The classifications half-ton, three-quarter-ton, and one-ton are all ways to designate pickup trucks by their payload capacity. This refers to how much a truck can take on not just in its cargo bed, but in its passenger sections as well. If one ton equals 2,000 lbs, a half-ton would be 1,000 lbs and a three-quarter-ton would be 1,500 lbs. These are just general classifications, though, as pickups that fall in line with these weight designations can actually carry much more than their name suggests. For example, the Nissan Titan is a half-ton truck, but can actually take on 1,930 lbs. We may have spoiled it already, but we’re here to tell you how these pickup truck classes work within the Nissan vehicle lineup. Read on below with us at your local Nissan dealer, West End Nissan, and learn about the Nissan Titan and Nissan Titan XD, as well as their classification as pickups.
Is the Nissan Titan a Half-Ton Pickup?
Yes, the Nissan Titan is classified as a half-ton truck. Half-ton trucks are also sometimes referred to as light-duty trucks, which are the most common segment of trucks sold, and the ones you’ll most likely see on your next drive. These are trucks that can still tow, haul, go off-road, and confidently bring to the work site, but can just as easily transition into a comfortable commuter vehicle. As you go up in truck classification tonnage, so does the truck’s ability and utility. The Nissan Titan is one of the stalwarts of the half-ton class, providing excellent performance out of its Endurance® V8 engine, with 390 horsepower, 394 lb-ft of torque, and 9,200 lbs of towing capacity. Not to mention its stunning exterior and handsome interior, the Titan is a pickup that uniformly delivers a solution for any problem.
Is the Nissan Titan XD a Three-Quarter-Ton Pickup?
The Nissan Titan XD’s classification is a bit more tricky, as it straddles the line between a half-ton and three-quarter-ton truck. This unique position for the Titan XD allows it to get the best of both worlds, operating as either a light-duty or heavy-duty pickup. Though heavy-duty trucks are often diesel, the 2019 Nissan Titan XD offers both gas and diesel options (with the diesel engine being best for towing). The 5.0L V8 Cummins Turbo Diesel engine gets you 555 lb-ft of torque, while the 5.6L V8 Endurance® Gas V8 engine puts 390 horsepower at your disposal. Further, that high strength is evidenced through its 11,960 lb towing capacity, and the 2,470 lb payload capacity that demonstrate its premier ability, as a truck capable of competing against the three-quarter-ton, heavy-duty truck competition.
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