The Titan XD is aimed squarely at buyers who tow trailers, and it comes ready for a gooseneck trailer. It takes less than two minutes to plug in the ball and hook in the chain anchors. Then, back up to the gooseneck trailer and a camera shows the way. Pressing a button on the dash switches off all parking alerts.
Towing features the Titan XD offers include an integrated trailer brake controller, trailer sway control, a Tow/Haul mode with downhill speed control, a trailer light check system, and cameras pointed every which way to help with hookups.
The best surprise-and-delight feature for Titan XD owners who tow trailers is the trailer-light check: Walk to the rear of the truck with the remote key fob, press the lock button three times, holding it down on the third press, and the truck walks the owner through a check of all the lighting, flashing each turn signal, the brake lights and the running lights of trailer and truck. This is extremely useful when no one is around to help and beats the various tricks experienced towers use to check brake-light and turn-signal operation. And, of course, it's safer than giving up on the process and hoping all the trailer lights work, since they often do not.
Options include LED headlamps, LED bedrail lighting; a damped tailgate; a bed-mounted power point; a Rockford Fosgate audio system; remote start; and a spray-in bedliner. A navigation system with smartphone connectivity is available. Running boards are available and most will want them to get in and out: As it is, when climbing in and out images of the Hillary Step come to mind.