2019 Nissan Titan XD

2019 MODEL
$38,270 - $60,080

7.0

Overall Rating

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2019 Nissan Titan XD Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Karan Harit Content Writer Updated on: November 16, 2019


From Fairlady Z to Skyline, Nissan has always surprised Americans with vehicles built intelligently for them. Under Nissan's flagship, Titan XD did a similar job to surprise the Americans. A tad-bit low on the spec sheet, this truck is equipped with a more practical set of weaponry. First unveiled in 2003, there is not a whole lot of difference between versions over the years. But that is part of the charm. In a world where pickups are becoming more focused on off-road adventures and luxury, the Nissan Titan offers a more robust driving experience. Wanna retain the essence of old-school American pickups? The Nissan Titan XD is your preferred choice.

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Pros

Responsive Engine

Unbelieveable Towing Capacity

Plush Interior on higher trims

Good Warranty Coverage and Duration

Cons

Sluggish Acceleration

Outdated Styling

Lack of advanced safety tech

What's New?

Revamped engine

New 7-inch infoainment touchscreen

Andriod Auto and Apple CarPlay now standard

Two new exterior color schemes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$38270

bodystyle

4dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

6

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

339 cu.in.

horsepower

390 hp @ 5800 rpm

torque

394 lbs.-ft @ 4000 rpm

transmission

7-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

front independent suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

14.2/14.4

dimensions

wheelbase

151.6 in.

length

242.7 in.

width

79.5 in.

height

78 in.

curb weight

6040 lbs.

ground clearance

8.1 in.

capacity

towing capacity

11680 lbs.

payload capacity

2550 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.01 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/18/21 mpg

highway range

546 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr. / 100000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

3 yr. / 36000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Nissan Titan XD in Brilliant Silver color  2019 Nissan Titan XD in Cayenne Red color  2019 Nissan Titan XD in Deep Blue Pearl color  2019 Nissan Titan XD in Magnetic Black color  2019 Nissan Titan XD in Solar Flare color
Brilliant Silver

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Ratings

Engine And Performance

7.0

Interior

7.0

7.0

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Nissan Titan XD S

S

power
390 hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$38,270 - $41,430


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $41,430 MSRP (15/18/21) 390 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, regular unleaded
7-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
S 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $38,270 MSRP (15/18/21) 390 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, regular unleaded
7-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6

 2019 Nissan Titan XD SV

SV

power
390 hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$42,640 - $45,740


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $45,740 MSRP (15/18/21) 390 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, regular unleaded
7-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
SV 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $42,640 MSRP (15/18/21) 390 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, regular unleaded
7-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive TBD

 2019 Nissan Titan XD PRO-4X

PRO-4X

power
390 hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
17 combined

$49,490


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $49,490 MSRP (15/17/20) 390 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, regular unleaded
7-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2019 Nissan Titan XD SL

SL

power
390 hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$51,050 - $54,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $54,200 MSRP (15/18/21) 390 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, regular unleaded
7-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
SL 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $51,050 MSRP (15/18/21) 390 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, regular unleaded
7-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive TBD

 2019 Nissan Titan XD Platinum Reserve

Platinum Reserve

power
390 hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$60,080


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Platinum Reserve 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $60,080 MSRP (15/18/21) 390 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, regular unleaded
7-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
Platinum Reserve 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) Starting at $60,080 MSRP (15/18/21) 390 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, regular unleaded
7-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive TBD

Expert Review

7.0

Overall Rating


The outstanding Cummins V8 diesel powertrain is the best of the two engine options. Even so, the less powerful 5.6L V8 is not that far behind either. It still has a towing capacity no American pickup can match up to. Although, its heavy size does hinder its agility, the ride quality of the Titan is surprisingly good. It might not look really appealing by modern standards nor does it have an upscale cabin. But when you have to cover long distances hauling cargo, the Nissan Titan XD excels at the job gracefully.

With Ford, GMC, and Chevrolet previously having a solid a dependable balance in the business, it'd be a tough errand to go amiss the American clients from their staple. The Japanese offer good payload and towing capacity, which will surely be the tipping point of the decision-making process. Regardless of its capabilities, the fewer number of advanced features put the 2019 Nissan Titan XD at a disadvantage from its more modern competitors.

2019 Nissan Titax XD Crew Cab Front Three-Quarter View
2019 Nissan Titax XD Crew Cab Front Three-Quarter View
2019 Nissan Titax XD Crew Cab Rear Three-Quarter View
2019 Nissan Titax XD Crew Cab Rear Three-Quarter View

 

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Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Nissan Titan XD Features

Available in 5 trim levels, 2 engine options, 2WD or 4WD and 3 Cab styles, Nissan has made sure to make a Titan XD that can be tailored to your needs. Only the base trims S and SV come standard with 2WD, with 4WD optional extra. The off-roading specialist, Pro-4X is limited to a Crew Cab style. For better quality interiors and more infotainment features, we recommend the higher SL and Platinum Reserve variants. Do keep in mind that scaling up the trim ladder escalates the price rather quickly. Checking most of the boxes when going for the Platinum reserve would easily burn a hole of more than $60,000 in your pocket.

Trim S SV Pro-4X SL Platinum Reserve
MSRP $31,590 $35,490 $45,440 $48,960 $54,330
Key Features Push-Button ignition Chrome exterior trim Electronically controlled locking rear differential 20 alloy wheels Chrome-clad 20-inch alloy wheels
  Bluetooth connectivity Powered heated mirrors Bilstein off-road shocks Bed-mounted channel In-bed storage boxes
  Cruise control Advanced Drive-Assist All-terrain tires Heated leather seating Premium 2-tone leather seating
  Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Smartphone Compatibility   Hill descent control   Surround View Camera
  7-inch LCD Touchscreen        

We Recommend

While the Nissan Titan XD Platinum Reserve is the most luxurious of the lot, its $60,000 price tag makes you question if it's really worth it. The best option is to go for the SV trim that gets most of the boxes ticked. The interior can be upgraded with heated/cooled power-adjustable seats, a 12-speaker Fender audio system, and premium upholstery.

2019 Nissan Titan XD Engine and Performance

7.0/10

"The Titan XD is an easy everyday machine, provided you don’t have to park frequently in tight parking lots. It’s quieter than you might expect, and even the available 5.0-liter turbodiesel V8 is sometimes tough to hear with the windows down." -Kelley Blue Book

Engine and Transmission

You can either buy the Japanese pickup with 5.6-Liter gasoline V8 mated to a 7-speed gearbox or the iconic Cummins turbo-diesel 5.0-Liter V8 with a 6-speed. You can feel the Cummins pushing hard at lower RPMs, but that fades out rather quickly when cruising on the highway. The engine, however, has enough juice to tug heavy loads up steep inclines.

Unfortunately, the transmission is rather disconcerting, the gearshifts are clunky and unrefined. The Base models come standard with a 2-wheel drive. The optional 4-wheel drive can be actuated with a flick of a switch, which engages the 2-speed transfer case.

Models

Nissan Titan XD

Ram 2500

Ford F-250

GMC Sierra 2500HD

MSRP

$31,590

$36,145

$37,425

$35,485

Engine

5.6-Liter V8

5.7-Liter V8

6.2-Liter V8

6.0-Liter V8

Transmission

7-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Horsepower

390 hp @ 5800 rpm

383 hp @ 5600 rpm

385 hp @ 5750 rpm

360 hp @ 5400 rpm

Torque

394 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

400 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

430 lb.-ft. @ 3800 rpm

380 lb.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

Acceleration

The gas-powered truck painstakingly reaches 60mph in 7.4 seconds, while the turbo-diesel gets there 2 seconds slower. However, the Cummins provides good low-end torque for heavy towing.

Models

Nissan Titan XD

Ram 2500

Ford F-250

GMC Sierra 2500HD

0-60 MPH

7.4 sec

8.2 sec

6.9 sec

6.5 sec

Quarter mile

15.8 sec @ 88mph

16.3 sec @ 85mph

19 sec @ 90mph

15 sec @ 91mph

Engine

5.6-Liter V8

5.7-Liter V8

6.2-Liter V8

6.0-Liter V8

Emission(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/year)

8.4

N/A

N/A

8.5

In comparison, the GMC Sierra 2500HD reaches 60mph much quicker than the XD, despite being a full-size heavy hauler. Primarily due to the slow upshifts and the ungainly throttle response, it is safe to say that acceleration is not the Titan XD's strong suit.

Ride and Handling

Although Nissan claims 'capability of a heavy-duty hauler and drivability of a light-duty, the drivability isn't what Nissan had intended. The truck is slow and unresponsive, typically expected from a three-quarter-ton hauler. It's a nightmare to maneuver around a city and parking is quite a task in itself.

The ride quality is comfortable and civilized, courtesy of the reinforced double-wishbones. But being nimble and agile is not the pickup's forte. The stabilizer bar also restricts excessive body-roll through corners.

Braking

If you thought the light-footed Titan XD would stop faster than the much heavier competition, you were wrong. Even the 6000lb Ram 2500 stops in 202ft from 70mph. The brake feel is as unresponsive as the steering, and the pedal feels mushy and underwhelming.

Model

Nissan Titan XD

Ram 2500

Ford F-250

GMC Sierra 2500HD

Brake Front (in.)

14.2

14.2

14.3

13.9

Brake Rear (in.)

14.4

14.1

14.3

14.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5170

5941

5683

5741

70-0 MPH (ft.)

204

202

202

210

On the other hand, Ford has a sharp and lively brake feel which inspires confidence while driving such a large vehicle.

Off-Roading Capability

Nissan has made a Pro-4X variant that is the Titan XD designed to take on all kinds of terrains, featuring an electronically controlled locking rear differential, Bilstein off-road shocks, all-terrain tires, hill descent control, and skid plates.

Its ground clearance has been raised to 10.6 inches along with removing the side boards, which make it quite a feat to climb in. Be it deep mud or slippery gravel, the Titan XD Pro-4X can take on any obstacle it encounters.

Towing Capacity

The sheer amount that the Titan XD can pull is remarkable. With a tow rating of 12,000 lbs, the Titan can haul a regular 6000 lbs uphill at a steady pace. The specially designed transmission tow mode can maintain low RPMs for constant power while hauling. You can digitally control the amount of trailer brake intervention, which is really effective for reducing trailer sway and braking. Equipping the Tow package adds a receiver hitch, in-bed hitch, and tow mirrors.

Model

Nissan Titan XD

Ram 2500

Ford F-250

GMC Sierra 2500HD

Towing Capacity (lbs.)

12,010

11,880

13,300

13,900

The American brethren seem to outshine the Japanse's towing prowess on this front and they have a lot of catching up to do on this front. This section can make or break for a truck because what good is a truck that can't lug what you want to lug but only looks as good as you do.

2019 Nissan Titan XD Fuel Economy

Heavy-duty trucks are not rated by EPA for fuel economy. Thus, it is vey difficult to determine just how far you can go with a full tank of gas in a 2019 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab.

2019 Nissan Titan XD Interior

7.0/10

"Although the 2019 Titan XD is a tough and rugged truck, it has available features sure to please the most spoiled pickup buyer." -Kelley Blue Book

Seating and Comfort

In the second-gen Titan XD, Nissan has made quite an improvement in the interior fit and finish of the pickup. The optional 'Zero-Gravity memory foam seats, as well as, dual-tone leather upholstery, heated and cooled seats in the Platinum Reserve trim deserve more recognition than they get.

Model

Nissan Titan XD

Ram 2500

Ford F-250

GMC Sierra 2500HD

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

41/63.3/41.8

39.9/66/41

40.8/66.7/43.9

42.8/66.03/45.27

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.8/65.6/40.2

39.8/65.6/40.2

40.4/65.9/43.6

40.5/64.3/40.9

Infotainment System

A new 7.0-inch touchscreen that runs on the NissanConnect infotainment system is now standard across the board. The Nissan Titan also welcomes all the toys new with the kids these days, and now supports smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A 6-speaker audio system comes as standard. However, audiophiles would gladly appreciate the optional Fender 12-speaker surround sound system. Some additional infotainment features include:

  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming
  • AM/FM/HD Radio
  • AUX Cable Input
  • CD/DVD Player
  • Audible Text Message Readouts
  • 2 USB Ports

Cargo Volume

The Single Cab style offers a huge 8-foot cargo bed, but it is only available with the S and SV trims. The Crew Cab in the Pro-4X and Platinum reserve trims come with a 5.5-footbed. The cargo bed is easy to load stuff into and there are plenty of anchors to tie. The Utility package adds an in-bed liner, 110V power outlet, and in-bed lighting.

Model

Nissan Titan XD

Ram 2500

Ford F-250

GMC Sierra 2500HD

Cargo Volume in rear bed (ft.3)

59

58

65

61

Interior Features

  • Zero-Gravity memory foam seats
  • Tilt and telescopic steering
  • Heated and Cooled seats
  • Rear seat delete option
  • 4G-LTE and WiFi connectivity

2019 Nissan Titan XD Exterior

"A variety of packages add convenience and luxury features to lower trim levels, and the Pro-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve come standard with LED headlights and halogen fog lights." - MotorTrend

Dimensions and Weight

Sharing the same boxed ladder frame from Nissan's Commercial Vans, the Heavy Duty Pickup is made to challenge the American pickups which dominate the market. The XD is wider, taller and has a longer wheelbase and bed compared to the regular Nissan Titan. You can configure your Titan XD with either a Single Crew Cab with an 8-foot bed or a Crew Cab with an exclusive 5.5-foot bed.

Model

Nissan Titan XD

Ford F250

GMC Sierra 2500HD

Ram 2500

curb weight(lbs)

6006

4913

5247

6986

Length(in)

230.5

243.7

239.6

237.9

Width(in)

79.5

79.9

80.0

79.4

Height(in)

78

77.3

73.7

76.8

Ground clearance(in)

8.7

9.3

8.5

8.6

Wheelbase(in)

151.6

156.8

153.0

149.5

The class leader in this segment the Nissan seems to edge pass the Americans when it comes to sizes. And when you're talking about pickup truck size does matter.

Exterior Features

  • Skid plates
  • Chrome front grille
  • Extending side mirrors
  • Watertight cargo bed
  • Lockable storage boxes

2019 Nissan Titan XD Safety

With only a few active safety features, the pickup is behind the times, as the competition have equipped their vehicles with much more features, especially the Ford Super Duty. The features which you would find are:

  • Blind spot monitor
  • Front parking sensors
  • Rear Parking sensors
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Monitor

2019 Nissan Titan XD Competition

Nissan Titan XD vs Ram 2500

The Ram is the only other pickup to house a similar Cummins turbo-diesel. The three-quarter ton pickup has a smoother transmission, but the accelerator pedal feels equally unresponsive in the Ram 2500. The interior has a better quality of materials and the infotainment system is up-to-date. Moving from The Nissan to the Ram definitely feels like an upgrade.

Nissan Titan XD vs Ford F-250

The feature-loaded Ford feels like a truck of the future, and the sales figures show it. Premium safety and entertainment features, which are not even available in the highest trims, come standard in the Ford. With a bigger bed and a bigger engine, the Ford outranks the Nissan by a mile.

Nissan Titan XD vs GMC Sierra 2500HD

One of General motor's trusted pickups, the Sierra 2500HD has a bigger and more powerful engine than any of the others. The engine just pulls and pulls, the throttle response is immediate and the transmission is adequate. For a 6.0-Liter diesel engine, the mileage is as good as it gets. The comfortable interiors and functional infotainment is the icing on the cake.

2019 Nissan Titan XD Final Verdict

The Nissan still has far to go before it can get up to speed to the American Pickups. Regardless of the overhaul for the second era, the Nissan feels collectible and dreary. Going for the Cummins Turbo-diesel was a decent decision, however that couldn't convert into execution. The Towing limit is amazing to the least. We prescribe you to go for the American Pickups like the Ford or GMC rather, which may appear to be expensive at an ice look, yet offer much better motors just as inside highlights.