When the non-XD version of the Titan launches later this summer, it only be available as a crew cab with a 5.5-foot bed. Eventually three box sizes and three body styles will be available with the Titan half-ton, not to mention the big XD version that is a full 14.7-inches longer than the standard model and can pack an optional 5.0-liter Cummins diesel engine.
Getting back to the half-ton, the maximum payload rating for the crew cab truck is pegged at 1,610 pounds, while power will come from the same 5.7-liter V8 found in the Titan XD, though it is slightly downrated.
This V8 makes 390 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and just 394 lb-ft of torque 4,000 rpm, a loss of 7 lb-ft compared to the Titan XD’s power rating with the same engine. The engine is exclusively hooked up to a seven-speed transmission. A V6 will eventually become available with the Titan, but Nissan has no details to share on that prospect just yet.
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Both the tow and payload ratings are low for the segment, though that is partly because only one configuration is currently available. The max tow rating should improve for the Single and King Cab models. Even so, the comparison doesn’t work in the Nissan’s favor. A 2016 Ford F-150 SuperCrew can tow up 11,800 pounds on the high end, while the Chevy Silverado Crew Cab is rated to pull up to 12,000 pounds.
All of the new technology and innovations that debuted with the Titan XD will also be available with the standard Titan. Things like the trailer-light check system, integrated trailer brake controller, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, an around-view camera and the removable in-bed storage boxes are just some of the features found on this truck.
Pricing will be announced closer to the truck’s late summer on-sale date.
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