The Nissan Titan was introduced into Nissan’s lineup as their first full-size pickup truck in 2004 and is still made today. The Titan is one of the most popular vehicles in the USA and has many features consumers expect from today’s trucks including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 2016 Nissan Titan?
A 2016 Nissan Titan has a maximum towing capacity of 12,313 pounds when properly equipped.
The 2016 Nissan Titan tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.
There’s a bit more to know about the 2016 Nissan Titan tow capacity which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
How Much Can The 2016 Nissan XD Titan Tow?
The 2016 Nissan Titan has a towing capacity of 12,313 pounds.
The 2016 Nissan Titan max towing is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.
You can always reach out to your local Nissan dealership for details to confirm how much your Titan can tow.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
You can also check out our guide to Nissan Titan towing capacity by year if you’re looking at a different model year’s max capacity or if you want to compare different years of this vehicle.
2016 Titan XD Tow Capacity By Trim Level
There are seven total trim levels for the 2016 Titan, and some engines are not available on certain trims, so they’ll each have different max towing limits.
Here’s the max tow capacity broken down for each trim level on the 2016 Nissan Titan:
|2016 Nissan Titan XD Trim Level||Towing Capacity|
|2016 Nissan Titan XD S||12,313 pounds (2WD Diesel)|
|2016 Nissan Titan XD SV||12,164 pounds (2WD Diesel)|
|2016 Nissan Titan XD SL||11,928.5 pounds (2WD Diesel)|
|2016 Nissan Titan Platinum||11,837.9 pounds (2WD Diesel)|
|2016 Nissan Titan Pro4X||11,783.5 pounds (4WD Diesel)|
Towing Capacity By Engine Size & Drivetrain
2016 Nissan Titan XD Engine Options
There are two engine options for the 2016 Titan XD which are a 5.6L V8 that produces 390 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, and a Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel Engine for the 2016 Titan XD, which produces 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque..
2016 Nissan Titan XD 5.6L V8 Engine Towing Capacity: 11,269 pounds
2016 Nissan Titan XD Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel Engine Towing Capacity: 12,313 pounds
2016 Nissan Titan XD Drivetrain Options
The 2016 Nissan Titan XD drivetrain options are 2WD and 4WD.
2016 Nissan Titan XD 2WD Tow Capacity: 12,313 pounds
2016 Nissan Titan XD 4WD Tow Capacity: 12,036 pounds
2016 Nissan Titan XD Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2016 Nissan Titan XD is 2,500 pounds.
Note that the max payload capacity of your 2016 Titan will vary based on factors like the engine type, drivetrain and whether or not a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler is installed.
You can always contact your local dealership for extra details if you’re unsure of your vehicle’s payload capability.
2016 Nissan Titan XD Tow Package
The 2016 Titan does not come with a tow package installed, but it is available as an add-on for specific trim levels.
The Nissan Titan towing package includes a hitch receiver, 4-pin and 7-pin wiring harness, and a trailer brake controller.
We recommend selecting the tow package so that your Titan is ready for towing and is properly equipped from the get-go.
2016 Nissan Titan XD Tow Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2016 Nissan Titan has a maximum tow capacity of 12,313 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty trailer towing. This number is similar to its main competitors, the 2016 Ford F-150 and the 2016 Nissan Titan.
Here are some similar vehicles to the Nissan Titan and their towing capacities below:
2016 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity: 12,200 pounds
2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity: 12,000 pounds
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity: 12,000 pounds
2016 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity: 10,640 pounds
2016 Toyota Tundra Towing Capacity: 10,500 pounds
2016 Nissan Trucks Towing Capacity Chart
|2016 Nissan Titan XD||12,313 pounds|
|2016 Nissan Frontier||6,500 pounds|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2016 Nissan Titan XD Owner’s Manual on Mopar’s site and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.
Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with a 2016 Nissan Titan.