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Check out this little surprise we found this morning in the Nissan News Room! Nissan has made the full press kit for the Titan XD available, media outlets are still gagged by the embargo, but we're not...

SV, P4X, and SL offer the integrated gooseneck option, the Platinum Reserve (PR) includes it standard. All trims except S include a Trailer Sway Controller.

P4X and SL offer a Trailer Brake Controller as an option, PR standard.

P4X, SL and PR will come with the Tow Package built in, S and SL must option.

One cool feature is the ability to check your trailer lights from your key fob. Optional on all trims except S, standard on PR. Same story for split tow mirrors.

On to the specs!

Tow Capacities by Trim:

Maximum towing capacity – Trailer (lbs)

S: 12,314 (4x2), 12,038 (4x4)
SV: 12,164 (4x2), 11,888 (4x4)
P4X: 11,784 (4x4)
SL: 11,915 (4x2), 11,638 (4x4)
PR: 11,836 (4x2) 10,608 (4x4)

Maximum towing capacity – Tongue (lbs)

S: 1,231 (4x2), 1,204 (4x4)
SV: 1,216 (4x2), 1,189 (4x4)
P4X: 1,178 (4x4)
SL: 1,191 (4x2), 1,164 (4x4)
PR: 1,184 (4x2) 1,061 (4x4)

Weights by Trim:

Curb Weight (lbs)

S: 6,709 (4x2), 6,986 (4x4)
SV: 6,876 (4x2), 7,152 (4x4)
P4X: 7,257 (4x4)
SL: 7,126 (4x2), 7,402 (4x4)
PR: 7,204 (4x2) 7,480 (4x4)

GVWR (lbs)

S: 8,800 (4x2), 8,990 (4x4)
SV: 8,800 (4x2), 8,990 (4x4)
P4X: 8,990 (4x4)
SL: 8,800 (4x2), 8,990 (4x4)
PR: 8,880 (4x2), 8,950 (4x4)
 

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So wait...they were trying to hit the "tweener" market. Not a half ton, not a 3/4 ton. That's a swing and a miss. They've merely put themselves in the high range of the half ton segment. There's not enough cargo capacity (tongue weight) to even really be able to use that built-in gooseneck hitch. 1200 pounds? The later model first gen trucks have that much capacity. That's not even enough to bumper pull a decent size toy hauler.

And 12k for towing? With that much torque in the Cummins?

Very, very disappointed.
 
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WOW - What is Nissan Thinking? 3/4 Ton Truck curb weight to haul around - with only 1/2 ton tow capacity??? At least this explains why it is so slow in spite of the big strong Cummins 8 cyl engine.
 

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Yeah i was honestly expecting somewhere in the 14-16k lbs range.

But in other views... i have a 96 f350 7.3 powerstroke, towing package, and tow gears, etc, only rated for 12,500lbs...
 

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Yeah i was honestly expecting somewhere in the 14-16k lbs range.

But in other views... i have a 96 f350 7.3 powerstroke, towing package, and tow gears, etc, only rated for 12,500lbs...
I think this puts it in perspective right here. My 2000 F250 was only rated to tow.......10Klbs. 12K is alot of weight for this truck. I do question the Cummins V8 in this truck though. That motor belongs in a (less $$, more basic) 3/4 ton truck with the power and torque that it has. It could be rated for 15K-16K in the right chassis.
 

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You're talking yesteryear trucks to now. New 3/4's are in the 16/17000 ball park, in CC, 4X4. This truck came in, a day late, a few thousand pounds short. It doesn't matter how technologically advanced it is, if it's a decade behind in tow ratings. They can say they were going for a middle market all they want, but deep down, someone knows that it was based on the previous 3/4 competition and wasn't released when it was supposed to be. Look at that hideous van. It wasn't released as a "tweener." It was released in the 2500 van market. The XD will have to sell fully loaded, under 55k to even break even.
 

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This is disappointing! Father-in-law's 2015 F-150 Lariat Sport Supercrew 4WD Ecoboost is 12,200lbs and 3,300lbs payload. He pulls a loaded 30' trailer, Bed of wood and everything else without issue. Commuting he gets over a 1000kms a tank. I think when it comes time to buy another truck it will be a Silverado 2500HD Duramax with 18,000lbs towing capacity and 3500lbs payload all for likely similar cost for fully loaded!
 
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Sad times for Nissan
I loved by old Titan but super stoked on my ecoboost
 

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The TiTan XD with an 8 cyl Cummins diesel has the same towing capacity as my ecoboost?? WTF?
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I was expecting more. I'm interested to see how it actually does when TFL gets a hold of one and does a comparison with it running their Ike Gauntlet challenge.
The ecoboost was the king of the the up hill section, but the downhill part heated up the brakes. But, it was pulling 10,000 lbs and only rated for somewhere in the 7-7500 range. Maybe they'll hook 13 or 14k to them and let em rip.
 

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Totally negates the need for a diesel engine.
 

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Totally negates the need for a diesel engine.
Couple that with a probable price tag in the high fiftie$... hate to say I think this new diesel T is doomed. If you demand higher towing capacities, a 3/4 ton will make more sense financially/resale. It will be interesting to see come spring the re-designed gasser hp/tq #'s and towing capacity. You would think it has to be more than the current 9200lbs, but still under the diesel's 12k?
 
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Maybe they are trying to reach for something else? Like the couple who own a fully loaded Murano and just went to the RV show?
 

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When you add the initial extra cost of the diesel and then higher fuel cost and higher maintenance cost....Im out! Hoping the gasser details show up soon.
 

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Maybe they are trying to reach for something else? Like the couple who own a fully loaded Murano and just went to the RV show?
that's what i have been noticing more of in todays automotive world... not only do some vehicles do well in their own segment but they also are setup in such a way they'll easily cross over into other segments and target a far wider range of people, smart move.
 

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I'm not a gear head but why is the Platinum Reserve so much less Towing capability when the package includes all of the towing bells and whistles?

I have a 2011 Titan SV that pulls my 34 foot Travel trailer. I was really looking forward to the XD but not so much now.
 
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