2019 Nissan Titan XD King Cab

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in Midsize pickup trucks
2019 MODEL
$34,990 - $47,210 See Inventory Prices

Detailed Review

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 spec sheet, this truck is equipped with much practical set of weaponry.

Starting at a price of $31,590, the Nissan Titan XD falls into a very unproclaimed and unexploited segment of pickups. With a reliable and hard-hitting Cummins Diesel and an off-road ready version, the Titan XD shows a lot of promise.

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Pros

Responsive Engine

Unbelievable towing capacity

Trailer Sway control

Soft-close tailgate

Cons

Sluggish Acceleration

Unresponsive steering

Slow and unrefined transmission

What's New?

Revamped engine

Single Cab variant with 8-foot bed

Platinum Reserve trim

Texas Edition

Upgraded gauge cluster


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$54730

bodystyle

4dr King Cab

passenger capacity

6

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

horsepower

390 hp @ 5,800 rpm

torque

394 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm

transmission

7-speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Rigid axle leaf suspension w/anti-roll bar

warranty

roadside assistance

yes


Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Nissan Titan XD King Cab S

S

power
390-hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Regular Unleaded V-8
mpg
18 combined

$34,990 - $38,140


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr King Cab 6.3 ft SB (5.6L 8cyl 7AM) Starting at $34,990 MSRP (15 mpg/18/21 mpg) 390-hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
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7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 6
S 4dr king Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.6L 8cyl 7AM) Starting at $38,140 MSRP (15 mpg/18/21 mpg) 390-hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
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7-speed automatic four wheel drive 6

 2019 Nissan Titan XD King Cab SV

SV

power
390-hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Regular Unleaded V-8
mpg
18 combined

$39,590 - $42,740


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SV 4dr 6.3 ft SB King Cab (5.6L 8cyl 7AM) Starting at $39,590 MSRP (15 mpg/18/21 mpg) 390-hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
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7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 6
SV 4dr King Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.6L 8cyl 7AM) Starting at $42,740 MSRP (15 mpg/18/21 mpg) 390-hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
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7-speed automatic four wheel drive 6

 2019 Nissan Titan XD King Cab PRO-4X

PRO-4X

power
390-hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Regular Unleaded V-8
mpg
17 combined

$47,210


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
PRO-4X Gas 4dr King Cab 4WD 6.3 ft SB (5.6L 8cyl 7AM) Starting at $47,210 MSRP (15 mpg/17/20 mpg) 390-hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L, V-8, Regular Unleaded V-8
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7-speed automatic four wheel drive 5

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial May 29, 2019

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 and urban looks, these will surely be the tipping point of the decision-making process.

2019 Nissan Titan XD King Cab 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, unlike the bare-bones S and SV trims.

 

Trim

 

 

Nissan Titan XD S

 

 

Nissan Titan XDSV

 

 

Nissan Titan XDPro-4X

 

 

Nissan Titan XD SL

 

 

Nissan Titan XD Platinum Reserve

 

 

MSRP

 

 

$31,590

 

 

$35,490

 

 

$45,440

 

 

$48,960

 

 

$54330

 

 

Key

 

Features

 

 

  • Push-Button ignition
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Cruise control

 

 

  • Chrome exterior trim
  • Powered, heated mirrors
  • Advance Drive-Assist

 

 

  • Electronically controlled locking rear differential
  • Bilstein off-road shocks,
  • All-terrain tires,
  • Hill descent control

 

 

  • 20 alloy wheels
  • Bed-mounted channel
  • heated leather seating

 

 

  • Chrome-clad 20-inch alloy wheels
  • In-bed storage boxes
  • premium 2-tone leather seating
  • Around View Monitor

 

2019 Nissan Titan XD King Cab Engine

'In all cases, shoppers can choose between a 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine (390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque) or a turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 diesel (310 hp and 555 lb-ft). - Edmunds

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, 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-Liters

5.7-Liters

6.2-Liters

6.0-Liters

Emission

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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, the 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 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 be 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 King Cab Fuel Economy

Heavy duty trucks are not rated by EPA for fuel economy.

2019 Nissan Titan XD King Cab Interior

Seating and Comfort

In the second gen Titan XD, Nissan has made quite an improvement on 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

Second (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

S and SV model trims come with a 5.0-inch display and integrated audio through USB and Bluetooth, whereas the higher trims get a bigger and more responsive 7.0-inch touchscreen and a whole host of features like Siri Eyes-Free, navigation and voice control. The dash is functional but uninspiring. The lack of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay is quite disappointing.

Interior Features

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

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-foot bed. The cargo bed is easy to load stuff into and there are plenty of anchors to tie. The Utility package adds a 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

2019 Nissan Titan XD King Cab 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

NA

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

NA

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 trucks size does matter.

Exterior Features

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

2019 Nissan Titan XD King Cab Safety

Safety and Reliability

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 King Cab Competition

2019 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 better quality of materials and the infotainment system is up-to-date. Moving from The Nissan to the Ram definitely feels like an upgrade.

2019 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.

2019 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 King Cab 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.