Pricing has been announced for five trims of the 2016 Nissan Titan XD; basically every crew cab variant with the diesel engine ranging from just over $40,000 to a top trim at $60,520. The base model is officially the cheapest four-door, four-wheel drive Cummins you can buy new, but that might not matter.

The Nissan Titan XD S 4WD will ring up at $43,290 with its 5.0 Cummins V8, which just barely undercuts the Ram 2500 Tradesman 4WD running a 6.7 liter Cummins I6 that lists at $46,500. Of course the Ram’s also available with a manual, which is obviously awesome. And an optional 8’ bed.

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The Ram 2500 Cummins has a maximum bed-carry payload capacity of 3,000 pounds in the bed or pull 18,000 on a trailer, more like 2,600 pounds of payload or 17,600 with 4WD. Meanwhile a base Titan XD is dialed to tow just over 12,000 in 4WD and a few more as a 2WD. The Nissan’s payload capacity has been listed at about 2,000 pounds. Huh.

All else being equal, it looks like the Ram 2500 Cummins has significantly better cargo capabilities for just a few thousand dollars more. Nissan will argue that their ride quality and daily usability is better. Until I can convince both companies to lend me some base-model trucks, you’re going to have to traipse to some dealerships and make that decision on your own.

The Nissan will likely be a lot nicer inside; a Ram Tradesman is school bus spartan. But pricing disparity doesn’t get that much bigger as you move up trims. The ultraplush Platinum Reserve Nissan is about $60,000, compared to the finest Ram Laramie Limited at $64,215. Ford and Chevy’s heavy duty offerings tend to be slightly more expensive.

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Seems like the Titan XD is pretty competitively priced against comparable half-ton pickups though, which is where the meat of their market is. The Titan XD is aimed at folks who want a little extra oomph in their capacity numbers but want to stick around the prices they’re used to paying for a decent Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado.

Here’s the breakdown on Titan XD crew cab pricing. Specifications and options by trim are broken out completely on their website. How to does compare to the other trucks you’re looking at?

TITAN XD S Crew Cab 4x2$40,290 USD
TITAN XD SV Crew Cab 4x2$44,060 USD
TITAN XD SL Crew Cab 4x2$52,030 USD
TITAN XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x2$57,470 USD
TITAN XD S Crew Cab 4x4$43,290 USD
TITAN XD SV Crew Cab 4x4$47,010 USD
TITAN XD PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4$50,970 USD
TITAN XD SL Crew Cab 4x4$55,030 USD
TITAN XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4$60,520 USD

“Following the launch of the 2016 Titan XD Crew Cab, the new Titan lineup will be offered in three cab configurations, two frame sizes, three powertrain offerings and five grade levels,” Nissan has stated in a press release. So stay tuned for that, and of course details on the non “XD” version of the new Titan.

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