Nissan Towing Capacity by Model

On this page you can browse the 1,933 Nissan cars, trucks, and SUVs across 15 unique Nissan models that we have towing capacity and payload information for.

Use the links below to see more details in the Nissan model you're interested in - sorted by year of production and then by trim.

How Good are Nissan Vehicles for Towing?

In 2013 the Japanese auto manufacturer Nissan was the 6th ranked automaker in the world and a year later was the number one producer in North America. It is estimated that in 2022 the company had revenue in the region of $80 billion.

Nissan finds its roots essentially in two companies the earliest of which started out life in 1911 as the Kwaishinsha (Kaishinsha) Motor Car Works. It was not until 1914 however that the company produced its first car referred to as the DAT. This name was an acronym of the company's chief investors' surnames: Den, Aoyama and Takeuchi.

The company went through a number of name changes over the years as well as various mergers and splits. They initially focused on making trucks as the consumer car market in Japan was almost zero during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1931 however they produced their first small car which they named Datson, or essentially “son of DAT.”

The second company involved in Nissan's rise was founded by Yoshisuke Aikawa in 1928 and was called Nihon Sangyo. A few years later the company changed its name based on the stock exchange abbreviation for the original name (Ni)hon (San)gyo becoming Nissan Zaibatsu.

In 1933 Nissan Group would take control of DAT motors and change the last syllable of the Datson name to sun. This is because son in Japanese also translates as loss. This was the beginning of the Datsun Nissan link.

Nissan has become known for creating a diverse range of vehicles over the years and doing so with an eye to quality and design. The question we have then is does Nissan offer anything for those looking to have some towing capability? You will be happy to know there is no shortage of options.

Dating back to the early 1990s the best you would get from a Nissan in towing was around 5,000 lbs. with models such as their Pickup 2WD Long Bed. Other models ranged between 1,000 to 3,500 lbs. of towing power.

It took until 2004 for a model to come out which could offer something more substantial. The Titan King Cab in both two and four-wheel drive could tow up to 9,500 lbs. almost doubling the previous best. This would not be beaten until in 2017 the Titan XD 2WD came along with 12,314 lbs. of towing power.

A few years later in 2018 the Titan XD Ext Cab 6 '6 Bed came along and set the bar a little higher at 12,510 lbs. Just a year later the single cab version would up that to 12, 710lbs. This however as of 2019 is the best Nissan has to offer.

The company does have plenty of modern vehicles that can offer in excess of 6,000 lbs. of towing capacity. Verify with your dealer what the capacity is for your chosen model and whether or not you need a towing package to make use of the vehicle's full pulling power.