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Old 01-12-2016, 03:19 PM   #1
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My local Nissan dealership got their first 2016 Titan with the new Cummins turbo diesel delivered to the lot yesterday. I had been on a waiting list to see this truck when it came out and I got a chance to see it and drive it first hand last night, and all I can say is WOW.

The model I test drove last night has 2,500 lb payload capacity and a 12,300 lb towing capacity, and it is designed and built with towing in mind. Super comfortable, well appointed interior for long hauls, integrated trailer sway control, and a very cool automatic trailer light check.

I had been looking at the F-150 Lariat with the 502A equipment package, Ecoboost, and Max Trailer Tow package that had an MSRP of $56,500, but this Titan had even more features and listed at $55,400 for a diesel.

I am really starting to 2nd guess the F-150 and I am leaning hard toward the Titan right now. Hopefully I can make a decision by the time I take my trailer out of storage this spring.
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Old 01-12-2016, 05:57 PM   #2
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Just what's the history of this new engine.
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:55 PM   #3
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Shame they couldn't build in a bigger payload into the truck.
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Old 01-12-2016, 10:28 PM   #4
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Old 01-13-2016, 05:27 AM   #5
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It is built by Cummins and I believe they have some diesel experience.
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Cummins began design of this new, 5.0L, V-8 back in 2006 for Dodge. When the downturn hit in 2008 and Dodge was seeking bailout money and filing for bankruptcy Cummins put the design on the shelf.

Nissan had been working to develop a diesel engine for their commercial truck line and was having set back after set back. Cummins reached out to Nissan and the two companies entered into a partnership in 2011. Cummins brushed off the shelved plans and began refining them to meet Nissan's specs.

The unit I test drove was the quietest diesel I have ever driven. Absolutely no knock, and the power came in super smooth consistent.

The engine is being built at the original Cummins factory in Columbus, Indiana. It is being paired to an Aisin transmission also manufactured in Indiana, and final assembly is at Nissan's truck plant in Mississippi.
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:00 AM   #7
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Sounds stout and promising !

I really miss the push of a turbo diesel pickups since the 1250 lbft cummins in the motorhome feels like a sewing machine pushing around 40k+ lbs !
and the Jeep DOES have a sewing machine in it
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Sounds like the drive train is a Aisin transmission used by Dodge and the engine Cummins. Sounds like a good combo but would wait a year and see how things shake out. Just my two cents.
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If I had 55 grand I wanted to spend on a truck, I'd take a chance. I know Ford tested the pee out of the EcoBoost but I just don't like running high RPM engines with red hot turbos.
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:22 PM   #10
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I am curious too on what Nissan is bringing to the table.

Looking at your sig, you should have waited a year...lol
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