2020 Nissan Titan XD vs. 2020 Toyota Tundra

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  • More horsepower and torque (with premium fuel) — With premium fuel, TITAN XD’s engine develops 19 more horsepower than Tundra’s (400 hp vs. 381) and also 12 more lb-ft of torque (413 lb-ft vs. 401).
  • 9-speed automatic transmission (vs. 6-speed) — TITAN XD’s 9-speed automatic transmission optimizes shift quality, performance, and fuel economy. Low gear ratios for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th gears enhance acceleration. Overdrive ratios for 7th-9th gears lower engine rpm at highway speeds. Tundra has a conventional 6-speed automatic transmission.
  • Available Intelligent Around View® Monitor2 (I-AVM) — TITAN XD’s available Intelligent Around View Monitor provides views to the front, passenger side, and rear, and a composite view from above, to help enhance visibility when parking. It also provides visual and audible warnings if a moving object is detected within the displayed monitor image. Tundra offers only a rearview camera.
  • Advanced safety features — TITAN XD offers a long list of standard and available advanced safety technologies. Tundra either does not offer or has less availability for some of these technologies. TITAN XD offers:
    • Standard Blind Spot Warning3 (BSW) (vs. available)
    • Standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning4 (I-FCW) (vs. standard, but not intelligent)
    • Standard Rear Automatic Braking5 (RAB) (vs. not available)
    • Standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert6 (RCTA) (vs. available)
  • Greater maximum towing capacity7 (Crew Cab) — TITAN XD’s maximum towing capacity is 940 pounds more than Tundra CrewMax’s (11,040 lbs. vs. 10,100).

Additional Advantages

  • Available electronic locking rear differential
  • Hill start assist
  • Available hill descent control
  • Full-length box section frame rails (vs. boxed front only)
  • Available running boards that extend to rear wheel wells
  • Available rear bumper step
  • Available TITAN Box in-bed storage system
  • Available Utili-track® bed system that includes floor channels
  • Available LED tailgate entry lights
  • Available LED bed rail lights
  • Available gooseneck hitch mount8
  • Available trailer light check system
  • Zero Gravity front and rear seats
  • Available heated rear seats
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Standard wiper-linked Intelligent Automatic Headlights (I-AH) (vs. available and not wiper-linked)
  • Available configurable, removable cellphone holder
  • Type-A and Type-C USB connection ports9 (vs. Type-A only)
  • Rear Door Alert10
  • Available Remote Engine Start11 with Intelligent Climate Control (vs. Remote Engine Start only)
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available telematics services (NissanConnect® Services12)
  • Available Traffic Sign Recognition13 (TSR)
  • Intelligent Driver Alertness14 (I-DA)
  • Trailer guide in monitor
  • Rear seat belt pretensioners15
  • Individual tire pressure display16
  • More front and rear head room17 (without moonroof)
  • Greater maximum payload capacity18 (Crew Cab)
  • Longer basic (years and miles) and powertrain (miles) limited warranty coverage19


toyota tundra side profile

Tundra is Toyota’s largest pickup. Designed and built in the U.S., it is available in two body styles, six trim levels, and three bed sizes. There is one engine offered:

  • 5.7-liter DOHC V8 with 381 horsepower
  • Rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive
  • 6-speed automatic transmission

Tundra is a capable full-size truck that offers comfort and convenience features most truck buyers would expect. TITAN XD offers impressive full-size truck capability with its strong V8 engine paired to a smooth-shifting and efficient 9-speed automatic transmission. TITAN XD also offers the utility features truck buyers desire with the safety and comfort and convenience features they will appreciate.


Tundra carries over with the following changes:

  • Add Double Cab TRD Pro
  • 4.6-liter V8 engine is no longer available
  • Available keyless entry and push button start
  • Larger 7- and 8-inch color display (depending on trim level)
  • Upgraded audio system to include Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Amazon Alexa compatibility

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Single Cab models are not available for TITAN XD or Tundra.

TITAN XD King Cab Tundra Double Cab
TRD Sport (4×4 only)


TITAN XD Crew Cab Tundra CrewMax
SR5 (4×2)
S (4×4) SR5 (4×4)
Limited (4×2)
SV (4×4) Limited (4×4)
PRO-4X (4×4) TRD Sport (4×4 only)
Platinum (4×2)
SL (4×4) Platinum (4×4)
1794 Edition (4×2)
Platinum Reserve (4×4) 1794 Edition (4×4)
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2 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.
3 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.
4 Intelligent Forward Collision Warning cannot prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
5 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.
6 Rear Cross Traffic Alert may not detect all vehicles. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
7 11,040 lbs maximum towing capacity for 2020 TITAN XD Crew Cab when properly equipped. Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information.
8 Towing capability varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information.
9 Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. If you have to use the connected device while driving, exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.
10 Does not detect people or cargo. Always check rear seat before exiting.
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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 Tire Pressure Monitoring System is not a substitute for regular tire pressure checks. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
17 Final specifications subject to change prior to start of sale.
18 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.
19 For complete information concerning coverage, conditions and exclusions, see your Nissan dealer and read the actual New Vehicle Limited Warranty booklet.