Nissan maintains its reputation for innovation and driving in its 2016 Nissan Titan XD. All five trims showcase a unique frame, and the chassis is modeled after Nissan’s commercial vehicle line. This impressive workhorse brings its customers what they want – functionality, comfort, handling, gas economy, and a great price point.
The Titan line has been around since 2004. The 2016 XD is the prodigy of the brilliant minds on Nissan’s planning, design, engineering, and manufacturing teams. They renewed the XD by adding a five-liter V-8 turbodiesel engine which is the brainchild of Cummins Inc. in Columbus Indiana. This smooth riding seven-thousand-pound truck can haul over ten thousand pounds. Whether it is at work or at play, every ride is designed to be smooth and enjoyable.
The luxurious leather French-stitched seats in the XD have heating and cooling options. The center console contains cup holders for front and rear passengers. The cabin has a more spacious feel since Nissan installed the shifter on the steering column rather than on the console. The ‘Zero Gravity’ feature in the two front seats is exceptionally comfortable, and the legroom in the rear of the vehicle feels like the passengers are sitting in a limousine.
Nissan added daytime running lights which come on automatically when the car starts, and they turn off when the headlights are used. They eliminate the need to use low beams in the day so it reduces power consumption. They are said to prevent collisions in the day because approaching drivers are able to see them easier from far away. Some upgraded exterior elements include chrome door handles, front tow hooks, and heated adjustable outside mirrors.
The 2016 Titan XD boasts a five-inch color information screen on its instrument panel which monitors diesel usage among other things. An off-road screen provides essential information about the drivetrain and also shows the pitch and roll angles. The sound system offers AM, FM, or CD options played through six speakers. Make and answer calls using Bluetooth technology. Stay a part of the digital world by downloading NissanConnect mobile apps from iTunes or Google Play.
The Cummins engine offered in the 2016 Titan XD is all business. Nissan wanted to increase its performance while creating fuel savings for its customers. This 390 horsepower engine has a respectable 401 lb-ft of torque. Nissan added ‘Variable Valve Event & Lift’ technology which controls the flow of air in its four cylinders. A newly designed piston and a compression ratio of 11.2:1 makes the Titan efficient, and it greatly improves the truck’s performance.
Nissan stays committed to keeping occupants of the Titan safe from harm when involved in a collision. It is fitted with single stage front airbags with venting technology. Without venting a body would feel as if a Mack truck had violently crashed into it. Curtain airbags are installed in the roof so the front and rear occupants are protected from injuries such as head trauma and they prevent bodies from being ejected from the vehicle.