfolio includes the 350Z and the 370Z, among others. Is there a common design language that connects the Titan to those other Nissan vehicles?
DA: As a designer you’re a method actor. You have to get into the world of that segment. Z was more fashion-driven, where a truck person, you’re a workhorse but you want a beautiful horse. There’s a different design language. I don’t think you take Z stuff and put it here.
What’s your inspiration for this design?
DA: We’re a small design team, so the interior and exterior design teams got together to brainstorm, “What is Titan?” All of a sudden you started seeing things on the sketch wall: Gladiators, scenes from 300, warriors. We started to think, “We are titans.” That stylized “T” logo is designed after a warrior’s mask. We’re not cowboys, we’re warriors, and this whole front end is inspired by a warrior mask. There’s a huge muscle going down the body side, and biceps and leg muscles over the wheels. That’s the fighter in the Titan. The domestics do a more architectural design style. We’re more anatomical.

How does that exterior design language carry over to the interior?
DA: The idea of the form is very solid, you have this pad running across the instrument panel. There’s a form language that has the strength, that power read. The chrome bezel vents on the perimeter by the doors, you own that space. It’s got a confident stretch to it. Look at the shape of the seats, it repeats that “mask” look. The seats are framed by the console and the door, and it owns the space.
It’s a power read, just like the power reads on the outside, the intent was to get that power read on the inside. And that motif of the mask you’ll see throughout.
Any Easter eggs in this design?
DA: You can see the embossed “Titan” script on the grille, but on the cap and the gate you see a debossed “Titan” script. On the bulb shield [of the standard, non-HID headlights] you also see that script, as well. On the running board near the B-pillar it says “Titan.” On the crew cab, in the back cup holders, it says “Titan”—”Titan” is everywhere.
We noticed that each truck on the stand has a different wheel design. Can you tell me about that?
DA: We have five grades: Work, SV, SL, PRO-4X, and Platinum Reserve. Every one has its own separate wheels. The wheels on the SL, we call the Wrench. It has this big, tool-like form language, looks like a big wrench, while the PRO-4X looks like a ninja star. The Platinum Reserve is my favorite, I call that wheel “the Death Star.” These aren’t official names, but they’re nicknames that the teams developed along the way.
What’s your favorite part of this design?
DA: I think the stance, along with the character lines over the wheels, is a favorite part of the design for me. It’s a real powerful read. And then I love to see the front clip. The personality changes between the different grades. The PRO-4X looks like a power tool, while the Platinum Reserve has all that dark chrome. And the SL has the most jewelry with the bright chrome.
Who did you design this truck for?
DA: Because of this unusual engine and powertrain, it’s not a [half-ton] class, it’s not a [three-quarter-ton] class. That extra towing and payload capacity is a unique position. That guy who wants that bigger boat can get this and be confident driving it. It’s gonna appeal to guys who tow, haul things, who need that extra capacity, but don’t want to step up to a [three-quarter ton].
The design has a modernity to it, that puts it in a different class. It’s for guys who don’t want to be a cowboy, don’t want to be a ranch hand. It’s a more techy, more modern design language.

Is it tough to break out of that traditional cowboy truck image?
DA: We’re Nissan, we can’t be cowboy. We’re the warrior, the future-warrior. We have to push it so it doesn’t look nostalgic. Nostalgia design looks like copycatting older trucks. We had to find our own design language, our own front stare. It can be a full-size truck without being over-the-top stylish.
How much did the design change from concept to production?
DA: To be honest, this body side, with the character lines, is right in the original sketch. The only thing we ended up tweaking was how long were they, how deep they go down, the position of that “bone” on the body side. I could show you the sketch, and that’s it on the stand. We had to move fast: In order for us to make [the deadline], our design phase was crunched. We went from sketch to full-size clay in two months. And that’s a lot of clay to move.
You’ve designed everything from sports cars to this new pickup truck. Do you have a favorite type of vehicle to work on?
DA: I don’t have a favorite. I’ve grown to really love trucks, though. To do modern and truck at the same time, it’s a real craft. We usually don’t complete the design of every detail right to the end—the final details get handed off and we start another project. But we finished every single detail on this truck. I designed every part on here, I remember moving clay, adjusting stuff. And because, as a small design team, we got to negotiate the engineering, make sure the design was honored all the way to the final, it has a real integrity to the concept.
One thing I want to point out: the Cummins badge on the fenders. Originally, we designed that to be open, an actual grille for airflow. But in testing, the Cummins engineers discovered that was actually hurting performance. Aerodynamically, it was impeding the engine’s cooling performance. So we turned it into a Cummins badge with a grille texture behind it. We would have loved for that to be an opening, but we couldn’t have it hurt the engine’s performance.
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Nissan has released an animated video to demonstrate the two-stage turbocharger that can be found inside the new Titan XD's Cummins engine.

The system uses a sequential arrangement, with a smaller turbocharger optimized for low airflow and a larger compressor geared for higher exhaust flow.


With a lower inertia, the smaller unit can spool up faster and significantly reduce perceived lag time. The larger compressor, meanwhile, helps maximize power in the higher rpm range.

The M² system from Cummins Turbo Technologies serves as the airflow control between both turbochargers. A patented rotary valve directs exhaust gasses to the compressors or bypass ports.

"We are excited to have Cummins as a partner to launch the new TITAN XD," said Nissan Titan chief product specialist Rich Miller. "The Indiana-made Cummins 5.0L V8 is a perfect fit for our truck that was designed in California, engineered in Detroit, and will be assembled in Mississippi."

The new Titan will arrive first in its XD trim, featuring the Cummins diesel engine, ahead of the gasoline-powered variants.
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Nissan Titan to be offered with a petrol engine in 2016

2016 Nissan Titan XD

Nissan has finally announced the 2016 Titan will be offered with a petrol engine.
Set to go on sale next spring, the petrol-powered variant will arrive several months after the diesel-powered Titan XD is launched.
There's no word on specifications but Nissan hinted Titan will be offered with a total of three different powertrains. This likely means we can expect two petrol engines as well as the previously announced 5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel V8 that develops 310 bhp and 555 lb-ft of torue.
Details will be released closer to launch, so expect to learn more in the coming months.
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2016 Nissan Titan XD First Drive


Putting Nissan's Diesel-Powered In-Between Truck To The Test




If you were to find yourself in the market for a fullsize pickup truck today, you would be presented with a bevy of intriguing options, each designed to fulfill a specific usage scenario. You could choose a half-ton model, like the segment-leading Ford F-150, and be rewarded with a relatively comfortable ride and decent fuel economy. Or you could opt for a heavy-duty, three-quarter-ton truck, perhaps a Ram 2500, and enjoy the ability to tow towering trailers and haul herculean loads, albeit at the expense of fuel efficiency and any sort of daily-driving comfort. And, of course, there are one-ton behemoths that could practically uproot a sequoiadendron giganteum but ride and handle like they are hewn from those very same timbers.

But what if your perfect pickup fell somewhere in between these established classes? What if what you really want is a truck that offers more capability than a typical half-ton without the hard-riding, fuel-guzzling drawbacks of the heavy-duty class? It's exactly that slice of the market that Nissan has targeted with its new Titan XD.

Perhaps the single biggest piece of news destined to catch the trucking establishment's attention is the availability of a 5.0-liter diesel V8 engine from Cummins. Just the fact that such a well-respected brand donated Nissan a turbocharged diesel heart is news; the fact that it beats out 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque sounds like a perfect pot of porridge. To put those figures in perspective, consider that the top-performing 5.9-liter inline-six diesel from Cummins produced 305 hp and 555 lb-ft in the engine bay of the Ram HD trucks in 2003. The fact that a so-called heavy half-ton is putting down that kind of power a little over a decade later is impressive. Put another way, the engine provided by Cummins isn't a weak point in this Titan's armor. Later, a gasoline-burning V8 will show up, but its specs haven't yet been announced.


The XD's frame is based on the design used in Nissan's heavy-duty commercial van platform, and it's 20 inches longer in the XD than in the standard Titan.
Starting this year, there are two distinct Titan model lines. The standard Titan is a classic half-ton entry. The XD brings with it things like a heavy-duty, fully boxed frame, a meaty rear axle, some of the biggest brakes ever fitted to a consumer-grade pickup, and hydraulic recirculating-ball steering gear. The XD's frame is based on the design used in Nissan's heavy-duty commercial van platform, and it's 20 inches longer in the XD than in the standard Titan.

With an engine that looks great on paper nestled in a burly steel ladder frame, it would seem Nissan should be poised to promote some massive towing and hauling figures. Sadly, we're a bit disappointed on that front, and we have a feeling a number of potential buyers will share our frustration. At its best, the 2016 Titan can tow 12,314 pounds and handle 2,091 pounds of payload. Yes, that means the Titan XD can tow more than any of its half-ton peers, but just barely. The Ford F-150, when properly equipped, has a maximum tow rating of 12,200 pounds, which is within spitting distance of the Titan XD. That same Ford has a maximum payload rating of 3,270 pounds, which is far and away higher than the Titan XD's max rating. Chevy's latest Silverado 1500 and its GMC Sierra twin can tow 12,000 pounds and boast payload ratings of 2,060, again bumping up very close to that of the Titan XD.

The great equalizer in the towing and payload ratings game is curb weight. In its lightest configuration, which not coincidentally is the one that its max tow and payload ratings are derived from, the Titan XD weighs 6,709 pounds, and its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating comes in at 8,800 pounds. Subtract the former from the latter and you've got max payload. Put simply, the Titan XD is a truck of titanic weight. The F-150 we're comparing it to rolls in with a base curb weight of 4,489 pounds, thanks in no small part to its aluminum bodywork.

At its best, the 2016 Titan can tow 12,314 pounds and handle 2,091 pounds of payload.
These numbers are for the base, two-wheel-drive Titan S. But here's the bad news: each step up the ladder – from S to SV, SL, and finally Platinum Reserve – brings with it a commensurate step down in towing and payload headroom. Adding four-wheel drive to the base Titan XD lowers the max tow rating to 12,038 pounds and has a similar effect on payload. In its most luxurious, leather-lined form, the Titan XD Platinum Reserve 4x4 can tow 10,608 pounds and has a payload rating of 1,470 pounds. In an effort to make a comparison to the highest-rated half-ton we could find, a 2016 Ford F-150 King Ranch Super Crew with a 6.5-foot bed, four-wheel drive, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, and six-speed automatic transmission is rated to tow 11,700 pounds and has a payload rating of 2,060 pounds, both better than the Titan XD Platinum Reserve.

Maximum ratings may be a bit of a letdown to those buyers looking to the Nissan Titan XD as a way to out-power the best half-ton options. But there's a lot more to the towing and hauling game than maximum figures. When towing big loads, diesel engines are preferred over gas powerplants for several reasons, not the least of which are the comfort of lower rpm operation and the promise of extended service intervals and long-term durability.

We can't project how reliable or durable the 2016 Titan XD will be, other than to say we very much respect the Cummins brand and that we personally witnessed some awfully harsh testing procedures at Nissan's secret test lab just south of Phoenix, Arizona. But we can say for sure that the Titan XD can pull a 9,000-pound trailer up a six-percent grade with confidence, because we hooked exactly that much weight to the hitch of the XD to test it for ourselves. We can also say that the Titan XD, in Pro-4X trim, has the equipment it needs to climb steep off-road grades while dodging cacti and boulders, because again, we put it to the test. See for yourself in the video below.


Nowhere in normal driving scenarios did the Titan XD fall flat or feel short on power.
A full foot-to-the-floor run reveals some laziness from the powertrain until 20 miles per hour or so, at which point the turbos are spinning freely and the rush of acceleration turns brisk. Power-braking a bit from a dead stop gets the truck into the meat of its powerband more quickly. More importantly than fast green-light starts is the fact that nowhere in normal driving scenarios did the Titan XD fall flat or feel short on power. Those who plan to tow extensively will be happy to see integrated trailer brake and sway controllers, a factory-installed gooseneck trailer hitch, and a tow/haul mode for the transmission that puts a computer in control of gearshifts with an eye toward maintaining set speeds when going up or down steep grades with a heavy load attached.

Fuel efficiency is another key area where diesel engines typically shine when compared to their gas-burning counterparts. Thing is, with a GVWR over 8,500 pounds, the Titan XD is exempt from EPA testing – like most heavy-duty trucks. We monitored the in-dash fuel mileage readout during our test and saw ratings fall as low as 11 miles per gallon in slow off-road scenarios and rise as high as 21 mpg on longer highway stretches. Overall, our mileage from a day's worth of testing came out to around 17 mpg. We'd expect to get at least that in a normal commute, and probably better on long freeway slogs. There isn't an easy way to compare that performance to current trucks, since nobody else is offering anything quite like the Cummins V8. Ram's 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 gets EPA ratings of 20 mpg in the city, 28 on the highway, and 23 combined; Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost gets 16 city, 22 highway, and 18 combined. That said, Nissan claims a 20-percent advantage in efficiency while towing than comparable gas engines.


All the tell-tales of current pickup trends are accounted for, including a massive, upright fascia, tall bodysides, and more blinged-out badges than a four-star general.
Substance is extremely important in the heavy-duty truck market, but so is style. While certainly subjective, we like the looks of the 2016 Titan XD. All the tell-tales of current pickup trends are accounted for, including a massive, upright fascia, tall bodysides, and more blinged-out badges than a four-star general. Thoughtful exterior touches include a built-in step that folds down from the rear bumper, a slick set of available storage boxes integrated into the LED-lit bedsides, Nissan's Utili-Track bed channel system, and full-length side steps to help ingress and egress into the cavernous interior.

Once inside, the driver is presented with clear, easy-to-read analog gauges to go along with a seven-inch touchscreen display in the center stack. NissanConnect brings available navigation and mobile apps, but perhaps more importantly, that center screen showcases Nissan's 360-degree Around View Monitor display and a new backup camera system with handy guides to make hooking up a trailer as easy as possible. There's also a novel Trailer Light Check system that allows one person alone to verify that the running lights, brake lights, and turn signals are working. We also appreciated the novel folding rear-seat storage system that can convert into a flat load floor for large boxes.

All of those clever bits help make the 2016 Titan XD easier to live with as a daily driver. Furthering that trend, its ride is more comfortable than the typical three-quarter-ton trucks it's positioned to replace. When driven back-to-back-to-back with the an F-250 and a GMC Sierra HD on a rough dirt road, we could definitely feel a difference between the XD and its big-rig peers. Our heads bobbled quite a bit less in the Nissan than the Ford and GM HD trucks, and the ride felt much more controlled, even without any weight in the bed.


We wouldn't be surprised if a decent chunk of early adopters buy into XD ownership, and we can see some long-haulers flocking to the Cummins badge.
Pricing isn't confirmed, and all we know at this point is that the XD will start around $40,000 for a base, two-wheel-drive S model. A mid-grade Pro-4X 4X4 will land around $50,000 and a top-level XD Platinum Reserve will go for around $60,000. All those ballparks are with the Cummins 5.0 diesel and a four-door, Crew Cab configuration. If Nissan hits those targets, the Titan XD will be well-positioned in the marketplace, closely mirroring the F-150 with Ford's Max Trailer Tow package and the 3.5-liter Ecoboost. A 2016 Ford F-150 King Ranch comparably equipped to the XD Platinum Reserve runs right around that same $60,000 mark.

Truck buyers have proven extremely loyal. Nissan's new Titan clearly has some unique selling points, most notably that Cummins diesel V8. Just how many would-be HD truck buyers decide to cash in on the promise of that engine will be key to the Titan XD's success in the marketplace. We wouldn't be surprised if a decent chunk of early adopters buy into XD ownership, and we can see some long-haulers flocking to the Cummins badge. Even a single-digit percentage of the HD truck segment will be enough to make this experiment a success.
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2016 Nissan Titan XD: It's Good Enough To Make You Reconsider Your Brand Loyalty

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The 2016 Nissan Titan XD is supposed to be ballsier than your standard pickup truck, but softer than a true heavy duty three-quarter ton’er. So,is it the Goldilocks or the bastard stepchild? I put a little mud on its tires to find out.

(Full Disclosure: Nissan flew me out to Scottsdale for this test and paid for my food and booze.)


If the Toyota Tundra is the default “also-ran” of the American full-sized pickup truck market, then the Nissan Titan is rotting somewhere at the bottom of a musty cave with Old Gregg. Put into a metric that actually makes sense, Nissan sold 719 Titans in November 2015 in the same time it took segment-leader Ford to sell 65,192 F-Series pickups. Of course there are far more variants of F-Series than Titan, but come on. The Titan has been, for all intents and purposes, a non-starter in the big truck game.



Nissan reckons it’s finally time to pull themselves off the ropes and get back into the big pickup truck scene. And wisely, they’re doing the only thing that will give them a decent chance in a market defined by intense and irrational brand loyalists: by earnestly differentiating themselves from the competition.
What makes the 2016 Titan XD unique?

Nissan’s new Titan is really two new Titans; Titan and Titan XD. The XD is the one you keep hearing about because it’s a little more heavy-duty than an F-150, Silverado/Sierra 1500, Ram 1500 or Tundra-sized “half-ton” truck but not quite as robust as an F-250, Silverado 2500, any other truck with a number “2” or higher stamped on the side.
Nissan’s pitch to consumers, beyond “wow, new, different!”, is the ability to one-up your neighbor’s half-ton truck without bearing the harsh ride and tremendous cost of the next class up, the three-quarter ton truck.

It’s a solid concept. Instead of struggling to stretch the limits of how much pulling and payload a half-ton chassis can bear, Nissan gets to put big numbers on the capability scoreboard against half-ton trucks and beat the heavy-duties on price.
So Titan XD is technically a Class 2B truck, while a Ford F-150 is a Class 2A. I’d be happy to explain all that in greater detail right here.



As far as consumers are concerned “Class 2B” means the EPA won’t be validating the Titan XD’s fuel economy, and you’ll also be registering it as a commercial vehicle in any state that requires 2500-sized trucks to do so.


Speaking of engines, did somebody say Cummins?


The standard Titan XD engine will be Nissan’s gasoline-burning 5.6-liter V8. It’s similar to the heart of the Infiniti QX80 SUV, tuned to a little under 400 horsepower.
A Cummins 5.0-liter turbocharged V8 diesel engine is going to be optional. You know, the same way bacon is optional on your cheeseburger. It is the obvious and superior choice.
Cummins is one of the largest manufacturers of diesel engines on Earth with possibly the best reputation a company could hope for; reliability of an anchor, almost universally lauded by enthusiasts as The One To Get.
That’s because– did I mention the reliability? Cummins engines are also used in big rigs, which is cool. And they make your pickup truck sound and feel like a big rig, which is the ultimate goal for a lot of us anyway.
In a market where people back their favorite brands like home sports teams, you can see why Nissan would be so eager to strike up a partnership with these guys. It worked for Dodge two decades ago. Prevailing lore tells us people bought the predecessor of today’s Ram because it happened to be the truck built around a Cummins diesel. Now, why not Nissan?

There’s also the significant factor of resale value. Have you ever seen a rusted-out Clinton-era Dodge diesel on Craigslist and hit Reply, just so you could ask the seller where they got the drugs that made them think $15,000 was a fair asking price?

It ain’t crack. It’s Cummins, man. And it puts old Dodge trucks lucky enough to have one in the same stupid-expensive slot as Toyota Tacomas and Jeep Wranglers.
That matters to new car buyers who look at the big picture. If you can buy a Cummins truck for $50,000 and sell it for $40,000, some people will see that as better economics than a truck you buy for $30,000 and sell for $7,000 after the same amount of time. Also relevant; high residual values makes for favorable lease rates.
In the 2016 Titan XD, the Cummins 5.0 will be tuned for 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque. If you’re willing to destroy the truck’s emissions equipment (and complacent disposition) tuners will be able to ratchet that way, way up.
What about the regular, “non-XD” Titan?
The chassis “doesn’t share one bolt” with the XD, Chief Product Specialist Rich Miller told me.
We haven’t heard much at all about the revised “standard” Titan, except that it will be new, aesthetically identical to the XD from the windshield back, and have V6 and V8 (gasoline only) engine options. More on that truck later in 2016, apparently.
So how many new Nissan Titans are there?

Several! There will be 2WD and 4WD versions of the Titan V6 and V8, in regular cab, extended cab, and crew cab (full four-door) configurations with various bed lengths.
Titan XD will have 2WD and 4WD versions of the 5.6 V8 gas and 5.0 V8 diesel with the same optional body configurations. And that’s before we even start talking trim levels!
There will be an S base work truck, an SV with plasticy doors and better seats, a Pro-4X with skid plates and stiff shocks and of course a Platinum Reserve that’s pretty much an Infiniti with a cargo bed.
Let’s meet the truck already!


As I made my way to the driveway where the trucks were parked, I was suddenly gripped with panic.
I’d made a huge mistake. Gone to the wrong place. Made an ass of myself. These were just a bunch of old F-150s, not new Nissans.
Joking! Dear readers, you know I’m never lost or embarrassed. But there’s no point denying the front quarter, front, profile and two large columns defining the interior of the 2016 Nissan Titan are extremely F-150-esque.
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Two creases on the side profile and the slope of where the windshield hits the roof, what I call the truck’s forehead, are distinctly “Nissan.” Unfortunately so are giant fake fender vents and why does the fuel filler eat into the left-rear fender flare?
All that said, the truck’s well proportioned and with the exception of the fender grille-patches [shudders], I think the design’s clean enough to age well.
What’s it like inside?

Enormous center console, pockets everywhere, and praise the gear gods; a nice girthy column shifter.
The infotainment screen is on the small side, but controls are all pretty well placed and easy to hit. Gauges are simple and tidy. Materials are acceptable in the lower trims, decent on the Platinum Reserve. But the part that matters most; butt parking, is stupendous.

Seats are adjustable in every direction imaginable and a really nice happy-medium between squishy and taut. One of the best thrones to fart and steer from I’ve experienced in a long time, and you will feel like King Of The Road with that Cummins at your feet.
Time to drive!
For those expecting to explode off the line, diesel soot and tire smoke stinging the nostrils of your enemies; sit down. Deep breath. And re-calibrate your driving style.
I knew the Titan XD and I were going to get along famously as soon as we lumbered out of the Four Seasons valet line together. At maneuvering speed the truck feels like a sloth wearing an Iron Man suit: unstoppable, yet unmotivated. Perfect for picking up heavy cargo or picking your way through bumpy stuff.

If you want to make the truck scoot, you’ve got to breath some boost into the engine. Once you’re underway and the turbo gets to spinning, the Cummins Titan is a linebacker on a fast break.
To reel all that energy in, you’ve got 14 inch vented brake rotors, which are effective. But only the hand of god can panic-stop four tons of pickup truck. Driving something this size involves a higher degree of responsibly than a passenger car, and if you don’t take that seriously, even with the sweet suite of safety tech on a 2016 vehicle, you’re going to get yourself into trouble.


Noise and ride quality
Heavy duty trucks, especially diesels, are notorious for offensive noise and a rough ride. Since they use such heavy suspension components for carrying large payloads, these trucks don’t sit that well when they’re empty.
Not really the case with the Titan XD, which felt pretty plush compared to a three-quarter ton truck. Of course that comfort comes at the cost of capability, but that trade-off is really the entire thesis of this Nissan. It’s a new sweet spot for people who want a little bit of big-truck feel and close to heavy-duty capability.

Now don’t misread that to say “it’s as comfy as a car!”, because it isn’t. The Titan XD is still a heavy truck that must be treated with respect. And as smooth as they can make those rear leaf springs, you’re never going to get close to decent-sedan ride quality in a truck like this.
Noise would have been a particularly interesting challenge for this truck, because of all the consumer-grade diesel engines in trucks a Cummins is generally the loudest. Heck, the “Cummins clatter” is a signature.
Sitting at idle it’s faint but unmistakable. Cruising down the highway, you’re going to forget it’s there completely.
Toys, tools and tricks
Nissan did not go as deep as some other automakers do, with their massaging seats and radar cruise control. You can’t even get a sunroof for 2016. But Titan XD willoffer 360º cameras and a very cool bed storage solution.

Instead of the bed gunwale storage boxes you could get on a Chevy Avalanche or Ram, Titan XD has two compact coffins you can lock into the inside bed walls. They’re a little harder to access from the ground, but are still useful with a bed cap in place. Even better; they can be pulled out easily to maximize bed space for big items.
Also cool in the cargo bay; a power outlet and lots of LED lighting. Those little cubbies behind the rear wheels have been dispensed with though, replaced by the bigger boxes I just described.
Carrying cargo and towing

Titan XD is SAE J2807 certified to tow over 12,000 pounds behind it or carry over 2,000 pounds in the bed. That’s right around the absolute max of the most capable half-ton trucks on the market. That’s also a ton of weight. Say you’ve got a race car that weighs 3,000 pounds, throw that on a meaty 2,000 pound trailer and you’re not even halfway to what the truck can handle.
The truck comes with provisions for a gooseneck trailer; that means instead of connecting to a little ball off the back bumper it drops onto a hitch in the middle of the bed and directly to a major frame crossmember. That gives you more stability, better control, maximization of your chassis’ towing potential.
In a brief towing demonstration, I can tell you the Titan XD didn’t feel burdened with a 9,000 pound trailer. But we’re going to have to spend some more time working this truck to get an earnest assessment of its abilities at the limit.
Off-Road

If you think a heavy(ish) duty truck has no business going off-road, you’re... right. Mostly. Try to take something with a 151.6” wheelbase on craggy Jeep trails or the steep slickrock of Moab and you’re going to have a bad time.
But it’s got the power to pull itself up and through more than you might expect. The Pro-4X is no Raptor rival, but it got us through a heavily cratered cow path and soft sand without incident. We might have beaten it walking, but we got there.
Pro-4X has skid plates, stiffer Bilstein shocks, a locking rear differential and that yellow paint option you keep seeing in photos. Low range, which all 4x4 Titan XDs get, is about a 2.71 to 1 crawl ratio. Imagine hitting the throttle in high range is like turning on your faucet, low range would be breaking it off the sink with a sledgehammer.
Fuel economy
The reality is, I wasn’t able to drive the truck enough to make an MPG estimate that’s really worth talking about. But since everybody’s going to ask, I ended up at around 21 MPG after a 35-mile lightfooted ride, which dropped down to 14 MPG after a few hours of trolling around the desert at 10 MPH.

Value
Nissan has not announced official pricing yet, but I’ll make some educated guesses. The cheapest Titan XD small-cab 2WD trucks will likely start at about $40,000. A nicely equipped Pro-4X will be closer to $50,000 and the luxobarge Platinum Reserve will be over $60,000.
The Cummins engine option will add a few grand to any of those and I’ll bet the most expensive Titan XD will go over $70,000 easily.
What this truck is really worth will have a lot to do with resale, which as we discussed earlier is expected to be high.
Yes, new trucks really do cost that much. Especially when you’re in heavy duty territory. If you’re a diesel fan on a budget, you’ve might have looked at the Ram EcoDiesel. Maybe you were turned off because it’s an Italian-made engine. The Chevy Colorado Duramax is a solid option too, but they’re just not big enough for everybody.
Titan XD is angling to be cheaper than comparable American diesel trucks, and new-for-new, you’re getting a lot for your money at Nissan. But don’t forget you can also get an older diesel, even a Cummins, for less than a year’s worth of new-car payments on a $60,000 vehicle. And it’s probably still going to outlive you.
The tentative verdict
The Titan XD Cummins feels strong and well-built. It’s extremely comfortable, seems capable, and is a pleasure to drive.
If it ends up being priced aggressively compared to three-quarter ton trucks it’s going to be a very solid alternative for all but the most extreme heavy duty consumers.
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WTF is this shit?

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A huge bitch with a bed smaller than the colorado. Lol
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I hope that's all optional add-on shit, otherwise that is just pathetic
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Exterior looks dated. This shoulda been released a few years ago.
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still looks like shit compared to the f150/silverado/sierra
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If it sells, it will be because of the Cummin's and not the looks of the truck its self, because the truck looks terrible lol
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All that plastic crap in the bed has to be add ons..

Have to agree with most everyone else that it's fairly ugly and expensive.. There's no reason I'd consider this over a bunch of other options available today.
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The Nissan Titan XD Is The Cheapest Cummins Diesel Crew Cab 4WD At $43,290







Pricing has been announced for five trims of the 2016 Nissan Titan XD; basically every crew cab variant with the diesel engine ranging from just over $40,000 to a top trim at $60,520. The base model is officially the cheapest four-door, four-wheel drive Cummins you can buy new, but that might not matter.




The Nissan Titan XD S 4WD will ring up at $43,290 with its 5.0 Cummins V8, which just barely undercuts the Ram 2500 Tradesman 4WD running a 6.7 liter Cummins I6 that lists at $46,500. Of course the Ram’s also available with a manual, which is obviously awesome. And an optional 8’ bed.

The Ram 2500 Cummins has a maximum bed-carry payload capacity of 3,000 pounds in the bed or pull 18,000 on a trailer, more like 2,600 pounds of payload or 17,600 with 4WD. Meanwhile a base Titan XD is dialed to tow just over 12,000 in 4WD and a few more as a 2WD. The Nissan’s payload capacity has been listed at about 2,000 pounds. Huh.


All else being equal, it looks like the Ram 2500 Cummins has significantly better cargo capabilities for just a few thousand dollars more. Nissan will argue that their ride quality and daily usability is better. Until I can convince both companies to lend me some base-model trucks, you’re going to have to traipse to some dealerships and make that decision on your own.


The Nissan will likely be a lot nicer inside; a Ram Tradesman is school bus spartan. But pricing disparity doesn’t get that much bigger as you move up trims. The ultraplush Platinum Reserve Nissan is about $60,000, compared to the finest Ram Laramie Limited at $64,215. Ford and Chevy’s heavy duty offerings tend to be slightly more expensive.
Seems like the Titan XD is pretty competitively priced against comparable half-ton pickups though, which is where the meat of their market is. The Titan XD is aimed at folks who want a little extra oomph in their capacity numbers but want to stick around the prices they’re used to paying for a decent Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado.


Here’s the breakdown on Titan XD crew cab pricing. Specifications and options by trim are broken out completely on their website. How to does compare to the other trucks you’re looking at?
  • TITAN XD S Crew Cab 4x2
  • $40,290 USD
  • TITAN XD SV Crew Cab 4x2
  • $44,060 USD
  • TITAN XD SL Crew Cab 4x2
  • $52,030 USD
  • TITAN XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x2
  • $57,470 USD
  • TITAN XD S Crew Cab 4x4
  • $43,290 USD
  • TITAN XD SV Crew Cab 4x4
  • $47,010 USD
  • TITAN XD PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4
  • $50,970 USD
  • TITAN XD SL Crew Cab 4x4
  • $55,030 USD
  • TITAN XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4
  • $60,520 USD
“Following the launch of the 2016 Titan XD Crew Cab, the new Titan lineup will be offered in three cab configurations, two frame sizes, three powertrain offerings and five grade levels,” Nissan has stated in a press release. So stay tuned for that, and of course details on the non “XD” version of the new Titan.
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So it's a half ton truck with a junior diesel and it's not much cheaper than full sized rams... Lmao
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There's Finally A Single-Cab Nissan Titan And Yes, You Can Have Diesel




Somehow the wheels still look tiny. (Images: Nissan)
At this point you know the Nissan Titan and its heavier-duty brother the Titan XD are refreshed and repowered for 2016. But this is the first time we’ve seen them in any configuration besides a full four-door crew cab.
Behold; trucks, “as god intended” ...as somebody might say. This simple, three-passenger, American-made (yep!) cargo-first configuration– that there’s a trucker’s truck.
I actually really like the look in-profile; those kinks on the fender and just fore of the rear wheelwell add just enough intricacy to the side. Shame about that fender “vent,” but nobody’s perfect. Even the broad snout on this thing’s grown on me.



Single cabs, extended cabs and crew cabs will all be options on both Titan and Titan XD eventually. Order books are opening for the crew cab first, the single cab next (late fall this year) and the extended cab (which Nissan refers to as “King Cab”) some time after that according to Nissan’s press release.


“Titan (and XD) will ultimately be available in a total of three cabs, three bed lengths, three engines, 4x4 and 4x2 drive and S, SV, SL, PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve trim levels,” the company specifies.


Titan and Titan XD look pretty similar to a casual glance. But the XD actually sits on a different frame, and is basically built to tow and haul significantly more weight. The XD is also the version with Nissan’s new optional 5.0 V8 Cummins turbodiesel powerhouse engine, which puts down a healthy 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque with all its emissions equipment intact.



The 5.6 gasoline V8, which is a tweaked carryover from Nissan’s original Titan engine, is actually standard equipment on the XD and the premium option for the regular Titan. That engine’s rated to 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque.

The Cummins trucks will run an Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission, gassers get a 7-speed.
Nissan plans to offer a V6 for the regular Titan in the near future, but hasn’t released specifics on it yet. Don’t expect a turbocharged monster like Ford’s EcoBoost, the Nissan V6 will be the economy play.



Single cab Titan and Titan XD will be available in 4x4 or 2WD, and a basic “S” and slightly upmarket “SV” trims. Here’s the full breakdown of how the single cab truck measures up against the full four-door:




























































I assume Titan will follow the rest of the truck market in that we’ll see a lot more four-doors than two running around, but if these are priced right the long-bed short-cab Cummins-powered Nissan might be one of the best values in pickups.


And interestingly enough, this is actually the first time Nissan’s even had a single-cab Titan. Selling a huge batch of them to fleets sure would be a great way to jack their sales numbers up, I wonder how much that played into their motivation to build this little guy.
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I have yet to see one of these new Titans on the road.
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I have yet to see one of these new Titans on the road.


Haven't seen a single one in Wichita so far either.

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Unread 2016-11-14, 09:58 AM   #73
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The 2017 Nissan Titan single cab will start at $30,775



Nissan has finally released pricing for the plain and simple Titan single cab pickup. The base-level Titan S with the 390-horsepower V8 starts at $30,775, and the heavier-duty Titan XD S with the same engine begins at $32,285. That extra cost also nets a greater towing capacity of over 11,000 pounds. Opting for the 310-horsepower Cummins turbo-diesel V8 on the XD bumps up the price by a hefty $6,050 for a total of $38,335, but it also has 555 lb-ft of torque compared with the gas engine's 394, and towing capacity increases to over 12,000 lbs.

All versions of the Titan single cab come with an 8-foot bed, Bluetooth phone integration, a rear-view monitoring system, spray-in bedliner, and a tow hitch. If you want much more, you'll need to add some options, or move from the S trim to the SV trim. The latter adds a number of comfort and utility packages that include bed lighting, tie-down tracks, automatic headlights, running boards, and a seven-inch color screen among other things. Moving up to the SV trim will add $3,900 to both standard Titans and the Titan XD. Four-wheel-drive is also available on all models and trims, and will add another $3,030.

If you are looking for a Titan purely as a work vehicle, and have no need for extra passenger space, the single cab is by far the best deal. The cheapest crew cab Titan S starts at $35,975, over $5,000 more than the equivalent single cab. The single cab Titan also comes standard with a tow hitch and spray-in bedliner, which is an $800 option on the crew cab. The gap is a little closer when looking at the entry-level diesel Titan XD, but choosing the single cab will still save over $4,000.
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I bought a new Titan in 2006 and I try to like this one but I just can't. Goddamn it's fugly.
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The 2017 Nissan Titan single cab will start at $30,775



Nissan has finally released pricing for the plain and simple Titan single cab pickup. The base-level Titan S with the 390-horsepower V8 starts at $30,775, and the heavier-duty Titan XD S with the same engine begins at $32,285. That extra cost also nets a greater towing capacity of over 11,000 pounds. Opting for the 310-horsepower Cummins turbo-diesel V8 on the XD bumps up the price by a hefty $6,050 for a total of $38,335, but it also has 555 lb-ft of torque compared with the gas engine's 394, and towing capacity increases to over 12,000 lbs.

All versions of the Titan single cab come with an 8-foot bed, Bluetooth phone integration, a rear-view monitoring system, spray-in bedliner, and a tow hitch. If you want much more, you'll need to add some options, or move from the S trim to the SV trim. The latter adds a number of comfort and utility packages that include bed lighting, tie-down tracks, automatic headlights, running boards, and a seven-inch color screen among other things. Moving up to the SV trim will add $3,900 to both standard Titans and the Titan XD. Four-wheel-drive is also available on all models and trims, and will add another $3,030.

If you are looking for a Titan purely as a work vehicle, and have no need for extra passenger space, the single cab is by far the best deal. The cheapest crew cab Titan S starts at $35,975, over $5,000 more than the equivalent single cab. The single cab Titan also comes standard with a tow hitch and spray-in bedliner, which is an $800 option on the crew cab. The gap is a little closer when looking at the entry-level diesel Titan XD, but choosing the single cab will still save over $4,000.
Isn't 31k for a single cab long bed expensive? I haven't bought or priced a new truck but the most basic of models is over 30k now?
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