2020 Nissan Titan and Titan XD
Nissan’s two rugged pickup trucks, the Titan and Titan XD, are now back for the 2020 model year with improvements that help make them true contenders in their segment. Both versions have received significant updating in the form of new grille designs, improved headlights, an LED cargo bed light, LED taillights, and unique tailgate plaques. Aside from this, the Titan and Titan XD are more powerful than ever as a result of a brand-new 400 horsepower V8 that delivers class-leading standard power along with class-leading torque.
Some of the other more notable results are better acceleration while towing, improved fuel efficiency, and smoother shifting. Both trucks also get America’s best bumper-to-bumper truck warranty at 5 years/100,000 miles, as well as the most comprehensive suite of technology and active safety features in the class.
Nissan Titan Truck
The Titan makes a splash in the full-sized pickup realm with updated styling, an attention-getting engine, and a slate of class-exclusive, cutting-edge features. It’s available in S, SV, PRO-X4, SL, and Platinum Reserve trims, and depending on which you choose, you’ll notice some truly state-of-the-art elements. For example, the infotainment system on the higher trims gets an 8-inch touchscreen, making the largest in the class with Apple CarPlay included. Other connectivity features include Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free, USB ports, wireless charging, and on-board Wi-Fi. They also provide a comprehensive suite of safety technologies through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, plus more storage capabilities and an available panoramic sunroof for the crew-cab models.
As mentioned, the revamped Titan Endurance 5.6-liter V8 makes a class-leading 400 horsepower and 413 pounds-feet of torque (the only pickup that pumps out that much as standard). The transmission is an all-new nine-speed automatic with notably smoother shifting. A properly equipped 2020 Nissan Titan King Cab 4×4 can haul up to 1,630 lb., and a Crew Cab 4×2 can tow up to 9,400 pounds and. The corresponding capabilities for the other cab styles and drivetrains are slightly less but close.
Nissan’s renowned Safety Shield 360 technology package is standard on all Titan versions. This includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and class-exclusive rear automated braking. If that’s not enough, the Titan can also be ordered with a 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control, and class-exclusive intelligent forward collision warning.
Nissan Titan XD
Gone is the Cummins diesel engine of the Titan XD’s past. Now, it receives the same engine as its half-ton counterpart, but unlike the Titan, the larger XD is only offered as a 4×4 crew cab. The XD is almost 15 inches longer than the standard Titan; it has a 151.6-inch wheelbase and is 3 inches taller than the regular Titan.
All Titan XDs come with a 6.5-foot truck bed with LED surround lighting. When properly equipped, a Crew Cab 4×4 can tow up to 11,000 pounds, but the payload star is the Crew Cab 4×4, which can haul as much as 2,520 lb. Hauling aids include an integrated trailer brake controller, trailer sway control, a tow and haul mode, and a trailer light check system. A rearview camera with trailer guides and Nissan’s 360-degree camera is also available. Nissan also offers a factory-installed gooseneck hitch on the 2020 Titan XD (optional for SV and above trims). With regard to each of the respective trim levels’ standard and optional equipment, the specs are exactly the same as they are for the regular Titan.