2016 Nissan Titan XD: Monthly Update for May 2017
by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing
Where Did We Drive It?
There’s not much to talk about when it comes to the month of May and how it relates to our 2016 Nissan Titan XD. Well, that’s not entirely true. In fact there’s a lot to talk about, but we’ve decided to withhold that information because it is part of a larger feature story and video we’re cooking up.
Trust me, you’ll love it. And after that drops, come back here for a detailed update that’ll tell the story from the Titan’s point of view.
What Kind of Fuel Economy Did It Get?
Even though we’re not quite ready to say how and where we drove during the mysterious period than spanned from May 2 to May 31, we did indeed drive the Titan quite a bit. Our illustrious team added a full 1,390.1 miles this month, burning 92.5 gallons of diesel #2 in the process.
That works out to an average of 15 mpg, which is little different from the XD’s lifetime average of 15.2 mpg.
Average lifetime mpg: 15.2 (unchanged)
EPA mpg rating: N/A (HD trucks are exempt from testing and labeling)
Best fill mpg: 18.7
Best range: 434.3 miles
Current odometer: 21,771 miles
Maintenance and Upkeep
We didn’t add any diesel exhaust fluid this month, but we did take the Titan in to Gardena Nissan for an oil change and a new air filter. The total cost was $117.24. That breaks down to: $66.15 for 3 GALLONS of oil, a new oil filter, the labor to change it and oil disposal fees; $43.75 for a new air filter and the labor associated with making that swap; and $7.34 in sales tax.
This is where I clam up again. There were highlights, but we’re deliberately saving them for the feature and the related updates that will follow.