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Old 08-17-2017, 12:42 PM   #1
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Towing with a Nissan Titan XD diesel

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We got the diesel and it tows like a dream. Tons of torque. Got 20 mpg on the 4-day drive to Chilliwack. Will be interesting to see the mileage towing.


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Old 08-18-2017, 05:42 PM   #3
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Titan Gas Versus Diesel

We've been looking at the Titan's. Found this video comparing the diesel versus the V8, both without load and towing with a load, albeit it is for the 2016 models.

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The diesels are still pretty much unicorns as far as spotting one, in diesel heavy TX, I've seen 2. But man are they purty......used ones are also showing up in the low $30's....
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The diesels are still pretty much unicorns as far as spotting one, in diesel heavy TX, I've seen 2. But man are they purty......used ones are also showing up in the low $30's....

I will admit the looks are growing on me and there must some aftermarket goodies by now.
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:34 PM   #6
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The most attractive part of the vehicle is the Cummins Diesel
but beauty is in the eye of the beholder !
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:46 AM   #7
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We've been looking at the Titan's. Found this video comparing the diesel versus the V8...
Both are V8's, so it's really the diesel versus the gas.

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The diesels are still pretty much unicorns as far as spotting one, in diesel heavy TX, I've seen 2.
That appears to be a local thing... I think all of the Titan XDs I've seen here are diesel. I just checked our local dealer's online stock search: they have 5 diesels and 1 gas. All crew cabs, all 4X4, and CA$67K to CA$79K.

Spotting them is easy - I just go the Nissan dealership where they have lots. I very rarely see one on the street...
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I got the first XD at one of my local dealers. At the time, the gas version was not out yet. Now, my dealer sells mostly gas and the other big dealer sells mostly diesel 4x4. Mine was the only one I saw on the road locally for some time, but now I am seeing them more frequently.


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Old 08-23-2017, 10:33 PM   #9
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I got 20 mpg driving from Louisiana to Chilliwack to pick up the 5.0TA trailer. I averaged 14.5 mpg to 16.8 mpg on the multi-day towing drive from Lynden, WA to West Yellowstone and on to Jackson Hole, WY. A good mix of flat roads, hills, and mountain passes. Engine towed without even panting. All engine components (oil, transmission, etc.) operated within normal range.


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I got 20 mpg driving from Louisiana to Chilliwack to pick up the 5.0TA trailer. I averaged 14.5 mpg to 16.8 mpg on the multi-day towing drive from Lynden, WA to West Yellowstone and on to Jackson Hole, WY. A good mix of flat roads, hills, and mountain passes. Engine towed without even panting. All engine components (oil, transmission, etc.) operated within normal range.


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Wow, 20 with a new engine sounds pretty good, I'll be interested to see if it gets better through break in (50,000K!!!, Hah!) I get the same towing mpg on my TA with my 5.9L Cummins, but it never touches 20 unloaded. Congrats on your new trailer, you're gonna love it!
BTW, did you get the Nissan bed mounted ball and opt for the Andersen hitch?
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