There are a lot of options for a full-size pickup truck on the market today. You get to be presented to quite a handful of modernly intriguing designs and drivetrains, like what the top-notch Ford F-150 has to offer. You get the comfort and fuel economy which you may want to find for a pickup. On the other hand, you may want the heavy-duty and masculinity of Ram 2500.
But what if you find a true pickup which suits just in between these qualities? Enters the 2016 Nissan XD and you surely get what you wish for.
Exterior and Interior
There will be two prominent Tital models beginning this year—the standard comes in a classic half-ton package; while the upgraded one is a heavy-duty, mighty meaty model is given the XD label. The latter sports a boxy frame with robust rear axle with the hugest brakes ever fitted to a consumer-grade pickup truck. XD is based from the commercial van platform of its brand with body 20-inches longer than the standard Titan and comes in aluminum bodywork.
Inside, analogue gauges are neatly organized together with the 7-inch touch screen display on the center stack. Meanwhile, Nissan’s very own NissanConnect serves as both navigation and centralizes mobile apps for the convenience of the driver. More importantly, the center screen sports the 360° Around View Monitor display plus the backup camera system with handy guides. Other features include the Trailer Light Check system, brake lights, turn signals and the folding rear-seat storage system that can easily make-shift into flat load floor designated for huge packages.
Power and Performance
There’s no mistake in choosing Titan XD if you simply want fuel efficiency. Its 5-liter turbodiesel V8 even invites hard-core Cummins to marvel at the 310 horsepower and hefty 555 pound-foot of torque. Meanwhile, you can check on Titan XD’s specs below and judge whether it’s for you or not:
- Category : Full-size Pickup
- Engine : 5.0L Turbodiesel V8, front placement
- Transmission : 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
- Drivetrain : RWD/ 4WD
- Power : 310hp
- Torque : 555 lb.-ft.
- 0-60 mph : 9.2 seconds
- Top Speed : 106 mph (governor limited)
- Mileage : (C/D observed) 15 MPG
- Base Price : (estimate) $40,000; (as tested- estimate) $60,000