By now you may be familiar with the 2016 Nissan Titan XD, a “hardcore light-duty” truck in between the half-ton and three-quarter-ton classifications. We knew a regular-sized half-ton version was coming, and here it is. I guess it’s “hardcore regular,” then?
Don’t feel bad if you don’t understand how pickup trucks are categorized, it’s confusing and archaic and illogical. The most simplistic way to break it down is to think of three categories; mid-sized (Tacoma, Colorado) half-tons (F-150, Tundra) and heavy-duties (F-250 and up, anything with “2500" in the name.) If you want to know more, look no further than our Complete Guide to Truck Sizes & Classification!