2018 Nissan Titan XD
- Rides smoothly for a truck with its capability
- Good balance between price and performance
- Interior is functional and attractive
- Small fuel tank limits overall range
- Large turning circle needs a lot of real estate to maneuver
- Towing potential is only a bit better than a standard pickup's
- Diesel engine feels lazy when trying to pass slower traffic
2018 Nissan Titan XD pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Titan XD does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4 / 5
In the world of full-size pickups, there's a defined split between the light-duty trucks omnipresent throughout the American heartland and heavy-duty pickups that could probably pull the moon if you could lasso it. However, there is one truck that effectively straddles the line between the two: the 2018 Nissan Titan XD.
The Titan XD is in a unique space, able to tow more and carry a heavier payload than a half-ton truck such as the Ford F-150 or the standard Titan, but not as much as a heavy-duty pickup. No matter how you view it, the Titan XD is a highly capable vehicle sold in a variety of trims, from the fairly basic S work truck to the deluxe Platinum Reserve. Those who enjoy traversing the wilderness would do well to consider the Pro-4X trim, the only off-road-oriented model in either truck class available with a diesel engine. Even though it doesn't boast the outlandish tow ratings of other heavy-duty trucks, we think the Titan XD is worth considering if you don't need to pull heavy equipment on a regular basis.
Notably, we picked the 2018 Nissan Titan XD as one of Edmunds' Best Pickup Trucks for this year.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Nissan Titan is a full-size pickup that sits squarely between the light-duty and heavy-duty versions of its competitors. Five trims are available: S, SV, Pro-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve. The modestly priced S is basic but better equipped than entry-level competitors. The SV adds a few extra features for a modest price bump, while the SL is considerably more expensive with a ton of additional luxuries. The Platinum Reserve sits at the top of the trim ladder with a richly appointed cabin. The Pro-4X stands apart with tons of mechanical enhancements for off-road dominance.
All versions of the 2018 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. The extended-cab variant (Nissan calls it King Cab) is offered with the 6.5-foot bed in S, SV and Pro-4X trims. 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, while the diesel uses a six-speed automatic.
Feature highlights for the entry-level S work truck include 17-inch steel wheels, a black grille and black bumpers, a lockable tailgate, remote locking and unlocking, power windows and locks, a rearview camera, air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, a bench front seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats, cloth-and-vinyl upholstery, a four-speaker audio system, and a 5-inch central display screen with a USB port. King Cab and crew-cab models get a six-speaker audio system.
The SV trim adds chrome exterior trim, power-adjustable and heated mirrors, a receiver hitch with a 4/7-pin wiring harness connector, a trailer brake controller, an overhead console, upgraded instrumentation, carpeted floors, cloth upholstery and satellite radio. Four-wheel-drive models also add front tow hooks.
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 and hill descent control. It also comes with automatic headlights, foglights, a spray-in bedliner, automatic wipers, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air vents, unique cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual front captain's chairs with adjustable lumbar support, storage space under the rear seats, a 120-volt outlet, a 7-inch touchscreen, navigation, blind-spot monitoring, Siri Eyes Free and NissanConnect mobile app integration.
The SL trim does without the Pro-4X's off-road gear, building on the list of features with 20-inch alloy wheels, running boards, a cargo-management rail system and a 120-volt power outlet in the bed, LED bed lighting, a power-sliding rear window, auto-dimming mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, remote ignition, a power-adjustable steering wheel, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a 12-speaker Rockford Fosgate 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 an abundance of chrome trim, premium leather upholstery, wood trim, 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 Chrome and Texas Titan packages add a variety of cosmetic enhancements to the SV and SL trims. The SV and SL are also available with the new Midnight Edition package, which adds black exterior and interior styling elements.
Noise & vibration3.5
Ease of use3.5
Getting in/getting out3.5
Child safety seat accommodation2.5
Audio & navigation3
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Titan XD safety features:
- Blind-Spot Monitoring
- Alerts the driver when a vehicle is in the Titan XD's blind spot or when cross-traffic is approaching while the XD is backing up.
- Around-View Camera System
- Provides a bird's-eye view of the area surrounding the truck, making it infinitely easier to park in tighter spaces.
- Parking Sensors (Front and Rear)
- Warnings intensify as the Titan XD approaches an object behind or in front of the truck.
2018 Nissan Titan XD for Sale
Traditionally, full-size trucks are broken into two classes: half-ton trucks and heavy-duty trucks. Nissan's Titan XD splits the difference, offering towing and hauling capabilities at the top end of the half-ton class without the harsh ride quality of a heavy-duty pickup.
Another thing that sets the Titan apart from half-ton pickups is its optional Cummins diesel engine, a 5.0-liter V8 that delivers 310 horsepower and a whopping 555 pound-feet of torque. Nissan is not required to publish EPA fuel economy estimates owing to the Titan XD's weight class, but our long-term diesel-powered 2016 Nissan Titan XD averaged 15.1 mpg over nearly 22,000 miles. The diesel is a lugger, not a runner. Though it can tow up to 12,640 pounds when properly configured, its 0-60 mph time is a lengthy 9.6 seconds, and passing on a two-lane road requires planning and patience. Nissan also offers a 5.6-liter gasoline V8 that puts out 390 hp and 394 lb-ft. As with most pickup trucks, the Titan XD offers either rear-wheel drive or a part-time four-wheel-drive system with a low-range transfer case.
It's a long climb up to the Titan XD's cabin — this is one of the tallest trucks in this segment — but once there you'll find comfortable seats with plenty of stretch-out room, and the same goes for the rear seat in crew-cab models. Interior fit and finish is excellent, and we like the control layout. But the stereo seems dated and some of the switches and buttons feel a bit on the small side, especially considering how much real estate is available on the dashboard.
Out on the open road, the Titan XD feels pretty tidy considering its capabilities. The ride is firm, but it's not nearly as harsh as with a typical 3/4-ton truck, and we like the braking and steering response. The Pro-4X, which features 18-inch wheels and an off-road-tuned suspension, has a softer and more compliant ride. It's also the only full-size off-road pickup with a diesel option, and the Cummins' low-end torque is a boon, helping the Pro-4X pick its way over boulders and scramble up steep grades.
Nissan currently offers the Titan XD with either a crew cab and a 6.5-foot bed or a single-row cab with an 8-foot bed. Five trim levels are on offer, starting with the S, a bare-bones work truck with a bench seat and easy-to-clean vinyl floors. Civilian customers will probably consider the SV to be the bare minimum in terms of comfort and convenience features, but they'd do well to consider the Pro-4X, not just for its off-road ability but for its more compliant ride. The SL does without the off-road gear but offers more comfort and convenience features, while the top-of-the-line Platinum Reserve rivals the high-end trucks from other manufacturers. No matter which version you choose, Edmunds can help find the perfect 2018 Nissan Titan XD for you.
2018 Nissan Titan XD Overview
The 2018 Nissan Titan XD is offered in the following submodels: Titan XD Crew Cab, Titan XD King Cab, Titan XD Regular Cab, Titan XD Diesel. Available styles include SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), Platinum Reserve 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), Platinum Reserve 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), Platinum Reserve 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), S 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), SV 2dr Regular Cab LB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), PRO-4X 4dr King Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), S 4dr King Cab SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), S 2dr Regular Cab LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), Platinum Reserve 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 4dr King Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 4dr King Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 4dr King Cab 4WD SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), S 4dr King Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), S 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SL 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), SL 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 4dr King Cab 4WD SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), SV 4dr King Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 2dr Regular Cab LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), PRO-4X 4dr King Cab 4WD SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), SV 4dr King Cab SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), SV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), SV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 2dr Regular Cab LB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), and S 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.0L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A).
What do people think of the 2018 Nissan Titan XD?
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Edmunds Expert Reviews
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Our Review Process
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Nissan Titan XD?
2018 Nissan Titan XD SV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
The 2018 Nissan Titan XD SV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,050. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Titan XD SV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $7,950 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $7,950 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$33,100.
The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Titan XD SV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is19.4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 2 2018 Nissan Titan XD SV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Nissan Titan XD S 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
The 2018 Nissan Titan XD S 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,715. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Titan XD S 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $7,020 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $7,020 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$29,695.
The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Titan XD S 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is19.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Nissan Titan XD?
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