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Nissan's Gasoline Titan XD Goes On Sale

April 28, 2016, by Tom Berg - Also by this author

Crew Cab XDs are the first models to be offered. Single and King Cabs will come later this year. Photos: Nissan North America
Crew Cab XDs are the first models to be offered. Single and King Cabs will come later this year. Photos: Nissan North America

Nissan North America says list prices for 2016 Titan XD Crew Cab pickups powered by an advanced 5.6L Endurance V-8 gasoline engine will range from $35,290 to $55,520. They went on sale April 15, executives said at a press event this week at its headquarters near Brentwood, Tenn.

The Titan XD Gas joins the XD (for eXtra Duty) with the Cummins 5.0L Turbo Diesel V-8 released this past December. Diesel-powered XDs cost roughly $10,000 more than the gasoline models.

With either engine, the XD is a 5/8-ton pickup that falls between ½- and ¾-ton pickups in capacity and ride quality, they said.

Endurance gasoline V-8s are made in Tennessee and Titans are assembled in Mississippi. 
Endurance gasoline V-8s are made in Tennessee and Titans are assembled in Mississippi.

The XD Gas’s engine is rated at 390 hp and 401 lb.-ft., compared to the diesel’s 310 hp and 555 lb.-ft. As with the diesel, the gasoline model will initially be available in five four-door Crew Cab trim levels in 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations.

The lowest-priced XD Gas has 2-wheel-drive and the basic S trim. The highest is a 4x4 with Platinum Reserve trim.  Between them are SV, Pro-4X and SL trim levels. A 2-door Single Cab version will be available this fall, and later will come a 4-door King Cab.

This summer, the ½-ton Titan pickup will go into production, and also be powered by the 5.6L V-8 and a 4.0L gasoline V-6. All Endurance V-8s are mated to a new 7-speed double-overdrive automatic transmission with adaptive shift control and downshift rev matching.

Titan is very much an American truck, executives said. It was designed in California, engineered in Michigan, and assembled in Mississippi with components made mostly in Tennessee.  

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