6. 2017 Nissan Titan XD
The new Nissan Titan is an interesting truck because it falls between the regular light-duty Titan and the big heavy-duty models from established manufacturers like Ram, Ford and Chevy/GMC. Since this is a middle model in the pickup truck segment, Nissan has offered it in all three cab configurations: single, extended and crew. Under the hood is the new 5.0-liter Cummins turbo diesel V8 engine, which delivers impressive numbers for its size. It provides 390 HP and produces 401 lb-ft of torque, which is better than most light-duty trucks, but is still less than the full heavy-duty offerings.
However, Nissan has tweaked the chassis and suspension to deliver a world-class payload and towing capacity. With the right equipment, the Titan XD can go up to 12,640 pounds, which is quite a lot for its size. With a fuel economy in 15 mph range combined, the Titan is reasonably economical. The $37,000 base price makes it a relatively affordable truck, too. However, to fully equip the XD, the price will almost double.