2016 Nissan Titan Review

It has been statistically proven that about 30-40% of truck
buyers always return to a new model from their favorite brand.
Being among the top-selling truck brands, Nissan will try to
expand the truck’s fan base by means of thorough overview and
some additional features in the 2016 Nissan Titan.

The vehicle will be available in two frame sizes (the larger
one being “XD“), three cab configurations, five trim levels and
three bed lengths. Non-XDs will be 20“ shorter in wheelbase
than XDs.

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Exterior

As for the exterior, the highlights for the 2016 Titan mode
include LED headlamps and bed lighting, removable locking
in-bed storage boxes, a damped tailgate opening as well as a
household-like power outlet in the bed.

This powerful truck needs a larger and stronger chassis to
handle TITAN XD’s expanded towing and payload potential.
Therefore, the Nissan engineers used chassis of the Nissan
Commercial as a base, from which they designed a new frame and
chassis.

Some other interesting parts of equipment concerning exterior
are: auxiliary transmission fluid cooler, painted finish
bumpers, vinyl floor covering, steel spare wheel, underbody
mounted spare tire and cargo tie downs.

Available exterior colors will be: Forged Copper, Magnetic
Black, Cayenne Red, Pearl White and Deep Blue Pearl.

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2016 Nissan Titan XD

2016 Nissan Titan Interior

Interior-wise, the 2016 Nissan Titan XD is unbelievably
comfortable thanks to supportive, leather-appointed split bench
front seats. The front and rear seats have the option for
heating and ventilating. By relocating the shifter to the
steering column, more space has been made for the huge center
console. All over the cabin, storage features and power sources
have been arranged carefully.

The cabin also comes equipped with a 7“ display for navigation
and infotainment.

The new Titan 2016 also offers safety features including blind
spot warning, front and rear sensors, a 360-degree view camera
with trailer guides when backing up, and hill ascent/descent
control. Towing aids will also be available such as trailer
brake control, sway control and a trailer light-check system.

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Engine specs and performance

The 2016 Titan will use all-new Cummins 5.0-liter V8
turbodiesel. This engine brings better fuel economy than its
gasoline competitors, and will only be available on XD models.
It delivers 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque at
1,600 rpm, and will be mated to a 6-speed automatic
transmission. Estimated average consumption is 22 to 25
mpg, similar to the Ram 1500 with a diesel engine.

According to Nissan, a properly equipped Titan XD should be
able to tow more than 12,000 pounds and have a payload capacity
greater than 2,000 pounds.

Price and release date

The release date manufacturer announced for late
2015, the pricing have not yet been officially released,
but the estimated starting price should be around $25,000,
whereas the Premium Reserve XD model could cost as much as
$50,000.

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Competition:

2016 Dodge Ram 1500

2017 Ford F-150

2016 Toyota Tacoma