If you’re having any concerns about how much the Nissan Titan can tow, you can safely put those to rest.

The 2017 Nissan Titan can tow up to 9,390 pounds in the base S model and a whopping 11,260 pounds in the XD trim. Still haven’t had enough? Upgrade to the well-reviewed Titan XD diesel model and tow up to 12,300 pounds. That’s roughly the weight of an adult African elephant.

How does the Titan, which weighs just 6,277 pounds at the XD level, achieve such a high towing capacity? It starts with the 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine, which produces 390 horsepower and 394-lb.-ft. of torque, operating on a seven-speed transmission.

But it’s not just the sheer capacity of the Nissan Titan’s towing prowess that makes it ideal for hauling. Check out how else this truck has become the Titan of Towing.

Rear wheel drive/four-wheel drive

A rear wheel drivetrain is optimal for towing as it directs the engine’s power to the point of the vehicle bearing the most weight. The Nissan Titan features both rear-wheel and four-wheel drive options for towing on the road less travelled.

Utility package

An available convenience and utility package delivers a Class IV tow hitch receiver with a 4-pin/7-pin wiring harness. The tow hitch receiver and a hitch ball mount are also available separately as accessories.


The Titan’s wheelbase measures a whopping 139.8 at the S trim, crew-cab model. This longer wheelbase allows for greater stability, safety, and maneuverability when towing.

Hill Start Assist

Towing often involves taking on hills, and the Titan’s standard Hill Start Assist prevents the vehicle from rolling while starting on an uphill or downhill gradient.


The independent double-wishbone front suspension teams with the multi-leaf rear suspension (each featuring a stabilizer bar) to provide an optimal towing foundation.

Test Driving the Titan

To experience the power of the Nissan Titan, pay a visit to Asheboro Nissan on Dixie Drive in Asheboro, North Carolina, where you can test drive a Titan today. Or you can start by checking out our inventory of Titans for sale to see if there’s one for you.