Now available in two sizes, Titan and Titan XD, it is available in a variety of configurations as the Titan while the Titan XD is only available as a crew cab with a 6.5-foot bed. With a front bench seat, the Titan XD is capable of carrying six passengers. Two-wheel drive is standard, with optional 4-wheel drive accessed easily via a switch-operated 2-speed transfer case. Nissan claims the XD "combines the capability of a heavy-duty hauler with the drivability and affordability of a light-duty pickup."
Standard Titans are available with either the big crew cab or a more utilitarian single cab. The standard Titan is also available as a 2WD model, cutting costs to under $30,000 for the truck.
The Titan and Titan XD ride on a boxed ladder frame borrowed from Nissan's line of commercial vans. Front suspension is courtesy of reinforced double-wishbones and a stabilizer bar, while the rear features a multi-leaf setup. Brakes are 14.2-inch vented discs in front and 14.4-vented discs in the rear, which provide plenty of stopping power for the big Nissan.
Power comes from either a 5.6L gasoline V8 or a 5.0L V8 turbodiesel. The standard Titan is only available with the gasoline engine, while the XD gets the option of either. The gas V8 produces 390 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, while the Cummins diesel makes 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque. The gas V8 is mated to a 7-speed automatic, while the diesel is paired with a 6-speed automatic. When properly equipped, the diesel XD can tow up to 12,300 pounds.
No matter which engine is powering the Titan trucks, trim levels include standard Nissan nomenclature, with S, SV and SL, plus a Platinum Reserve trim. In the S, buyers get 17-inch painted steel wheels, manual folding mirrors, fixed cargo tie-downs, and an easy-to-control dampened opening tailgate with closure assist. Inside, there's air conditioning, easy-to-clean vinyl flooring, push-button ignition, a 40/20/40 split front bench seat, and a 60/40 split fold-up rear bench. Bluetooth hands-free connectivity with streaming audio is standard, as is an AM/FM/CD stereo with MP3 capability, cruise control and NissanConnect mobile apps to enhance owner experience with the Titan. A Convenience and Utility Package adds things like an overhead console, receiver hitch and spray-in bed liner.
The Titan SV adds chrome exterior trim, powered and heated mirrors, front tow hooks, a Class IV tow hitch receiver and an integrated fifth-wheel hitch, a trailer brake controller and, on 4x4 trucks, skid plates. The interior features Advanced Drive-Assist, a display front and center that provides drivers with everything from caller ID to turn-by-turn navigation, when equipped. The SV Comfort and Convenience Package adds Siri Eyes Free, a front/rear sonar system, automatic headlights, fog lights and running boards.
The Titan SL features 20-inch alloy wheels, a bed-mounted channel system with four tie-down cleats, and a 120-volt AC outlet in the bed. Remote start/stop, heated leather seating with front captain's chairs, a power sliding rear window, a Rockford Fosgate audio system, a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel and driver's side seat memory round out the SL offerings.
Finally, the Platinum Reserve brings dark chrome-clad 20-inch alloy wheels and matching trim on the grille and mirrors, plus locking Titan in-bed storage boxes. Inside, there is premium 2-tone leather seating, wood trim, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and heated/cooled front seats and Around View Monitor with object detection, which offers a 360-degree view of the Titan to help ensure full clearance around objects and pedestrians.
Safety in the big truck has not been overlooked, and standard on all Titans are anti-lock brakes, stability and traction controls, and front airbags and roof-mounted curtain airbags for the front and rear.
Fully Boxed Ladder Frame
Available 4-wheel Drive
Excellent Power From Two V8 Engine Options
The biggest news for 2017 is the reintroduction of the standard Titan model below the Titan XD. The standard Titan is just a little smaller, considered a true 1/2-ton pickup rather than the slightly larger XD. The standard Titan should be a hit for worksites where its more utilitarian nature and lower base price will endear itself to all manner of buyers.
Nissan is positioning its Titan XD as just the right size between 1/2-ton light- and 3/4-ton heavy-duty pickup trucks. This versatility in size should suit the XD well. The Cummins diesel will, too, providing Titan owners with an excellent platform for hauling and towing up to 12,300 pounds when properly equipped. For buyers who want something just a bit smaller, Nissan has reintroduced the standard Titan in 1/2-ton size for 2017.
Engine: 5.6L V8
Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic
2.937 Axle Ratio
GVWR: 7,100 lbs
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode, Sequential Shift Control and Oil Cooler
Engine Oil Cooler
80-Amp/Hr 710CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
200 Amp Alternator
Class IV Towing Equipment -inc: Hitch and Trailer Sway Control
Trailer Wiring Harness
1360lbs. Maximum Payload
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
26 Gal. Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Leaf Rear Suspension w/Leaf Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
Wheels: 20" x 8" Painted Alloy
Tires: P275/60R20 AS BSW
Regular Box Style
Spray-In Bed Liner
Aluminum Spare Wheel
Full-Size Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
Chrome Front Bumper
Colored Rear Step Bumper
Black Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Black Rear Window Trim
Chrome Door Handles
Chrome Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Convex Spotter, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Radio: NissanConnect w/SiriusXM/Navi & Mobile Apps -inc: 7" color display, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link (weather, fuel prices, movie listings, and stock info), Nissan voice recognition for navigation and audio, USB connection port for iPod interface and other compatible devices, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, streaming audio via Bluetooth, hands-free text messaging assistant, Rockford Fosgate premium 12 speaker audio system and NissanConnect services powered by SiriusXM, Siri Eyes Free
Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and External Memory Control
2 LCD Monitors In The Front
Siriusxm Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display
Heated Front Captain's Chairs -inc: center console, 8-way power adjustable driver's seat and power lumbar support w/memory function and 4-way power adjustable passenger's seat
60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Fold-Up Cushion Rear Seat
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