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Customer Review Summary for Nissan Xterra

4.5
(221 Reviews)

just what i needed

2009 Nissan Xterra simba - pikesville, md 12/31/2008

durring these tough economic times and after a wedding i needed a fuel efficient vehicle. this xterra is more than what i expected. more room than i thought. from md to nc 300 miles and a quarter tank of gas left. nyc to md 200 miles and half a tank of gas left. man it does so much better than my 05 explorer. (just watch the diluted gas stations).

Xterra Xtra special

2006 Nissan Xterra Carol - Kansas City, MO 04/01/2015

I love my Xterra! It has great get up and go, it's fun to drive (it's a 6 speed manual), and just an all around good car. Haven't had any issues with it. It's also a bit taller than other trucks, so visibility on the road is good, and we can always find it in a crowded parking lot! And every time I look at it, I just think, "It's so pretty!"

Best vehicle I have ever owned...

2011 Nissan Xterra John S - Cheshire, CT 06/01/2015

This is a great all around 4WD vehicle. I have had trucks and jeeps (TJ's) and this is the best of both worlds. You have your 4wd and towing capabilities without having to have an overly large truck. It fits the kids in the back perfectly and has the ability to add cargo space when needed by folding down the rear seats. It gets what you would expect for gas mileage. Does it have all of the bells and whistles? Nope but it has everything that I need. My only modification is replacing the factory stereo and speakers with a DVD/Nav unit.

Nissan Xterra Overview

The Nissan Xterra is a fairly conservative compact SUV that is at home on rocky trails and mountain paths is geared toward outdoors enthusiasts who want solid performance and all the best features in their vehicles.

Nissan Xterra History

The Nissan Xterra was introduced for the 2000 model year and received a feature-focused refresh in the 2002. The second generation Nissan Xterra was introduced in the 2005 model year with a larger frame than its predecessor. It received a facelift in 2009 that introduced additional feature options and body colors. The 2014 update to the Xterra included cabin enhancements such as Bluetooth and navigation options. Nissan discontinued Xterra production in 2015.

How It Drives

The Nissan Xterra excels in day-to-day use when compared to other trailblazing compact SUVs. Overall, though it may not be the first choice for commuters due to its less-than-stellar fuel economy, the vehicle is still an attractive choice thanks to its smooth handling. Also, this SUV boasts great strength and ruggedness off the road.

Used Nissan Xterra Value

If you are in the market for an affordable, off-road worthy vehicle that can double as an everyday driver, the Nissan Xterra is worth a look. When it comes to trailblazing, the Xterra is a solid counterpart to the ever-popular Jeep Wrangler. All concerns with power are remedied with the second generation improved engine, so shoppers seeking improved powertrain may want to look at later editions of this vehicle.

Design & Performance

  • the Nissan Xterra is designed to be a very capable trailblazer with a steady suspension and a sturdy frame.
  • second generation Nissan Xterra models are better at towing than previous editions due to more powerful engines.
  • the baselevel Nissan Xterra X has full-power accessories and comfortable cabin.
  • the Nissan Xterra S adds mostly quality-of-life features for frequent luggage carriers, such as cargo anchors and hooks.
  • the Nissan Xterra SE anyone seeking an off-road ready SUV with luxurious seats.
  • Made specifically to satisfy the most rugged outdoors enthusiasts and campers, Nissan produced the Xterra off road to make a breeze.

Powertrain & Engine

The second-generation Nissan Xterra is equipped with a 4.0L V6 engine. It's paired with a five-speed automatic transmission, and offers a six-speed manual transmission as an optional swap-in. In contrast, if you are in the market for a used first-generation Xterra, expect completely different parts under the hood. These Nissan Xterra models have either a 2.4L V4 engine or a 3.3L V6 engine. These engines are equipped with either a four-speed automatic transmission or, if you prefer, a five-speed manual transmission.

Body Style & Interior Comfort

  • Though it was built as a compact SUV, the Nissan Xterra still has a very tall and sturdy frame.
  • It seats up to five passengers.
  • The driver's seating offers relative comfort even on the rockiest trails.
  • Higher trim levels have become increasingly outdoors-ready and comfortable as well.
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