Childre Nissan Compares 2016 Nissan Titan XD VS 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Near Warner Robins, GA

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2016 Nissan Titan XD

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado

Safety Comparison

Using vehicle speed sensors and seat sensors, smart airbags in the Titan XD deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The Silverado HD’s airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

Full-time four-wheel drive is optional on the Titan XD. Full-time four-wheel drive gives added traction for safety in all conditions, not just off-road, like the only system available on the Silverado HD.

The Titan XD (except S/SV/SL) offers an optional Around View ® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Silverado HD only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

To help make backing safer, the Titan XD PRO-4X/SL/Platinum Reserve’s cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Silverado HD doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Titan XD and the Silverado HD have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available daytime running lights and blind spot warning systems.

Warranty Comparison

The Titan XD’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Silverado HD’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Reliability Comparison

For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the Titan XD has an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of the engine in the Silverado HD.

To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Titan XD has a 200-amp alternator. The Silverado HD’s standard 150-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

Engine Comparison

The Titan XD’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 30 more horsepower (390 vs. 360) and 21 lbs.-ft. more torque (401 vs. 380) than the Silverado HD’s 6.0 V8.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Titan XD’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Silverado HD:

Titan XD

Silverado HD

Front Rotors

14.2 inches

13.98 inches

Rear Rotors

14.4 inches

14.17 inches

The Titan XD stops much shorter than the Silverado HD:

Titan XD

Silverado HD

60 to 0 MPH

136 feet

146 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Titan XD’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Silverado HD (275/65R18 vs. 265/70R17).

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Titan XD has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Titan XD flat and controlled during cornering. The Silverado HD’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The front suspension of the Titan XD uses coil springs for better ride, handling and control than the Silverado HD, which uses torsion bars in front. Coil springs compress more progressively and offer more suspension travel for a smoother ride with less bottoming out.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Titan XD’s wheelbase is 18 inches longer than on the Silverado 2500 Long Box Regular Cab (151.6 inches vs. 133.6 inches).

Chassis Comparison

The Titan XD PRO-4X Crew Cab is 1 foot, 2.8 inches shorter than the Silverado 2500 Long Box Crew Cab, making the Titan XD easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The Titan XD is 5.4 inches narrower on average than the Silverado HD, making the Titan XD easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

To almost totally eliminate engine vibration in the passenger area, the Titan XD Gas (except Diesel) has a liquid-filled front engine mount. The liquid helps further dampen engine harshness. The Silverado HD uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Nissan Titan XD has a standard tailgate assist feature, which prevents the heavy tailgate from falling with a crash and causing injury. It allows adults and children to easily open and close the tailgate with one hand to better facilitate loading and unloading. Tailgate assist is only available on the Chevrolet Silverado HD LT/LTZ/High Country.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Titan XD’s standard power windows allow the driver or passenger to lower and raise the windows without leaning over or being distracted. Power windows cost extra on the Silverado HD.

The Titan XD’s front power windows open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Silverado HD’s optional power windows’ front passenger window doesn’t close automatically.

If the front windows are left down on the Titan XD the driver can raise them using the key in the outside lock cylinder. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from outside the vehicle using the key in the outside lock cylinder or the keyless remote. The driver of the Silverado HD can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Intelligent Key optional on the Titan XD allows you to unlock the driver’s door and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Chevrolet Silverado HD doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

The Titan XD S/SV’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Silverado HD’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted. The Titan XD PRO-4X/SL/Platinum Reserve’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield.

Both the Titan XD and the Silverado HD offer available heated front seats. The Titan XD also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Silverado HD.

Both the Titan XD and the Silverado HD offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Titan XD PRO-4X/SL/Platinum Reserve has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Silverado HD doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

Bluetooth wireless connectivity is standard on the Titan XD, connecting the driver and passenger’s cell phones to the vehicle systems. This allows them to use the vehicle’s stereo and hand controls to place calls safely and easily. Bluetooth costs extra on the Silverado HD.

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