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2016 Nissan Titan XD vs 2017 Nissan Titan vs 2017 Nissan Titan XD

What’s the best Nissan Titan? That’s a great question, and it can’t be answered without pitting the 2016 Nissan Titan XD vs the 2017 Nissan Titan vs the 2017 Nissan Titan XD. Three great trucks, plenty of trims and customization possibilities between them and countless happy Nissan truck drivers all around the world; these are all of the things that need to be considered when answering this question.

The 2016 Nissan Titan was a great truck in many regards, but there’s a year's worth of differences in the 2017 models, and there certainly a few differences worth highlighting. As one would expect, the 2017 Titan and Titan XD are both updated improvements of the 2016 Titan, and all three Titan trucks are high-quality options, there can only be one definitely winner, right? Well, maybe not.

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  2016 Nissan Titan XD 2017 Nissan Titan 2017 Nissan Titan XD
MSRP $40,290 $29,580 $37,140
Engine Options Gas or Diesel Gas Gas or Diesel
Power Ratings 310 hp, 555 lb-ft 390 hp, 394 lb-ft 310 hp, 555 lb-ft
Max Towing/Payload Capacity 12,134 lbs/2,091 9,740 lbs/1,950 lbs 12,640 lbs/2,910 lbs

The Differences Between the Nissan Titans

The ultimate winner is the customer, of course, because they get to decide which of the Titans is best for them and their needs. As some truck drivers may already know, the Nissan Titans are very similar to each other overall, but there a few telltale differences between them. Both Titan XDs, for instance, offer two engine options – gas or diesel. The 2017 Titan, on the other hand, only offers a gas engine.

Side by side, all three models have much more in common than they have differences. However, all three trucks have features that the others cannot match. A surprising fact is that the 2016 model has several features that have been lost in the 2017 models, such as four doors rather than two, standard navigation software, an extra foot of bed space, rear power windows and beverage holders, etc.

Truck drivers looking for a family-oriented vehicle will likely prefer the 2016 Nissan Titan XD to its younger brothers. For those who will not be using the rear seats quite as much, both of the 2017 models will suit the driver’s needs just fine. Finally, if the extra power of the diesel engine is a must-have, then either of the XDs will get the job done.

2016 Nissan Titan Front Exterior
2017 Nissan Titan Driving in Desert
2017 Nissan Titan XD Rear Exterior
2017 Nissan Titan Bed Cargo Space