Used 2018 Nissan Titan XD Platinum Reserve Regular Cab Review
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2018 Nissan Titan XD Platinum Reserve Regular Cab
Pros & Cons
- Rides smoothly for a truck with its capability
- Good balance between price and performance
- Interior is functional and attractive
- Diesel engine feels lazy when trying to pass slower traffic
- Towing potential is only a bit better than a standard pickup's
- Large turning circle needs a lot of real estate to maneuver
- Small fuel tank limits overall range
Which Titan XD does Edmunds recommend?
Heavy-duty trucks prioritize raw towing ability over passenger comfort, and the Titan XD is no exception. Thankfully, the Bilstein shocks that make the Pro-4X so good off-road also give it a better ride on pavement. Aside from the mechanical upgrades, stepping up to the Pro-4X also adds a ton of luxury features. Even more upgrades are available through option packages. Unless you just need a basic work truck — in which case, the base S is more cost-effective — we think the Pro-4X is the way to go.
Full Edmunds Review: 2018 Nissan Titan XD Regular Cab
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. But it doesn't translate into a stiff ride. The Titan XD remains compliant enough to drive every day.
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.
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.
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 and innovative exterior bed-storage options give the Titan XD a unique position in the market.
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 alerts are available, but more advanced safety features are not.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2018 Nissan Titan XD in Virginia is:$74.75 per month*