Titan XD (diesel) vs. Titan XD (gas) - Nissan Titan XD Forum
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Titan XD (diesel) vs. Titan XD (gas)

Well I thought that I would start a comparison in which the Titan XD would win (kidding!)

So we are starting to get info on the gas version of the Titan XD and it would
be interesting how the would stack up against each other. So here goes:

Price: We have never seen a case in which the gas version of a truck is cheaper than the diesel. The only question is how much cheaper the gas will be.
Advantage: gas

Payload: We all know the gas will be lighter and therefore more payload IF they keep GVWR the same. Manufactures have given lower powered trucks a smaller GVWR so who knows
Advantage: most likely still gas

Towing: I very much doubt the will give the gas the same towing capacity as the Cummins, but then again the Cummins usually can't tow more than 10k# with it payload anyhow
Advantage: Diesel - just keep pin weight at 10%!


Overall Performance: The gas will no doubt be better in braking and acceleration in everyday use.
Advantage: gas

MPG/ Miles per $: A year ago I would have said the Diesel for sure, but now I am not so sure. If the gas requires premium, the diesel will probably win in MP$ given the same MPG. Unknown for now
Advantage: ?

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They have already stated in the xd brochure that the max payload for the gas V8 xd will be 2500 lbs. But max towing of just over 12000lbs stays the same and I'm pretty it stated when equipped with the diesel.
Edit: Yes just looked at brochure yes max towing of 12000 lbs is when equipped with the diesel.
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oops, should rear gas engine is always cheaper. So gas looks to have all the wins or projected ties except towing capacity but that is a bit sketchy with the diesel's low payload.
I would guess the V-8 would be around 10k# which is around where the Ram 5.7, GM 5.3, Ford 5.0 max is.

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I am going to predict the xd gas V8 will be a little over 11000lbs towing limit
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Forgot about depreciation. Diesel wins
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I'd like to see cost of ownership or estimated cost of ownership. This is a bett er indicator of value for my money. I hold on to my vehicles for at least ten years.
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The diesel 4x2 S model has the highest row rating (12,314). But with a 2000# payload capacity and a 20% pin weight it can't tow more than 10,000# on a gooseneck, which is meant to be one of the big selling points of the truck. If you're looking at the truck as a tow vehicle you lose 2000# comparing the gooseneck to the hitch.

Assuming the gas XD has the same tow rating, and a higher payload capacity because of the lower engine weight, maybe we'll see the gas XD have it's gooseneck towing ability match that of it's hitch ?
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The XD exhaust/after treatment system weighs around 300 lbs. Gas engine without turbo probably loses another 300 lbs or so.
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There was a formal report done on here by U of Michigan. The diesel was bettef in most cases but this was do to diesel using less fuel in those cases. Depreciation of the vehicle itself was very similiar between the gas and diesel

edit: the thread was started by tiger7. I am too putsy to link it on my phone. Looking back depreciation WAS better over 5 years with a diesel, but much less so in a truck. In fact, Ford was worse - due to the awful 6.0 and 6.4 engines that they were polling.

advantage: diesel
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I say capability wise, the gas burner will win all categories except fuel mileage. Nissan may downgrade the towing capacity on the gas, to save from canibalizing the more expensive diesel, but that 5.6 is going to pull stronger. Fuel mileage will be a wash, because of the higher cost of ownership of the diesel. I can't wait to see the inevitable head to head.
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