Nissan Announces 2016 Titan XD Gas V-8 Pricing

Nissan Titan XD Towing II

Nissan used the 2016 New York International Auto Show to reveal 2016 pricing for Nissan Titan XD pickup trucks equipped with the all-new 5.6-liter Endurance gasoline V-8. The high-tech gas engine will be mated to a new seven-speed transmission in the heavy-duty version of the Nissan Titan, which debuted in late 2015 with new Cummins turbo-diesel 5.0-liter V-8 and Aisin six-speed transmission.

The new direct-injection gas V-8 engine gets 390 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 401 pounds-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. The new engine uses hydraulically controlled variable valve timing combined with electronically controlled valve lift on intake and exhaust to fine tune the engine for better performance and fuel efficiency.

The new gas engine will available in all five trim levels for the XD in both 4x2 and 4x4 configurations. The price savings when choosing the gas engine when compared to the Cummins diesel is $5,000, while the pricing difference between 4x4 and 4x2 models is around $3,000.

Titan XDs are available only as four-door crew-cab models for the next several months, but extended-cab and regular-cab models will be available by year-end.

Here's pricing for Titan XD crew cabs broken down by trim level (all prices include a $1,195 destination charge):


4x2 gas V-8: $36,485
4x2 diesel V-8: $41,485
4x4 gas V-8: $39,485
4x4 diesel V-8: $44,485


4x2 gas V-8: $40,255
4x2 diesel V-8: $45,255
4x4 gas V-8: $43,205
4x4 diesel V-8: $48,205


4x2 gas V-8: $48,255
4x2 diesel V-8: $53,225
4x4 gas V-8: $51,225
4x4 diesel V-8: $56,225

Platinum Reserve

4x2 gas V-8: $53,665
4x2 diesel V-8: $58,665
4x4 gas V-8: $56,715
4x4 diesel V-8: $61,715

PRO-4X (offered only in 4x4)

Gas V-8: $47,165
Diesel V-8: $52,165 photo by Angela Conners



Hopefully it will get better mileage then the previous V8.

With specs right on top of the current competitors' V8s, but with curb weight MUCH higher, my guess is that this truck will be a total dog. Fuel economy is going to suck, and towing will be miserable. Plus, it's still overpriced.

The gas engine model will be a gem with the 7 speed.

Sounds like WXman and George are fighting the last war.

Memo: Gas prices are half what they were 8 years ago, guys. People want a nice truck with a sophisticated engine/trans package.

I don't care if RAM or Ford has a FE package. I wish you could still buy a GM v8 that did not have variable displacement or the funky FE tuning.

Papa, I agree. I do not care to have FE Tech at all. It is a truck and FE should be the last thing to worry about. I do like the benifits of VGT but that to can be tempermental. DI, not a fan of. It works great but until PCV is routed somewhere other than the intake I don't want it. That oil film has no where to go but on the throttle plate, intake, and intake valve. With no fuel spray from the injector to keep the valve clean you have the potential of an issue. The GM dealer I use said GM has a chemical to clean the valves and projects their issues will get much worse with time. On average they write 55 cars/trucks a day and they keep busy. Just wait till some of this FE Tech gets some time on it..........

One reason I really like the Ford 5.0L. Good power, decent FE, normal fuel injection. Just has VCT. Same as the Ford 6.2L truck engine. The GM 6.0 truck engine is similar last I checked.

Nice to see they still sport the industries smallest touchscreen.

Looks to be on par with the crowd... so now where does it land on performance/capabilities? It wont be as hard on gas as the last Titan, I mean how could it or anything else be? MPG really isn't the Titan's primary concern and honestly anyone serious about a truck and that has 50K to burn or a lot of work to do MPG does not drive the train. MPG also isn't as important to Nissan with the Titan because it doesn't sell in the volumes that would have a large effect on the corporate average. Unlike GM, Ford, and Fiat... Nissan, and Toyota don't need to sell any fullsize trucks to stay profitable and don't count on selling a lot of them. The rely on their car sales not just for CAFE (like the big 3 minus 1 do), they also get profits from the sale of their small/midsized cars. Removing the pressure from their full size trucks. This make make their trucks less competitive BUT it also insulates the company from rises and falls in fuel prices and economy that are always catching the big 3-1 by surprise and leading to bailouts and sob stories about how it isn't their fault... again...

This truck will do good, the specs make it a solid and comfy truck.

I hope they sell well.

This truck will do good, the specs make it a solid and comfy truck.

I hope they sell well.

I miss the days when I could "dream" of buying a new vehicle ... or used for that matter.
My 2001 Mustang COBRA convertible was $29,000 out the door (BTW, MSRP was higher than all 1/2 tons)! Now the cheapest Nissan beat-em up truck is $36,500! Cann't find anything used either cause the darn trucks have been pampered (ahem grocery getters) and they want $10K for a 10-15 year old trucks with 200K miles.

You can easily buy a 2015 Titan SL today for 30k or less with Costco or USAA pricing. Even going back six years ago you could. 18k difference between 2015 SL and assuming no discounts on the 2016 SL? I guess it looks like with this bold redesign comes the big and bold big 3 over pricing scheme.

Sad day for the consumer.

@ T sir, the cost of the truck and the price are different things.

The real cost is the difference between the price you paid new, and the price you receive when you trade or sell.

The better your truck or car holds its value, the better for you. What's not to like?

In the bad old days your new car looked and ran like hell before the note was paid off.

"In the bad old days your new car looked and ran like hell before the note was paid off..."
Posted by: papajim | Mar 24, 2016 1:47:58 PM

These are the bad old days!

The only thing positive I can say about this is I think it's priced Right.

The only thing positive I can say about this is at least it's not a Ford!

I test drove one of these and a Ram ecodiesel today. I think I'd actually buy the Ram except the payload 1300 and towing 7850 are short of what I need. The XD was just horrible in it's driving dynamics, felt like the tires were 50 lbs under-inflated. They weren't... The rest of the truck seemed well made, the dangly bits were certainly very robust. The computer said I got 12.7 on my test drive, the Ram said I got 17.6 on a very similar loop. Guess I'll wait to see what Ford and GM offer in 2017.

The edition coming out this fall comes with $10K on the hood

@Gstill If they put $10K on the hood they'd be competitive. If they put $20k on the hood they might actually sell them. Consumers are wiser now days, and nobody is buying a 1/2 ton truck that weighs 7,000 lbs. and costs as much as a 1-ton with an unproven track record and an ugly front nose.

Why should fuel economy be the last thing to worry about? I want a truck that can tow 8000 pounds about 4-5 times a year and get decent fuel economy as it is my daily-driver. See no issue in these wants.

@Big Dog You can have all the FE you want.

Drive a Civic for your daily needs and have a dedicated tow vehicle for the rare instance when you need a truck. Problem solved. No serious engineering required.

Attempting to combine the best features of both is available too, as long has you have some real muscles in your checkbook. Most of us are unwilling to spend crazy money on a vehicle for the sake of achieving blue-sky FE numbers.

My halfton gets about 16 in my daily driving and 20 on the Interstate. Nobody's complaining here.

I been lurking and commenting on a few topics for years here, but this was first response from anyone on here so thanks for the acknowledgment!

I understand your reasoning, I beg to differ though. I agree vehicles today do last and that is a great thing. In terms of cost, did you ever sit down and figure out over A LIFETIME how much money you waste on payments (if you always traded in) and how much is interest?

I’ve read a few more comments since yours on price justification and based on my business background ill just say this.

You know it is easier to convince someone of something as fact, than it is to convince someone they are wrong. So with that, here's something to think about...

The bill of goods the US consumer has been sold on finance is all wrong and justifying the price increase on their behalf is...well they've trained you, the consumer very well. If you don't know better and no one else knows better, and those that do know better and say nothing, well than you'll never know better and keep making the same mistake. It’s been a trend for the last 30 yrs since the dawn of the credit card. Banks and ethics have gone down the tubes since the WWII generation has left the corporate environment (Enron, MCI world Com etc.). They (Banks, colleagues) always said get a 30yr mortgage, I got a 15yr. They said trade in my car, I paid it off and 4-5yrs later after making payments to myself my new car/truck is paid for (negotiate for a better price also). For 7-8yrs after that purchase I have no car/truck payments and I send extra payments to my retirement or personal slush fund.

Finally here’s something else to think about.

Teens spend 0.5-19k on a used/new vehicle
Adults in their 20s 15-29k range new
Adults in their 30s 20-40k range new
Adults in their 40s 30-60k range new
Banks know the consumer better than they know themselves. Again, don't justify the price increase for them papajim =o)

@T your response about banking got my attention. Since we're lecturing a bit here, please forgive my own.

The investment banks that always promote world trade (and try to buy off politicians) are one discussion but that 's separate from this one that we're having.

Mainstreet banking--small business and personal finance--is a very crucial reason for the better standard of living that Americans enjoy. If you don't believe that, go to Zimbabwe and try to open a checking account!

The banks I use allow me to manage my money electronically and it's such a huge convenience compared to the bad old days of waiting in lines and drive up windows.

It's curious that you mention interest expense because the average consumer has been having a field day during the last 20 years--interest rates have been so low. Not a good thing for retired folks, or savers, but access to cheap borrowing is a good thing, right?

The fact that some people are unwilling (or unprepared?) to wear their big boy pants when using a credit card is not my fault or yours.

Unless I'm mistaken you seem to be saying that the mainstreet banks should only cater to responsible people, those capable of making sensible choices regarding savings and credit. Credit is one of the few services offered at banks that actually allow them to make any money.

Unless I misunderstood you, we probably disagree.

Ford is coming with a diesel in the 1/2 ton segment they will all follow Nissan's lead
but only Ford with it's excellent chassis can persuade me from
not buying the Nissan XD.
If their Diesel is up to snuff i will probably go with Ford unless GM hits the 1/2 ton segment with a duramax first
Ram 1/2 ton diesel is too short on hauling and carrying capacity.
it is more for those who buy a truck but do not need a truck.
Buy a nissan truck around these parts of Canada and you get ostracized .

@papa jim I did not intend to lecture either, it came out that way. I may not have been clear as it was very early in the morning like it

I was referring to the fact the average consumer will have a new car/truck payment from basically their teens or twenties until retirement and how banks have created this climate of need, and dependence on always having the latest and the greatest (life long customers).

I am all about maximizing profits to the greatest extent possible but within reason, meaning without jeopardizing morality and/or public welfare and trust for the sake of profit. For example in other parts of the world, they (countries/hospitals) pay pennies on the dollar for prescriptions while our vary own U.S. based pharmaceutical companies have no problems gouging us and hiding natural remedies (they cannot patent and profit off). When was the last time your doctor said put Oregano oil and Vitamin C on fungus? or tell people with malnutrition to eat or take Moringa? Probably never.

I know I've deviated from the original topic a bit but I hope in someway the examples give you an idea what I'm getting. If not, I should just post when I am not half asleep. =o)

Where are the payload capacities for the Titan XD Gas variant?

Where are the payload capacities for the Titan XD Gas variant?

@ T

this will possibly sound like I'm picking a fight, but it's important enough that millions of our fathers and grandfathers wore the nation's uniform and fought for it--namely, liberty!

Your comments about banking, pharma and the 'morality' of profits all struck me as misguided.

I want to live in a place where commerce, innovation and manufacturing are driven by the pursuit of excellence (yes, and profit). I don't want to put up with people who want to regulate my (or yours) desire for the better things in life.

I am ready to suffer some of the silly behavior that people sometimes display in their own pursuit of happiness, but I say screw-you to anyone who wants to stand in their way.

My middle-of-the-night sermon.

@papa jim

No worries. Believe it or not I actually agree with practically everything you've said, and I don't mind listening either. You never learn if you never listen. What is frustrating is when others can not articulate the point and they make things personal (which you aren't). Wore the uniform myself btw.

The problem today is two fold, how it was achieved and the long term implications it has on us today and in the future. Morality went out the window a long time ago, especially during the Rockefeller, Carnegie days. When adjusted for inflation, and factoring in the consumer price index Carnegie had a total net value equivalent to $16 Trillion today, enough to practically payoff the majority of the national debt by himself. So... they didn't self regulate and that vary greed and lack of compassion for fellow man (awful working conditions) brought about unions, labor laws, and of course our highly regulated "free market" we have today. One could easily argue the cost is relative and then you can talk about perceptions etc. This thread could just keep going... I'll just finish my mid day preaching with we should all remember power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The same can be said for wealth...unless one has a good moral compass.

@T you missed a key piece of the Guilded Age

From 1870 to 1910 was the period in America when immigration was going full blast, more Americans owned their own farms and businesses than ever before, middle class personal wealth soared and it was all funded without a major war.

Advancement in every kind of industry was making America the envy of the whole world. I don't mind a bit that the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and the rest did well.

My grandparents and their children lived better lives than any previous generation in the history of the world during the so called Guilded Age.

@Papajim oh I didn't miss a thing my friend. With the Guilded Age came cheap labor and today's form of immigration (illegal), work visas and outsourcing is doing similar things, we just aren't prospering as much and innovation is being stifled by regulations and politics...but that's a whole other topic I'm not getting into. Scary times.


Your assertion about "cheap" labor is downright goofy--are you serious?

The US has for over 100 year been amongst the most expensive labor markets worldwide. The entire reason that American companies look offshore to source material and parts is to avoid our high labor costs (or scarcity of resources).


Nope. We actually have cheap labor, you need to consider the cost of goods, cost of living and its relation to salary and how it has changed since even thirty years ago.

Here's something you need to look at...

Minimum Wages
1980 $3.10
1990 $3.80
2013 $7.25

Year Salary New Home New Car 1IL Ground Beef
1980 19,500 68,700 7,200 99c
1990 28,960 123,000 16,950 89c
2013 44,321 289,500 31,352 $4.68

If you work out some ratios you will realize the average American's salary has not kept up vs. cost of living. We might live better than the most of the world, but by our standard from yesteryear we are going down. The Carnegies, and JP Morgans of the world of today have no problem on this spectrum. Just saying.

@ T I appreciate that you went to some trouble to illustrate your point--it's just that your whole premise is false. Why do you think immigration is such a big issue today--people from all over the world are clamoring to live here.

You miss the fact that there are huge industries like agriculture and services where American wages exceed the rest of the world by a large margin.

Your illustrations also failed to account for the significant variations in the purchasing power of the dollar from year to year. Commodities like food and fuel are heavily impacted by the relative strength/weakness of the dollar but you don't account for it in your examples.

You are still trying to spin straw into gold. Life in America is not perfect for the working class, but if you can't thrive in this economy you ain't gonna make it anywhere.

I actually think you do not understand my point.

In most of the world, workers are underpaid because job safety standards are little or non existent, and laborers are plentiful and with that comes desperate people willing to take lower and lower wages and stare death in the face to live. The cost of construction here has gone down and the cost of homes has gone up considerably, why? They can and they will (increase price), open borders issue, lowers wages at the farm, construction and other places, which likens it to what is happening abroad. Sure Americans don't want to do those jobs because the wages have not kept up or have actually dropped. To our "guests", our wages are a massive increase so why not come.

So now we have come full circle... here's the kicker. Having interned at a tax office you know't benefits and open borders equal Rome (fall) because one can sit at home on their rear collect food stamps, welfare payment, free healthcare, housing, transportation and can work and make up to $11.9k a year, quit and file taxes and bring home a $10k tax refund. Total benefits? 50k+ a year easily. Simple solution, drop taxes, eliminate govt benefits, businesses increase salary to a more appropriate starting/living wage because of the lesser tax burden etc. We can fix our own problems, the problem is ethics or should I say the lack of it, morality and politics get in the way.

History and even (not preaching nor a preacher) The Bible show us what too and not too do. We are Rome (destroyed itself from within).

@T you are mixing economics (a science) and politics (a philosophy) and faith (religion).

Your illustration and analysis about home prices vs construction costs is almost entirely subjective. Home prices are almost entirely the result of local conditions, not national policy.

In areas where housing is over-built you have softer prices; in places like San Francisco the simple act of obtaining a building permit becomes almost impossible. Result? Crazy prices for housing. I can buy four times as much house here in Central Florida than you can in San Fran.

Since these conditions are fungible the price varies over time. Who knows, maybe in ten years the same conditions we are discussing will have ended, or reversed.

Regarding Rome, preachers have been comparing ancient Rome to contemporary American life for at least 150 years and the US has not fallen yet.

During that period America went from an obscure frontier society to a leader of the free world. Nobody has a crystal ball.

@PapaJim If you look only at a single aspect of a particular situation or event for example the fall of Rome then your missing a whole lot of information and its sloppy thinking to say they spent to much and that was why they fell, you have to go beyond that and take an in depth look at a plethora of things that lead to it; like you pointed out politics, sciences and faith. The information I told you about taxes, that piece of information is hardly known and based on our conversations here you know very well theirs a cause and affect aka the domino affect which I laid out, it all ties in. I know you mention the U.S. a lot. The reality is the U.S. is the best place in the world to be, and we need to make sure it stays that way. I am pointing out things people really do not think about. Things change slowly over time and before you know it, 20,30,40 years later you are not in the same place.

Things change slowly over time and before you know it, 20,30,40 years later you are not in the same place.

@ T

that was really deep thinking there dude! Did you have to rest after writing that one?

@Papa Jim

You know in this day and age, "Common sense" seems foreign here in the good ole US of A so don't laugh.

And To answer your though provoking question that would cause Einstein, and Oppenheimer to lose sleep...NO, LOL.

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