Nissan hasn’t changed its Titan much ever since it first debuted in 2004. Naturally, the vehicle was refreshed over the years, but it kept its bones ever since it first appeared in showrooms. With the addition of the 2017 Nissan Titan XD to the lineup, few things will be changed, read on to find out what.
Previously, the customers were offered with two cab options, two-bed configurations, only one powertrain option, and two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive system. And that was much about it, but the 2017 model year will be crucial for the Titan. The biggest news is that those who need extra hauling and towing capacity will be able to buy the new Titan XD. So, the wait is over because a more robust version of the Titan is finally here. Unlike the regular Titan model that will be propelled by either a V6 or V8 engine, the new Titan XD will be offered with a V8 gasoline engine or a V8 Cummins diesel powertrain. It will be fully loaded with wide range of features starting with the Around View Monitor system, removable storage system, and many others. Let’s check what else is new for the 2017 model year.
The next-gen Nissan Titan XD will adopt an entirely new look. It will keep its old side mirrors and the corporate grille, though. Featuring its sculpted fenders, it boasts wider and bolder appearance. Massive is definitely the proper word to describe the new Titan XD. The massive grille and large headlamps perfectly match with its powerful body. It has pretty long, a bulging bonnet which protrudes toward its A-pillars. The lower part of the bumper on this vehicle brings skid plate and fog lights. Another noticeable and functional feature comes in the form of new side vents whose main task is to extract heat from the engine bay. The rear end of the vehicle has been restyled too. You will notice a pair of new, stylized taillights and a small spoiler.
Not so long ago we were able to see the Warrior Concept showed and it is clear that the 2017 Nissan Titan XD will be based on this concept. We do expect to see few changes, but production version will be quite similar to what we saw earlier.
Once you step inside of the cabin of the Titan XD, you will realize that the carmaker is trotting new lands with the vehicle’s interior. They managed to bring the cabin to a completely new level regarding luxury, functionality, and usefulness. The cabin now includes wood inserts which brighten up and give a new look to the cabin. The door panels, steering wheel, and the dashboard get wood accents that clearly push the luxury level up. The seats are wrapped in top-notch two-tone leather, and they can be heated or cooled down since this option is available. The dashboard is also dressed in the two-tone material with all of the main controls that are easy to reach and ergonomically placed.
The cabin is extremely comfortable all thanks to the carmaker’s zero-gravity seats. The seats don’t have pressure points, and therefore, every drive is outstanding and comfortable, even those long ones, just to add that this tech is used in the space program for creating seats. The cabin offers ample of headroom, legroom and elbowroom space, something that the previous version lacked a little bit. We must mention some of the features we are particularly fond of including a 5-inch information screen and 12-speaker Rockford Fosgate sound system. Generally, the overall functionality, comfort, and convenience inside of the cabin are, that is to say, at a high level.
2017 Nissan Titan XD Specs
The base unit for the 2017 Nissan Titan XD will be the 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine that is capable of pumping out 390 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. Power and torque figures are bumped higher thankfully to the addition of direct injection tech, variable valve timing and higher compression ratio. You can choose 4×2 model as a base in S, SV, SL and Platinum Reserve trims and if you want the 4×4 system, you will need to opt for Pro-4X version.
Optionally, the 2017 Nissan Titan XD will be powered by the long-awaited 5.0-liter Cummins V-8 turbodiesel powerplant with a power output of 310 horses and 555 pound-feet of torque. It is backed up by a heavy-duty six-speed Aisin auto gearbox. Speaking of the gearbox features manual shift controls. Available are rear-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive system and since this will be a heavy working truck with lots of torque we suggest you to choose 4WD option.
The 2017 Nissan Titan XD starts at $36,485 for the base trim level equipped with a gasoline unit. If you want diesel version to be prepared to give about $5,000 more, the price hasn’t been yet officially confirmed. Higher trim levels will bump the price to over $60,000 making it quite premium and expensive. There are five trim levels available: the top-ranging Platinum Reserve, the base S, SV, PRO-4X, and SL.