2016 Nissan Titan XD: His Turn-Her Turn™ Truck Review




Don’t miss the 2016 Nissan Titan XD – a truck built to compete. Contender for truck of the year! Watch this His Turn-Her Turn™ car review with experts Lauren Fix, The Car Coach and Paul Brian as they test the grit, luxury and capabilities of the 2016 Nissan Titan XD, including impressive new towing and back-up technologies.


2016 Nissan Titan XD


A robust new chassis combined with a Cummings 5.0 V-8 Turbo Diesel engine means the Titan XD is capable of towing more than 12,000 pounds with pulling power, stopping power, and confident handling. 310 horsepower, 555 lb-ft of torque.

There will also be a regular Titan, it is a 1500 competitor and completely different from the XD. The XD offers increased capability, heavy-duty use or commercial applications.

Offered in gas and diesel engines.

Durability, quality and reliability: 12,000+ lbs MAX towing capacity and max payload capacity of 2000+ pounds offers light duty comfort with heavy duty attitude. SAE J2807 certified.

Larger or axle and rear differential

Larger high – strength scale, fully boxed, full length ladder frame for added strength, stiffness and torsional rigidity.

Tougher transfer case and large or heavy duty brakes.

Titan tough from the frame up.

Every 2016 Titan XD starts with an extra large, fully boxed, full length ladder frame. Its heavy duty attitude continues with:

14-inch ventilated disc brakes

Purpose built American axle rear end with locking differential, Bilstein socks (PRO-4X)

Rugged six speed Aisin transmission.

Reinforced double wishbone front suspension and rigid leaf spring rear suspension.

New configurations for expanded market coverage including V-6 engines for the base model, and V8 gas and diesel engines. Offers more commercial appeal.

6.5 and 8 foot beds, regular cab, extended cab and 4-door configurations.


Trim Levels:

S – base level offers 4 options



SL – entry luxury

Platinum Reserve – all in truck, fastest growing segment

LED signature DRL’s and projector headlights, LED tail lights and puddle lamps.

Big country, Small parking spaces. Titan XD helps take the worry out of tight spaces it – whether on the trail or around town with a long list of available driving and parking aids:

Innovative Around View Monitor, which provides a ” Birds Eye” view of the surrounding area from front, rear and side cameras. This makes it easy for hitching with one-person. This camera allows you to see your right hand rear wheel by hitting the camera button.

Trailer light check, ensures all lights are working and the key fob will cycle through all the lights, patented innovation.

All trucks include brake controller. Integrated goose neck hitch and optional 5th wheel hitch.

Speed control sensors can detect road grade and can automatically downshift the transmission when brakes are applied when in Tow/Haul mode.

Trailer sway control reduces sway so the trailer doesn’t loose control.

Moving object detection, blind spot warning plus Front and rear sonar system.

Suspension and springs have optimized dampening so the ride isn’t compromised. 

Zero Gravity seats, excellent seat cushion support and comfort. Heated front and rear seats and heated steering wheel.

Audio is a Rockford Fosgate premium audio system, Nissan connect includes services from Sirius XM, built in technology that provides emergency services, remote access to your Nissan and navigation services.

Remote engine start or remote lock/unlock your vehicle is available through the mobile app.

The mobile app is a suite of apps that it gives you technology to find out about your vehicle, music, phone, maps and more.

The premium services include boundary, valet, curfew and speed alerts. In addition, you can purchase services for Google send to car, connected search and destination download and more.

Factory spray on bed liner, bed side storage, Utili-track system with tie down cleats, bed extender, tailgate lighting, dampened tail gate, DC power supply, channel-system.

Added is increased LED lighting in the bed, removable, lockable in bed storage, two-way tailgate assist, that still allows for a bed topper, tonneau or cover. Lockable Under seat storage that coverts to a flat floor system.


Competes with:

Ford F-Series

Chevy Silverado

Dodge Ram

GMC Sierra

Toyota Tundra

The Titan XD is more than a truck, its more capable than any 1/2 ton truck, this is the first in between model a 1/2 and 3/4 ton trucks. The customer chooses what segment this truck they need, its a Class 2V with 12,000+ towing ability.



XD S Crew Cab about $40,000

XD Crew Cab PRO-4X – $50,000

XD PLatinum Reserve Crew Cab 4×4 – $60,000


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Car Courtesy of Nissan
Destination: Phoenix, AZ
Music: by AudionautiX.com
Disclosure: Free Royalty Music


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