The Nissan Titan XD sits between a conventional pickup truck and a full-blown heavy duty. If you want a daily driver that can occasionally take on colossal jobs, the 2019 Nissan Titan XD might be just right for you. In this comparison guide, we'll give you a taste of what we mean by pairing the Titan XD with the Chevy Silverado 2500 Heavy-Duty.
Comfort: 2019 Nissan Titan XD
That Goldilocks zone of just right is one thing the Nissan Titan XD has going for it. Thanks to its phenomenal Zero Gravity seats, the Titan XD offers the ideal balance of comfort and support, especially on long road hauls. Inspired by the weightlessness of outer space, Nissan designers have pinpointed where seats place pressure on our spine and joints. Zero Gravity seats help you maintain a neutral position comfortably so you don't ever feel the need to slump and get kinks in your back or restlessness in your joints. It's a bold initiative, and very unexpected in a rough-and-tumble truck this size. The Nissan Titan XD is also remarkably composed and quiet in the cabin, despite the big engines working away just feet from you. All that surprising comfort is one of the distinct advantages of a not-quite-heavy-duty truck.
The Chevy Silverado is also composed and relatively quiet, as you're shielded from engine noise, but not so much from the wind. But without the Zero Gravity seating, don't expect that pinnacle of comfort. In fact, the suspension can be a little bouncy and stiff. The Silverado does better at comfort when there's a load in back, but can feel a little unsettled when empty. Get used to shimmies, shakes, bumps, and jitters as you roll over imperfections in the road.
Fuel Economy: 2019 Nissan Titan XD
The Environmental Protection Agency does not provide fuel-economy estimates of anything this size. Anything heavier than half-ton pickup trucks, we're left to guesstimate. But that doesn't mean we don't have clues. The Chevy Silverado 2500HD weighs more than 1,500 pounds more than the Nissan Titan XD. Moving that kind of weight means power and power needs fuel. So, while we can't say for certain, our bet is that the Nissan Titan XD is much more conservative in its fuel consumption than the Silverado 2500HD.
Off-Road: 2019 Nissan Titan XD
The sneaker category! You probably didn't expect something this big to do much off-roading. And in the case of the Chevy Silverado 2500, heavy-duty trucks probably shouldn't do much more than a dirt road. Even with the Off-Road Z71 package, the Silverado is too unwieldy for serious off-roading. However, the Titan XD can do some do boulder crawls and steep hills without too much problem. Get the Pro-4X trim level to get optimum results, thanks to its low-range gears and all-terrain tires.
If you need something more than a pickup but not as much as a heavy-duty truck, the 2019 Nissan Titan XD lives in your Goldilocks zone. It's just right.