Childre Nissan Compares 2016 Nissan Titan XD VS 2016 Toyota Tundra Near Dublin, GA

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2016 Nissan Titan XD

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2016 Toyota Tundra

Safety Comparison

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 Tundra.

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 Tundra 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.

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

Engine Comparison

The Titan XD’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 80 more horsepower (390 vs. 310) and 74 lbs.-ft. more torque (401 vs. 327) than the Tundra’s standard 4.6 DOHC V8. The Titan XD’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 9 more horsepower (390 vs. 381) than the Tundra’s optional 5.7 DOHC V8.

The Titan XD’s 5.0 turbo V8 diesel produces 228 lbs.-ft. more torque (555 vs. 327) than the Tundra’s standard 4.6 DOHC V8. The Titan XD’s 5.0 turbo V8 diesel produces 154 lbs.-ft. more torque (555 vs. 401) than the Tundra’s optional 5.7 DOHC V8.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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

Titan XD


Front Rotors

14.2 inches

13.9 inches

Rear Rotors

14.4 inches

13.6 inches

The Titan XD stops shorter than the Tundra:

Titan XD


70 to 0 MPH

192 feet

197 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

136 feet

145 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Nissan Titan XD’s wheels have 6 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Toyota Tundra only has 5 wheel lugs per wheel.

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 Tundra’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The Titan XD has engine speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Tundra doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Titan XD’s wheelbase is 5.9 inches longer than on the Tundra Regular Cab (151.6 inches vs. 145.7 inches).

The Titan XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4 handles at .74 G’s, while the Tundra Standard Bed Limited Double Cab 4x4 pulls only .67 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

Chassis Comparison

The Titan XD PRO-4X Crew Cab is 4.2 inches shorter than the Tundra Long Bed Double Cab, making the Titan XD easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Titan XD has stake post holes, to allow the containment of tall, light loads. The Tundra doesn’t offer stake post holes.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Titan XD (except S/SV)’s optional easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Tundra doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The Titan XD’s standard power windows allow the driver or passenger to lower and raise the windows without leaning over or being distracted. The Tundra Work Truck doesn’t offer power windows.

The Titan XD’s front power windows open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Tundra’s standard power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully. Only its driver’s window opens automatically. The Tundra’s optional windows’ rear windows don’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 Tundra can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Titan XD’s standard power locks allow the driver or passenger to lock or unlock all the doors at a touch without leaning over, or reaching to the back seat. The Tundra Work Truck doesn’t offer power locks.

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 Toyota Tundra 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 Tundra SR’s standard wipers have no intermittent settings at all, so the driver will have to constantly turn them on and off. 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. The Tundra SR5/Limited/Platinum/1794/TRD’s manually variable intermittent wipers don’t change delay with speed.

The Titan XD’s power mirror controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Tundra’s power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel, where they are awkward to manipulate.

When the Titan XD with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, the rearview mirror tilts from its original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirror into its original position. The Tundra’s mirror doesn’t automatically adjust for backing.

Both the Titan XD and the Tundra 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 Tundra.

A built-in pollen filter removes pollen, exhaust fumes and other pollutants from the Titan XD’s passenger compartment. This helps prevent lung and/or sinus irritation, which can trigger allergies or asthma. The Tundra doesn’t offer a filtration system.

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