The Nissan Titan XD has been named the best pickup truck of 2016 by cars.com, and online vehicle shopping site.
In handing out the award, cars.com said:
“Not only does this new truck attempt to carve a unique place for itself in between two well-established segments (the half-ton and three-quarter-ton segments), but it also tries to re-establish Nissan as a competitive player in the world of full-size pickup trucks — and that’s a tall order. Where the previous light-duty Titan was a clear attempt to court younger, affluent, family-oriented buyers (which is and always has been the heart of the half-ton market), this new Titan XD attempts to be a more credible “true-truck” competitor by coming to market with a heavier-duty ladder frame and chassis, giving it solid and much-needed payload and towing credentials.”
The Titan XD features a 32-valve twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8 Cummins engine, rated at 555 pounds-feet of torque.