Nissan’s fresh Titan XD pickup doesn’t fit neatly among the current spread of fullsize trucks. While the standard Titan will slot within the half-ton category (think Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, RAM 1500), the XD “extra duty” occupies territory somewhere just above this range in terms of performance and durability.
Many consumers are drawn to the livability of a half-ton truck, but some face hauling and towing tasks beyond the limits of an entry-grade pickup. Options like the Ford F-250 Super Duty or Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD are certainly up to the challenge, but come at the cost of fuel economy, affordability, and drivability. Nissan’s Titan XD, in its multiple configurations, is just the ticket for customers caught mid-market.