The 2016 Nissan Titan XD makes our Must Test Drive list this year because Nissan managed to take the truck from an also-ran pickup to a serious competitor in just one thorough redesign. Our editors say that the Titan XD is one of the most versatile pickup trucks in its class for the price, which starts around $41,000 for a base model and reaches into the $60,000 range for a well-equipped Platinum Reserve trim. We’re not saying the Titan is the best truck for every need, but it’s nicely positioned to appeal to a very broad spectrum of buyers. It’s that unique position between standard light-duty pickups and traditional heavy-duty trucks, which is only bolstered by its available Cummins V8 turbodiesel engine, that has us so impressed with the 2016 Nissan Titan XD. A surprisingly quiet cabin and compelling trailering features add to the appeal, as does a highly desirable powertrain that makes 310 horsepower and a monstrous 555 lb-ft of torque.