2016 Nissan Titan XD: Monthly Update for November 2016
by Jonathan Elfalan, Senior Road Test Editor
Where Did We Drive It?
The King Banana of our fleet remains the 2016 Nissan Titan XD. It cruised through the month of November without a ton of activity, though it did spend some time up north in Fresno with Senior Automotive Editor Brent Romans.
As we reported last month, the Titan's size makes it something of a nuisance on surface streets, whether you're trying to get home or run an errand. Stopping for lunch on the drive back from the Los Angeles Auto Show, I persuaded a parking garage attendant to let us drive through the exit side when the truck wouldn't fit through the entrance. We tipped him well.
What Kind of Fuel Economy Did It Get?
The Titan XD saw 1,326 new miles this month and logged its best fill yet: 18.7 mpg, thanks to Romans and his highway-heavy driving regimen. Still, that's well short of the 2014 Ram EcoDiesel we sent off earlier this year. Its lifetime average was 22.9 mpg (towing not included).
Average lifetime mpg: 14.8 mpg
Best fill mpg: 18.7 mpg
Best range: 383.2 miles
Current odometer: 9,292 miles
Maintenance and Upkeep
We added 2.5 gallons of diesel exhaust fluid around the middle of the month. The Titan XD will be due for its second oil change at 10,000 miles.
"More long-haul miles for our Titan today. It's very comfortable — I wouldn't mind driving cross-country in it. A little more range would be nice, though. The most we've ever gotten from a tank is 383 miles." — Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor
"Our loaded 2016 Titan XD crew cab might be overkill for work-truck use, but for 2017 Nissan will offer a new regular-cab XD. It's more affordable but still plenty tough." — Brent Romans
"I dig driving our Titan XD. The Cummins diesel sounds cool, the cabin is roomy and comfy, and the 'King Banana' (our name) Pro-4X scheme helps it stand out from the crowd." — Brent Romans