Nissan Titan XD Sports a Fresh Face for 2020

Truck loses diesel option but gets a more powerful gas engine.

Hot on the heels of the face-lifted 2020 Titan, the larger 2020 Nissan Titan XD debuts with a refreshed look inspired by the Titan Warrior Concept like its smaller sibling. For 2020, the Nissan Titan XD will only be available as a crew cab with a 6.5-foot bed and four-wheel drive as standard. Two-tone exterior colors and 20-inch alloy wheels also come standard. In terms of size, the 2020 Titan XD will be larger than a full-size truck but smaller than a true quarter-ton pickup like a Ford F-250.

Powering the 2020 Nissan Titan XD is the same updated 5.6-liter V-8 with 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque found in the smaller Titan. The gas engine's output is up 10 hp and 19 lb-ft from last year's model. A new nine-speed automatic transmission replaces the old seven-speed unit. The nine-speed also has a shorter final drive ratio of 4.083 to 1 versus the seven-speed's 3.692 to 1. If you're looking for a diesel option, you're out of luck; Nissan announced earlier this year that it was discontinuing its 5.0-liter turbodiesel V-8 option, co-developed with Cummins, with the launch of the refreshed Titan XD.

Like the smaller Titan, the 2020 Nissan Titan XD gets a unique front fascia depending on the trim level. PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve models take the design differentiations one step further with their unique tailgate designs, featuring black and chrome accents, respectively. Inside, the 2020 Titan XD gets an updated infotainment system with an optional 9.0-inch touchscreen. All trims also get a 7.0-inch instrument cluster display.

Nissan's Safety Shield 360 driver assistance suite comes standard, bundling together forward collision warning, front and rear automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning. Adaptive cruise control and the Around View Monitor are optional.

When it goes on sale early next year, the 2020 Nissan Titan XD will be available in five trims.

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