2016 Nissan Titan XD Starts At $41,485; Is It Your Goldilocks?

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
2016 nissan titan xd starts at 41 485 is it your goldilocks

Nissan announced Tuesday that its 2016 Titan XD would start at $41,485 (including $1,195 destination) for the S Crew Cab 4×2 model. The top-of-the-line Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4×4 will start at $61,715.

The pricing places the diesel-powered Titan XD firmly in the middle between the Big Three’s light-duty and heavy-duty trucks. For example, Ram’s 1500 Tradesman Crew Cab 4×2 with its 3-liter diesel engine costs $36,940, according to Ram. A heavy-duty 2500 Ram Limited 4×4 with a 6.7-liter diesel engine starts at $64,215.

The Nissan Titan XD is a heat-seeking missile aimed in between truckmakers’ light- and heavy-duty offerings, apparently.

According to Nissan, four-wheel drive will run about $3,000 in the 2016 Titan XD; the Titan XD S Crew Cab 4×4 will start at $44,485 (in higher SV, SL and Platinum trims four-wheel drive runs $2,950).

Nissan’s off-road, PRO-4X grade for the Titan XD will start at $52,165. Here are the rest of the prices for your consideration:

• Titan XD S Crew Cab 4×2 — $41,485

• Titan XD SV Crew Cab 4×2 — $45,255

• Titan XD SL Crew Cab 4×4 — $53,225

• Titan XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4×2 — $58,665

• Titan XD S Crew Cab 4×2 — $44,485

• Titan XD SV Crew Cab 4×4 — $48,205

• Titan XD PRO-4x Crew Cab 4×4 — $52,165

• Titan XD SL Crew Cab 4×4 — $56,225

• Titan XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4×4 — $61,715

(All prices include $1,195)

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD will go on sale Wednesday at dealers.

In a statement, Nissan said its Titan would be offered in “three different powertrain configurations, two frame sizes, three cab configurations and five trim levels” when it goes on sale later next year.

Let me take my shoes off to count real fast.

Titan will have a Titan and Titan XD frame (check); regular, extended and crew cab (check); S, SV, SL, PRO-4X and Platinum trims (check); newly announced Endurance V-8, 5-liter Cummins V-8, and, um, magic.

The 2017 Nissan Titan will be powered by magic.

Or a yet-to-be-named V-6.

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  • Derekson Derekson on Dec 23, 2015

    My concern with this truck would be that Toyota supposedly tested this same 5.0L Cummins for the Tundra and rejected it due to poor NVH.

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    • Ihbase Ihbase on Dec 23, 2015

      @BigOldChryslers I think you are correct. I watched a video of a Toyota engineering laying out the cost issues in the light diesel US market. It seems unlikely that fuel savings will ever offset the option cost as long as fuel prices are relatively low. Add to the cost of entry the higher maintenance costs related to SCR fluid, EGR cooling, and carbon filters, and diesels lose their old advantages in applications under 20k gross. While a diesel Tacoma / Tundra seems like it would be a great idea, it probably does not pencil out in the US market with relatively cheap fuel. Meanwhile, gas engines are producing a lot more torque. I still want one, but it makes no sense. A $60k Nissan seems like a tough sell considering that if a buyer actually needs a truck, higher capacity options are available for the same money. But perhaps this is actually a luxury market for people who have no actual use for a pickup anyhow. In the alternative, Nissan could have tried to bump Titan numbers by offering stripper models with the 5.0 diesel for $35-40k. I would have thought that the ag and construction fleet take rate would have been solid at a price point above Tacoma but below full size diesels. -Michael

  • Gtem Gtem on Dec 23, 2015

    Call me weird but I actually find the first gen titans to be pretty attractive trucks right now, aside from the 5.6's appetite. They are right sized and actually modestly styled in this day and age of massive grilles, priced reasonably after current rebates to account for its age and new model. The prox4 crewcab would be my pick.

    • Mopar4wd Mopar4wd on Dec 23, 2015

      I like the original Titan as well. I really like the high trim crew cabs. Really not a bad truck on the used market. New I would go ram but give me a deal on a used Titan and I might go for it.

  • TheEndlessEnigma That's right GM, just keep adding to that list of reasons why I will never buy your products. This, I think, becomes reason number 69, right after OnStar-Cannot-Be-Disabled-And-It-Comes-Standard-Whether-Or-Not-You-Want-It and Screw-You-American-Car-Buyer-We-Only-Make-Trucks-And-SUVs.
  • 3SpeedAutomatic Does this not sound and feel like the dawn of ICE automobiles in the early 20th century, but at double or triple speed speed!!There were a bunch of independent car markers by the late 1910’s. By the mid 20’s, we were dropping down to 10 or 15 producers as Henry was slashing the price of the Model T. The Great Depression hit, and we are down to the big three and several independents. For EVs, Tesla bolted out of the gate, the small three are in a mad dash to keep up. Europe was caught flat footed due to the VW scandal. Lucid, Lordstown, & Rivian are scrambling to up production to generate cash. Now the EV leader has taken a page from the Model T and is slashing prices putting the rest of the EV market in a tail spin. Deja vu……
  • Michael Eck With those mods, I wonder if it's tuned...
  • Mike-NB2 I'm not a Jeep guy, but I really, really like the 1978 Jeep Cherokee 4xe concept.
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