Childre Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan Titan XD VS 2017 Ford F-150 Near Gray, GA

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2017 Nissan Titan XD

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2017 Ford F-150

Safety Comparison

Both the Titan XD and the F-150 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 four-wheel drive, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

The Titan XD comes with a full 5 year/100,000 mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes free 24 hour roadside assistance. The F-150’s 3 year basic warranty expires 2 years and 64,000 miles sooner.

Reliability Comparison

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Titan XD has a standard 710-amp battery (1100 Diesel). The F-150’s 610-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 1 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 11th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 27th in reliability. With 31 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 31st.

Engine Comparison

The Titan XD’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 108 more horsepower (390 vs. 282) and 148 lbs.-ft. more torque (401 vs. 253) than the F-150’s standard 3.5 DOHC V6. The Titan XD’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 65 more horsepower (390 vs. 325) and 26 lbs.-ft. more torque (401 vs. 375) than the F-150’s optional 2.7 turbo V6. The Titan XD’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 15 more horsepower (390 vs. 375) than the F-150’s optional 3.5 turbo V6.

The Titan XD’s 5.0 turbo V8 diesel produces 28 more horsepower (310 vs. 282) and 302 lbs.-ft. more torque (555 vs. 253) than the F-150’s standard 3.5 DOHC V6. The Titan XD’s 5.0 turbo V8 diesel produces 180 lbs.-ft. more torque (555 vs. 375) than the F-150’s optional 2.7 turbo V6. The Titan XD’s 5.0 turbo V8 diesel produces 85 lbs.-ft. more torque (555 vs. 470) than the F-150’s optional 3.5 turbo V6. The Titan XD’s 5.0 turbo V8 diesel produces 45 lbs.-ft. more torque (555 vs. 510) than the F-150 Raptor’s standard 3.5 turbo V6.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The Titan XD has 3 gallons more fuel capacity than the F-150’s standard fuel tank (26 vs. 23 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Titan XD’s brake rotors are larger than those on the F-150:

 

Titan XD

F-150

Front Rotors

14.2 inches

13.8 inches

Rear Rotors

14.4 inches

13.2 inches

Opt Rear Rotors

n/a

13.7 inches

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Titan XD has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The F-150 doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

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 F-150’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 F-150 doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Titan XD’s wheelbase is 29.2 inches longer than on the F-150 6.5 ft. bed Regular Cab (151.6 inches vs. 122.4 inches).

Chassis Comparison

The Titan XD PRO-4X Crew Cab is 6.9 inches shorter than the F-150 8 ft. bed SuperCab, making the Titan XD easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

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 F-150 uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Titan XD Single Cab has a much larger cargo box than the F-150 shortbed (74.8 vs. 62.3 cubic feet).

The Titan XD Crew Cab has a much larger cargo box than the F-150 SuperCrew shortbed (59.6 vs. 52.8 cubic feet).

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 costs extra on the Ford F-150.

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 F-150.

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 F-150’s basic optional power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them. The F-150 XLT/Lariat/King Ranch/Platinum’s 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 F-150 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. Power locks cost extra on the F-150.

When the Titan XD with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The F-150’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

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 F-150.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Titan XD is less expensive to operate than the F-150 because typical repairs cost much less on the Titan XD than the F-150, including $349 less for an alternator, $20 less for front brake pads, $218 less for fuel injection and $58 less for a fuel pump.

Recommendations Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Titan XD first among s in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The F-150 isn’t in the top three in its category.

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