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Old 03-24-2016, 05:49 PM   #1
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Titan XD gas version numbers out.

Nissan finally released the specs for the Titan XD 5.6 liter gas version of the Titan XD at the New York Auto Show.

I just scribbled down the numbers for the model I am interested in, the 4x2 SV. It is roughly the equivalent of a Ford F-150 XLT with most options.

Max towing: 11,115
Payload: 2423#
MSRP: $40,255

Of course you can't actually buy one yet as all the early production units have the Cummins diesel. I figure maybe November...

Considering my 2004 Titan is sitting in my driveway with just under 200,000 miles on it, I more than suspect a new one will be sitting under my tree next Christmas.

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Anyone driving the gas XD?

Looking at them now. Gas only as it's payload is generally between 2000 and 2100 lbs whereas the diesel is much lower.

Can get a well appointed SL version for around $45k with the current incentives. The SV would be a few grand less.

Feedback? I'd be towing a 30' with it.
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The 5.6 liter powerplant in the gas version is an updated version of the original 5.6 they used for 12 years in the original Titan. Mine had 213,000 miles on it, 70000 miles of it towing my 31' Sovereign when I traded it in.

The only significant repair was to replace the exhaust manifolds at about 100k miles.

Mine was a gas hog though, averaged about 15 mpg mixed driving and only got 10-11 towing.

Loved that truck but I new I was right at the edge of when things start getting expensive...
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Oh, and I bought another one -- went diesel on my XD because they made me an offer I couldn't refuse.
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Id love to go diesel but the payload figures are so low.

Still investigating. I'm seeing that 2017 mpg figures are up a bit over past years with the Ford 6.2. May just go that route in a 250.
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Id love to go diesel but the payload figures are so low.

Still investigating. I'm seeing that 2017 mpg figures are up a bit over past years with the Ford 6.2. May just go that route in a 250.
Right. If you can live with the poor MPG, F250 with 6.2 V8 (or Ram 2500 with 6.4 V8) have generous payload, heft of an HD truck (IMO, needed for pulling heavy trailers), and the simplicity and lower operational cost of a gasser vehicle.
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Right. If you can live with the poor MPG, F250 with 6.2 V8 (or Ram 2500 with 6.4 V8) have generous payload, heft of an HD truck (IMO, needed for pulling heavy trailers), and the simplicity and lower operational cost of a gasser vehicle.
I really like the Nissan. And I want to like it more since they tried to fill a niche which seems perfect for an 8,000lb trailer. To me there is a big gap between the current 1/2 tons and 3/4 tons, particularly when you are looking at a diesel 3/4 ton with +/- 900 lb ft of torque.

But something keeps drawing me over to the Ford (or Ram but not GM). Can't put a finger on it but capability and durability are probably it.

And from what I'm seeing there isn't a price penalty. I thought there would be before I started seriously shopping. That remains to be seen though.
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It has been my experience that most people are brand loyal when it comes to vehicles. It usually takes a really bad ownership experience to move someone to try something different.

I am unapologetically a Nissan fan.

As it happened, I got a great deal. I'll let you know how it turns out in about 10 years...

In the meantime, good luck and Happy Airstreaming!
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It has been my experience that most people are brand loyal when it comes to vehicles. It usually takes a really bad ownership experience to move someone to try something different.

I am unapologetically a Nissan fan.

As it happened, I got a great deal. I'll let you know how it turns out in about 10 years...

In the meantime, good luck and Happy Airstreaming!
After being stuck with a huge repair bill for a fully preventable design flaw by Nissan, and then being treated VERY poorly by their customer service staff I will never buy another Nissan nor will I recommend anyone else do so.
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It has been my experience that most people are brand loyal when it comes to vehicles. It usually takes a really bad ownership experience to move someone to try something different.

I am unapologetically a Nissan fan.

As it happened, I got a great deal. I'll let you know how it turns out in about 10 years...

In the meantime, good luck and Happy Airstreaming!
My first car was a Nissan and I spent every summer/holiday during my college years paying my tuition by working in the Nissan warehouse sending out parts to local dealers.

Even though it's 30 years later and I'm in a Ford now I'd go back to Nissan. Come to think of it, my brother has had a few Nissans over the last 10 years and my parents are now driving one as well.
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