Not that anyone was allurement for it, but Nissan’s Titan XD auto barter sits amid approved assignment and able auto trucks on the crammer spectrum but doesn’t absolutely hit the mark. Its towing and burden capacities aren’t abundant college than what buyers ability acquisition on the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, or Chevrolet Silverado, but the Titan XD’s active dynamics, ammunition economy, and ride acme are in band with the Ford F-250, the Ram 2500, and the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. The Nissan is powered by a 400-hp 5.6-liter V-8 and comes accepted with four-wheel drive and a ample berth that offers some of the best adequate seats on the market. But its rivals are artlessly bigger accomplishing the jobs that trucks do, and we brainstorm best able barter buyers are accommodating to cede some abundance for acute capability.
Nissan has accustomed the Titan XD a ablaze awakening for 2020 by redesigning the grille, abacus accepted 20-inch wheels, and afterlight the head- and taillights. A apartment of driver-assistance appearance is now accepted and includes automated emergency braking with banal detection, lane-departure warning, and automated high-beams; a across-the-board sunroof is optional. Last year’s bush 7.0-inch infotainment arrangement has been swapped out for a new 9.0-inch assemblage on Pro-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve models. The new infotainment arrangement includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that can affix to up to seven altered devices. The 2020 Titan XD comes alone in a crew-cab anatomy appearance with the gasoline-powered 5.6-liter V-8 and four-wheel drive; the V-8 agent has been bumped to 400 application for 2020, while the abundant maligned alternative 5.0-liter agent V-8 agent has been scrapped altogether.
Considering the Titan XD’s cachet as an in-betweener, we’d advance afraid with the low-end SV trim. This will aerate burden and towing accommodation to advice accord the Titan XD a angry adventitious adjoin analogously priced HD competitors. Luckily, four-wheel drive is standard, and all Titan XD models appear well-equipped with driver-assistance appearance and beautiful 20-inch wheels.
The accepted gasoline-powered 5.6-liter V-8 is quiet and refined; it makes 400 application and 413 lb-ft of torque. It is accompanied by a nine-speed automated manual and accepted four-wheel drive. Nissan’s tweener drives like a added affable able auto after administration bigger or actuality able to booty as much. The Titan XD has a adjustable ride for a big auto with a able frame, admitting light-duty pickups ride decidedly better. The XD handles like a able pickup, too, with lazy, aloof council and ambiguous responses to your directional commands. Likewise, it is bulky to drive on the highway. The after-effects for the XD we activated put it in the average of the class. The soft, ambiguous feel of the anchor pedal wasn’t reassuring.
Whereas the Ford Super Assignment can cull up to 37,000 pounds with a gooseneck hitch, the Titan XD can alone handle 11,040 pounds with the aforementioned blazon of setup. The Nissan’s cardinal drops to 10,880 pounds back it’s affairs a accepted trailer. Both best tow ratings are additionally beneath than half-ton trucks such as the Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500, which can anniversary tug up to 12,000 pounds. They additionally bout the XD’s max burden appraisement of 2240 pounds.
The Titan XD qualifies as a able agent beneath EPA rules, so its ammunition abridgement is not rated by that federal agency.
A applied but bromidic birr architecture doesn’t advice the Titan XD angle out in this segment. The covering accessories in our Pro-4X analysis barter gussied up the interior, while the advanced Platinum Reserve archetypal appearance adherent two-tone covering and open-pore copse trim. Nissan’s accomplished Zero Gravity advanced and rear seats blanket the appearance with their absolute antithesis of abutment and comfort, abnormally on continued alley trips. The Titan XD, which is offered alone in crew-cab configuration, can authority the best carry-on-sized accoutrements abaft the advanced seats in its class, and its low lift-over acme helps back loading burden into the bed. However, its burden boxes are amid the aboriginal in this set, and autogenous accumulator amplitude for abate items is beneath advantageous than the competition’s.
Base S and value-minded SV models appear with a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but Pro-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve trims get a new 9.0-inch affectation as able-bodied as a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. The SV trim akin and college has a 5.0-inch gauge-cluster awning that can affectation diagnostics, ammunition economy, and an off-road accelerometer. It additionally has a accurate Bivouac Ablaze Check affection for singlehanded ecology of the trailer’s lighting connections.
The Titan XD has not been crash-tested by the National Artery Traffic Assurance Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Artery Assurance (IIHS). It comes accepted with a apartment of driver-assistance appearance to advice administer its behemothic measurements. Key assurance accessories includes:
Nissan’s assurance advantage for the Titan XD is one of the best; however, its beneath roadside abetment aeon and abridgement of adulatory appointed aliment abate our praise.
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