Nissan Titan XD: Hidden Gem in Pick-up World
March 5, 2019
I have a 9,500 pound Keystone Outback camping trailer. My previous truck was a 2002 Silverado 2500 HD with Duramax. Diesels are the kings of towing, especially in high altitude like Colorado, however, there are maintenance and price considerations when owing a diesel truck. I tow only 6-8 times a year, so having a 3/4 ton pick-up doesn't make sense financially long term. The Titan XD 5.6 gas is exactly what I need. It has the specs for towing, and more importantly, for payload which is what most pick-up owners ignore. At 2,500 pounds, I can cover the tongue weight on the Outback (1,300 pounds), and still have plenty for cargo in the bed and cab. The 5.6 Endurance has better performance than I imagined and is perfect for the daily commute to work and towing on the weekend. The Titan XD is the most underrated pick-up in the market as it slots perfectly between half-ton and three-quarter ton segments. The ride is great, the interior well done, and the King Cab is exactly what I need. Plus, Nissan discounts the heck out of the XD and I would never have gotten the same type of value in a 3/4 ton (leather, bed liner, 4x4, power everything), let alone the same features in a 1/2 ton from the Big 3.