2019 Nissan Titan XD Diesel Crew Cab

2019 MODEL
$43,610 - $65,410

7.8

Overall Rating

INDIGO

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


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 14, 2019


The underdog from the land of the rising sun comes on American soil to chase the American dream, unlike Mr.Miyagi who came to find peace and stability in his life. The XD is the bigger brother to the Titan line and fits peculiarly in both the light truck and the half tonne category of trucks. This truck came to conquer the countryside of the states but does it do so?

The 5L V8 triumphs over the eco diesel engines in the segment but when compared to other crown jewels V8s of the American it is left in the dust. The Duramax and the Duratorque engine can almost hit the 1000lbs-ft mark which is almost double of Nissan.

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Pros

High Towing Capacity

Unique Cargo Bed Accessories

Excellent Passenger Space

Good Ride Quality

Cons

Low MPG Figures

Could have had better Standard Features

What's New?

The 2019 model comes with only one Option pack namely the Midnight Edition package that adds 20” Black Wheels

Body Colored Front Grill

Black Door Handles and Black Step Rails on the diesel SL and SV 4X4 variants


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$43610

bodystyle

4dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

6

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

339 cu.in.

horsepower

310 hp @ 3200 rpm

torque

555 lbs.-ft @ 1600 rpm

transmission

6-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

6820 lbs.

ground clearance

8.1 in.

capacity

towing capacity

12200 lbs.

payload capacity

2590 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.1 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr. / 100000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

3 yr. / 36000 mi.


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Styles

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Brilliant Silver

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Ratings

Engine And Performance

8.0

Interior

7.5

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Nissan Titan XD diesel Crew Cab S

S

power
310 hp @ 3200 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
TBD

$43,610 - $46,760


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $46,760 MSRP TBD 310 hp @ 3200 rpm, 5 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
S 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $43,610 MSRP TBD 310 hp @ 3200 rpm, 5 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6

 2019 Nissan Titan XD diesel Crew Cab SV

SV

power
310 hp @ 3200 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
TBD

$47,510 - $50,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $50,600 MSRP TBD 310 hp @ 3200 rpm, 5 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
SV 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $47,510 MSRP TBD 310 hp @ 3200 rpm, 5 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive TBD

 2019 Nissan Titan XD diesel Crew Cab PRO-4X

PRO-4X

power
310 hp @ 3200 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
TBD

$54,830


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $54,830 MSRP TBD 310 hp @ 3200 rpm, 5 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2019 Nissan Titan XD diesel Crew Cab SL

SL

power
310 hp @ 3200 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
TBD

$56,380 - $59,530


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $59,530 MSRP TBD 310 hp @ 3200 rpm, 5 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
SL 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $56,380 MSRP TBD 310 hp @ 3200 rpm, 5 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive TBD

 2019 Nissan Titan XD diesel Crew Cab Platinum Reserve

Platinum Reserve

power
310 hp @ 3200 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
TBD

$61,710 - $65,410


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Platinum Reserve 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $65,410 MSRP TBD 310 hp @ 3200 rpm, 5 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
Platinum Reserve 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $61,710 MSRP TBD 310 hp @ 3200 rpm, 5 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive TBD

Expert Review

7.8

Overall Rating


Facing excruciating competition from favorites like the Ram and Ford, the coveted GM twins also have the scales tipped to their side so the Japanese frontrunner has a lot of ground to cover even with the extended wheelbase. Although the Nissan Titan Xd punches above its weight class it surely wasn't enough to make this underdog the typical David vs Goliath tale have the ending synonymous to the story.


 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

7.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Nissan Titan XD diesel Crew Cab Features

The 2019 Nissan Titan XD Single Cab comes in 5 trims namely the S, SV, SL, Platinum Reserve, and the Pro 4X. The Base variant is the 'S' while the Platinum Reserve is the 'Single of the Hill in terms of Trims. One must also note that the Pro 4X trim only comes in the 4WD configuration.

Trims

S

SV

Pro 4X

MSRP (2WD)

$40,810

$44,710

-

MSRP (4WD)

$44,340

$47,240

$51,190

Features

Remote keyless entry with Push Button Ignition

INCLUDES S FEATURES PLUS:

INCLUDES SV FEATURES PLUS:

 

Advance Drive-Assist Display and Rear View Monitor

Powered Heated Outside Rear View Mirrors

All-terrain off-road tires

 

Maximum Towing Capacity

of 12,150 lbs

Sirius Satellite Radio with a 3-month trial subscription

Hill descent control and Electronically Locking Rear Differential

 

2,120 Maximum Payload Capacity

Chrome exterior trim

Electronic locking rear differential with Bilstein Shocks

   

Trailer Sway Control

 

Features List

  • Remote Keyless Entry and Keyless Ignition
  • Rear View Monitor
  • Electronic Locking Rear Differential
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio with 3 Months Subscription free
  • Rockford Fosgate Audio System
  • Trailer Brake Control
  • Remote Keyless Entry and Keyless Ignition
  • Rear View Monitor
  • Electronic Locking Rear Differential
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio with 3 Months Subscription free
  • Rockford Fosgate Audio System
  • Trailer Brake Control

we recommend

The Trims in the Nissan have been decently filled with features but if we were to suggest one, we would have gone in for the SV Trim. It gives you premium features like advanced safety assist.

2019 Nissan Titan XD diesel Crew Cab Engine and Performance

8.0/10

'Unlike the variety of powertrains available on light-duty rivals, the Titan makes do with a single engine and transmission combo. It lacks the impressive acceleration of its competitors' most powerful engines, but it's quick when compared with similar-size V-8s -Caranddriver.com

Engine and Transmission

The Titan XD uses a Cummins sourced 5.0L DOHC 32 Valve Direct Injection V8 motor that delivers 310hp and 555lbs-ft. The Engine has been in use for a while now and has been a potent performer while Cruising on the Highways or riding on the cities. The 500+ lbs-ft of Torque will come in handy while towing heavy loads.But taking into

Models

Nissan Titan

Ford F150 Lariat

Ram 1500 HFE Quad Cab

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 double cab

GMC Sierra 1500 Double cab

MSRP

$40,810

$45,510

$39,540

$32,310

$32,730

Engine

5.0-L V8

3.0L V6

5.7L V8

4.3L V6

4.3L V6

Transmission

6-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

Power

310hp

250hp

395hp

285 hp@5300rpm

285 hp@5300rpm

Torque

555lbs-ft

440lbs-ft

410 lbs-ft

305 ft-lbs@3900rpm

305 ft-lbs@3900rpm

Transmission duties are handled by an Aisin Sourced 6 Speed Automatic Transmission, which changes gears without much hesitation. The 6-speed automatic transmission seems underwhelming when compared to the 8-speed automatic transmission and severely compromised when put up with Ford F 150.

Acceleration

The V8 motor in the Nissan delivers crisp acceleration and the overall throttle response is better than the competition. The Engine feels eager to rev and overtake cars without losing much steam but alas when measured in the spirit of competition it falls appallingly short

Models

Nissan Titan XD

Ford 150

Ram 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 double cab Work truck 4dr

GMC Sierra 1500 Double cab 4dr

0-60 MPH

9.4s

7.3s

7.6s

7.3s

7.3 sec

Quarter mile

17.3s

13.2s

15.6s

15.9s

15.9 sec

Engine

5.0-L Cummins V8

3.0L V6

3.0 V6

4.3L V6

4.3L V6

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

NA

NA

8.8

9.3

N/A

Curb weight(lbs)

6510

4529

4945

4982

4982

Lagging behind its brethren by a large margin the Nissan fails to deliver even with a bigger engine than the others. With 9.4s on the clock, the Nissan is behind by 2s and this translates to the longest quarter mile time too.

Ride and Handling

The Ride and Handling in the Nissan Titan XD is a bit of a mixed bag. While the Nissan has great manners on the Highways, City Roads and Over Smooth surfaces, it loses some of this over undulating surfaces or offroad. It's not in any way Uncomfortable or bad but the Stiffened suspension tend to prefer stay on Road. You can engage Low Range from 4WD with a Shift on Fly Rotary knob that does help the offroad cause of the Nissan.

Brakes

You won't be disappointed with the ventilated, hydraulically boosted brakes of the Nissan Titan XD. The Brakes may feel soft at some instances but will do the job well in most situations.

Model

Nissan Titan

Ford F150

Ram 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 double cab Work truck 4dr

GMC Sierra 1500 Double cab 4dr

Brake Front(in)

13.7

13.8

13.2

13.0

13.0

Brake Rear(in)

13.5

13.7

13.8

13.6

13.6

60-0 MPH (ft.)

133.8

121

123

125

125

When The Nissan has a Trailer hitched behind its back, the excellent Trailer Sway Control offers great stability to the Truck and the overall handling of the Truck with a Trailer attached is one of the best in class.

Towing Capacity

The Nissan Titan XD can tow more than what many half-ton pickup trucks in the market can. In our comparison today, it outshines the rest of the Trucks here by some margin. The Nissan can tow Small Powerboats, Trailers, Caravans, and other similar sized stuff without much hiccups. The Performance doesn't take a toll or the engine doesn't strain as well while crossing Mountains or doing cross country journeys.

Model

Nissan Titan

Ford F150

Ram 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

GMC Sierra 1500

Drive Train

2WD

2WD

2WD

2WD

2WD

Power Train

5.0L V8

3.0L V6

3.0L V6

4.3L V6

4.3L V6

Towing Weight (lbs)

12,150

11,400

9,130

9,400

9,400

The unique Gooseneck hooks in the Rear Deck Bed of the Nissan offers easy connectivity options for Trailers that have Heavy Weights on them and is easily one of the most convenient ways of hooking a Trailer in its class.

2019 Nissan Titan XD diesel Crew Cab Fuel Economy

EPA does not rate heavy-duty pickup trucks

2019 Nissan Titan XD diesel Crew Cab Interior

7.5/10

'Most full-size trucks carry their tougher-than-nails persona into the cabin, but Nissan has opted for a much friendlier, almost crossover like interior. Combine that friendly look with a smaller steering wheel and good ergonomics, and the Titan is a truck anyone will want to drive - Edmunds.com

Seating and Comfort

One of the Strongholds of the Nissan Titan XD Single Cab is its seating and comfort. The Legroom and Headroom may not be class leading but are in no way disappointing. The Rear Seats are best suited for Small People or Children. There is enough of the same for most People but taller people will have a squeeze in sitting for long durations.

Model

Nissan Titan

Ford F150

Ram 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 double cab Work truck 4dr

GMC Sierra 1500 Double cab 4dr

Passenger capacity

6

6

6

6

6

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

40.9/63.3/41.8

40.8/66.7/43.9

41/66/41

42.8/65.9/45.3

42.8/65.9/45.3

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

40.4/63.6/34.8

40.4/65.9/33.5

39.9/65.7/33.3

38.7/65.8/34.6

38.7/65.8/34.6

One of the biggest USP's of the Titan XD is the Zero Gravity Front Seats. The Interior design itself isn't too inspiring but the practicality aspect is top notch. There is an abundance of Cup Holders in the Doors and Side Pockets while there are plenty of nifty storage places under the seats and in the doors that are good enough to keep Chainsaws, Hammers and other similar tools.

Infotainment System

The 2019 Nissan Titan XD comes with Nissan's Connect infotainment system which is very intuitive and easy to use. However, against its Rivals, the Infotainment system in the Nissan feels very dated. Features like Apple Car Play and Android Auto have been given a miss and the system lacks the modern feel. Some features worth mentioning though are

  • 4G Connectivity
  • Multiple USB Port connectivity
  • Bluetooth with navigation System
  • 5 Driver's Info Display and 7 Multimedia Display
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio with 3 Months Free subscription

2019 Nissan Titan XD diesel Crew Cab Exterior

'Save the blocky bodies and bulging behinds for its heavy-duty rivalsthe Titan XD has a more subdued, more streamlined appearance that's highlighted by a pair of praying-mantis-like headlights -Caranddriver.com

Design and Dimensions

Nissan has drastically changed the design of the current generation Titan XD from the 1st Generation and has made it look similar in lines to its current rivals. This certainly helps it draw eyeballs among the masses but some people do tend to confuse it with the F-150. The overall design seems to have been designed to improve the aerodynamics of the Truck while maintaining the right proportions.

Model

Nissan Titan

Ford F150

Ram 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 double cab Work truck 4dr

GMC Sierra 1500 Double cab 4dr

Length(in)

230.5

243.7

237.9

230.0

229.5

Width(in)

79.5

79.9

79.4

80.0

80.0

Height(in)

78

77.3

76.8

73.9

73.9

Ground clearance(in)

8.7

8.1

NA

8.5

8.5

Wheelbase(in)

139.8

145.0

149.5

143.5

143.5

The overall dimensions aren't the biggest in the class and the Nissan has a disadvantage in this aspect. The Nissan is the lengthiest in its segment but it also is the heaviest and this goes against its favor as this translates in lower fuel economies.

Cargo Capacity

The Titan XD Single Cab's Cargo capacity is decent for keeping small tools like Chainsaws, Hammers and other tools. The Single Cab does have many usable spaces in the Cabin like Cup Holders in between the Front Seats, Storage spaces in door pockets, Magazine holders behind the Rear Seats and some other nifty spaces.

Models

Nissan Titan

Ford F150

Ram 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 double cab Work truck 4dr

GMC Sierra 1500 Double cab 4dr

Width (inch)

63.8

52.8

51.0

50.6

50.6

Length (inch)

68.4

65.8

74.5

71

71

Payload Capacity

The Payload Capacity of the Titan XD Single Cab is the best in this comparison and ranks high in the class as well. The Titan has the Widest Loading bay in this comparison, which allows the Nissan to carry big loads like Big Drain Pipes or Engineering Tools like Wooden Cartons or Logs way easily than the others.

Model

Nissan Titan

Ford F150

Ram 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 double cab Work truck 4dr

GMC Sierra 1500 Double cab 4dr

capacity (lbs)

2290

1940

1640

1980

1840

Exterior Features include

  • Unique design 18 wheels
  • Skid Plates
  • LED Headlamps with DRL's
  • Off-Road Shock Absorbers
  • Integrated Gooseneck Hitch
  • Extendable Tow Mirrors

2019 Nissan Titan XD diesel Crew Cab Safety

Nissan has continued to offer the same safety spec in the 2019 Titan XD Single Cab as it provided in the 2017 version. This is not a bummer as the 2017 Model did well in all Safety Tests and we expect the 2019 model to do the same.

Nissan has added a Motion Detector System in the Titan that helps drivers cope with the massive sized truck by balancing the weights of the Truck using a Rollover Sensor. Some other features include

  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • ABS on all 4 Wheels
  • Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control
  • Front, Side and Overhead Airbags
  • Optional 360 Degree Camera System

The IIHS and NHTSA are yet to rate the 2019 Nissan Titan XD Single Cab.

2019 Nissan Titan XD diesel Crew Cab Competition

Nissan Titan XD Single Cab vs Ram 1500 Single Cab

The 1500 Single Cab has been a bestseller for Ram in the small Truck segment due to its versatility, endurance and durability. It has great fuel efficiency, good passenger space and features like Auto Headlamps as standard. However, Nissan offers important features like Hill Descent Control, Daytime Running Lamps as standard and offers Higher Torque than the RAM which we feel is important in this segment. The Nissan also comes with Japanese Reliability and Practicality as well. So, if a well-balanced product is what you want, the Nissan has its nose ahead.

Nissan Titan XD Single Cab vs. Ford F-150

The F-150 from Ford is usually the first truck that people think of when they think small trucks. It has been a bestseller for Ford for several years now because of its great usability and power. The Nissan Titan XD is no slouch either. The Nissan offers great reliability and dependability in terms of the Components used inside the Truck. It also offers a great warranty and more Power than the Ford as well. Overall, we feel that the Nissan does deserve limelight which the Ford has been amassing till now.

Nissan Titan XD Single Cab vs. Chevrolet Silverado

The Chevy puts up formidable competition against the Nissan and wins over it quite easily. The Nissan is a light on specs truck as compared to the others on the table and barely manages to catch up to the Chevy.

Nissan Titan XD Single Cab vs.GMC Sierra

The other half of the GM twin the Sierra outshines the NIssan and proves why it deserves to be a top contender in the hauling game. The Sierra is better in nearly every parameter and that says a lot about the heavyweight GMC

2019 Nissan Titan XD diesel Crew Cab Final Verdict

The Crew Cab variant offers great interiors and leg space that is accommodating enough for adults too. The cheaper price point and the stronger engine might sway things in its favor but if you want to get some serious hauling done then we'd look for something else.