Nissan has introduced its all-new Titan XD as the every duty truck. It’s larger than a half ton truck but teeters on heavy duty capability without being classified as one. What’s unique about this workhorse, weekend warrior all-in-one, is that it serves as a stepping stone between these two structured segments, but this has left a number of fans wondering what happened to the standard Nissan Titan and if there would be one. The answer?
Yes. Yes the 2016 Nissan Titan XD is now available while a standard Nissan Titan truck is on the way, arriving to dealerships perhaps end of summer or early fall. For those of you wondering what the difference is between the two, you aren’t the only one and that’s why we plan to discuss the 2016 Nissan Titan XD vs 2017 Nissan Titan.
|2016 Nissan Titan XD||vs||2017 Nissan Titan|
|5.6L V8||Base Engine||3.5L V6|
|12,314 lbs||Max Towing||12,200 lbs|
|Gas or Diesel||Engine Type||Gas|
It’s a clash of the Nissan Titans! The 2016 Titan XD and 2017 Titan might share a very similar design style inside and out but the size of the XD far surpasses its smaller half-ton brother. The hefty 7,000-lb, 20-foot XD is approximately a foot longer than the standard Titan. In addition to being the larger truck of the two, the Titan XD is available with both a gas and diesel engine. Of the five trim levels that it lists, each one is available either with the Endurance 5.6L 32-valve V8 or the all-new Cummins 5.0L V8 turbo diesel. While the Cummins turbodiesel is strictly available to the XD and should not be coming to the standard Titan, there is a chance that a turbo may become available to the standard truck as soon as Nissan releases more information about its half-ton.
The 2016 Nissan Titan XD and the 2017 Nissan Titan will both be available in three cab styles: Single, King Cab, and Crew Cab. Despite the size difference between the two trucks, there is one rather interesting fact that will be appreciated by those debating between the two and that is the cabin size is the same. The standard Nissan Titan also does an impressive job of keeping up in towing capacity, but the Titan XD comes equipped ready to tow with a gooseneck trailer because it’s geared more towards heavy duty buyers.
As Nissan continues to release further information, we will be sure to keep you up-to-date on the status of the Nissan Titan truck siblings. Those of you who are currently interested in the 2016 Nissan Titan XD, we would like to welcome you here to Jack Ingram Nissan where we currently have a few in stock available for test drive!