Most significant changes: All grades gain a new, 7-inch multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A gooseneck hitch has been added to the frame, with an electrical plug in the bed. The diesel exhaust fluid tank is larger. Four-door models get Nissan's Rear Door Alert as standard.
Price change: Prices have increased in the depending on trim level and configuration.
On sale: Now
Which should you buy, a 2018 or 2019? 2019. Significant rebates or discount financing (or both) are available on the 2018 model, but the multimedia upgrades are substantial. No Titan has offered Apple CarPlay and Android Auto before now.
Introduced for the 2016 model year, the Nissan Titan XD lineup offers crew, King or single cab body styles with diesel or gasoline V-8 engines. For 2019, the Titan XD gets an integrated gooseneck hitch, nominally increasing trailer and tongue-weight capacities on most configurations. Diesel models have a larger tank for diesel exhaust fluid, now 26 quarts (6.5 gallons) versus the prior 18.
Also new, a 12-speaker Fender Audio system is standard on SL and Platinum crew cabs. A 10-speaker version is optional on Pro-4X crew cabs and King Cabs. All trims get a new 7-inch dashboard touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A second USB port is new, and higher trims add two USB-A charge ports for a total of four.
In the cosmetic department, a new grille treatment with body color outer and black inner portions replaces chrome on the SV. Two new metallic paint colors, Midnight Pine and Moab Sunset, are available.
Single cabs get an 8-foot bed and a choice of the two lowest trim levels. The extended King Cab gets a 6.5-foot bed and three trim levels. Longest in wheelbase and length, crew cabs have four full doors, a 6.5-foot bed and the full complement of five trim levels.
All cabs come either with the 5.0-liter turbo-diesel Cummins V-8 or Nissan's 5.6-liter gasoline V-8 in either two- or four-wheel drive.
The Nissan Titan XD is slotted as a half-ton full-size pickup with beefed-up running gear and the diesel option. It strives to bridge the gap between light- and heavy-duty pickups for increased capability with the drivability and lower expense of a light duty.