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Old 12-07-2017, 07:35 AM   #1
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Anyone own one? What mpgs are you seeing, what do you think of the truck overall? Towing ability?
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S-I-L just bought one. 10k cheaper than other brands. I call it a "Git-r-done" truck - 'cause it'll do what you want done but you don't get frills or bragging rights.
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I have one. 2017 XD Cummins SL 4X4. I like it a lot, and get lots of compliments on it wherever I go.

Previously, I towed my boat with a 2010 Tundra 5.7. Around town it was fine, but the boat let it's presence be known on the highway. Definitely needed a firm grip on the wheel. Towing with the XD is just relaxing. Only real indication that I'm towing is a bit more boost on the gauge. That, and that tailgating boat in my mirrors. It is so much more stable towing.

MPGs vary. I've found my onboard computer is not entirely accurate. Surprisingly, it regularly shows less than actual. Best unloaded MPG so far is around 21 MPG, this was mostly highway, but a relatively short trip with some city traffic mixed in. Around town, I usually see 15-18 MPG, but when factoring in regens, I typically average 14-15. Regardless, I'm getting better mileage than I got with the Tundra 5.7, which is pretty impressive considering the Tundra weighed around 5300 lbs and the XD is around 7300.

I really like this truck. The SL trim has most of the options available. Thought about the Platinum Reserve, but just wasn't a fan of the two-tone leather. Really, the only thing that I would have liked that this doesn't have is Apple CarPlay enabled stereo. The Rockford Fosgate 12 speaker sound system is really nice.

The S & SV trims are pretty barebones, but Pro-4X, SL and PR are pretty well optioned.

Backup camera is decent. My last truck didn't have one, but this one definitely helps when backing into spots or hooking up the boat. There are clearer systems out there, but it does what I need it to.

It is not a race truck, but I always thought that was silly. I have no problem leaving most traffic behind.
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16’ pro 4x with cummins. 35k miles.

Bottom line it was way cheaper than equally equipped big 3. Personally I still don’t thinks it’s a good looking truck, but it does everything I ask it to. Been tuned and deleted for past 2k miles. Surprisingly only picked up 1-1.5 mpg avg per tank hand calculated, currently 19.4-19.8. Previous was 18.5 avg per tank. Regened every other tank.

I originally planned on a older larger boat and ended up with a newer smaller boat. Could easily do it with a 1500 gas truck but this way I can still move up later if the opportunity come about. I honestly wanted a F250,was going to settle for a cheaper ram 2500, and ended up where I’m at due to much higher trim package for $8K less than best ram bighorn quote I could get.
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I have only ever said negative things about the Titan XD on here... so I'm going to say something nice for once.

I was at the Nissan dealer last week, had a company owned Pathfinder in for a recall. They had some Titan XD's in the showroom so I crawled all over them while I was killing time. Now for the nice part.

I climbed into one of the fully loaded ones. Platinum Reserve or something like that. The drivers seat is the best, most comfortable seat I have ever put my ass in. In any pickup of any brand. I think they are called zero gravity or something like that. Super nice and comfortable, blows my F-150 seats away. Lots better than my leather seats in my old Duramax as well.
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16í pro 4x with cummins. 35k miles.

Bottom line it was way cheaper than equally equipped big 3. Personally I still donít thinks itís a good looking truck, but it does everything I ask it to. Been tuned and deleted for past 2k miles. Surprisingly only picked up 1-1.5 mpg avg per tank hand calculated, currently 19.4-19.8. Previous was 18.5 avg per tank. Regened every other tank.

I originally planned on a older larger boat and ended up with a newer smaller boat. Could easily do it with a 1500 gas truck but this way I can still move up later if the opportunity come about. I honestly wanted a F250,was going to settle for a cheaper ram 2500, and ended up where Iím at due to much higher trim package for $8K less than best ram bighorn quote I could get.
Been seeing some around here lately and been looking at them. The front fenders are truly a disaster when it comes to looks. There's a funny bulge and dip going back to the front of the doors. And if that wasn't enough to really kill the appearance, they added this HUGE, roundish, squarish thing-a-ma-bob goofy looking "badge / vent looking thing right in the middle of that nightmare.

I've looked at these trucks from all angles and they look just fine until you can see those front fenders - ugh!
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Sadly the wheel well/fender doesn’t help things one bit!

I currently am waiting on a Icon stage 1 coilover kit. Hoping the 2.75-3” lift and some larger tires to fill the wheel well up will negate some of its bad appearance.

Luckily aftermarket engine parts are coming online. One guy already has a larger single turbo to replace the 2 stage factory one along with some nice egr kits. I currently have Ez Lynk on mine and all I can say is “awesome”. As my tuner makes revisions he pushes them out over the cloud. I flashed my truck in the parking lot at work at 1am in 9 minutes using my phone.
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I looked at these trucks for a bit. Reading online, it seems a lot of owners recommended the gas version over the Cummins diesel. Seems you only loose 1000 lbs or so towing, but itís still rated over 10K.

I agree with another poster above...the SL model has most of the good stuff and I didnít really care for the platinum Reserve two tone seats. You do miss out on the cooled/ventilated seats though.

Really comfortable seats. I personally donít mind the looks.
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I have a 2016 Pro4x with luxury package. I came from a 2006 Titan. As the previous poster said, the seats are the most comfortable seats in a truck. I've towed a 28ft bumper pull travel trailer and besides slower acceleration it didn't really feel like it was there.

Compared to their tow ratings these are work horses. Watch the fast lane F-150 vs. Titan XD and that really shows the value of the XD. Sure the F-150 is faster but at 10Klbs they said gave the nod to the XD.

Is it a 3/4 ton or 1 ton, no but it gets you most of the way there. It competes well with the previous generation of 3/4 and 1 ton vehicles.
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The Titan is an in between truck trying to fill a niche that doesn't exist. Max towing is barely more than a half ton and its cargo capacity is dismal at best.
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Been seeing some around here lately and been looking at them. The front fenders are truly a disaster when it comes to looks. There's a funny bulge and dip going back to the front of the doors. And if that wasn't enough to really kill the appearance, they added this HUGE, roundish, squarish thing-a-ma-bob goofy looking "badge / vent looking thing right in the middle of that nightmare.

I've looked at these trucks from all angles and they look just fine until you can see those front fenders - ugh!
They are without a doubt the ugliest trucks made today.
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I have a 2017 Pro4X. 29K and has yet to be back to the dealer for anything. Needs to go in for a seatbelt recall and the AC will sometimes blow warm air unless you crank the temp all the way up for a few seconds then back down to the desired temp, I think the blend door sticking. Otherwise the truck has been great. I have a Sea Hunt Gamefish 27 that, when full of fuel weighs around 10K and it pulls it very well. I have also pulled the boat with a friends 2017 F150 3.5eb. The F150 has plenty of power, but stays higher in the rpm's to keep the boat moving at highway speeds. My impression is the Titan has two big towing advantages, first, the brakes on the Titan are bigger and they just seem to stop better with the trailer in tow. Second, and I feel the biggest advantage, the Titan outweighs the F150 by almost 2000 pounds. The F150 seemed to get pushed around by the boat much more than the Titan does. As for mileage, I am 90% interstate and I get right at 16mpg. My cruise is set to and from work at 80mph. If I slow down to about 70 I get aroundf 17.5mpg. As mentioned, the seats are the most comfortable I have ever been in and the truck handles like a sports car (probably aided by the factory bilstein shock). I like the looks of the F150 better and the 3.5EB will blow the doors off the Titan, especially unloaded. The radio/infotainment system in the Ford is much better, especially the backup cam. The F150 also get better unloaded mpg's. The 26 gallon fuel tank in the Titan sucks, I would prefer the 36 gallon F150. Maintenance costs are higher, especially if you don't do your own oil and fuel filters (very easy). The Titan rides a little harder than the F150, I like that a little better than the Ford. Overall I am happy with the decision, although both trucks are nice. The 5/100k bumper to bumper Titan warranty is good to have also, especially on a newly released vehicle.
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The Titan is an in between truck trying to fill a niche that doesn't exist. Max towing is barely more than a half ton and its cargo capacity is dismal at best.
I really don't feel that is the case. Yes, if you are strictly comparing specs, you would be correct. Factor in real world daily driving for someone who doesn't need a 3/4 ton suspension, and wants a good ride, but also has a fairly heavy towing ability, they are a great mix, especially when you factor int he fuel economy. Also have the advantage (yes I said advantage) of having independent front suspension, which is worlds better than a live axle for driving manners and ride.

The only thing that scares me on the Nissan is their repair parts are expensive on their trucks once they get some age, which seems to be influenced by their overall low production #'s.
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They are without a doubt the ugliest trucks made today.
NO NO NO, that distinction SOLELY belongs to that butt ugly Tundra!!!
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I really don't feel that is the case. Yes, if you are strictly comparing specs, you would be correct. Factor in real world daily driving for someone who doesn't need a 3/4 ton suspension, and wants a good ride, but also has a fairly heavy towing ability, they are a great mix, especially when you factor int he fuel economy. Also have the advantage (yes I said advantage) of having independent front suspension, which is worlds better than a live axle for driving manners and ride.

The only thing that scares me on the Nissan is their repair parts are expensive on their trucks once they get some age, which seems to be influenced by their overall low production #'s.
Wait till its time to trade it in and you'll really be scared. Nissan's are notorious for lousy resale values.
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Wait till its time to trade it in and you'll really be scared. Nissan's are notorious for lousy resale values.
Part of the attraction. I rarely buy new vehicles. I for one love decently made vehicles that depreciate quickly.
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Seems like the light duty Cummins v8 gets about the same MPG as the 6.7. One of the main reasons ram decided against it for the 1500. Thirsty, complicated and expensive.
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I have a 2017 Pro4X. 29K and has yet to be back to the dealer for anything. Needs to go in for a seatbelt recall and the AC will sometimes blow warm air unless you crank the temp all the way up for a few seconds then back down to the desired temp, I think the blend door sticking. Otherwise the truck has been great. I have a Sea Hunt Gamefish 27 that, when full of fuel weighs around 10K and it pulls it very well. I have also pulled the boat with a friends 2017 F150 3.5eb. The F150 has plenty of power, but stays higher in the rpm's to keep the boat moving at highway speeds. My impression is the Titan has two big towing advantages, first, the brakes on the Titan are bigger and they just seem to stop better with the trailer in tow. Second, and I feel the biggest advantage, the Titan outweighs the F150 by almost 2000 pounds. The F150 seemed to get pushed around by the boat much more than the Titan does. As for mileage, I am 90% interstate and I get right at 16mpg. My cruise is set to and from work at 80mph. If I slow down to about 70 I get aroundf 17.5mpg. As mentioned, the seats are the most comfortable I have ever been in and the truck handles like a sports car (probably aided by the factory bilstein shock). I like the looks of the F150 better and the 3.5EB will blow the doors off the Titan, especially unloaded. The radio/infotainment system in the Ford is much better, especially the backup cam. The F150 also get better unloaded mpg's. The 26 gallon fuel tank in the Titan sucks, I would prefer the 36 gallon F150. Maintenance costs are higher, especially if you don't do your own oil and fuel filters (very easy). The Titan rides a little harder than the F150, I like that a little better than the Ford. Overall I am happy with the decision, although both trucks are nice. The 5/100k bumper to bumper Titan warranty is good to have also, especially on a newly released vehicle.
Seems like a good honest review.
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I don't know why they went with an eight cyl for only five liters. Could have easily done that with a six. More cyl for same displacement means more parasitic losses, worse mpg. Seems this engine does not shine in the mpg dept compared to the 3/4 tons and the Dodge 3.0 liter.
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I don't know why they went with an eight cyl for only five liters. Could have easily done that with a six. More cyl for same displacement means more parasitic losses, worse mpg. Seems this engine does not shine in the mpg dept compared to the 3/4 tons and the Dodge 3.0 liter.
Easier to smooth out a V8 than a V6, and I'm sure they were trying to stay away from the length of an inline 6. Fuel economy comparison to the 3.0 Fiat isn't really valid, as the power #'s and intended use are not even remotely close.
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