Nissan Titan wins truck of the year

The Nissan Titan XD has been named the best pickup truck of 2016 by, and online vehicle shopping site.

Nissan Titan DX

In handing out the award, 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.