In the pickup truck world, one thing is certain: there’s the Ford F-150, standing head and shoulders above the rest in sales, marketing, and good old American heritage, and then there’s every other truck on the market. That’s the rule. Now let me introduce you to the diesel-chugging, earth-moving, miniature American…
Pricing has been announced for five trims of the 2016 Nissan Titan XD; basically every crew cab variant with the diesel engine ranging from just over $40,000 to a top trim at $60,520. The base model is officially the cheapest four-door, four-wheel drive Cummins you can buy new, but that might not matter.
If you want to see a monster truck crush rocks, don’t bother watching this. No, wait! I promise you don’t want to miss any of the beautiful details on Winslow Bent’s custom-made ’42 Dodge Power Wagon. Check it out with comedian car guy Jay Leno.
The 2016 Nissan Titan XD is supposed to be ballsier than your standard pickup truck, but softer than a true heavy duty three-quarter ton’er. So,is it the Goldilocks or the bastard stepchild? I put a little mud on its tires to find out.
It’s finally time: Nissan will let us drive their all-new Cummins-diesel powered Titan pickup truck tomorrow. Get your questions in today so I know what to poke, prod and ask about for you!
A 12V Cummins diesel is an amazingly mechanical motor, and all it takes to get big power and bigger torque is some hardware changes. This video walks you through the simple (and not so simple) steps of the process.
The idea is simple: take the bad motor (a shakey gas big block) out of a good truck (a ‘73 Dodge D200) and swap it with a good motor (a 12 valve Cummins diesel) out of a bad truck (a junked ‘95 Ram). How hard could it be?
Ram’s firing shots clear across the bow of the 2015 Ford F-450 and its “best in class” towing claim by juicing the 2016 Ram 3500’s 6.7 Cummins diesel to 900 lb-ft of torque and rating it for 31,210 pounds of towing. That’s about three coconuts over the biggest “comparable” Ford.
Nissan invited some big names from the pickup truck aftermarket to climb all over the Cummins diesel-powered 2016 Titan XD and measure it for their various accessories. Looks like Nissan’s going to support of you modifying your new truck if you buy it from them. Interesting.
Love the sweet sound of diesel? Wish you could fall asleep or wake up to it, but don’t want to asphyxiate yourself on exhaust? Well Nissan’s been kind enough to provide a quality recording of their Cummins-powered 2016 Titan XD starting up and idling, which you can download here.
This is it. This is how I know I've lost my goddamned mind. I willingly handed over American currency for this: a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 with 281,000 miles on the odometer. Why? Because a new truck costs more than my mortgage. Because I've seen more half-tons with their transmissions puked out over a garage floor than I…
Here's how the Cummins-diesel powered 2016 Nissan Titan XD was bumped, shaken, and slammed all over America to simulate about 350,000 miles of regular use, work, and off-road driving.
The 2016 Nissan Titan XD's 5.0 Cummins diesel V8 is designed for longevity and low-noise output. But the M² "two-stage" two-turbo setup is where that beastly 555 lb-ft of torque figure, and theoretically robust powerband, come from. Here's how it works.
A Japanese automaker taking on The Big Three wouldn't be a big story in any market, except trucks. The completely redesigned Cummins-diesel powered 2016 Nissan Titan is posturing to really shake up the American truck market. Here's everything we know about it so far.
I can't overemphasize how exciting it is to witness the birth of a new half-ton truck challenger to entrenched powerhouses Ford, Chevy, and Ram. Just (five years after) the Nissan Titan melts into "oh, you're still here?" status, they come back swinging for the fences.
Automakers basically pick one of two reasons to put a diesel engine in a pickup truck: fuel economy, or low-end power for heavy towing. This gooseneck trailer in Nissan's booth at the LA Auto show confirms the Cummins Diesel Titan will have an emphasis on pulling power.
Road & Track's Zach Bowman talked to Ram Trucks head of engineering Mike Cairns to find out why Ram passed on the 6.7-liter Cummins I6 and 3 liter EcoDiesel V6 options for their off-road work truck;the Power Wagon.