A Tale of Two Nissans: The Frontier And Titan XD Do It All! Dude, I Love (Or Hate) My New Ride @Home Edition

The (older) Nissan Frontier and Titan XD both have fans

In this edition of “Dude, I Love (Or Hate) My New Ride @Home Edition,” we get to see two hard working trucks, the Nissan Frontier and Titan XD. Both trucks are a few years old and both are only slightly modified. It appears that the owners are pretty happy with each one, but there are a few complaints.

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Recently, both the Nissan Frontier and Titan XD have undergone changes – with more on the way. The newest Frontier has a new powertrain and soon, a new everything-else. The Titan and Titan XD recently went through a serious upgrade which saw the addition of a new transmission, revised gas engine, deleted diesel and design revisions.

A 2018 Nissan Titan XD that’s constantly working

Adam from Ontario, Canada purchased this 2018 Nissan Titan two years ago and has traveled over 40,000 kilometres (nearly 25,000 miles). He says it is always loaded with up to 2,600 lbs in the bed. It’s a bit over the max, but he says it drives well.

One of the more notable additions Adam added to his truck is the Timbren fixed load suspension support system. Basically, a replacement for his stock bump-stops, the system mitigates sag. Considering how much he is hauling, this is important.

He’s had a few issues towing with a gooseneck, some of which you can see In this video. For the most part, Adam seems very happy with his “in-between” truck and it looks like it’s worked hard.

Good on you, Adam!

Jesse has a 2016 Nissan Frontier 4X4 he bought new

Jesse absolutely loves his 2016 Nissan Frontier SV. Buying it brand new, he now has 40,000 miles on it, which have been trouble free. He spruced it up with a few nice additions including a sharp looking tire and wheel package, lights, a front light bar and a color matched cab.

His only complaint is that there simply isn’t room for his family in this king cab setup. The rear seat doesn’t work well for a baby seat. He removed the seat behind the driver’s seat giving him more cargo space.

He doesn’t mind the poor gas mileage (work picks up the tab) and Jesse absolutely loves the power of the “old” 4.0-liter V6.

Check out this video of the Nissan Frontier and Titan XD!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.