2016 Nissan Titan XD: Monthly Update for April 2017
by Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor
Where Did We Drive It?
It's fair to say our 2016 Nissan Titan XD had a pretty quiet month and if I'm honest, I'm going to say that's not much of a surprise. The #kingbanana is big for the roads, big for the trails and big for the parking lots. It's also eye-wateringly yellow. So yeah, it sat around and contemplated its own existence a lot.
Perhaps the Titan can take some solace in its yellowness. After all, as Van Gogh mentioned in a letter to his brother, "How beautiful yellow is!"
What Kind of Fuel Economy Did It Get?
Because it sat quietly on its General Grabbers much of the month, we only managed to run one tank of diesel through it, as well as top off the DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) tank with another 2.5 gallons. That said, the 15.7 mpg did its part to raise the Titan's lifetime average. Oh, and I still hold the best range number, so there.
Average lifetime mpg: 15.5
EPA mpg rating: N/A
Best fill mpg: 18.7
Best range: 434.3 miles
Current odometer: 20,754 miles
Maintenance and Upkeep
"I made some use of our giant yellow Nissan Titan over a weekend so I could move some furniture. The Titan hauled a couch, four chairs and two lamps. It only asked for a refill of diesel exhaust fluid in return. There's nothing like having a big truck around to facilitate movement of larger items." — Michael Massey, vehicle testing assistant
"The Titan bounces and undulates more than almost anything I've ever driven. The 60 psi rating for the tires notwithstanding (I lowered the psi for off-roading), this thing is stiff and big, making for large movements during off-roading. It is also incredibly long, which makes it feel even bigger than the large footprint already does. Even on fire roads, I feel wary of beaching this big, yellow whale." — Travis Langness, automotive editor