What’s the Difference Between the Nissan Titan and Titan XD?

May 25th, 2016 by

If you’re considering a truck from Nissan, one of your main choices is the Titan. Titan comes in two forms: regular and XD. While there are similarities between the two models, there are some differences as well. If you’re not sure which Titan is right for you, keep reading to learn more about this full-size truck from Nissan.

A Truck Segment of Its Own

If you’re looking for a truck that can tow more than the half-ton trucks on the market, but the three-quarter-ton and one-ton trucks are either too expensive or too big, you probably feel as if there’s nothing out there for you. You can either get a truck that barely has enough towing capacity for what you need, or stretch your budget and end up with a truck that doesn’t have the comfort and smoothness of the smaller vehicles.

With the Titan XD, Nissan is meeting the needs of this underserved market. If you need the half-ton size, the Titan will offer the power you desire. However, if you’re looking for a truck that bridges the gap between half-ton and heavy-duty, the Titan XD is what you need.

Similar Look, Different Chassis

If you were to take the nameplates off the Titan and the Titan XD, it would be rather difficult to tell the difference between the two trucks on just appearance alone. Both trucks have the same large grill, angular styling, and rugged exterior.

However, pull out a tape measure and you’ll immediately spot a difference. While the overall length of the Titan XD is over 20 feet, the Titan is on a smaller chassis and around 14 inches shorter. The Titan’s overall height and the wheelbase are also shorter than that of the Titan XD.