Some will argue that the 2017 Nissan Titan XD should not have been included in our upcoming 2017 3/4-Ton Premium Truck Challenge. It carries less, tows less and has the smallest diesel engine among the heavy-duty pickup truck competitors. In fact, Nissan promotes the Titan XD as in between the half-ton and three-quarter-ton classes — a "tweener," if you will. However, in the name of trying to deliver as much testing information about every pickup available to us, we thought you'd like to see how it compares to other HD trucks.
Without giving too much away before the Challenge publishes May 1, we can say this truck surprised us at the track, and its interior impressed some of the judges.
Here's a closer look at the 2017 Nissan Titan XD Platinum Reserve. Look for the 2017 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn tomorrow.
Cars.com photos by Angela Conners