If you want something more than your average full-size truck but don’t want to deal with the downside of a huge heavy-duty truck, then there is really only one choice for you: the 2021 Nissan Titan XD. Nissan has taken the full-size truck and given it more power without taking away the creature comforts and versatility that make it the most popular model with pickup drivers. That is because the engineers at Nissan have found that sweet spot that makes the Titan XD more than your regular full-size truck.
What’s more, every 2021 Titan XD comes with a standard 4X4 drivetrain, so you don’t have to pay extra for better traction. The 2021 Nissan Titan XD is also Crew Cab standard, so you and your passengers will have plenty of room to stretch out, whether you are coming from a tough day of work or just taking a long road trip. Too many others automakers lure you in with promises of affordable prices, only to surprise you when you find out that their base model full-size trucks require you to pay more for the second row of seats or four-wheel drive. With Nissan, there are none of these hidden surprises.
Nissan offers the 2021 Titan XD in 5 different trim levels. The base model is the Titan XD S with an MSRP of $45,130.* This model rides on 17-inch steel wheels and utilizes a switch-operated 2-speed transfer case for the four-wheel drivetrain. It also features the NissanConnect system on an 8-inch color touchscreen. This system allows you to connect your smartphones via Bluetooth and to utilize Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, depending on your operating system. It will also provide plenty of entertainment and critical information to you and your passengers. What’s more, NissanConnect features a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot so you won’t have any issues staying connected when you are on the road.
The Titan XD SV adds trailer brake control and body-color front grille for an MSRP of $48,870.* The PRO-4X trim features Bilstein off-road performance shocks, an electronic locking rear differential, and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with all-terrain tires. This model of the 2021 Titan XD is the ideal one to choose if you want to go off-roading and has an MSRP of $54,620.*
The Titan XD SL rides on 20-inch silver-painted aluminum alloy wheels and has an MSRP of $59,170.* This model includes leather-appointed seats, a remote engine start system, and a Fender premium audio system with a 9-inch touchscreen. For those who don’t know, Fender is one of the premier guitar and amplifier manufacturers in America and is the company behind the sound that made Rock and Roll.
The top trim level is the Platinum Reserve, with an MSRP of $62,410.* It features premium leather-appointed seats with a special Premium Reserve logo, heated and cooled front seats, a brushed satin-finished front grille, and running boards to make access to your Nissan Titan XD easier for you and your passengers. The Platinum Reserve rides on 20-inch dark painted, machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels, and comes with a gooseneck ball and anchor kit to improve towing capacity on your truck.
Every model of the 2021 Nissan Titan XD features a 5.6-liter V8 gas engine. This engine has 32 valves in a double overhead camshaft configuration for more efficient performance. It also utilizes variable valve event and lift technology to help produce 400 horsepower and generate 413 pound-feet of torque. This represents the most horsepower and torque provided by a gas engine of any truck in the Nissan Titan XD’s class. As a result, your Nissan Titan XD truck will have the strength to get the job done no matter what job you are doing.
Nissan has paired the engine on the 2021 Titan XD with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This will give you greater control over the engine and better responsiveness to changing driving conditions.
The 2021 Nissan Titan XD has a standard conventional towing capacity of 10,880 pounds when using a standard hitch. This increases to a max of 11,040 pounds when you opt for an available gooseneck hitch, which is a standard feature on the Titan XD Platinum Reserve model.
Nissan has designed the 2021 Titan XD with the ability to carry heavy cargo loads. Each model of the Titan XD can carry up to 2,390 pounds of cargo in its payload bed, giving you the capability you need from a full-size truck.
The 2021 Titan XD has a solid ride for a full-size truck with a 151.8-inch wheelbase. The 4X4 drivetrain will provide you with the traction you need in inclement weather, as well as the ability to take your truck off-road if you want to hit the trails. Unlike many other full-size trucks in its vehicle class, the 2021 Nissan Titan XD doesn’t require you to pay extra for the benefits of having four-wheel drive.
Nissan has made safety a standard feature on all 2021 Nissan Titan XD trucks, making it one of the safest trucks on the road. The standard Safety Shield 360 technology consists of six standard active safety features that will give you the assistance you need when driving your 2021 Titan XD. This is all part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection will let you know when you should slow your truck down based on your speed and the vehicle driving in front of you. In addition, it will automatically work the brakes to either lessen the impact of a front-end collision or avoid it altogether. This feature will also immediately engage your Titan XD’s brakes if it detects a pedestrian in the path of your truck.
One of the toughest things for most motorists is backing up their truck. The Nissan Titan XD’s Rear Automatic Braking system will take the guesswork out of this challenging maneuver. This feature will automatically stop your truck if it detects an object in the path of your Titan XD when you are going in reverse. Rear Cross Traffic Alert works in a similar way. When you are backing your truck out of a space, the system will warn you if it detects another vehicle or pedestrian about to cross behind you.
Did you ever have to change lanes on the highway and worry that another vehicle might be traveling in your blind spot? Blind Spot Warning makes changing lanes easier than ever in your 2021 Titan XD. When you go to change lanes, the system will check and warn you if it detects another vehicle in that lane.
Lane Departure Warning works in tandem with the Blind Spot Monitor. If you are traveling on a road with lines, the system will alert you if you start to drift over the line. This will help you avoid accidents with other vehicles and keep you and your Titan XD on the straight and narrow.
The final standard safety feature on the Safety Shield 360, High Beam Assist, will make it easier to drive your Titan XD at night. If you enter an area of especially low light, the system will automatically turn your high beams on so you will have better illumination. Once you enter an area with better lighting, the system will turn your high beams off. Also, the system will turn the high beams off it detects another driver, so you don’t distract them.
One thing that many truck manufacturers seem to forget is the need for interior space for you and your passengers. As a result, many full-size trucks have cabs that are cramped and uncomfortable. Nissan had this in mind when it designed the 2021 Titan XD. As a result, every Titan XD features a roomy crew cab with plenty of space for up to 5 passengers on models with front-row captain chairs and six passengers on models with front bench seats.
The 2021 Nissan Titan XD features a full 119.7 cubic feet of passenger space in its crew cab. In addition, the designers have evenly divided this space between the front and back rows. For example, there are 41 inches of headroom in the front row of the Titan XD and 40.4 inches in the back, as well as 41.8 inches of legroom for front row passengers and 38.5 inches for those riding in the back seat.
The hip room is almost identical, with 60.8 inches in the front and 60.3 inches in the back row. There is actually more shoulder in the back row than the front row, a full 63.6 inches in the back as compared to 63.3 inches in the front. With this equal spacing, you won’t have to worry about anyone fighting over the shotgun seat, regardless of whether you are driving your work crew or just your kids.