2018 Ram 2500 vs 2018 Nissan Titan XD

comparision image of the 2018 Ram 2500 and 2018 Nissan Titan XD

Drivers looking for a bold heavy-duty truck may have asked themselves which of the trucks in this 2018 Ram 2500 vs 2018 Nissan Titan XD comparison can offer practical capability and attractive driving. While the 2018 Ram 2500 is a heavy-duty truck with a long history of capability, the 2018 Nissan Titan XD is a recently-released model that is designed to flirt with the line between full-size and heavy-duty segments. It doesn’t offer as much sheer towing capability as a traditional heavy-duty model, but the theory would be that the Titan XD offers value in other areas. Unfortunately, this model falls short in many ways when compared to the Ram 2500.

These two models start out with similar starting prices and power outputs, but the distance between them grows more pronounced as you take a closer look at their engine options and capability.
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2018 Ram 2500 vs 2018 Nissan Titan XD
$32,645 Starting MSRP $32,290

5.7-L V-8 (383 hp, 400 lb-ft),

6.4-L V-8 (410 hp, 429 lb-ft)

Gasoline Engine Options 5.6-L V-8 (390 hp, 394 lb-ft)
6.7-L Inline-6 Turbo Diesel (370 hp, 800 lb-ft) Diesel Engine 5.0-L V-8 Turbo Diesel (310 hp, 555 lb-ft)
17,980 pounds Top Towing 12,640 pounds

Engine Options on the 2018 Ram 2500

Drivers looking for premium towing and hauling capability will end up choosing the Ram heavy-duty truck in this 2018 Ram 2500 vs 2018 Nissan Titan XD comparison. The Ram model can tow up to 17,980 pounds with its diesel engine option. In contrast the 2018 Nissan Titan XD tops out at 12,640 pounds.

It is interesting to note that both of these trucks are available with elite Cummins turbocharged diesel engines. However, the 6.7-liter inline six-cylinder on the 2018 Ram 2500 offers both more horsepower and significantly more torque than the 5.0-liter V-8 that is offered with the 2018 Nissan Titan XD. The Ram truck also offers a choice of gasoline-powered V-8 powertrains, while the Nissan truck has just the one option that offers more horsepower but less torque than the base V-8 on the Ram model. Either of these models can offer satisfying performance, but the Ram truck is available with more engine options and delivers the best towing potential. To learn more about the 2018 Ram 2500 in the St. Paul area, contact a member of the Fury Ram Truck Center sales team in Lake Elmo MN.


2018 Ram 2500 instrumentation
2018 Ram 2500 front seats
2018 Ram 2500 tailgate
2018 Ram 2500 glovebox storage


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