Childre Nissan Compares 2018 Nissan Titan XD VS 2018 Ford F-150 Near Gray, GA

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2018 Nissan Titan XD

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2018 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, rearview cameras, 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 64000 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 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.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2017 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 5 places higher in reliability than Ford.

Engine Comparison

The Titan XD’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 100 more horsepower (390 vs. 290) and 129 lbs.-ft. more torque (394 vs. 265) than the F-150’s standard 3.3 DOHC V6. The Titan XD’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 65 more horsepower (390 vs. 325) 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 20 more horsepower (310 vs. 290) and 290 lbs.-ft. more torque (555 vs. 265) than the F-150’s standard 3.3 DOHC V6. The Titan XD’s 5.0 turbo V8 diesel produces 155 lbs.-ft. more torque (555 vs. 400) 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.

As tested in Motor Trend the Nissan Titan XD is faster than the Ford F-150 V6:

 

Titan XD

F-150

Zero to 30 MPH

2.4 sec

2.8 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

7.4 sec

7.6 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

12.4 sec

13 sec

Quarter Mile

15.7 sec

15.9 sec

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Nissan Titan XD uses regular unleaded gasoline. The F-150 with the 3.5 turbo V6 engine requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

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

The Titan XD stops much shorter than the F-150:

 

Titan XD

F-150

 

70 to 0 MPH

192 feet

206 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

124 feet

140 feet

Motor Trend

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.

The Titan XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4 handles at .74 G’s, while the F-150 Raptor SuperCab pulls only .68 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Titan XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4 executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1 seconds quicker than the F-150 Raptor SuperCab (28.2 seconds @ .6 average G’s vs. 29.2 seconds @ .59 average G’s).

Chassis Comparison

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 open on the Titan XD the driver can close them at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using 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 $20 less for front brake pads, $220 less for fuel injection and $88 less for a fuel pump.

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