Is the New 2020 Nissan Titan XD PRO-4X Actually Any Better? We Drive It To Find Out!

For 2020 Nissan has updated its heavy half-ton, getting rid of some options and introducing a few new ones.

The story with the Titan XD stays the same; the truck is meant to slot in between a half- and three-quarter ton truck, although technically the XD is a class 2b pickup, which means it is a heavy duty.

For 2020, the 5.0-liter Cummins V8 diesel has been cut from the options list, leaving the 5.6-liter gas V8 as the only option. Power is up slightly to 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, though those numbers are achieved with premium fuel, a function that has been added to the truck for 2020. Fill the truck with regular 87 octane and the power numbers don’t change from last year, sitting at 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft.

Power is now sent through a nine-speed transmission, replacing the old seven-speed unit. This also means a lower first gear, resulting in an improved crawl ratio, going from 38:1 up to 60.18:1.

As for off-road gear, everything on the Pro-4X package stay the same, bringing along a set of Bilstein shocks, General Grabber tires, a locking rear differential, hill descent control, skid plates and tow hooks. New styling is a big part of the update as well, and in particular the Pro-4X gets some new looks thanks to red Nissan badges, accent stitching on the interior, a blacked out grille and of course Pro-4X decals on the bedside.

If you want to see this truck for yourself and watch it roll down the road, check out the video review embedded above.