2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab

MSRP $45,030

Ranked #2 in Fullsize Pickup-truck

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2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 18, 2021

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What if a blend of both perspective and corresponding radiance one gets all at once? It will be quite similar to the icing on the cake. Well that’s exactly what all the brands have been pursuing with their full-size pickup truck segment for many years and Nissan’s inclination for the same is visible through its all-new 2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab. Though the model comes with no major upgrades, it still holds virtue inspiring enough to drive a huge customer base. 

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Pros

Ride quality is impressive 

Growling V8 engine

Ergonomics

Cons

Base trim is relatively expensive for what it has on offer

Range could have been improved 

What's New?

No major change


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45030

bodystyle

dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

6

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

displacement

339 cu.in.

horsepower

400 hp @ 5800 rpm

torque

413 lb.-ft.. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

9 speed Automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

14.4/14.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

119.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

59.6 cu ft.

towing capacity

10880 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.6 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 10000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 10000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

S$45,030 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab in Brilliant Silver Metallic color
Brilliant Silver Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.4

Final Verdict

7.9

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


Up against the likes of well-acknowledged pickup trucks such as the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab, Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab, and the GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab is in itself a tough path to travel and prove its worth, but the safety pursuit with relatively better accents seem to shed some light in the positive direction. Starting at a price of nearly $47,125, the expense might go up to $64,405 but it will be a watch-out case to see if it will be able to justify that.


8.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.4/10
Competition

7.9/10
Final Verdict


2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab Features

The Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab comes in five major trim levels namely: S, SV, PRO-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve that tend to diverge as we check on higher scale trims selectively. The transition from the 17" x 7.5" Silver Styled Steel wheels to 20" x 7.5" Dark Painted Alloy wheels is one of the most obvious among all that is attached to the base S model and Platinum Reserve respectively. As far as temperature management is concerned, one has to settle with the manual air conditioning in the S and SV while the Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning gets introduced for the rest of the lineup. The same is also true for the Front Captain's Chairs including an 8-way power driver seat which further upgrades as per trim level.

Trim

S

SV

PRO-4X

SL

Platinum Reserve

MSRP(4WD)

$47,125

$50,865

$56,615

$61,165

$64,405

Key Features

5.6L Endurance V8

NissanConnect Services with Tracker System

Front Captain's Chairs including 8-way power driver seat

Heated Captain's Chairs

Heated & Cooled Captain's Chairs

 

17" x 7.5" Silver Styled Steel

Driver Selectable Mode

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

Heated Leather Steering Wheel with Auto Tilt-Away

Memory functions

 

6-speaker audio system

Automatic High Beams Headlights

PRO-4X Style Cloth Seat Trim

Navigation Unit

20" x 7.5" Dark Painted Alloy wheels

 

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Blind Spot Warning

Fender premium audio system with 12 speakers

9" touchscreen display

Trailer Sway Control

   

8" color display multi-touch control

Intelligent Forward Collision Warning

SiriusXM Traffic

20" x 7.5" Chrome wheels

         

Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

Not just the mechanical attachments but the entertainment checklists are also ticked for implementations as the 6-speaker audio system in the base trim can be transformed into a Fender premium audio system with 12 speakers in the PRO-4X and onwards. It is that heating function that starts its stride in the SL trim with an added ventilation function exclusively for the Platinum Reserve. Moreover, the safety assists like the Electronic Stability Control, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, and many more can also be availed of right from the base format. So, it is evident that the Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab has got a lot to offer to this market.

Which Trim should you buy?

Since there are too many options at one’s hand, choosing one among them is a real tough task but the price to value ratio does ease the situation for us. In that index, the PRO-4X weighs fairly well with all its comfort and practicality within a reasonable price increment. Those sound ergonomics and parallel performance dynamics have been restored in this trim level with easy handling and an undulation-damped cabin. Therefore, it is an all-out piece to be owned in the family tree.

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab has been given a 5.6L V8 that can produce the power of 400 hp @ 5,800 rpm and a torque of 413 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm. This powertrain is coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission in a 4WD layout. With this standard 4WD, the Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab remains the only one in its peer in that format because of which it gets superior traction irrespective of loading capacity. Moreover, it also covers its quarter-mile within 17.7 seconds and accelerates from a standstill to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds. Along with this, it can even hit 110 mph on the speedometer which can be rated average despite having only 10990 lbs of towing capacity.

Model

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab

2021 Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab

2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab

MSRP

$47,125

$41,195

$39,515

$42,295

Engine

5.6L V8

6.6L V8

6.2L V8

6.6L V8

Drivetrain

4WD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

9-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

400 hp @ 5,800 rpm

401 hp @ 5,200 rpm

385 hp @ 5,750 rpm

401 hp @ 5,200 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

413 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

464 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

430 lb-ft @ 3,800 rpm

464 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.9

7.9

7.4

7.9

Quarter mile (seconds)

17.7

15.8

15.3

15.8

Top speed (mph)

110

114

N/A

114

The Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab, as per data, is the most accelerating pickup truck taking 7.4 seconds to the 60mph mark, but holistically it has to be the GM mechanical twins for their respective towing capacities of 18500 lbs which are nearly 5500 lbs more than the Ford and 8500 lbs more than the Nissan with a slight gap in performance figures. The Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab and GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab also have 114 mph that add wings in their overall stance. Hence, an affordable price tag and impressive power curve put the GM trucks on the front.

How well does the 2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab handle?

The 2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab has an array of extensions to aid handling dynamics. The Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering maintains the easy drifting of this heavy machinery with Leaf Suspension in the rear for distributing the reactionary force of the laden cargo all against the unregulated bumps of the road. The pairing of the anti-roll bars further restricts the risk percentage of a rollover to some extent. 

In addition, the Electronic Stability Control and Driveline Traction Control including 4WD provide a much-needed grip at the contact patch of the wheels. Still, one can’t simply ignore the fact that the huge mass transfer is inevitable, and having it like a sedan would be a miserable mistake to commit. The high-width wheels also have their parts to play in this theater but it is more like a cameo rather than being a full-fledged one. Hence, it can be placed on a workable stature instead of being an exemplary one. 

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab Braking Performance

When a mass of around 6402 lbs is given a momentum of up to 110 mph, the conservation of energy theoretically challenges the overall system and brings it under pressure to deliver. That is why brake biting is something that is going to be a superficial one with the Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab that has been armed with 14.2” and 14.4” vented disc rotors in the front and rear respectively. The 4-wheel ABS, Automatic Brake Assist, and Hill Hold Control are other features that are supplemented to improve the limiting prowess.

Models

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab

2021 Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab

2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab

Brake rotors: Front (inches)

14.2

14

14.3

14

Brake rotors: Rear (inches

14.4

14.1

14.3

14.1

Curb weight (lbs)

6402

6342

6050

6352

60-0 (Feet)

124

134

N/A

134

Though the Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab is heavier than the GM counterparts yet it scores far better with its braking distance of just 124 ft, simultaneously having a gap of 10 ft against the aforementioned GMC and Chevrolet. This sort of number might not be striking in the first place but it is during those high-speed highways with a cargo capacity of more than 10,000 lbs at the least where one would feel that forward push and need that extra assurance that is achieved with this Nissan badge. 

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab gets a 26-gallon fuel tank, the smallest in its rivals, for which one has to be dependent on the higher efficiency from the powertrain to suffice its utilitarian column. Unfortunately, the 5.6L V8, by default, is not a configuration to achieve the required as swirling and tumbling effects in such a huge cc engine become a real deal to accomplish. The scenario consequently blackens with V8 format which is predominantly a load bearer rather than an economical purchase as per its power curve. Thus, fuel economy is surely not going to be a supportive section in this machinery.

Model

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab

2021 Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab

2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab

MPG (city)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MPG (Highway)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MPG (Combined)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fuel Capacity (Gallon)

26

36

34

36

Range (City/highway/Combined)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Lack of data or untesting trend is depictive of the no-concern attitude that the manufacturers have with this body style. Except for their fuel tank volumes, there is hardly any number available that makes this section insignificant as well as inconclusive at the same time. But what could be guessed is that the overall range of competitors will be surely better than the Nissan because of the almost same capacity and engine configuration with a stark variance in fuel tank dimensions.

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab Interior

8.0/10

The interior of the Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab can be on either side of the lunar as it is pretty much trim-specific. The base S and SV could have been decorated with more than just those manual air conditioning and cloth seat trims, like its elder siblings who get the Front Captain's Chairs including an 8-way power driver seat with leatherette touches all over them. On top of that, heating and cooling functions are also added for the range-topping model. The memory functions for seats, door mirrors, and steering go on to be included in the list for the same along with Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning in the SL and Platinum Reserve variants. Genuine Wood Instrument Inserts and other Chrome-accented Panels can also be spotted in the ambiance.

Model

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab

2021 Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab

2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab

Seating Capacity

6

6

6

6

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

41.0/63.3/41.8

43.0/66.0/44.5

40.9/66.7/43.9

43.0/66.0/44.5

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.4/63.6/38.5

40.1/65.3/43.4

40.4/65.9/43.6

39.8/65.3/43.4

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

N/A

69.5

65.4

69.5

The ability to accommodate 6 passengers is common all across this rivalry but the Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab could have made it right to the top of the legroom would not have fallen short by some 3 inches altogether. The rivals, on the other hand, have a much more balanced cabin arrangement. Meanwhile, the Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab and GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab come with an extra 5 cu-ft cargo volume over the Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab, thereby, impacting the procuring business drastically. So, GM twins, once again, capture the stage here as well. 

Some of the features are:

  • Front Captain's Chairs
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Genuine Wood Instrument Inserts 
  • Chrome-accented Panels
  • Telescoping Steering Column
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The infotainment system of the 2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab has the same build-up narrative as that of its interior. The 6-speaker audio system in the base trim starts the polarity in accordance with the Fender premium audio system with 12 speakers for the aristocratic trims of the lineup. The 9" touchscreen display over the 8" color display multi-touch control is another altercation to be noted in the trim strata. Apart from them, there are other superlatives on offer that have the SiriusXM Traffic, Navigation Unit, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth hands-free phone system in the mentioning, which can make a difference on a daily basis.

Some of the features are:

  • Fender premium audio system with 12 speakers
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • 9" touchscreen display
  • SiriusXM Traffic
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
  • Navigation Unit

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab Exterior

8.0/10

Though blown and bulged-out just like any typical pickup truck, what appears to be the missing element in the Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab is the agonizing trailing rather impromptu psychology behind those arches are more glittery. The mannerism subsequently fades away with its simple coloring tones of Red Alert, Gun Metallic, and Glacier White, and the pairs of wheel setups such as the 17" x 7.5" Silver Styled Steel and 20" x 7.5" Dark Painted Alloy. The rear also misses the level of refinement that it should have got. The Automatic High Beams Headlights on the front fascia, unlike its rivals, don’t tribute to the expression and as a result, the appeal remains somewhere caged and chained.

Model

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab

2021 Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab

2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

6402

6342

6050

6352

Length (in.)

242.7

249.95

250

250.08

Width (in.)

79.5

81.85

80

81.85

Height (in.)

78

79.82

78.3

79.82

Ground Clearance (in.)

8.2

10.12

8.7

10.12

Wheelbase (in.)

151.6

158.94

160

158.94

The design might not be in congruence with expectations but additional packages can be chosen to paint the void after putting extra dollars on the line. Fixed Bed Extender at $270, Bed Tent at $295, Affiliated Yakima HitchSki at $249, and step rails of different finishes are available for one’s modifications. Dimensionally speaking, all of them are under those conventional guidelines and norms with usual ground clearances and wheelbases. For handling, none of them can be vouched because of their body style, especially when they are loaded to their maximum limits. 

Some of the features are:

  • 17" x 7.5" Silver Styled Steel wheels
  • 20" x 7.5" Dark Painted Alloy wheels
  • Red Alert, Gun Metallic, and Glacier White coloring options
  • Automatic High Beams Headlights
  • Fixed Bed Extender
  • Affiliated Yakima HitchSki
  • Step Rails

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab Safety

9.0/10

The Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab is a complete package in terms of its safety insurance. The values and assets on offer are at par with any benchmark of any segment or body style. Be it Blind Spot Warning or Intelligent Forward Collision Warning or Lane Departure Warning, they are at your service throughout the operation. A rugged platform of galvanized steel panels with Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags inside the cabin recites that the energy absorption and dissipation on the inside and outside are well-catered. The confidence over pedal is taken care of by the ever-active Electronic Stability Control and Driveline Traction Control. So, one can be satisfied when residing inside its compartment. 

Some of the features are:

  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Driveline Traction Control

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab Competition

8.4/10

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab vs 2021 Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

Considering the segment, towing capacity is sure of great prominence for both daily commutes and business trades, and the 2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab does more harm than good with its mere some 11,000 lbs of towing at the max. The Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab simultaneously pushes the numbers to above 18,000 lbs. Not just that, it is relatively cheaper as well with a much better exterior styling. Therefore, the Silverado takes the edge quite easily and promisingly.

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab vs 2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab

Faster in acceleration and bigger fuel tank are supportive of the Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab. Even better ergonomics and cabin spaciousness are on the positive side to defend the emblem. And a towing capacity of more than 15k on offer by the Ford kicks out the 2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab is completely out of the scene. On top of that, the Ford has a better road presence and lives up to the expectation. All of these deficits direct us to the point that Nissan has a lot to do to match this full-size pickup truck.

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab vs 2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab

The competition between the two is similar to what has been for the 2021 Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab. A towing capacity gap of more than 8000 lbs with increased roominess inside the cabin boasts the utilitarianism and comfort for the 2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab. Even better exhilaration and acceleration can also be achieved with the GMC. Hence, all-section lead by the GMC over Nissan ousts the Titan XD from the thought process of being taken into consideration.

2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab Final Verdict

7.9/10

Sadly the 2021 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab is nowhere close to its rivals in any category. Except for the safety features, there seems to be no added advantage one will have when owning one of them. Even the comfort and convenience it has on offer is for higher trims only for which paying such a hefty amount does not feel right. No practical approach in its functionalities and outlook makes it go out of the race for now.