2016 Nissan Titan XD: Numbers to Know

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The 2016 Nissan Titan XD will be an interesting addition to the full-size pickup truck market, but after recently spending some time in the vehicle towing, hauling and off-roading, we're struck by how much good work the Nissan engineers have done.

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD is the most significant redesign we've ever seen when comparing a new pickup to an old pickup. Nissan hasn't thought of everything here, as you'll note from our First Drive, but there is plenty to like about the XD, which we cover in our video.

Even though we don't have all the details about the XD — we're told pricing is still a few weeks away — we thought we'd share important details about what we do know.

 

Max Towing Capacities

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The first Titan XDs to arrive will be Cummins-equipped crew-cab models, likely in the higher (and more profitable) trim packages. Interestingly, these trucks will have identical fifth-wheel and conventional bumper-pull max trailer capacities when properly equipped. Here's how max towing breaks down by trim level.

  • S: 4x2 will have a max-tow rating of 12,314 pounds; 4x4,12,038 pounds
  • SV: 4x2, 12, 164 pounds; 4x4, 11,888 pounds
  • PRO-4X: 11,784 pounds (only offered in 4x4)
  • SL: 4x2, 11,915 pounds; 4x4, 11,638 pounds
  • Platinum Reserve: 4x2, 11,836, 4x4, 10,608 pounds

 

Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings

All Titan XD trim levels will be classified by the government as heavy-duty trucks (meaning they have a GVWR more than 8,500 pounds) and will not be required to list their fuel economy numbers on the window sticker. Although not confirmed, we fully expect the light-duty Titan due out later next year to offer a GVWR less than 8,500 pounds, so it will have EPA fuel economy ratings for both gas engines. For now, here at the exact GVWR numbers for the crew-cab Cummins Titan XD trim levels.

  • All 4x2 S, SV and SL trims: 8,800 pounds
  • All 4x4 S, SV and SL trims: 8,990 pounds
  • The PRO-4X (4x4 only): 8,990 pounds
  • Platinum Reserve Titan: 4x2, 8,880 pounds; 4x4, 8,950 pounds

 

Curb Weight

As you might expect, this is a heavy pickup. Typically, factory curb weights in press release materials are on the light side because they don't include the things optioned on a real-world vehicle. With that said, here are Nissan-provided truck weights listed by trim level. All the trucks listed below are crew cabs with the Cummins V-8. For what it's worth, we did weigh a Titan XD SL 4x2 at a local truck scale, and it was just 110 pounds heavier than what is listed here.

  • S: 4x2, 6,709 pounds; 4x4, 6,986 pounds
  • SV: 4x2, 6,876 pounds; 4x4, 7,152 pounds
  • PRO-4X: 4x4 only, 7,257 pounds
  • SL: 4x2, 7,126 pounds; 4x4, 7,402 pounds
  • Platinum Reserve: 4x2, 7,204 pounds; 4x4, 7,480 pounds

 

Payload Capacity

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Nissan has done a nice job creating a strong frame that provides enough payload capacity to handle the many J2807 towing requirements. Here are the factory-listed payload ratings for the Titan XD by trim level. All the trucks listed below are crew cabs with the Cummins V-8.

  • S: 4x2, 2,091 pounds; 4x4, 2,004 pounds
  • SV: 4x2, 1,924 pounds; 4x4, 1,838 pounds
  • PRO-4X: 4x4 only, 1,733 pounds
  • SL: 4x2, 1,674 pounds; 4x4, 1,588 pounds
  • Platinum Reserve: 4x2, 1,676 pounds; 4x4, 1,470 pounds

 

Pricing

We don't have specific pricing yet, but we do have ballpark numbers for the Titan XD crew cab with the all-new Cummins 5.0-liter V-8. The XD's S trim will start at just less than $40,000 for a 4x2 Cummins; the PRO-4X 4x4 Cummins will start at around $50,000, and the fully loaded Platinum Reserve will start at around $60,000, depending on how many options you choose. Destination charges will add another $1,200. This puts the new 2016 Titan XD right in the middle of the well-appointed half-ton models while providing a huge value proposition when compared to the bigger and beefier three-quarter-ton models. More details to come.

Cars.com photos by Aaron Bragman, Mark Williams

 

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Comments

I kind of like the interior, exterior isnt that great though...

I can't get over how heavy it is for a beefed up half ton especially since the old Titan was very light very a half ton.

Wow.

For me this truck is a knockout all around. Good work, Nissan!

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Man this truck is ugly as SIN!! Looks like all the big three just thrown in the washer and put on the spin cycle. Its a sight for sore eyes to see that's for sure.

Looks good inside and out; better than any other full-sized truck out there. On the other hand much, MUCH too heavy!

From the numbers this looks like it is just a refresh of the GM non-HD 2500/ 1500HDs that were sold from 2000-2007. I had one of the early non-HD 2500s and the max tow figures were 10k weight distributed on the bumper or 12k in fifth wheel config.

Truck is ugly as sin on the outside, in keeping with tradition Cummins is forcing you to make compromises to get a truck with their engine in it.

From what I understand, only the regular and King Cabs can
be optioned out for a 8 foot bed. The Crew Cab comes with
something akin to my Dodge Dakota-basically a useless
box thats a little over 6 feet long.

My 1 big question is can a 4X8 sheet of plywood be laid down flat? And the payload numbers for the Pro 4X doesn't
quite excite. Still, it's a 'tweener truck. And 60K for the
Platinum model-ouch....You're into Ram Laramie country there.

But Nissan has, I think, struck gold. The only fly in the
ointment is going to be people thinking that because it has a
Cummins means it can tow Mt. Rainier to the Florida Keys on
a tank of diesel.

It's looks are purely subjective. It's not the best looking
truck around nor the ugliest. The bottom line is of course,
the bottom line. A year from now we'll from the numbers.
But both Nissan and Cummins, ( who only stands to gain
immensely ) can stand up and take some props for having
the wherewithal to actually pull this off as well as they did.

5th wheel tow ratings it's payload ratings can't support. Nice try.

So it's an had. Does that mean in putc comparisons will we see it going up against 6.6 duramax and 6.7 cummins and powerstrokes or are we going to see it go up against 2.7 ecoboost, 5.3 chevy's. Apples to apples this is a big heavy truck and not a halfton in weight and cost. Heck it got the same aisin trans as 1 ton Rams. Let's call it what it is and that is a 3/4 ton.

Definitely without a doubt steal sales from the tundra! Ram don't have anything to worry about. for it has a strong Cummings engine. and a small Diesel for it 1500 line up. Ford and Chevy nothing to worry about. for me the design of the Titan already looks out dated in the front and back. But the side design is something fresh. The interior is kind of Ram-ish..but more tundra to me. And where is the reg cab and the gasoline engines especially the v6?

Re: fifth wheel

XDs will only come in crew cabs, and 5 1/2 foot beds. So forget about pulling a 5th wheel. Even a sliding hitch needs a 6 1/2 foot bed minimum. Not a good idea anyway in a 1/2 ton, beyond 10,000 lbs. What's the point at that point? At least a conventional trailer leaves you full use of the small bed, up to a point (meaning "weight").

Hate to say it, but told ya it wouldn't be a real HD competitor.

4x4, 1,470 pounds

So where is the benefit here of the XD? The truck has the same payload capacities as most true half tons, everything is just shifted up about 2000 pounds. Sure the trucks GVW's are 2000 pounds more than most true half tons (7000 to 9000 +/-), but their curb weights are also bout 2000 pounds more as well (5000 to 7000 +/-) giving them equivalent payload capacities as your average F150, Chevy, true half ton etc. And while the Diesel will have more torque, and fuel economy, that weight will put a dent in the fuel economy advantage of this Diesel engine (It's already a questionable option unless you're towing big or driving A LOT as far as return on investment). So I'm wondering if this really is a red headed step child?

It was just marketing.

The payloads on this truck are useless. As much as I liked the idea of this truck with the 5.0 it wouldn't be worth it for me.

I have a 2015 Denali 1500 4x4 with a 6.2 that has the same payload rating as the top line crew 4x4 XD 5.0. Obviously, the XD is a stronger truck and the gas version should end up with a payload closer to the 2000lb range I can't see much of an advantage with this truck. If I'm looking for a 2K payload I can get heavy half F150 or GM/Chev or just pick up a 3/4 ton with a 10000lb GVW.

Having said this, the interior of the XD looks as good as anything on the market and it should be a much bigger hit than the current Titan.

The biggest number is the 10k that Nissan expects to sell in Titan XD guise.
In person it is a beautiful master stroke of a design
This is icing on Nissan's cake the regular Titan is where the meat is.
I can tell you one thing the regular Titan will be a monster in ways that the XD can't be due to weight.
From what I have heard it will be the first 1/2 ton with 500+ hp
Nissan can afford to lavish it's trucks it is selling automobiles at a record clip. Something GM Ford and Ram lost long ago.


Seems expensive. I'd like to see how it compares price-wise against Ram, Ford and GM 3/4tons with the same configurations.

Where is the regular cab long bed , AKA the real trucks ?

Man is it heavy. So far I've read 21 is what other tests are getting highway mpg in their short drives. Its slow 17 sec q mile. And has a 26 gal. fuel tank. Disappointing truck to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A

This thing is weighing close to the big 3's 3/4 ton diesel with significant less power and capability.

Scott,
You seem to have your nose out of joint.

Sure you are not a UAW stooge?

You should spend more time reading comments and interpreting what you read.

I love this truck. Awesome fuel economy with capability.

I do think this Titan will take sales away from the 3/4 ton segment.

I even think you’ll find Ford moves only 40 000 per month. and around 25-30 000 SuperDutys. Of the SuperDutys the lighter 250s are the biggest sellers for Ford.

Nissan is targeting this.

Ford should worry a little as it has the most to lose out of the Big Three with the new XD Titan.

If Nissan only sell 5 000 XDs a month I’d bet Ford will lose 2.5-3 000 SuperDutys and the rest will come from GM and Ram.

Ford current fire sale is really needed as the Silverado (even discounting the Sierra) outsells the aluminium F-150.

Big Al from Oz is thinking about buying one when he moves to Florida next year.

Scott,
You seem to have your nose out of joint.

Sure you are not a UAW stooge?

You should spend more time reading comments and interpreting what you read.

I love this truck. Awesome fuel economy with capability.

I do think this Titan will take sales away from the 3/4 ton segment.

I even think you’ll find Ford moves only 40 000 per month. and around 25-30 000 SuperDutys. Of the SuperDutys the lighter 250s are the biggest sellers for Ford.

Nissan is targeting this.

Ford should worry a little as it has the most to lose out of the Big Three with the new XD Titan.

If Nissan only sell 5 000 XDs a month I’d bet Ford will lose 2.5-3 000 SuperDutys and the rest will come from GM and Ram.

Ford current fire sale is really needed as the Silverado (even discounting the Sierra) outsells the aluminium F-150.

Big Al from Oz is thinking about buying one when he moves to Florida next year.

Is it a fire sale???? Hmmm. Ttac thinks not.
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/barks-bites-sale-not-sale-not-sale-sale/

It's good to see a supporter of mine making comments. Keep up the great work.

Now down to the Titan.

Their will be some who make statements on how much the heavier 1/2 ton Frods, Rams, etc will tow. The most important thing is will it tow as well as the Titan?

I see the XD Titan as a more logical and commonsense vehicle to take on the lighter HDs, not so much a 1/2 ton competitior.

I can see why Nissan are building an inventory for this pickup. It will sell better than most expect. Sort of the opposite to Ford's experience with the less than stellar numbers of the aluminium F-150.

Good work Nissan.

Good work Big Al.

@denverlllmike

I don't know where you're getting 5.5.5ft bed from but all the pictures, it shows a 6.5ft bed.

Thanks so much Big Al from Oz Support Team.

You are a great group of people.

uh huh,
DenverMike has difficulty with weights and measures.

He think the American lb is heavier than a lb used in other countries. For example an Amercian 3 400lbs is the same as 2 000lbs in Australia.

It seems the "Japanese" foot is also different than the American foot.

You would of thought the Titan would of had a "Japanese" 8' bed, since overall the average Japanese person is smaller than the average American.

"It's good to see a supporter of mine making comments. Keep up the great work."

BAFO just got trolled big time. Big Al Support is mocking him, not supporting him. Or it is BAFO himself making the support comments for himself. smh.

If Ford can not devise a way to boost consumer confidence in the new 2015 aluminium F-150, reduce labour and production costs, etc expect the new aluminium Ford HD SuperDutys to be selling in low numbers, aka aluminium F-150 style.

Ford screwed up with the new 2015 aluminium F-150 and it appears they will screw up the new aluminium HDs.

Ford has lost the way with it’s most important asset…….the consumer.

I do like this Cummins. I wonder Toyota are still looking at fitting it into the Tundra.

Is a HD of this day and age really a HD? It is a different pickup, so why HD? Just called them a F-250, etc.

I do think many who buy the ISV Cummins powered Titan would of been looking at 250/2500 HDs, the lighter ones, not a F-150 or 1500.

These will offer far better FE than a light HD. So it would make sense to seriously consider one.

555ftlb can move a lot of weight. I did read that the ISV Cummins Titan will tow over 14 000lbs.

Scott,
Quit it. These rigs will get better FE than a halfton and better capability. Phord is going to lose market share here. I am also hearing that aluminum SD will be delayed because of this.

Ford will be number two and will not end up with the same level of sales as even Toyota.

Ford hasn't flopped yet, but it isn't going as well as Ford would of hoped for.

I would like to see their profit results for the year. This will be a tell tale on how long Ford can offer great incentives/rebates on the new aluminium F-150.

That's why I think they will slow down the aluminium SuperDuty's introduction.

In all honesty the Ram 1500, EcoDiesel would be the next best option from a business and maintenance perspective. I'd expect a lot of "maintenance perspective" to be quite probable.

Procuring spares is the biggest issue when you grey import. The Ram is very similar to the Grand Cherokee diesel we have here. Even the suspension is doable as ARB and TJM are Australian companies.

The problem is with the Ram it's a FCA product and our Grand Cherokee's are not the best you can buy. They have niggling issues.

I'd say the Ram wouldn't be much different. I want to buy a vehicle and not have to worry about these types of problems.

I should be in the north west and down in the deserts of California in the more rural areas. So vehicle the size of the Titan would be ideally suited. I'll have to investigate the tax implications and all the other downside issues with grey importing. This would be new territory I'll be entering.

I'd look at a high end 4x4 dual cab.

Thanks so much Big Al from Oz Support Network.

You are a great group of people.

@Scott N - It's a 67 inches bed. Even BAFO knows that's exactly five foot, seven inches, all the way from Oompa Loompa Land.


http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/nissan-titan-xd-towing-compared-apples-to-apples/#postcomments

This is a huge letdown for buyers who thought they could swap out a HD truck from the big 3 for this XD.


Not enough payload. I'll pass.

Not enough payload. I'll pass.

This is just a 3/4 ton truck with 1/2 ton characteristics.

3/4 ton truck with 1/2 ton power and 17 mpg's with a huge price increase for diesel. Lol. None of the manufactures are worried especially based on looks alone.

F series is the best selling truck lineup and will continue the dominance.

Next to be released is the aluminum bodied ranger/bronco with the ecoboost!

I love this truck. Awesome fuel economy with capability.

Big Al from Oz is thinking about buying one when he moves to Florida next year.

Posted by: Big Al from Oz

I agree with Big Al from Oz. This is going to be my next truck, TOO!

This is going to be my next truck
Posted by: HEMI | Nov 15, 2015 4:11:35 PM

Great choice!

2000 pound payload is weak, F150 payload package is up to 3200 pounds on the regular cab and over 2500 on the crew cabs.

For as high as the GVW is I was expecting the payload to much higher.

Looks quiet odd, kind of like a Ford 250 diesel mated with a Ram Hemi, then sometime in the birthing process something went awry and ended up with a Nissan birth mark on the grill.

Looking at those numbers, specially pricing, I will keep overloading my RAM 1500 Laramie. Exactly like I predicted. Designed for niche market.

"in keeping with tradition Cummins is forcing you to make compromises to get a truck with their engine in it."

Agreed. They do the same thing in agriculture applications such as large tractors and combines. Except in ag applications cummins doesn't have a very good reputation.

100K per year. For all you my truck is bigger than yours crowd. Nissan builds this truck at it's Canton, MS plant and the capacity for this new Titan is around 70K per year right now. Canton is expanding right now and after expansion there is max 100K capacity for Titan +/- a few thousand.
So while Ford is moving 65K F series every month, Nissans aspirations are modest.
Amazingly Nissan can't even move 1K per month of the current Titan.

Would you rather tow 10,000 lbs with an eccoboost or this cummins motor. Give me a capable diesel over a gasser any day of the week.
BTW keep up the good work Big Al! I prefer reading from you rather than some of these Ford Cool Aid drinkers!

@supercliffy
That's perhaps wrong question you are asking. I'd rather pull it with RAM and Cummins 6.7.

So, based on these numbers... it's a 15 year old 3/4 ton. The gvw, curb weight, and max tow rating are pretty close to my 2nd gen Ram 2500. Also, I'm a Dodge guy, but aren't those hp and torque numbers really close to an lb7 Duramax?



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