2020 Nissan Titan XD vs. 2020 Ram 1500

KEY TITAN XD ADVANTAGES

  • Available TITAN Box in-bed storage system — TITAN XD offers lockable and removable storage compartments that can be placed along the side walls inside the cargo bed, where they are not visible from the outside. They are accessible without having to remove a camper top. Ram 1500’s available RamBox® system is mounted on the outside of the cargo bed and cannot be accessed when a camper top is in place.
  • Available gooseneck hitch mount2 — The factory-installed gooseneck mount available on TITAN XD is engineered into the truck frame. Using a gooseneck hitch helps enhance trailer stability when towing large loads and allows for a tighter turning radius than a rear-mounted hitch. Ram 1500 does not offer this feature.
  • Available trailer light check system — TITAN XD’s available trailer light check system allows one person to check that all trailer lights are operational. The system can be activated using the Advanced Drive-Assist® Display or the Nissan Intelligent Key® fob. Ram 1500 does not offer this feature.
  • Zero Gravity front and rear seats — The design of TITAN XD’s standard Zero Gravity seats can help reduce fatigue when driving long distances. Every TITAN XD has Zero Gravity front and outboard rear seats. Ram 1500 does not offer any Zero Gravity seats.
  • Advanced safety features — TITAN XD offers a long list of standard and available advanced safety technologies. Ram 1500 either does not offer or has less availability for some of these technologies. TITAN XD offers:
    • Standard High Beam Assist (HBA) (vs. available)
    • Standard Lane Departure Warning3 (LDW) (vs. available)
    • Standard Blind Spot Warning4 (BSW) (vs. available)
    • Standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning5 (I-FCW) (vs. available and not intelligent)
    • Standard Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection6 (vs. available and no pedestrian detection)
    • Standard Rear Automatic Braking7 (RAB) (vs. available)
    • Available Intelligent Around View® Monitor8 (I-AVM) (vs. no Moving Object Detection system)
    • Standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert9 (RCTA) (vs. available)

Additional Advantages

  • More horsepower (with premium fuel) (vs. all trims)
  • More standard torque (with premium fuel) (vs. available)
  • 9-speed automatic transmission (vs. 8-speed A/T)
  • Column shifter (vs. rotary dial shifter)
  • Standard tow/haul mode with Downhill Speed Control (vs. available)
  • Available utility bed floor channels
  • Available LED tailgate entry lights
  • Wiper-linked Intelligent Automatic Headlights (I-AH) (vs. not wiper-linked)
  • Available configurable, removable cellphone holder (vs. configurable, but not removable)
  • Standard Apple CarPlay®10 and Android Auto™10
  • Rear Door Alert11
  • Available Remote Engine Start12 with Intelligent Climate Control (vs. Remote Engine Start only)
  • Available Traffic Sign Recognition13 (TSR)
  • Intelligent Driver Alertness14 (I-DA)
  • Rear seat belt pretensioners15
  • Driver and front-passenger supplemental knee air bags16
  • Standard steering wheel-mounted audio controls (vs. available)
  • Standard Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®10 (vs. available)
  • Higher maximum payload capacity17 (Crew Cab)
  • Longer basic (years and miles), powertrain (miles), and corrosion (miles) limited warranty coverage18

2020 RAM 1500 OVERVIEW

The Ram 1500 is available in two body styles, and a long list of trim levels. Powertrain choices are:

  • 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel DOHC V6
    • 260 horsepower
    • Rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive
    • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 3.6-liter DOHC V6
    • 305 horsepower
    • Rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive
    • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 5.7-liter DOHC V8
    • 395 horsepower
    • Rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive
    • 8-speed automatic transmission

Ram is a full-size truck with impressive capabilities and comfort and convenience features to attract a wide range of truck buyers. TITAN XD offers a powerful V8 engine paired to a smooth and efficient 9-speed automatic transmission to give all truck owners the performance they need. Its long list of standard and available safety and comfort and convenience features will attract truck owners looking for a vehicle with added value.

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2020 RAM 1500

Ram 1500 was all-new for 2019 and carries over for 2020 with the following changes:

  • New 3.0-liter Cummins turbo diesel engine with 480 lb-ft of torque
  • Ram 1500 Night Edition (Big Horn and Laramie)
  • Ram Rebel Black Appearance Group
  • Ram Rebel Safety Group
    • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Hold
    • Forward Collision Mitigation
    • Lane Departure Warning-Plus
    • Automatic high beam headlights
  • 22-inch two-tone aluminum-alloy wheels available on Longhorn
  • Three new exterior colors: Hydro Blue, RV Match Walnut Brown, and Olive Green

TRIM LEVEL MATCHUPS

Single Cab models are not available for TITAN XD or Ram 1500.

TITAN XD King Cab Ram 1500 Quad Cab
Tradesman
Tradesman HFE
Big Horn
Laramie
Rebel

 

TITAN XD Crew Cab Ram 1500 Crew Cab Short Box
Tradesman (4×2, 4×4)
S (4×4)
Big Horn (4×2)
SV (4×4) Big Horn (4×4)
Laramie (4×2)
SV with Convenience and Utility packages (4×4) Laramie (4×4)
Rebel (4×2)
PRO-4X (4×4) Rebel (4×4)
Laramie Longhorn (4×2)
SL (4×4) Laramie Longhorn (4×4)
Platinum Reserve (4×4) Limited (4×4)
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2 Towing capability varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information.
3 Lane Departure Warning only operates when lane markings are able to be detected. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
4 Blind Spot Warning cannot prevent collisions and may not detect every object or warn in all situations. Driver should always turn and look before changing lanes. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
5 Intelligent Forward Collision Warning cannot prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
6 Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
7 Rear Automatic Braking cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
8 Intelligent Around View Monitor cannot eliminate blind spots and may not detect every object. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
9 Rear Cross Traffic Alert may not detect all vehicles. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
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11 Does not detect people or cargo. Always check rear seat before exiting.
12 State laws may apply. Review before using.
13 Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) may not detect and read all traffic signs in all conditions. Driver should monitor all traffic signs and obey all traffic laws.
14 Intelligent Driver Alertness cannot provide a warning in every situation. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
15 Always wear your seat belt and please don’t drink and drive.
16 Air bags are only a supplemental restraint system. Always wear your seat belt. Rear-facing child restraints should not be placed in the front-passenger’s seat. All children 12 and under should ride in the rear seat properly secured in child restraints, booster seats, or seat belts according to their size. Air bags will only inflate in certain accidents. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
17 2240 lbs maximum payload for 2020 TITAN XD Crew Cab when properly equipped. Payload varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure cargo.
18 For complete information concerning coverage, conditions and exclusions, see your Nissan dealer and read the actual New Vehicle Limited Warranty booklet.