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2016 Nissan Titan XD: Monthly Update for July 2017

by Calvin Kim, Road Test Editor

2016 Nissan Titan XD

Where Did We Drive It?
Repairs from a recent drive in Death Valley sidelined our 2016 Nissan Titan XD toward the end of last month. Then, to add insult to injury, our mirror got smacked, necessitating replacement. Thankfully, we got the #kingbanana all buttoned up for a few long highway drives, and enjoyed the rhythms of its turbodiesel engine along the way.

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2016 Nissan Titan XD: King Banana Hits the Dirt

by Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor

2016 Nissan Titan XD

I guess I was due for another adventure.

Our 2016 Nissan Titan XD wasn't supposed to be the star of this desert adventure. From the outset, its role was as a support truck. And as such, the bed was packed with camping gear, tools and supplies, while the cab carried the electronics, cameras and everything that doesn't play nice with sun and dirt.

I shot the last few photos of our Honda Ridgeline and Toyota Tacoma as they headed down the dusty road before walking back to the Titan. I wasn't in a particular hurry as I figured the Ridgeline would hold up the proceedings a bit and I, in the rugged Pro-4X packaged Titan, would reel in the pair soon enough.

Things didn't turn out the way I expected.

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2016 Nissan Titan XD: Monthly Update for March 2017

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

2016 Nissan Titan XD

Where Did We Drive It?
Our long-term 2016 Nissan Titan XD was made to tow, yet up until March we hadn't lashed anything behind it. So it was that the Titan was tasked for duty in transporting a particularly crappy Miata to a race for a certain citrus-themed endurance racing series at Sonoma Raceway. The Titan towed this craptacular roadster for a hair more than 1,000 miles. Earlier in the month it did some off-roading.

Certainly, a lightweight car on a lightweight formula-car trailer poses little burden for such a burly truck. I won't dispute that. If anyone wants to donate their significantly heavier enclosed trailer with, say, loaded Lista tool cabinets and a race-prepped 911, I'll be happy to facilitate a stouter challenge for our truck to tow. No guarantees you'll get it back.

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2016 Nissan Titan: Monthly Update for February 2017

by Brent Romans, Senior Editor

2016 Nissan Titan XD

Where Did We Drive It?
After its 6,172-mile round trip in January from Los Angeles to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show (specific writeups here and here), our 2016 Nissan Titan XD took a breather for February. We stayed local, using the Titan for weekday commuting and various home improvement jobs on the weekends. Overall, the last two months could be viewed as proof that the Titan XD can serve well as a do-it-all truck.

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2016 Nissan Titan XD: Monthly Update for December 2016

by Mike Schmidt, Senior Manager, Vehicle Testing

2016 Nissan Titan XD

Where Did We Drive It?
In December, we had the opportunity to experience what it's like when a 2016 Nissan Titan XD is your primary mode of transportation but you don't have a lot of truck things to do. That meant some midrange holiday road trips, routine maintenance and a light-duty stop at our local home improvement store.

Editor Ed Hellwig piloted the truck on a 140-mile round trip between Orange and San Bernardino counties to visit family to kick off the month. I grabbed the keys to coordinate the details of the Titan's 10,000-mile service. And then I drove my family to Lake Arrowhead for a weekend of Southern California snow-play, which was mostly of the man-made variety. To top things off, I slid four sheets of plywood 4-by-8s into the bed for a project on the home front.

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2016 Nissan Titan XD: Monthly Update for November 2016

by Jonathan Elfalan, Senior Road Test Editor

2016 Nissan Titan XD

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.

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2016 Nissan Titan XD: Monthly Update for October 2016

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor

2016 Nissan Titan XD

Where Did We Drive It?
We didn't add many miles to the odometer of our 2016 Nissan Titan XD in October. Its considerable dimensions (and associated parking difficulties) limit its daily appeal to many of our editors. But even though it's not very popular during the week, the Titan XD was signed out every weekend to do handy pickup things. Its biggest task this month was towing the 1931 Ford Model A Victoria owned by Mike Schmidt's family, which Mike transported from Temecula to the L.A. area.

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2016 Nissan Titan XD: Introduction

Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor on August 25, 2016

2016 Nissan Titan XD

Nissan has already tried the full-size truck thing once. The original Nissan Titan debuted way back in 2004 to positive reviews, but it lacked the powertrain options, body configurations and feature flexibility that big-truck buyers expect. Not surprisingly, it remained a bit player in a segment where Detroit's Big Three remain the undisputed champs.

Now it's time for the second-generation 2016 Nissan Titan, which debuts in quasi-HD guise as the Titan XD (a regular half-ton Titan is coming for 2017). Completely redesigned and utilizing beefy components from Nissan's NV commercial vans, the Titan XD splits the difference between a traditional half-ton pickup and a true heavy-duty truck.

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