If you’re looking to buy a truck that has unrivaled comfort, then the new 2023 Nissan Titan XD is worth considering. If you didn’t know, the Nissan Titan XD is a beefed-up version of the regular half-ton Titan. This variant comes with a higher tow rating and payload capacity.
On top of that, it provides a much smoother ride than heavy-duty rivals like the Ford Super Duty, Chevrolet Silverado HD, and the GMC Sierra HD. However, unlike its competitors, the Nissan XD is only offered as a crew cab that deploys a mighty V8 engine and 400-hp. According to the manufacturer, we can expect this truck to appear on the market sometime next year as the 2023 model.
2023 Nissan Titan XD: What’s New?
In terms of styling, the 2023 Nissan Titan XD remains robust and attractive. For 2023, it will receive some small modifications on the front end, including a more massive grille, larger headlights, and it will keep the same sized bumper. If you didn’t know, Nissan refreshed the Titan XD’s last year, adding a new grille, front bumper, and wheels.
Nissan claims that LED headlights now provide around 120 percent more light compared to their predecessor. As you may know, the bed also has LED lighting at all four corners, which is very practical. At the back, the same design is present, and Nissan added an integrated gooseneck hitch with a plug inside the bed.
The new 2023 Nissan Titan XD on the inside looks modern and roomy. Actually, thanks to its unique and uninspired dash design, it will stand out from some competitors. The Titan XD as we mentioned is offered solely in crew-cab configuration. However, it can hold the most carry-on-sized suitcases behind. The leather appointments are available starting with Pro-4X, while the Platinum Reserve comes with two-tone leather and open-pore wood trim. Nissan added more supportive Zero Gravity front and rear seats, providing excellent comfort, especially on long road trips.
Base S and SV models are available with a 7.0-inch touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, if you go for the Pro-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve, you’ll get a more prominent 9.0-inch display as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot. The SV trim and higher will also house a 5.0-inch gauge-cluster screen that is ideal for showing the vehicle’s current state, like diagnostics, fuel economy, and an off-road accelerometer.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Techs
The new 2023 Nissan Titan XD as the standard offers a suite of driver-assistance features. The list is too long, and we will separate some of them. Key safety features include standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, traditional blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane departure warning.
2023 Nissan Titan XD Engine Specs
The 2023 Nissan Titan XD is a truck that’s powered by one of the most robust engines on the market. It uses a 5.6-liter V8 powertrain that’s quiet and refined. On top of that, this unit is capable of producing 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. It features a nine-speed automatic transmission and standard four-wheel drive. In general, thanks to this engine, the XD handles like a heavy-duty pickup.
Towing and Payload Capacity
In this department, there are many rivals with much better towing capacity. Still, the 2023 Nissan Titan XD is keeping very well. Nissan claims that XD can handle 11,040 pounds, while the number drops to 10,880 pounds when it’s pulling a conventional trailer. This truck also has a max payload rating of 2240 pounds.
For comparison, the Foord Super Duty can pull up to 37,000 pounds with a gooseneck hitch, while Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 can handle up to 12,000 pounds. Because the 2023 Nissan Titan XD is under EPA rules, its fuel economy is not rated by that federal agency.
When Can We Expect the 2023 Nissan Titan XD?
If we can rely on previous dates, the new Nissan Titan XD will arrive in the fall of the following year. As we mentioned, the upcoming truck will come as a carryover model that will receive some minor upgrades over the previous generation. Like before, the Nissan XD is available in five trims.
The base one S starts at $48,000, while SV cost $51,000, and Pro-4x $57,000. However, the most expensive trims are SL, which easily reach $62,000, and lastly Platinum Reserve, which is around $65,000.