All-new Nissan full-size pickup noted for its “robust towing capabilities, clever features and strong diesel engine”
The all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD has been selected by the editors of AutoGuide.com as the “2016 Truck of the Year,” the latest in a growing list of honors for the groundbreaking Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel-powered full-size pickup. TITAN XD, which went on sale in late December with a starting MSRP* of $40,290, bested the Toyota Tacoma and GMC Canyon diesel for the top honor.
In selecting the TITAN XD for the award, the AutoGuide.com editors praised the latest entry in the full-size truck segment for its “brawny 555 pound-feet of torque” and for hitting a “trucking sweet spot” by offering heavy-duty capabilities without sacrificing the ease-of-use and comfort of a half-ton truck.
“The new Nissan Titan XD offers a comfortable, quiet ride and more confidence than what you’ll find in today’s half-ton pickup market,” said Stephen Elmer, AutoGuide.com’s resident Truck Expert. “For the customer who is focused on towing, the TITAN XD will deliver, while a number of handy features like the new trailer light check system make the truck a great working companion.”
The “Every Duty” TITAN XD Crew was recently selected by the editors of Cars.com and PickupTrucks.com as the “Best Pickup Truck of 2016.” It was also named “Truck of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in their annual Texas Truck Rodeo. In addition to the competition’s top award, the TITAN XD won three other honors – Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas, Off-Road Pickup Truck of Texas and Best Powertrain for its standard Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine.
“Nissan is honored to be selected by AutoGuide.com for this award against some very worthy competition,” said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. “The TITAN XD is off to a strong sales start in its first month of availability. Recognition by leading independent testers such as AutoGuide.com helps validate our efforts in bringing another strong choice to America’s full-size truck enthusiasts.”
The 2016 Nissan TITAN XD is anchored by a powerful 310-horsepower Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel and mated to a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission, and has a maximum towing capacity rating of more than 12,300 pounds when properly equipped.
The TITAN XD is the flagship of a complete family of Nissan TITAN full-size pickups and is offered in five grade levels: S, SV, SL, PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve. Overall, the TITAN lineup will include three cab configurations, two frame sizes, three powertrain offerings and five grade levels.
The additional TITAN models will begin rolling out this spring, eventually offering models that will compete in more than 85 percent of light truck segments.