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Old 08-12-2017, 06:17 PM   #1
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Default Curious about the nissan/ Cummins and Dodge Eco diesel.

Would like to hear real world experience at towing near max capacity. Real world empty MPG on both. Pros and cons etc
I would be going with a 4x4 crew cab, preferably a stripped down model if I can find.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:34 PM   #2
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I know a guy who has one. I know his check engine light was on and off but sounds like he likes the Nissan with the Cummins. He came from a Ram with Cummins so he kinda misses the power but overall I think he likes it
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:34 PM   #3
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I just bought a 2006 pathfinder. What a piece of crap. Now, Ive googled Nissan problems. I wouldnt buy any Nissan product.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:34 PM   #4
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And I think he was getting around 20 highway on a 2wd crew cab
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:41 PM   #5
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I don't know this for a fact, but was told that the transmission filter for the eco diesel is a filter/tranny pan combination deal and it is expensive.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:16 PM   #6
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The eco diesel isn't designed to tow heavy. The Nissan will tow heavier but reports on performance and fuel mileage are very mixed.


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Thought they stop making the eco-diesel
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:06 PM   #8
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I test drove both and was sorely disappointed in the performance.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:18 PM   #9
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Thought they stop making the eco-diesel


They did for about a year. They were recently ok'd to begin production again.


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Old 08-12-2017, 10:20 PM   #10
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I bought the Titan XD Cummins about three weeks ago. I only have 3 weeks under my belt but I can say I am impressed so far.
MPG is averaging about 17 in town and on my trip back from lease I was averaging 20-22, depending on speed. I pulled my utility trailer with ranger up to the lease and have to say I was super impressed. Had no clue it was back there for the 400 miles and it had plenty of power at all times even going up steep hills. What really impresses me even more is the 100,000 warranty and all of the creature comforts that it has. At the end of the day, it doesn't have the power of a F250 or other true 3/4 ton diesel trucks but it isn't a 3/4 ton so the power and torque it has is way more than adequate for the truck.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:57 PM   #11
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I bought the Titan XD Cummins about three weeks ago. I only have 3 weeks under my belt but I can say I am impressed so far.
MPG is averaging about 17 in town and on my trip back from lease I was averaging 20-22, depending on speed. I pulled my utility trailer with ranger up to the lease and have to say I was super impressed. Had no clue it was back there for the 400 miles and it had plenty of power at all times even going up steep hills. What really impresses me even more is the 100,000 warranty and all of the creature comforts that it has. At the end of the day, it doesn't have the power of a F250 or other true 3/4 ton diesel trucks but it isn't a 3/4 ton so the power and torque it has is way more than adequate for the truck.
Got any pics? Does the Nissan have plenty room in the cab? I've been in the eco-diesel and it is very spacious which I love, also it rode smooth as silk. I'm big on comfort.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:29 AM   #12
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I bought the Titan XD Cummins about three weeks ago. I only have 3 weeks under my belt but I can say I am impressed so far.
MPG is averaging about 17 in town and on my trip back from lease I was averaging 20-22, depending on speed. I pulled my utility trailer with ranger up to the lease and have to say I was super impressed. Had no clue it was back there for the 400 miles and it had plenty of power at all times even going up steep hills. What really impresses me even more is the 100,000 warranty and all of the creature comforts that it has. At the end of the day, it doesn't have the power of a F250 or other true 3/4 ton diesel trucks but it isn't a 3/4 ton so the power and torque it has is way more than adequate for the truck.
What kind of MPG did you get pulling the trailer?
Anyone know of any issues with DEF on the Nissans?
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:19 AM   #13
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I pull a 34' bumper pull camper, weighing about 8-8300 pounds loaded with my '16 ecodiesel CC 4x4. Zero issues with power in the hill country with it. Flat ground, cruise set at 68ish, I get about 12-13 mpg according to the computer. Unloaded it runs 26-27 on flat ground at 70.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:45 PM   #14
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A fella on another forum has had all kinds of trouble out of his dodge eco. So much he's trying to get out of it. He's learned dealers are only willing to give wholesale on trade.

I stepped inside a Nissan of a friend of a friend and was surprised. The owner drives 60k a year and has owned every diesel made and liked it. He also gets a new ride every 2 years

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Old 08-13-2017, 06:10 PM   #15
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I have a Tixan XD Pro 4x model. I bought it in March, and already have just over 20,000 miles on it. Everyday hwy/town mix driving, I avg between 17 and 18.5. I have a 32' 5th wheel that I pulled to Wyoming this summer. No problems at all and at times forgot that it was there. Averaged 11.5 or so mpg...
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Got any pics? Does the Nissan have plenty room in the cab? I've been in the eco-diesel and it is very spacious which I love, also it rode smooth as silk. I'm big on comfort.
Surprisingly has a lot of room. Not quite as much as my tundra but still plenty. Shoot me a PM with your number and I will text you a few. Mine came with leveling kit, tires/rims and bushwhackers from the dealer.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:41 PM   #17
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What kind of MPG did you get pulling the trailer?
Anyone know of any issues with DEF on the Nissans?
If I remember correctly is was getting 14-15 mpg while towing ranger.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:03 AM   #18
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Ive got a 15 crew cab ecodiesel. 40k miles so far and I have not 1 complaint. Unloaded I average 24 mpg combined driving, and 30mpg hwy is normal if I do my part and stay under 75.

We tow our 30ft TT with it, unloaded weight of 5600lbs. I imagine im towing at probably 6500 with gear. I know its there, and wind is not my friend but the truck pulls it fine. Only time I have seen trans temps rise was when we hit the hills on I10 out toward Sonora. Slowed down a little, and all was fine. A 2500 would be better for heavy towing, but as little as I tow, its hard to justify giving up 30mpg when im unloaded.

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Old 08-14-2017, 09:04 AM   #19
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I have a 2017 Nissan Titan XD Pro 4x diesel and I love it.

In town just doing errands and such I'm getting 16-18 mpg in town. These numbers are not from the on board computer but from fill up to fill up. On the highway with cruise set at 75 mph I'm turning 1900 RPM and average 20-22 mpg.

Pulling my 24' Tran Sport SVT boat at 75 mph I'm getting 11-12 mpg. But the truck doesn't know the boat is there and the boat catches a lot of wind lol.

This is my third Titan 4x4 and my favorite of them all. 5 years 100,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty is awesome to have.

Lots of room inside both front and back. They moved the gear shift to the column from the console which gives you more room in the console area.

I've had my truck since April, I think, and have had no issues with anything.

No problem with the DEF except one day I did over fill it and got a warning light but it went away after I put some miles on it. The DEF tank has an overfill alert for those who live up north. If the tank is too full and it freezes it could damage the tank.

I pulled my Ranger 800 Crew with a bunch of lumber and other stuff up to my place in Utopia, truck was really loaded down and averaged 15 mpg. I'm not going to complain about the fuel mileage the truck gets.

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