New for 2016:Nissan Trucks, SUVs, and Vans

Thom Blackett | Dec 01, 2015

When you’re less than best, you have three choices: accept average, improve, or bail out. With the launch of the 2016 Titan XD, Nissan has obviously selected the improvement route for its full-size pickup. Finally, the Titan is a real player with genuine capability, available diesel power, and a host of must-have technologies.

Comparatively speaking, the rest of Nissan’s truck, SUV, and van lineup remains unchanged for 2016, save for a few tweaks to the availability of certain options, freshening of the color palette, and a few key upgrades, such as extra standard air bags on the full-size NV van. Perhaps most notable is the absence of the rugged Xterra, which bows out after a successful 15-year run.

Following is an overview of new or updated features for each 2016 Nissan truck, SUV, and van model:

2015 Nissan Armada photo

2015 model shown

2016 Nissan Armada

  • 2016 model-year information not yet available
  • Last year, the Armada received revised interior trim styling, standard power lumbar adjustment for the driver's seat, new 20-in. alloy wheels for SL and Platinum trim levels, and two new exterior colors

  • Power moonroof now available on SV crew cab
  • Sunset Orange, Magnetic Black, and Gun Metallic paint colors

2015 Nissan Juke photo

2015 model shown

2016 Nissan Juke

  • Black and Yellow Stinger Edition styling packages
  • Siri Eyes Free technology is now standard

2015 Nissan Murano photo

2015 model shown

2016 Nissan Murano

  • Redesigned for 2015 and carried over unchanged for the 2016 model year

2015 Nissan NV Van photo

2015 model shown

2016 Nissan NV Van

  • Cargo van adds standard front-side and side-curtain air bags
  • Pearl White and Cayenne Red paint colors
  • SL passenger van adds standard 5.8-in. touch-screen infotainment system, rearview camera, hands-free text messaging, and more

2015 Nissan NV200 photo

2015 model shown

2016 Nissan NV200

  • Taxi Yellow paint color

2015 Nissan Pathfinder photo

2015 model shown

2016 Nissan Pathfinder

  • Cold package optional on Pathfinder SV
  • SL trim adds standard heated steering wheel
  • Almond interior color includes black and beige accents

2015 Nissan Quest photo

2015 model shown

2016 Nissan Quest

  • No notable changes for the 2016 model year

  • Rogue SL available with forward emergency braking, Siri Eyes Free technology, and NissanConnect infotainment system
  • Magnetic Black paint color replaces Super Black
  • Rogue S Appearance package upgraded with body-color turn-signal mirrors
  • Blind-spot monitoring system now relies on radar instead of a camera

  • Completely redesigned for the 2016 model year
  • Offered in base Titan and the larger, more capable Titan XD configuration
  • Available Cummins turbocharged, diesel V-8 engine boasting 555 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Gas-powered V-6 and V-8 engine options
  • Towing capacity in excess of 12,000 lbs.
  • 2,000-lb. payload capacity when properly equipped
  • Innovative Trailer Light Check system, as well as trailer sway control and integrated trailer-brake controller
  • 360-degree exterior camera display
  • Optional gooseneck hitch
  • Three cab styles (regular, king, crew), three bed lengths, two frame choices (base and XD)
  • Optional snow-plow prep package
  • In-bed locking storage compartments (formerly integrated into the lower rear fenders)
  • Increased interior space and improved ergonomics

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