Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan Titan XD VS 2016 Ford F-Super Near Austin, TX

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2017 Nissan Titan XD

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2016 Ford F-Super

Safety Comparison

Full-time four-wheel drive is optional on the Titan XD. Full-time four-wheel drive gives added traction for safety in all conditions, not just off-road, like the only system available on the F-Super Duty.

The Nissan Titan XD PRO-4X/SL/Platinum Reserve has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The F-Super Duty doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

The Titan XD (except S/SV/SL) offers an optional Around View® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The F-Super Duty only offers a rear monitor and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the front or sides.

To help make backing safer, the Titan XD (except S)’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The F-Super Duty doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Titan XD and the F-Super Duty have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and available blind spot warning systems.

Warranty Comparison

The Titan XD comes with a full 5 year/100,000 mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes free 24 hour roadside assistance. The F-Super Duty’s 3 year basic warranty expires 2 years and 64,000 miles sooner.

Reliability Comparison

For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the Titan XD has an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of the engine in the F-Super Duty.

To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Titan XD has a 200-amp alternator. The F-Super Duty’s standard 157-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Titan XD offers larger standard and optional batteries than the F-Super Duty:

 

Titan XD

F-Super Duty

Standard Battery

710 amps

650 amps

Optional Battery

1100 amps

750 amps

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 1 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 11th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 27th in reliability. With 31 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 31st.

Engine Comparison

The Titan XD’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 5 more horsepower (390 vs. 385) than the F-Super Duty’s 6.2 SOHC V8.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Titan XD stops much shorter than the F-Super Duty:

 

Titan XD

F-Super Duty

 

60 to 0 MPH

136 feet

147 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Titan XD’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 60 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the F-Super Duty’s optional 65 series tires.

The Titan XD has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The F-Super Duty doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Nissan Titan XD’s independent front suspension is much lighter than the F-Super Duty 4x4’s solid front axle, which allows the Titan XD’s wheels to react more quickly and accurately to the road’s surface, improving both ride and handling.

The Titan XD’s independent front suspension is much lighter than the Ford F-Super Duty’s I-beam semi-independent suspension, which allows the Titan XD’s wheels to react more quickly and accurately to the road’s surface, improving both ride and handling. The twin I-beam design is also expensive to maintain in proper alignment.

The Titan XD has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Titan XD flat and controlled during cornering. The F-Super Duty’s standard suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The Titan XD has engine speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The F-Super Duty doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Titan XD’s wheelbase is 14.6 inches longer than on the F-250 Regular Cab (151.6 inches vs. 137 inches).

The Titan XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4 handles at .74 G’s, while the F-250 Standard Bed King Ranch Crew Cab 4x4 pulls only .73 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For greater off-road capability the Titan XD Crew Cab has a greater minimum ground clearance than the F-350 Regular Cab DRW (8.1 vs. 8 inches), allowing the Titan XD to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Titan XD PRO-4X Crew Cab’s minimum ground clearance is .7 inch higher than on the F-250 Regular Cab (8.9 vs. 8.2 inches).

Chassis Comparison

The Titan XD PRO-4X Crew Cab is 1 foot, 7.4 inches shorter than the F-250 Long Bed Crew Cab, making the Titan XD easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The Titan XD is 10.5 inches narrower on average than the F-Super Duty, making the Titan XD easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

To almost totally eliminate engine vibration in the passenger area, the Titan XD Gas (except Diesel) has a liquid-filled front engine mount. The liquid helps further dampen engine harshness. The F-Super Duty uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Titan XD Single Cab has a much larger cargo box than the F-Super Duty shortbed (74.8 vs. 64.1 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

The Titan XD’s standard power windows allow the driver or passenger to lower and raise the windows without leaning over or being distracted. Power windows cost extra on the F-Super Duty.

If the front windows are left down on the Titan XD the driver can raise them using the key in the outside lock cylinder. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from outside the vehicle using the key in the outside lock cylinder or the keyless remote. The driver of the F-Super Duty can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Titan XD’s standard power locks allow the driver or passenger to lock or unlock all the doors at a touch without leaning over, or reaching to the back seat. Power locks cost extra on the F-Super Duty.

The Intelligent Key optional on the Titan XD allows you to unlock the driver’s door and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Ford F-Super Duty doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

The Titan XD’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The F-Super Duty’s intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Titan XD has standard extendable sun visors. The F-Super Duty doesn’t offer extendable visors.

When the Titan XD with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The F-Super Duty’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

The Titan XD offers optional automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The F-Super Duty offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

A built-in pollen filter removes pollen, exhaust fumes and other pollutants from the Titan XD’s passenger compartment. This helps prevent lung and/or sinus irritation, which can trigger allergies or asthma. The F-Super Duty doesn’t offer a filtration system.

Bluetooth wireless connectivity is standard on the Titan XD, connecting the driver and passenger’s cell phones to the vehicle systems. This allows them to use the vehicle’s stereo and hand controls to place calls safely and easily. Bluetooth costs extra on the F-Super Duty.

Recommendations Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Titan XD first among s in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The F-Super Duty isn’t in the top three in its category.

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