North Georgia Ford Compares 2017 Ford Super Duty F-350 DRW VS 2017 Nissan Titan Near Jasper, GA

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2017 Ford Super Duty F-350 DRW

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2017 Nissan Titan

Safety Comparison

The rear seatbelts optional on the F-Super Duty Crew Cab inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The Titan XD doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The F-Super Duty offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The system also pre-charges the brakes to begin deceleration more quickly. The Titan XD doesn't offer a collision warning system.

The F-Super Duty (except XL)’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane. The Titan XD doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The F-Super Duty offers optional SYNC®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Titan XD doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the F-Super Duty and the Titan XD 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, available four-wheel drive, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

There are almost 4 times as many Ford dealers as there are Nissan dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the F-Super Duty’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

The Ford F-Super Duty’s engines use a cast iron block for durability, while the Titan XD’s 5.6 DOHC V8 engine uses an aluminum block. Aluminum engine blocks are much more prone to warp and crack at high temperatures than cast iron.

In the Ford F-Super Duty, the optional 6.7 turbo V8 diesel has a gear driven camshaft to prevent engine damage from a broken camshaft belt or chain. Gears don’t exert side forces against the camshaft that can wear the cam bearings. The engine in the Nissan all use chain or belt driven camshafts.

The F-Super Duty has a standard “limp home system” to keep drivers from being stranded if most or all of the engine’s coolant is lost. The engine will run on only half of its cylinders at a time, reduce its power and light a warning lamp on the dashboard so the driver can get to a service station for repairs. The Titan XD doesn’t offer a lost coolant limp home mode, so a coolant leak could strand you or seriously damage the truck’s engine.

The F-Super Duty 4x4 has a solid front axle with a floating power axle for durability that the Titan XD 4x4’s independent front suspension and exposed front driveshafts don’t offer.

Engine Comparison

The F-Super Duty’s 6.2 SOHC V8 produces 29 lbs.-ft. more torque (430 vs. 401) than the Titan XD’s 5.6 DOHC V8.

The F-Super Duty’s 6.7 turbo V8 diesel produces 130 more horsepower (440 vs. 310) and 370 lbs.-ft. more torque (925 vs. 555) than the Titan XD’s 5.0 turbo V8 diesel.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The F-Super Duty Diesel’s standard fuel tank has 3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Titan XD (29 vs. 26 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The F-Super Duty’s optional fuel tank has 22 gallons more fuel capacity than the Titan XD (48 vs. 26 gallons).

The F-Super Duty has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Titan XD doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the F-450 Crew Cab’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Titan XD:

 

F-Super Duty

F-450 Crew Cab

Titan XD

Front Rotors

14.3 inches

15.4 inches

14.2 inches

Rear Rotors

14.3 inches

15.75 inches

14.4 inches

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Ford F-Super Duty’s wheels have 8 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Nissan Titan XD only has 6 wheel lugs per wheel. The Ford F-450 Crew Cab’s wheels have 10 lugs.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the F-250 Long Bed Crew Cab’s wheelbase is 24.4 inches longer than on the Titan XD (176 inches vs. 151.6 inches).

For better maneuverability, the F-250 Regular Cab 4x4’s turning circle is 6.2 feet tighter than the Titan XD’s (47.6 feet vs. 53.8 feet).

For greater off-road capability the F-350 Regular Cab has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Titan XD Crew Cab (8.2 vs. 8.1 inches), allowing the F-Super Duty to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis Comparison

The Ford F-Super Duty may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 300 pounds less than the Nissan Titan XD.

The F-250 Regular Cab is 10.9 inches shorter than the Titan XD, making the F-Super Duty easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

The F-Super Duty Regular Cab has 2.1 inches more front legroom, 1.7 inches more front hip room and 3.4 inches more front shoulder room than the Titan XD Single Cab.

The F-Super Duty Crew Cab has 2.1 inches more front legroom, 1.7 inches more front hip room, 3.4 inches more front shoulder room, 5.1 inches more rear legroom, 4.4 inches more rear hip room and 2.3 inches more rear shoulder room than the Titan XD Crew Cab.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The F-Super Duty Regular Cab has a much larger cargo box than the Titan XD Single Cab shortbed (78.5 vs. 74.8 cubic feet).

The F-Super Duty Crew Cab shortbed has a much larger cargo box than the Titan XD Crew Cab shortbed (65.4 vs. 59.6 cubic feet).

The F-Super Duty’s cargo box is larger than the Titan XD’s in almost every dimension:

 

F-Super Duty Regular

Cab

F-Super Duty Super Cab

Titan XD Crew Cab

Length (short/long)

98.1”

81.9”/98.1”

78.7”

Max Width

66.9”

66.9”

63.8”

Min Width

50.5”

50.5”

50”

Height

21.1”

21.1”

20.8”

Ergonomics Comparison

The power windows available on both the F-Super Duty and the Titan XD have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the F-Super Duty is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The Titan XD prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the F-Super Duty’s available exterior keypad (not available on F-Super Duty XL). The Titan XD doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system.

Intelligent Access standard on the F-Super Duty Lariat/King Ranch/Platinum allows you to unlock the driver’s door, tailgate and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading cargo, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Nissan Titan XD’s available Intelligent Key doesn’t unlock the tailgate.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the F-Super Duty detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Titan XD doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

For greater rear passenger comfort, the F-Super Duty SuperCab/SuperCrew has standard rear a/c vents to keep rear occupants more comfortable. The Titan XD S/Regular Cab doesn’t offer rear vents.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the F-Super Duty offers an optional adaptive cruise control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Titan XD doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

Recommendations Comparison

The Ford F-Series outsold the Nissan Titan by almost 60 to one during the 2016 model year.

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