2016 Nissan Titan XD Long-Term Road Test - MPG

2016 Nissan Titan XD Long-Term Road Test

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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: The Diesel V8's Fuel Economy So Far

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on September 29, 2016

2016 Nissan Titan XD

One of the key attributes of the new 2016 Nissan Titan XD is its available turbocharged 5.0-liter diesel-powered V8 engine. Aimed at shoppers who want more towing power than the typical gas V8 but don't want to pay a fully heavy-duty price, the Titan XD's Cummins diesel produces 310 horsepower and a hearty 555 pound-feet of torque.

This engine certainly adds some character to our Titan XD test truck, but we're particularly interested to see how its real-world fuel economy shapes up. Because of the XD's classification as a heavy-duty truck, the EPA does not provide fuel-economy estimates.

So how's it doing?

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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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