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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 May 2017

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

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Where Did We Drive It?
There's not much to talk about when it comes to the month of May and how it relates to our 2016 Nissan Titan XD. Well, that's not entirely true. In fact there's a lot to talk about, but we've decided to withhold that information because it is part of a larger feature story and video we're cooking up.

Trust me, you'll love it. And after that drops, come back here for a detailed update that'll tell the story from the Titan's point of view.

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2016 Nissan Titan: Monthly Update for February 2017

by Brent Romans, Senior Editor

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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 January 2017

by Mike Schmidt, Senior Manager, Vehicle Testing

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Where Did We Drive It?
In January we lost our marbles. Somebody thought it was a good idea to drive our 2016 Nissan Titan XD from our offices in Santa Monica, California, to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. So we did. And then we drove it back. The 13-day road trip accounted for 6,083 of the 6,800 miles that the truck covered last month.

After miles of ice and snow, we put the Titan back to work in suburbia. We shuttled supplies for household projects. We hustled the kids to and from school. We commuted to and from the office. At the end of the month, we'd gotten to know our Nissan even better.

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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 October 2016

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor

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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: First Day on the Job

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on September 12, 2016

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We'd had our 2016 Nissan Titan XD for less than an hour before I asked keymaster Mike Schmidt if I could take it home. I'm in the process of renovating my house, and new baseboards and door moulding were high on my to-do list. No stranger to baseboards himself, Schmidt agreed to lend me the brand new truck, as long as I didn't damage it in any way. After all, it hadn't even gone on the photo shoot for its Long-Term Introduction.

I'm happy to say I returned it scuff-free a couple days later. Well, mostly scuff-free.

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2016 Nissan Titan XD: Introduction

Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor on August 25, 2016

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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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