People choose to buy trucks for many reasons, but ostensibly one of those reasons is to tow and haul with it. After all, it is that capability that sets a truck apart from most other classes of vehicle. So in that spirit I decided to put together a little comparison that shows how the Nissan Titan XD stacks up against its main opponents.
Let's start with the Nissan Titan XD. The Nissan Titan XD has a tow capacity of more than 12,000 lbs, and its payload comes in at 2,000 lbs+. This is supported by a new beefy chassis and components that are based on the NV2000 HD cargo van that debuted in 2012. As nice as those numbers sound, it doesn't put the Titan XD at the forefront on either count.
The Ford F-150 has a maximum tow capacity of 12,200 lbs, and a max payload of 3,300 lbs. That's quite a bit of weight to put in the back of your truck!
The Chevy Silverado 1500 actually has very similar ratings to the Nissan Titan. Its tow capacity comes in at 12,000 lbs, and it has a payload just under the Titan at 1,820 lbs.
Coming in at the bottom of the pack is the Ram 1500. It has a tow capacity of up to 10,650 lbs, and its payload comes in at 1,930 lbs.
So it looks like as far as capabilities go the Nissan Titan is keeping up with the standard. It is not pushing to be the class leader though. The Ford F-150 seems to have that on lock at the moment.