2020 Nissan TITAN vs 2020 Nissan TITAN XD

Light brown 2020 Nissan TITAN PRO-4X vs red 2020 Nissan TITAN XD Platinum

If you are in the market for a full-size pickup truck, you will find the Nissan TITAN to check all the boxes. With two different options to choose from, however, many shoppers in the Brownsville area may be wondering which of the twin pickups would be a better fit for their needs. Like with most full-size trucks, there is a clear delineation between the half-ton and heavy-duty versions. That is why we have put together a side-by-side comparison between the 2020 Nissan TITAN and the 2020 Nissan TITAN XD. In this research page, we will break down the similarities and differences between these two models to help you decide which one is best for you.

The half-ton TITAN and the three-quarter-ton TITAN XD share more than their names. They have similar designs, come equipped with the same interior options and get powered by the same powertrain. However, by taking a closer look at their specs, we can see how these two pickups differ. Keep reading to find out whether you need a 2020 TITAN or a TITAN XD. Otherwise, click the link below to browse our current inventory at Charlie Clark Nissan Brownsville.

2020 Nissan TITAN


2020 Nissan TITAN XD

$38,890 Starting MSRP $44,580
5.6-L Endurance® V8 Engine 5.6-L Endurance® V8
400 hp, 413 lb-ft of torque Performance 400 hp, 413 lb-ft of torque
Rear-wheel drive Standard Drivetrain Four-wheel drive
9,210 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity 11,000 lbs.
1,680 lbs. Maximum Payload Capacity 2,450 lbs.
Crew and King cabs Cab Options Crew cab
139.8 inches Standard Wheelbase 151.6 inches

Which Nissan TITAN Is Better Suited for You?

As we previously mentioned, both the 2020 TITAN and the 2020 TITAN XD get powered by a 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine that produces 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, an increase of 10 and 19 figures respectively over the previous year models. They also share the same 9-speed automatic transmission. In terms of drivetrain, however, the half-ton model comes standard with front-wheel drive, while the heavy-duty pickup is only available with four-wheel drive.

The main difference between these two trucks lays in their respective capacities. The TITAN XD is ideal for those drivers who need to pull and haul heavy loads on a regular basis. Built on a unique reinforced ladder frame, this model has a maximum payload capacity of 2,450 pounds and a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds. The TITAN, for its part, offers a payload capacity of up to 1,680 pounds and a towing capacity of up to 9,210 pounds.

Another area where these two models differ is in their measurements. The Titan rides on a 139.8-inch wheelbase no matter which of its two cab formats you choose: a King Cab with a 6.5-foot bed or a Crew Cab with a 5.5-foot bed. The TITAN XD is slightly larger, riding atop a 151.5-inch wheelbase. Unlike its smaller sibling, this model only comes in a Crew Cab with a 6.5-foot bed configuration.

As you can see, both the Nissan TITAN and the TITAN XD bring an incredible amount of power and capacity, so your choice will depend on what you need for towing and payload on the job. Interested in learning more? Please fill out the form below and we will be happy to answer all your questions.