Looking for a full-size truck with a powerful V8, an aggressive look and generous bumper-to-bumper warranty? The 2017 Nissan Titan XD might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
MARK TAKAHASHI: I'm Edmunds editor Mark Takahashi, and here's an expert rundown of the 2017 Nissan Titan XD. Regular duty pickup trucks are incredibly capable when it comes to hauling and towing. For those who need a bit more, but would rather not step up to the heavy duty class, the 2017 Nissan Titan XD fills that gap perfectly. Like other trucks, it's offered in a basic work version, all the way up to the luxurious platinum reserve trim. You'll also get to choose between a gasoline powered V8 or our preference, the turbo diesel option that can tow more than 12,000 pounds. Sadly, either choice will have you stopping for fuel quite often, courtesy of the thirsty engines combined with a small gas tank. The Titan XD's bed gets high marks for its available tie down system, spray in bed liner, integrated power outlet, and lockable and removable storage boxes. Depending on whether you go for the regular, king, or crew cab, you can choose between a 6 and 1/2 foot bed or an 8 footer. The crew cab is the obvious choice if you need to haul passengers, and those rear seats are certainly suitable for adults, though other trucks are roomier. The rest of the cabin is pretty nice as far as pickups go, too. The Titan gets good grades for ride comfort, even when it's not loaded with cargo. The 2017 Nissan Titan XD's bottom line extends well past its impressive capabilities. It's easy to drive for such a big truck, and it's comfortable for long highway stretches. We'd certainly recommend it alongside the well-established Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, and Ford F250 Super Duty. If you'd like to see more Edmunds Expert Rundowns, hit Subscribe.