2018 Nissan Titan XD: What's Changed

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By Andy Mikonis

  • Most significant changes: No significant changes for 2018
  • Price change: All Titan XDs increase by $700; most option packages see a $25 to $45 increase and destination stays the same at $1,295
  • On sale: Now
  • Which should you buy, a 2017 or 2018? The 2017; incentives have been available on leftover models, but they won't last long

Introduced in 2016 in crew-cab flavor as a new lighter-duty three-quarter-ton option with an all-new 5.0-liter V-8 Cummins diesel, the Nissan Titan XD lineup expanded in 2017 to offer both single (regular) and King (extended) cab models along with a 5.6-liter gasoline V-8 option. There are no significant changes for 2018 except the addition of a Midnight Edition black trim package. Trims levels for the Titan XD include S, SV, Pro-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve. The Midnight Edition is available for SV and SL crew-cab diesel 4x4 models.

The available 5.0-liter diesel V-8 is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, while the 5.6-liter gas V-8 has a seven-speed automatic, the only one it its class. Both engine options can be had in rear-wheel and four-wheel-drive drivelines.

Titan XD Single and King cabs are similar in size to their Titan half-ton counterparts, but they have larger/stronger heavy-duty underpinnings that offer higher payload and towing capacities across the lineup. Single cabs get an 8-foot bed while King Cabs come with a 6-foot-6-inch bed. Titan XD crew cabs have a longer wheelbase and overall length than the half-ton models and have a 6-foot-6-inch bed.

As something of an "in-betweener," the Titan XD competes with both full-size half-ton and three-quarter-ton pickups. Nissan's intent with the Titan XD was to offer something similar to a traditional light-duty (half-ton) pickup with towing and hauling capabilities approaching those of a three-quarter-ton model, but without the traditional rough-riding road dynamics.

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Comments

What happened to all the comments?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AmN3iDVE3Js&t=11s

Car and Driver Magazine did a long term 40,000 test on the XD and they trashed it, it's a turd!

My F-150 Eco-Boost is the greatest truck in the world
it does everything right, it's the best
not only is the Eco-Boost the best it's also less expensive than other pickups.
Right now Ford is giving $11,000 off on 2018 F-150's and with additional dealer discounts or Ford employee discounts you can get $15,000 off sticker price.
You can get a FULL option $50K F-150 for $35K
Just think of that! You can get a higher end model full option F-150 for LESS than a Silverado regular cab work truck

go ahead, walk into a Ford Dealer and tell them you want $15K off sticker on a new F-150,,,,, if you would go to a Chevy or a Ram Dealer and told them that they would kick you out !

That's a lot of article to say not much or nothing really changed this year.

“What happened to all the comments?”

Nissan is asking-what happened to all the customers?

A Cummins isn’t enough to sell an almost HD pickup from Nissan.

Car and Driver may call it a turd, but that’s a New Jersey based car magazine testing a pickup.
Not much different than Truck Trend bashing the one dimensional utility of a Prius.

Around farm country, they aren’t real common. Probably because there is a Ford, Dodge/Ram, or GM dealer in the county seat, but the nearest Nissan dealer is in the “big” city.

I gave up on reading Car and Drive when I was 15, unless you want to read nothing but supercar reviews it's just a fish wrap factory.

I own a 2016 XD with the Cummins and it has been a great truck. Way more stable than my previous Ram 1500 pulling my 32' travel trailer down the highway when it comes to handling wind, braking and control all around it's a great truck for that size of load. I also drive it for work about 20,000 miles a year plus my personal driving, so the good ride and fuel economy of the cummins is also very nice.

"o the good ride and fuel economy of the cummins is also very nice.
Posted by: ryan"

Just out of curiosity, what has been your experience with fuel economy?

I'm still waiting for either A: the trans to get swapped out for a more GCW appropriate 8-speed or B: the range to spawn a proper 3/4ton, with 8-lug wheels. I really like the formula of the truck, but it needs another 1000# of payload in the 4x4 Crew diesel to take advantage of what the powertrain can do.

@Ecoboost Rules
F150s are so superior, Ford is knocking $15grand off the price. Makes ZERO sense.

Car and Driver Magazine did a long term 40,000 test on the XD and they trashed it, it's a turd!

- Ecoboost Rules

They trashed the Titan XD mostly due to the issues with the EGR cooler. Funny thing is, their problems with the Titan are nothing compared to what we went through with the Powerstroke 6.0 and 6.4.

My F-150 Eco-Boost is the greatest truck in the world
it does everything right, it's the best
not only is the Eco-Boost the best it's also less expensive than other pickups.
Right now Ford is giving $11,000 off on 2018 F-150's and with additional dealer discounts or Ford employee discounts you can get $15,000 off sticker price.


You can get a FULL option $50K F-150 for $35K
Just think of that! You can get a higher end model full option F-150 for LESS than a Silverado regular cab work truck
- Ecoboost Rules


LOL you're bragging about how Ford is trashing the resale value of your truck in order to keep sales numbers up for the 2018 F-150? You should be mad that Ford charged you more for your truck than they are for new 2018 F-150's. Ford just accelerated the depreciation of your truck just so they can sell a few more trucks. It's bad enough that 30% of Fords truck sales are fleet sales that eventually drag down resale value, now they're really dragging it down.

-brawndo

There's no point explaining that to him. I already tried and it was in one ear out the other. He'll figure it out when he tries to trade it in and has a ton of negative equity.

I own a 2017 Nissan Titan Cummins. Love it alot over my Ford and tundra I have owned.. Not so sure Car and Driver have done a thorough review... But I don't read that fish wrapper any way.

Brawnrdo

Car and Driver is in the process of a long term test of the F-150 Raptor with the 3.5 Eco-Boost that's not finished yet.
That test should be finished next month
I will be watching and will be honest with their results
(it will be interesting to know if they experience any Eco-Boost engine problems)

I got $15K off sticker price on my 2016 F-150 Eco-Boost where I paid $33,400 and according to NADA the used resale value for my truck is $38K so my 2016 F-150 is worth MORE than what I paid for it !

I got $15K off sticker price on my 2016 F-150 Eco-Boost where I paid $33,400 and according to NADA the used resale value for my truck is $38K so my 2016 F-150 is worth MORE than what I paid for it !
Posted by: Ecoboost Rules | Jun 27, 2018 2:00:23 AM

LOL so all the guys on here that were adamant that the F-150 had awesome transaction prices. Now you say that you paid $33,400 for a brand new 2016 F150. That's not really a surprise. Many of us here were reporting that Ford was resorting to HUGE incentives due to slow 2015/16/17 F-150 sales. Especially at the end of the year when Ford was absolutely desperate to hold onto their best selling for xx years tag line.

@ Walt
I typically see 18-22 on the highway running 65-75 mph. Mixed driving on my 8 mile commute averages 15, which seems reasonable for the size and weight of the truck. Also with most diesels it felt like the engine broke loose at 10k and even more past 20k, truck has more power than when it was new!

@ryan

Glad u like your truck and great numbers on the FE for the size of the new Titan. I still really like the looks of the truck in person, compared to seeing just pictures of it.

according to NADA the used resale value for my truck is $38K so my 2016 F-150 is worth MORE than what I paid.

@ecoboost

Good luck with that. NADA is an estimate.

With a straight face you seem to be saying that you get to drive your Ford for two years at no cost to you apart from gasoline and oil changes. Not likely.

according to NADA the used resale value for my truck is $38K so my 2016 F-150 is worth MORE than what I paid.

@ecoboost

Good luck with that. NADA is an estimate.

With a straight face you seem to be saying that you get to drive your Ford for two years at no cost to you apart from gasoline and oil changes. Not likely.


Posted by: papajim | Jun 27, 2018 10:52:48 AM

i agree, this guy (Ecoboost Rules) has his head so far up Ford's @$$ he can't even comprehend what he's writing

1. You don’t have to be a “truck guy” to understand when your truck lights up like a Christmas tree and leaves you stranded. Or multiple visits to different dealerships to get it fixed. Yes that can happen to any brand, but that had to be the worst truck review I ever read. It wasn’t subjective or opinions.
2. The XD makes a horrible value proposition. I can get a 3/4 ton big 3 for the same some with much more capability.
The standard Titan is probably the better choice.

One real problem here is that Nissan and Cummins both are making it seem like a 5.0L diesel is big. This should be a normal 1500 series diesel engine size. There is no reason this engine makes such a low power number. Every test of this thing has shown how under powered the engine is. Even the 2.8L in the Colorado which I feel is under powered does a better job than this 5.0L. Cummins designed this engine a long time ago and from what I understand hasn't done much at all to it since. It seems to show. There is simply no market for an in between 1500 and 2500 series truck. If it could do the 2500 series truck work with all of the mileage and drivability of a 1500 I could see a reason for it. Inventing a new truck because you came up with a contract for a new diesel was silly. They could have done this as a simple diesel option saying that they had the largest 1500 diesel engine. Instead they tried to invent a truck that there was no market for with an engine that really isn't that good.

The Ttitan got a triple serving of ugly.

Best option is XD Gas ( I owned one ) , check the mpg chart https://www.tfltruck.com/2018/03/top-10-most-efficient-trucks-towing-a-7000-lbs-trailer-on-a-100-mile-highway-loop/ of towing truck at tfl , the XD gas do better than regular titan because of gear ratio and you have 6'6" box with built-in gooseneck , the truck is WAY more better to handle heavy load than regular 1/2 period , Ford are really marketing genius and their truck are popular but if you have the IQ to calculate number and payload ( which alot of people don't have and never will ) the choice is easy , yes I know the F-150 look better



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