2019 Nissan Titan XD vs. 2019 Ford F-Super Duty

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Titan XD Crew Cab/King Cab are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The F-Super Duty doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

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.

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, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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 64000 miles sooner.

Reliability

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’ 2018 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 10th in reliability, above the industry average. With 19 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 16th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 4 places higher in reliability than Ford.

Engine

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.

As tested in Motor Trend the Nissan Titan XD is faster than the Ford F-Super Duty:

 

Titan XD

F-Super Duty

Zero to 30 MPH

2.4 sec

2.6 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

7.4 sec

7.5 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

12.4 sec

13.2 sec

Quarter Mile

15.7 sec

15.9 sec

Transmission

A seven-speed automatic is standard on the Nissan Titan XD, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a six-speed automatic is available for the F-Super Duty.

Brakes and Stopping

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

 

Titan XD

F-Super Duty

 

60 to 0 MPH

124 feet

160 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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

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 Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4 handles at .75 G’s, while the F-250 Standard Bed Crew Cab 4x4 pulls only .71 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Titan XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4 executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.5 seconds quicker than the F-250 Standard Bed Crew Cab 4x4 (28.2 seconds @ .6 average G’s vs. 29.7 seconds @ .54 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Titan XD PRO-4X Crew Cab has a greater minimum ground clearance than the F-450 Long Bed Crew Cab (8.8 vs. 8.6 inches), allowing the Titan XD to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

The Titan XD is shorter than the F-Super Duty, making the Titan XD easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces:

 

Titan XD

F-Super Duty

Regular Cab Long Bed

231 inches

231.8 inches

Extended Cab Standard Bed

230.5 inches

238.2 inches

Crew Cab Standard Bed

242.7 inches

250 inches

The Titan XD is 10.6 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.

Ergonomics

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.

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.

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.

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