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Used 2017 Nissan Titan XD SV Regular Cab Review

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Read what other owners think about the 2017 Nissan Titan XD SV Regular Cab.

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5 out of 5 stars
Love this truck !
Kelly,05/16/2018
SV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
I have owned every make of truck that's out there, I'll never own anything but a Titan XD again!

Edmunds Summary Review of the 2017 Nissan Titan XD SV Regular Cab

Pros & Cons

  • Strong towing potential with the V8 diesel engine
  • Good balance between price and performance
  • The interior is as functional as it is attractive
  • Rides smoothly for a truck with its capability
  • The diesel engine feels lazy when trying to pass slower traffic
  • Large turning circle needs a lot of real estate to maneuver
  • Small fuel-tank size limits overall range


Full Edmunds Review: 2017 Nissan Titan XD Regular Cab

What’s new

For 2017, the Nissan Titan XD lineup expands to include a regular-cab version with an 8-foot bed, while the volume-selling crew cab can be dressed up with new Texas Edition and Chrome package options.

Vehicle overview

The 2017 Nissan Titan XD fills the gap between typical light-duty and heavy-duty trucks in terms of price and capabilities. With a variety of trim levels and a strong diesel engine option, it's a unique truck that offers something its competitors don't.

What's it like to live with?

Edmunds' editorial experts put the Titan XD through nearly 25,000 miles of testing over the course of a year to see how it stacked up against other full-size pickups. The verdict? Toughness is in abundance, whether battling the elements or towing a boat. The finer points, however, are where the Titan comes up short. Read our Titan XD long-term test to learn more. Note that while we tested a 2016 Titan XD, the 2017 truck is of the same generation and our observations still apply.

2017 Nissan Titan XD models

Sitting squarely between the light-duty and heavy-duty versions of its competitors, all versions of the 2017 Nissan Titan XD are available with a crew-cab matched with a 6.5-foot bed. The work-oriented S and SV trims are also available with a single cab and an 8-foot bed. In all cases, shoppers can choose between a 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine (390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque) or a turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 diesel (310 hp and 555 lb-ft). Rear-wheel drive is standard, with four-wheel drive available as an option (it's standard on the Pro-4X model). The gasoline engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission, and the diesel uses a six-speed automatic.

The Titan XD seats up to five or six passengers and comes in five trim levels: S, SV, Pro-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve. Feature highlights for the entry-level S work truck include a lockable tailgate, power windows, air-conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, a bench front seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats, cloth and vinyl upholstery, and a 5-inch display for audio and mobile apps control.

The SV trim adds chrome exterior trim, an overhead console, upgraded instrumentation, carpeted floors, cloth upholstery, satellite radio, Siri Eyes Free and NissanConnect mobile-app integration.

The off-road-focused Pro-4X model steps up with standard four-wheel drive, 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tires, a two-speed transfer case, Bilstein shocks, a lockable rear differential, skid plates, hill descent control, LED headlights, a spray-in bedliner, a receiver hitch with a 4/7-pin wiring harness connector, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, unique cloth upholstery, dual front captain's chairs, storage space under the rear seats, a rearview camera, a 7-inch display with navigation and blind-spot monitoring.

The SL trim goes without the Pro-4X's off-road gear, building on the SV trim's feature list with 20-inch alloy wheels, running boards, a cargo-management rail system in the bed, a power-sliding rear window, parking sensors, remote ignition, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a premium audio system with expanded entertainment apps and NissanConnect emergency telematics.

At the top of the Titan XD lineup is the Platinum Reserve trim that goes all-in with a wealth of chrome trim, a trailer brake controller, premium leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, cooled front seats, heated rear seats and a surround-view camera system.

Some features are available on supporting trims as options. The Platinum Reserve is eligible for a dual-screen rear entertainment system with two wireless headphones. The new Chrome and Texas Titan packages add a variety of cosmetic enhancements.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions, although trim levels share many aspects. The ratings in this review are based on our test of the 2016 Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X Crew Cab Pickup (5.0L V8 turbodiesel; 4x4; 6-speed automatic; 6.5-ft bed).

Driving

4.0
When equipped with the diesel V8, the Titan XD feels like a hearty draft horse. It's not particularly fast or nimble, but it can handle some serious heavy lifting. It doesn't translate into a stiff ride, however, as the Titan XD remains compliant enough to drive everyday.

Comfort

3.5
The Titan XD is quiet and has a smooth ride and comfortable seats, giving it an edge over true heavy-duty trucks. To maintain that ride quality, we recommend that shoppers stick with the 18-inch wheels rather than the optional 20-inch wheels and tires.

Interior

3.5
Rival trucks offer more interior space on paper, but the Nissan Titan XD doesn't feel any smaller. In addition to its roominess, the cabin is thoughtfully designed and features good materials for the class.

Utility

3.5
As long as you don't need outlandish towing and hauling ratings, the Titan XD is capable of handling the utility needs of most average truck owners. Plenty of interior storage, along with innovative exterior bed storage options, give the Titan XD a unique position in the market.

Technology

3.5
The Titan XD uses a lot of carryover elements from the aging Nissan parts bin, making it feel older than it is. That's especially true of the infotainment system and its screen. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are available, but more advanced safety features are not.

Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2017 Nissan Titan XD in Virginia is:

$72.08 per month*
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