Nissan Titan XD Tows 12,314 Pounds

November 12, 2015

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Photo of 2016 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.
Photo of 2016 Titan XD courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's diesel-powered 2016 Titan XD pickup will tow 12,314 pounds and offers a maximum payload capacity of 2,091 pounds, according to new details released by Nissan.

The vehicle is also expected to arrive with a gross vehicle weight rating above 8,500 pounds, meaning it won't go through emissions testing by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Titan XD is powered by a Cummins 5.0L V-8 turbo diesel that makes 310 hp and 555 lb.-ft. of torque. A gasoline engine will also be available.

To aid towing, the Titan XD will include Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check system that allows the driver to check turn signals, brake lights and running or clearance lights remotely.

The truck will also offer a back-up camera with trailer guides, available Around View Monitor for a 360-degree view, and Moving Object Detection. The truck will meet SAE J2807 towing standards.

The truck will initially arrive as a crew cab, but eventually be available in three cab configurations, two frame sizes, three powertrain offerings, and five grade levels.

The longer Titan will arrive with a 151.6-inch wheelbase, which will be 20 inches longer than non-XD Titan models. The rear differential measures 13 inches with 3.5-inch axle tubes, while the front differential on 4x4 models measures 9.25 inches. Nissan is also offering an electronic locking rear differential.

The Titan XD rides on 17-, 18- or 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with LT245/75R17, LT275/65R18 or LT265/60R20 all-weather tires.


  1. 1. Cliff Downing [ November 12, 2015 @ 04:38PM ]

    All well and good, but given that a 12,000 lb trailer will put about 15% on the pickup, or roughly 1800 lb, after you put in a 180 lb driver, you are pretty well maxed out. Would not be viable for most folks, as they will probably also drag along the family and all of their gear as well, and maybe even a dirt bike or 4 wheeler in the bed. Not impressed. All a marketing gimmick to push a product with no real world match up to the hype.


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