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

It won't be long till you see Titan drivers with the big proud Cummins sticker on the back window, thinking they just joined the elite club and they are finally going to be taken seriously...until a 6.7 pulls up beside them. Then that feeling of regret kicks in and you gave to justify it to yourself how you're happy with what you got. Then he leaves you for dead, and you have to admit to yourself "Who am I trying to kid?"

payload and towing numbers COMPLETELY miss the mark. No doubt, the towing performance will be awesome, but the capability barely bests the 1500 GM trucks and is less than the Ford. Sure, fuel economy will be better while towing, blablabla. Gas is cheap.
These trucks are WAY overweight, for not being proper 3/4 ton trucks.

So the XD Titan is finally more or less here or at least coming out of the shadows. I also read CaD's instrumented test.

Everyone likes the interior. That's good. Fiat has really upped that game and most have more or less effectively countered. Lets be honest of all the things interior refinement is the easiest to do especially in a mid model refresh.

Looks? You can argue this all day and a lot of bias rears its head hear as something so subjective its very easy to cover pointless stupid prejudice. From the side and rear I see a lot of late model Ford cues. The front door window sill drop, the angular shape of the rear tail lights, the tail gate lines are all very late model F150. The vented looking side badges are very gen before last superdutyish. The front end and rear quarter panel (bedside) bulge is unique to Nissan. The short wheelbase will give ride issues but present advantages in maneauverablity.

The engine... Its a Cummins and that's good. Its also a modern emissions meeting diesel with all the baggage that comes with that and that and its expensive and that's not good. I think Fiat took a smarter approach with a smaller more mileage less work oriented diesel option in their 1500. According to CaD's test they got 12MPG with the Titan XD. If you really got a lot to tow, and are serious about it for the money you might as well step up and get a real HD with the big diesel (IMHO). I also find these payload figures disappointing after all this 5/8ths ton pickup talk. Honestly these are Fiat payload figures without the comfy ride.

The NON XD Titan... according to CaD its gonna be this body on a more or less old Titan frame with an all new gas 5.6. So far that's all Iv seen on the regular coming Titan.

Time will tell but for a decently equipped Titan XD probably landing somewhere in the mid $50K for someone with serious towing/work to be done why not step up to a HD with over 6 liter displacement power, well over 2K in payload, and the same mileage for a little more cash and a slightly harsher ride?

Nice truck, although it is not a 3/4 ton, payloads are too low, where it will shine is towing compared to any halfton, resale compared to any halfton( atleast on paper it SHOULD)

swing and a miss. nice try, but pricing and fuel economy preclude this from being the break-out product Nissan was looking for. This will not be taking sales away from anybody. Ford guys will still buy a ford, chevy guys are going to get a chevy, gmc people will not even glance at this. Ram men? not sure, I believe they will have to give up to much with no gain.

3/4 ton price, 3/4-1 ton fuel economy. tweeners are looking for an advantage, in pricing, operating expenses,.....something. here there is NO advantage. I think the engineers did an ok job with the new pickup. But then then the "suits' fucked it up.

Everyone acts as if this is a revolutionary concept......hello people! - this is just a heavy half and these have been produced by other manufacturers in the past. Most recently, GM made 1500HD Silverado trucks and Dodge made the RAM 1500 Mega Cab trucks. These were heavy halfs just like the Titan XD and a 2500 (3/4 ton) truck is not a good comparison to them.

DenverMike - There are KingCab and regular cab XDs coming. The crew cabs are the first ones to be released.

This wasn't meant to be an HD so those who are disappointed it isn't an HD need to get a clue. What it will do is out tow and be more efficient than any of the Big 3 1500's when being worked. It also rides way better than a 3/4 ton when not loaded.

Scott - Get a clue! Fred Diaz and Nissan never meant for this to be an HD.

Nissan has avoided calling this truck a ½ ton or a ¾ ton. I can see why they have done that when one looks at the specs. It has ½ ton pickup tow/haul specs with ¾ ton GVW ratings.

I expected better.

If one goes on the premise that the average HD owner does not tow more than 9,000 lbs (based on Chevy PR) then that means the Titan XD will have limited payload capacity left over once it gets hooked to a trailer. 10% tongue weight means 900 lbs on truck. Platinum Reserve has no reserve at 570 lbs. SL trim – 680 lbs. Pro-4X – 833 lbs. If we look at Nissan’s max ratings it gets even worse: Platinum reserve = 10,608 lbs towing 10% tongue = 1061lbs leaving 409 lbs.

These numbers are really disappointing especially when you compare what the competition has in 1500 and ¾ ton.

The Colorado/Canyon is the only "new" diesel on the market that hasn't been a disappointment.

Let’s see what the competitors have to offer:

Ford F150 crewcab 6.5 box (heavy payload package and tow)

4x2 cargo = 2,890 lbs… tow= 11,800 lbs

4x4 cargo = 2,650 lbs… tow= 11,500 lbs

Ford F250 crewcab 6.5 box 6.7 diesel

4x2 cargo = 3,390 lbs… tow = 14,000 lbs

4x4 cargo = 3,000 lbs …tow = 14,000 lbs

GM 1500 crew 6.5 box (heavy tow)

4x2 cargo = 2,090 lbs… tow = 11,900 lbs

4x4 cargo = 2,100 lbs …tow = 11,700 lbs

GM 2500 crew 6.5 box Duramax

4x2 cargo = 2,880 lbs … tow = 13,000 lbs

4x4 cargo = 2,590 lbs … tow = 13,000 lbs

Ram 2500 crew 6.4 box Cummins

4x2 cargo = 2,690 lbs … tow = 17,970 lbs

4x4 cargo = 2,360 lbs … tow = 17,970 lbs

(can’t find specs saying that this is “bumper” tow or 5th wl)


I just don't see the value. If payload were higher (more than current 1/2 ton and still less than 3/4) and mileage higher (than a reported laughable 12MPG and that also paying the premium for the engine and an exta 50cents a gallon every fill up over gas), and priced at least 5K lower than a 3/4 I could see it. But it doesn't appear to be so. Will it sell? Well it certainly has to sell better than the last Titan has for the last 5 or 6 neglected years of its run. What wouldn't?

Won't matter if other halftons have the same or better towing numbers on paper. The Titan XD being a beefier and heavier truck with more torque at much lower rpm will simply tow better. The bottom line is, there are trucks that tow better on paper than in reality. The titan XD is the reality.

I doubt it will tow better than other trucks. It's a Nissan. And most people are going to buy the gas.

The Nissan NV goes up to a 9900# GVW. Had they kept that avenue open, this would be a full-on success. Even if they required an airbag assisted rear end on the high-trim trucks.

There are many people who are basing how great a vehicle is on it's numbers.

We have the Lou, attempting to subtly degrade the Nissan because it's numbers aren't bigger. Sort of reminds me of those obese people who upsize at McDonalds.

This vehicle is about size, but not bigger is better. Why does it have to be bigger, mostest, largest, quickest. Does that make it the bestest?

Do you guys look for the fattest, most obese women out there. She would definitely make the best wife.

This XD Titan will take sales away from the Big Three. There is no question about that. Ford has the mostest to lose, there is no doubt about that.

Once Frod introduces the aluminium SuperDuty Ford will lose out even more.

This truck is very traditional and conservative. It will strike a chord with the conservative pickup fraternity.

There are many people who are basing how great a vehicle is on it's numbers.

We have the Lou, attempting to subtly degrade the Nissan because it's numbers aren't bigger. Sort of reminds me of those obese people who upsize at McDonalds.

This vehicle is about size, but not bigger is better. Why does it have to be bigger, mostest, largest, quickest. Does that make it the bestest?

Do you guys look for the fattest, most obese women out there. She would definitely make the best wife.

This XD Titan will take sales away from the Big Three. There is no question about that. Ford has the mostest to lose, there is no doubt about that.

Once Frod introduces the aluminium SuperDuty Ford will lose out even more.

This truck is very traditional and conservative. It will strike a chord with the conservative pickup fraternity.

There are many people who are basing how great a vehicle is on it's numbers.

We have the Lou, attempting to subtly degrade the Nissan because it's numbers aren't bigger. Sort of reminds me of those obese people who upsize at McDonalds.

This vehicle is about size, but not bigger is better. Why does it have to be bigger, mostest, largest, quickest. Does that make it the bestest?

Do you guys look for the fattest, most obese women out there. She would definitely make the best wife.

This XD Titan will take sales away from the Big Three. There is no question about that. Ford has the mostest to lose, there is no doubt about that.

Once Frod introduces the aluminium SuperDuty Ford will lose out even more.

This truck is very traditional and conservative. It will strike a chord with the conservative pickup fraternity.

Only numbers they al mean nothing
Only Nissan and Toyota use the industry standard J2807
the rest just pull the number out of a hat in a marketing ploy.

Funny how those who say people are fixating on numbers but should look at how it performs.....

WTF??

Are those people lacking in intellect?

Its cargo capacity and no 6.5 or 8 ft box means it is targeting 1/2 tons BUT for the GVW and price it will be DIRECTLY compared to a HD diesel.

Will it out tow or out haul a Cummins Ram 2500?
Will it tow or haul better than a Cummins Ram?


Will it perform better than any of the competition?

Price and GVW class means it is in the 3/4 ton class.

PUTC needs to do a test with max capacity 1/2 ton trucks and 3/4 ton HD's.
That would mean a Chevy 6.2 crew 4x4, a Ford F150 crew EB3.5 4x4, a Ram 2500 Cummins crew 4x4, A chevy Duramax crew 4x4, and a Ford Crew PowerStroke 4x4.

Put 1,000 lbs in the box, 5 passengers in the cab, and hook a 9k trailer to all of them and see what happens.

Oh, wait - the Titan XD would be overloaded under those circumstances.

The Colorado/Canyon diesel twins have similar cargo ratings.........

Lou,
You just can't believe that Nissan might have made a truck more appealing than the new all "military grade" aluminium?

This truck will ride well, much better than a Ford.

It has the size for your 6'8" ten year old or whatever you go on about.

It will out work and out tow the heavy duty packaged aluminium F-150 all day and be even cheaper on fuel than the 2.7 EcoBoost.

It has a decent interior, all but the front end looks pleasing to the eye.

And..................I think it's made of steel. A traditional steel pickup with a diesel that rides well and handle well for it's mass.

The truck tows that well Nissan didn't even fit a brake controller. This must be one good pickup.

How many, even the current steel, light SuperDutys will be lost to this vehicle?

Fred Diaz has done well. This Titan might be the Ram he wanted and never recieved.

Meanwhile the 3.5L Ecoboost with max towing and/or payload package is getting single digit mpg hauling anywhere close to it's limits.....

Also some of you are hung up on the numbers posted. Those are for only crewcabs. Nissan stated King and regular cabs are to follow. It is also pretty funny seeing gas models being compared to the diesel as far as numbers when almost every diesel will have reduced payload due to the extra weight of the engine. When the 5.6L version of the XD arrives numbers will likely go up accordingly.

Nissan has stated the non XD Titan will have a different appearance dueto not needing to accommodate the Cummins. Meaning a shorter hoodline and smaller grill area.

KeithCT - Eventually Titan will release regular cab XD's with gas engines. That still means that this truck has to compete with Heavy payload/tow package 1/2 tons and 3/4 ton trucks.
Nissan is going to have a Non-XD 1/2 ton truck on a lighter chassis as well.

Lou,
The Titan isn't competing with these vehicles you describe as much as offer a viable alternative.

Sort of like our midsizers are viable alternatives in Australia to a full size.

In the US this isn't so, because most of your 1/2 ton pickups don't have the load capacity of our midsizers and US midsizers are the same.

Your constant negativity and attempts at degenerating the Ram and it's philosophy in it's low payload to bolster comfort is no different than us stating the same regarding most any US 1/2 ton placing comfort over load.

This is where the new aluminium F-150 is losing out. It didn't offer enough refinement in the new aluminium wonder truck.

The aluminium F-150 has proven itself to be a less competitive vehicle with current generation pickups on the US market than the older steel F-150.

Just look at the numbers.

Lou - The only reason the F150 is getting such high payload and tow ratings on it's max rated set up is the lighter body and running a V6 amongst V8's. There is probably 200lbs plus of weight savings right there to add to the payload. The Cummins XD is running a diesel which is heavier than even the gas V8's. Don't get me wrong, I think the Ecoboost is great for someone who tows heavy once in awhile or loads the truck up on occasion, but look at the rest of the drivetrain under the GM 1500 twins, F150 and then the XD. It shares a transmission with the Ram 3500 and the rear axle from the Powerwagon, a 2500. Add in the 5.0L Cummins and now you get efficiency the Eco and gas V8's wont get when towing 10,000lbs. It is a perfect fit for lots of people who tow car haulers and campers. My current 05 Titan pulls my 30ft, 7500lb travel trailer just fine, but gets 8-10mpg highway depending on terrain. The 5.0L Cummins XD will likely hit 15mpg or better towing my camper. I don't need 900lb/ft of torque to haul my trailer or the choppy ride that comes from a 3000lb payload I don't need.

KeithCT - The F150 with max tow and HD cargo runs a larger ear end. So does the Chevy.
The previous F150 crew 4x4 was available with optional HD payload. It did gain capacity when going to aluminum.

The issue with the Titan XD is that it has HD GVW with 1/2 ton capacity. I'm sure that it will sell well and the final verdict will hinge upon price.

If I wanted occasional heavy use I'd buy a HD payload F150 or a Chevy 1500 with max tow yielding an 1,800 lb cargo rating.

If I wanted HD cargo or tow use on a frequent basis, I'd go straight to a 3/4 ton or 1 ton.

This truck is being called a "tweener". That may be a sweet spot for buyers but it may turn into another Ridgeline miss- interpretation of the market.

Lou - Go look up how many HD F150s are manufactured every MY and the configurations it can be ordered in. The XD is looking to do what the F150 HD does but added diesel power and a full lineup of cab styles and trim lines.

@KeithCT - you are correct in stating that the target for the XD is to compete in the HD payload F10 class. The problem is the fact that the XD does not have the cargo ratings to compete directly with the F150 HD. I don't see many HD Payload F150's towing. They are purchased for cargo ratings. The Cummins XD's only advantage is for towing.

The XD lineup will be more competitive with the HD payload F150 with a gasser engine but it still is falls into a Class 2b weight range.

In my jurisdiction the insurance classes are based upon GVW. If I have to insure as a HD and be subject to other assorted HD standards then one might as well buy a HD.

IIRC Ford does offer HD payload in all of their F150 configurations.

Lou,
What is it with you and payload and tow????

It seems you are citing Ford's mantra here. That's all Ford can offer.

The problem is 75% if pickup purchasers don't consider Ford's payload and tow a big issue. It's a Frod problem, or by the sounds of it yours.

If Ford was smarter they would of produced a vehicle that could target FE, but they don't have that.

Or Ford could of spruiked on about ride comfort, they don't have that.

So, Ford only has load and tow and most don't really care.

Most consider a pickup is designed to go to Lowes and soccer and tow their 5 000lb fishing boat.

Lou,
What is it with you and payload and tow????

It seems you are citing Ford's mantra here. That's all Ford can offer.

The problem is 75% if pickup purchasers don't consider Ford's payload and tow a big issue. It's a Frod problem, or by the sounds of it yours.

If Ford was smarter they would of produced a vehicle that could target FE, but they don't have that.

Or Ford could of spruiked on about ride comfort, they don't have that.

So, Ford only has load and tow and most don't really care.

Most consider a pickup is designed to go to Lowes and soccer and tow their 5 000lb fishing boat.

@big al, they must have some really BIG fish in Australia! A five thousand pound fishing boat? Some boat!

Hmmm....................papajim????? WFT????

We do have many fishing boats over 5 000lbs, just like the US.

But, you must also factor in the trailer, fuel, and the other pieces of kit you take when fishing.

"The Titan isn't competing with these vehicles you describe as much as offer a viable alternative."

Isn't offering "a viable alternative" also know as COMPETITION????????

If it isn't viable then it isn't competitive.

I thought that English was the official language on Australia.

The Titan XD is being marketed as a "TWEENER".

That means it skirts the area between 1/2 tons and 3/4 ton trucks. To be more specific it is meant to overlap class 2a and 2b.

If that area is its target then it WILL be compared to 1/2 tons and 3/4 tons.

The only truck that it probably will not be compared to is that of a small truck or class 1. with that being said, at least the Colorado has a payload rating that does not down-rate its tow numbers.

Yup a small truck has a cargo rating comparable to a 2b truck. Go figure and we aren't even having to cite Australian cargo ratings.

GROSS COMBINED WEIGHT RATINGS

If the truck has poor cargo ratings then that affects GROSS COMBINED WEIGHT RATINGS.

That should be an easy thing to understand for a real engineer but since it is an ongoing problem for you.................................................................

12.300 lb at bumper is OK, but fifth wheel should be +15.000 lb. 5.0 V8 turbo diesel is a lot of power, they got the Aisin tranny, beefed up frame, suspension and brakes all for only 12.000 lb.

RAM could do that with a leaf springs version of the RAM 1500 with a 3.0 TD, light duty transmission, with much better mpg. That engine should be in a Power Wagon or RAM 2500.

Consumers may cross shop an XD with 1/2 ton trucks from other makes, until they look at the price. Most consumers are about perceived value for their dollar, and for similar dollars they can get true 3/4 ton diesel trucks. The XD looks to be priced close to 3/4 ton diesels from other manufacturers, GVWR is close to 3/4 ton trucks, fuel economy is close to 3/4 tons, tow ratings are close to 3/4 ton trucks, payload falls well short. Why choose the XD unless you're just really wanting to buy a "non-big 3 truck" just for the sake of it.

This truck will def sell. I wouldn't mind a extended cab s version. After-market will boost the power and mpg's on this truck !!! From what i hear, from real good sources, ram might not have cummings in their hd for a long time more. Cummins is not happy with fiat over their decision to put the v6 in their half-ton. Bypassing this motor.. Fiat might be looking for a new engine in a few years. CAT, MERCEDES,..etc I think the cummins contract is up with ram in 2020 ?? Somewhere in there. Could be intresting folks !!!!

Lets see. 3/4 ton size and weight with half ton ratings and capabilities. Price looks to be almost 3/4 ton range. Might not sell our it could be a winner

Time week tell. For me it would be a perfect daily driver without the harshness associated with the three quarter ton rides

Bed sizes will come in 5.5, 6.5, and 8. And the biggest thing that the Titan XD has over every truck in its class is the V8 Cummins diesel, bed mounted goose neck or fifth wheel hitch comes standard on all XD models (555 lbs. of torque). Sure the Platinum Reserve 4x4 is very heavy, but the S model 4x2 is not with a Gross volume weight rating of 30K (with a price around $38K). And all models will have a GTWR of 12K minus (-120) per trim level and (-220) per 4x4. So, A platinum reserve 4x4 would around 11,480.

Bed sizes will come in 5.5, 6.5, and 8. And the biggest thing that the Titan XD has over every truck in its class is the V8 Cummins diesel, bed mounted goose neck or fifth wheel hitch comes standard on all XD models (555 lbs. of torque). Sure the Platinum Reserve 4x4 is very heavy, but the S model 4x2 is not with a Gross volume weight rating of 30K (with a price around $38K). And all models will have a GTWR of 12K minus (-120) per trim level and (-220) per 4x4. So, A platinum reserve 4x4 would around 11,480.

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