2018 Nissan Titan XD Gets New Snowplow Package

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Though winter doesn't officially begin until Dec. 21, Nissan is planning ahead by offering a new package for its heaviest-duty pickup, the 2018 Titan XD. The 4x4 Snow Plow Prep Package includes stronger front springs and shocks, and will be offered only with the gas engine to allow for the highest gross front axle weight rating. The turbo-diesel 5.0-liter Cummins V-8 and six-speed transmission is much heavier than the gas 5.6-liter DOHC V-8 and seven-speed transmission.

The snowplow package will be offered for the first time in all three cab configurations — single, King and crew — in the S and SV trim levels. Commercial buyers may qualify for Nissan's $500 upfit allowance to help offset the cost, however, no similar discounts are offered for retail consumers.

Nissan worked with the five biggest snowplow makers — Boss, Fisher, Meyer, SnowEx and Western — to develop the new package and if the installation is done properly, Nissan will cover any problems under its five-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty (one of the best in the industry).

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Comments

Unlike the light weight F-150, This 1/2 ton truck should be great for clearing snow with the Diesel engine and the overhaul extra weight of the Titan.

@gmsucks
Next time read for comprehension.
No diesel, too heavy. Gas only.

Speaking of light weight,I see there is no snooze plow prep. package/ option for the vastly operated and undercapable Stinkarado.
I see FORD F 150 does have. Booyeah.

If you want to do real work, you buy a FORD. Ford - We own work!

That's snow not snooze(hate auto correct)..
Snooze is reserved for accessory behind the wheel is Stinkarados.

Speaking of light weight,I see there is no snooze plow prep. package/ option for the vastly operated and undercapable Stinkarado.
I see FORD F 150 does have. Booyeah.

Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Nov 2, 2017 9:57:41 AM

Agreed! No one does snooze better than Ford.

Well that's one way to cover up that ugly front end

I like this option, great job Nissan.

Would be nice to know what size/weight plow the trucks are allowed. The driveline is plenty stout- they use the same size front diff as the GM HD trucks.

@gmsucks
Next time read for comprehension.
No diesel, too heavy. Gas only.


Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Nov 2, 2017 9:48:45 AM

You shouldn't expect much from a 12 yr old.

I don't mind the looks of the Titan.

I think it is slowly (very) making traction. This is far better than having a vehicle make huge inroads for a couple of years and have sales die in the @$$.

This attachment will make it more attractive to those living in the snowbound places.

Good work Nissan.

The GM supporters can't appreciate this truck. They are too fascinated with the Ford F150.
Nissan did some homework on this truck. It will be interesting to see how well it sells. I'm impressed.
Well, here it goes:
Dear Santa, I've been a good boy this year..., please bring me...

The fact that Nissan will warranty it for 5 years/100k miles is something to be said in itself...

Sadly I think with the upgraded coilovers up front, this truck will ride very rough up front when the plow is disconnected after winter.

I havent been a big fan of the Titan XD... the 5/8ths truck. For a few grand more you can get a real 3/4 ton with alot more towing, payload, and power... for a few grand less you can have a 1/2 ton that almost matches it in towing and payload and power... So why pay more? Some will thump their chest and say "the Cummins". And its a damn good engine but you can get the bigger cummins in the fiat if you pony out a bit more. The only niches this truck fit well were people who were just DONE with Big 3 minus 1 or people who towed once in a LONG while or towed moderate loads regularly (like someone who owns 1 or 2 horses). But still a well equipped 1/2 ton is up that task. Plow truck though sounds interesting for the XD. Stouter than a 1/2 ton with a decent sized diesel chugging along pushing snow more nimble and better riding than a 3/4 ton... it works. Just dont expect to load it up or tow like 3/4 the rest of the year.

Stouter than a 1/2 ton with a decent sized diesel chugging along

@Clint

Read for comprehension, Dude. The snow package is only offered with the gasser. Diesel too heavy.

Please write "Diesel too heavy" 100 times on the blackboard after school today.

@gmsucks
Next time read for comprehension.
No diesel, too heavy. Gas only.

Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Nov 2, 2017 9:48:45 AM

You shouldn't expect much from a 12 yr old.

Posted by: Frank | Nov 2, 2017 11:00:55 AM

Ahh! FORD girls on a play date.

@gmsucks
Next time read for comprehension.
No diesel, too heavy. Gas only.

Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Nov 2, 2017 9:48:45 AM

Doesn't change the fact that the F-150 is a light weight.

The XD can tow 10k all day long. How many people really need that extra ~5k lbs that a F 250 gains you? Or ~3000 lbs of cargo capacity is not enough, you really need that 4000 lbs the F 250 offers?

The XD rides much better empty and has better seats and base equipment.

For the vast majority of users the XD will do the same job at a 3/4 ton at a $6000 savings.

Doesn't change the fact that the F-150 is a light weight.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Nov 2, 2017 1:00:59 PMS
Silly GM Squids.
Does not change the fact the F150 can plow and the Stinkarado cannot - the lightweight when it comes to work.

Does not change the fact the F150 can plow and the Stinkarado cannot - the lightweight when it comes to work.

Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Nov 2, 2017 3:45:29 PM

Sure can get a Snow Plow Prep Package on a GM 1500, its a $350 dollar option you r3tard.

@Tom S - You nailed it. I had a RAM 2500 before and went to a gas XD specifically for the unloaded ride quality, warranty and the fact that i can still get a pallet of heating fuel when i need it. For me it is the right truck. I don't tow every day, mostly weekends in the summer. I didn't like the fit and finish of the F150, RAM or GMs. The Toyota upper trims were nice but lack the payload and where i live its illegal to exceed GVWR. Yes, I could get a 1/2 ton that has similar payload but i need a crew cab and 4wd. Once you start adding that to a F150 the payload comes down considerably. Yes the F150 has 3000# payload but a regular cab 2wd truck is useless to me.

Sure can get a Snow Plow Prep Package on a GM 1500, its a $350 dollar option you r3tard.

Posted by: johnny doe | Nov 2, 2017 4:25:29 PMS

Gee ,Johnny is correct. Now,now don't get a swelled head. What Johnny has failed to mention is that it is limited to the single cab W/T trim, unlike the much larger and useful configuration and trims. So enjoy your single cab W/T Shaker, while I plow in great comfort ,capability, versitility in my vastly superior,bulit tough FORD Crew Cab Lariet.

So Fords limited to only a 5.0L engine, go smoke another dope head.

Fords limited to only a 5.0L engine, go smoke another dope head.

Posted by: johnny doe | Nov 2, 2017 6:44:40 PMS

But, Johnny it's a V8 and you only love V8's.
My Oh my did you fail! Lol! Better cut back on the Scotch.

Sure can get a Snow Plow Prep Package on a GM 1500, its a $350 dollar option you r3tard.

Posted by: johnny doe | Nov 2, 2017 4:25:29 PMS

Gee ,Johnny is correct. Now,now don't get a swelled head. What Johnny has failed to mention is that it is limited to the single cab W/T trim, unlike the much larger and useful configuration and trims. So enjoy your single cab W/T Shaker, while I plow in great comfort ,capability, versitility in my vastly superior,bulit tough FORD Crew Cab Lariet.

Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Nov 2, 2017 6:23:59 PM

So you explained the differences in the truck options, now try and explain your way out of the r3tard comment.

My Oh my did you fail! Lol! Better cut back on the Scotch.

Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Nov 2, 2017 6:55:39 PM

Naw I didn't fail, your just a r3tard idiot. You can only get it with a 5.0L.

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2014/02/2015-ford-f-150-will-offer-snowplow-package.html

Yeah Johnny we got, only with a V8.
So what is your point?????
Like aV8 is a bad thing or the incorrect thing??????
This is way too funny coming from Mr. V8

So you explained the differences in the truck options, now try and explain your way out of the r3tard comment.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Nov 2, 2017 7:07:14 PMS
Easy there Nelly, my mistake was first looking at configuration that represent the overwhelming percentage of GM 1/2 ton sales. I had no idea the snow plow option would be so narrowly offered, I guess my bad. I am just so used to the significantly better range of configuration you get with Built Tough #1 Brand of Pickup trucks. My bad, lol I was very very surprised with the GM limitations.

I hope you two, probably one are OK. You seem rather amped up over my unintended slight to your single channel snow plow option in 1/2 ton. Hey on the bright side may be you will get more in 2019. I would not bet more than a dollar on that.

Why can’t a clear plastic plow be configured for the diesel. Much lighter than a traditional blade. Just want to use it for my two long driveways.

. I had no idea .......

Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Nov 2, 2017 8:04:27 PM

That applies to most of your comments.

No snow plow prep package for the Tundra. Why? Cause it is strong enough standard. Pay up all you suckers!!!!

This package will be great with a diesel 5.0 and pro-4x trim. Sucks it is not offered in the crew cab.

....Reading is fundamental

"The snowplow package will be offered for the first time in all three cab configurations — single, King and crew — in the S and SV trim levels"

But the front end on the Nissan. It is just plain ugly.
Maybe when the mid cycle refresh hits.

Amaizng your review Nissan will cover any problems under its five-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty (one of the best in the industry).

Suggestion for an article- plow truck round-up.
What trucks have plow packages? What are the weight/length limits? Cost? Limitations?



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