|2017 Chevy Silverado||VS||2017 Nissan Titan|
|445 hp||Horsepower||310 hp|
|13,900 lb||Towing Capacity||11,920 lb|
|DuraMax 6.6-liter V8 TurboDiesel||Engine||Cummins 5.0-liter V8 TurboDiesel|
Truck comparisons can be an interesting exercise, due mostly to the fact that you’re unlikely to sway anyone away from their established point-of-view. Like Chevy? You’ll probably buy a Chevy. Not a loyalist? You’d probably be open to considering the likes of a Nissan. So what’s the point? Is it simply to hand over bragging rights to one over the other? Yeah, it probably is. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at the 2017 Chevy Silverado vs 2017 Nissan Titan in Cincinnati, OH. Actually…to make it interesting why don’t we dig in and size up the Silverado 3500 HD against the Titan XD? And should we make it the Diesel variants of each? And should we go up towards the top of the line for each? Yeah…let’s do that.
The 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD reigns over all things Chevy truck. Immensely capable in all areas, this versatile heavy-duty beast is available in a number of cabin and bed configurations as well single or dual-rear wheel builds. Add in four trim levels (WT, LT, LTZ and High Country) and the options almost become too difficult to count. That said, we’re going to build this comparison around the 4×4 Crew Cab with a Long Box, in an LTZ trim with single-wheel build. So plan on a starting price of around $61,780 based on MSRP.
In the age of upstart truck offerings, no-one can accuse the Nissan Titan XD of trying to be anything that it’s not. With five trim levels (S, SV, Pro-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve) the Titan also offers a few cab and bed configurations. Going with the Platinum Reserve trim, we can plan to start around $63,160 MSRP.