2017 Nissan Titan vs. 2017 Nissan Titan XD


2017 Nissan Titan

2017 Nissan Titan XD

390-hp 5.6-L V8 (gas)

Engine Options

390-hp 5.6-L V8 (gas)

390-hp 5.0L Cummins® V8 Turbo Diesel

Up to 9,730 lbs. Towing Capacity Up to 12,314 lbs.
394 lb-ft Torque 555 lb-ft
Over 1,600 lb payload Payload Over 2,500-lb payload




In 2016 Nissan introduced the all new Titan XD as its premier truck for every job. The XD is larger than the typical half ton truck on the road, but can work as hard as any heavy duty truck on the road. This truck is a week day work-horse, and a weekend-warrior all in one. Now, for the 2017 model year Nissan has debuted the redesigned standard Titan. With the new Titan and the XD on the road some are left to wonder what the difference is between the two trucks. Well, that is why we decided that a side by side comparison needed to be done!

While the Titan XD and the Titan may share similar design styling inside and out the XD’s size and heft far surpasses its little brother. Weighing in at 6,277 lbs. (gas truck - weight of diesel is 6,986) and at 20-feet. The XD gas Titan is approximately a foot longer and a 1,000 lbs. heavier. Not only is the XD the larger of the two vehicles, it is also available in both gas and diesel, which the regular Titan is not. The XD is available in five trim levels, all of which are available with a 5.6L V8 or the all-new Cummins 5.0L V8 turbo diesel. The standard Titan, while available in all the same trim levels is only offered in a gas engine.


Even though there is a large difference between the engines available on each model, there is relatively little difference in the cab and exterior styling of both trucks. They are available in Single, King Cab and Crew Cab and even though the XD is a foot longer, the over-all the size of the cab is the same for each truck. The difference of these two trucks really lies in the heavy duty work power of the XD. From the reinforced and strengthened fully boxed frame that helps resists vertical and lateral bending. To the high capacity rear axle by American Axle and the commercial grade differential. Nissan took advantage of their commercial grade parts to make the XD ready to compete with the other work horses on the road.

Both the standard Titan and Titan XD come with tow haul mode and trailer sway control. Both trucks also have “America’s Best Truck Warranty” which is a 5 year/ 100,000 mile Bumper to Bumper Warranty. Still undecided? For more information do not hesitate to contact the Jim Sigel Nissan Sales Department at 541-476-0811. We can’t wait to show you these two rugged trucks and let you decide who wins the clash of the Titans.