Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
FeedBot

Car and Driver: Less Titanic: Nissan Unveils 2017 Titan Single Cab Models

Recommended Posts

2017-Nissan-Titan-Single-Cab-130-626x382

-

Truck purists of a certain age recall the days when crew cabs were reserved for work-site trucks and the odd fifth-wheel prime mover that also needed to carry a family. Today they’re common as table salt, with the short-bed/crew-cab configuration a legitimate substitute for a family sedan in many parts of the country. Today, true single-cabs are the models most likely to be spied only on jobs, and it’s that market Nissan’s aiming at with the 2017 Titan and Titan XD single-cab models. With their NV models, the automaker’s been doing a healthy fleet business; it only makes sense that they’d offer a work truck to serve alongside the vans and allow their customers to one-stop shop.

-

2017-Nissan-Titan-Single-Cab-102-626x382

-

The Titan XD is available with either Nissan’s 390-hp, 394-lb-ft 5.6-liter gasoline V-8 or the 310-horse, 555-lb-ft Cummins 5.0 turbo-diesel V-8. The single-cab XD comes with a seven-speed trans lashed to the gas honker, and a six-speed Aisin automatic behind the Cummins. The gas engine will tow 11,590 pounds, while the diesel is rated for 12,640.

-

2017-Nissan-Titan-Single-Cab-136-626x382

-

The regular Titan single cab will only offer the 5.6 V-8/seven-speed auto to start, with a smaller V-6 to show up later during the truck’s run. The tow rating is down almost a ton compared to the gas-fired XD, coming it at 9730 pounds. It should be noted that with either engine, the single-cab Titan and XD are rated to tow between 320 and 340 pounds more than the crew-cab models. The Titan’s payload capacity is up 320 pounds over the crew cab, to 1930. On the XD side, the diesel gets a boost of 329 extra pounds of cargo, (to 2420), while the gas model nets a payload rating of 2910 pounds, up 320 from the four-door.

-

2017-Nissan-Titan-Single-Cab-101-626x382

-

Both the Titan and Titan XD are available with either rear- or four-wheel drive, and in either basic S or slightly-fancier SV trim. These, after all, are work trucks. Don’t expect a full-schmantz Platinum Reserve model unless single-cab pickups suddenly become a status symbol. And after all, with a standard full-size 8-foot bed (compared to a 5.5-footer on the Titan crew cab and a 6.5-foot unit on the XD crew), you can cart home larger luxury items for your home and garage. Isn’t that what a pickup’s for? To make work easier and living a bit nicer?

-
--
-

Those who pine for a middle ground in the pickup-cabin roominess sweepstakes, fear not, as a King Cab eventually will follow the single-cab models into the breach. But if you’re hot for a basic, pure, full-size Nissan pickup, you don’t have long to wait. The single cabs will hit dealers this fall.

-

2017-Nissan-Titan-Single-Cab-REEL

-ncuRE53ya0o

Read Full Article

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.