Researching a truck can seem like hard work. There are so many trucks out there, so how do you decide on just one? If you’re on the fence between the 2017 Nissan Titan XD and the Dodge Ram 2500, you need to let the two battle it out. See how they compare in a face-off and then you’ll be ready to make your choice.
For this battle, let’s look at the regular cab options for both trucks.
Performance is the first thing that people typically consider when looking at a truck. The Titan XD has a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque. The Ram has a 5.7-liter V8 engine that generates 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The two are basically a draw when it comes to performance. The numbers are so close that you will come out a winner with either one.
You like a rugged truck, but that doesn’t mean you want to put your life in danger when you slide behind the wheel. That’s why safety features are so important. Both vehicles have antilock brakes, side/curtain airbags, stability control, and traction control, so they have all of the basic features that you could possibly want. In addition, the Titan XD has child seat anchors and an anti-theft system available, while the Ram has those features available on other vehicles. When you compare the two, they come to a draw in regards to safety. Both do a great job of keeping drivers protected on the road.
In a perfect world, you would never have to use a warranty. In reality, though, things do happen from time to time, so you might need the warranty to cover your expenses. That’s why it is so important to know what the warranty entails. The Nissan Titan XD has a 5-year/100,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/100,000-mile drivetrain warranty, while the Ram has a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile drivetrain warranty. Both warranties are more than enough to cover your basic needs, so you should be safe, regardless of the truck that you choose.
Price and Value
The trucks are so close to each other that it might come down to price and value to make your decision. Well, they are actually pretty close in that regard, too. The 2017 Nissan Titan XD is priced a smidgen less than the Ram, and the two have around the same value.
With so many great features, you might be ready to go out and buy the Titan XD today. Stop by Ray Brandt Nissan in Harvey, Louisiana, and take a 2017 Titan XD out for a spin today. With lots of trim options, you can find the one that has the features that you want for your next truck. You will be able to rule the roads in your new Titan XD.