Nissan Xterra is a great Sport Utility Vehicle! Nothing to complain, great on gas, very low on service, very reliable. I had BMW X5 before, NEVER EVER GO BACK, much less worries about going to the shop every other week. Japanese car manufactures are the BEST!
This vehicle is just plain useful. From bringing home lumber on the roof rack to the storage under the cargo floor for tools and road side emergency supplies. I have a place for everything so there's nothing rolling around. I love the first aid kit cavity in the hatch. Two glove boxes, an oversized sunglass cubby and this nifty space in front of the shifter that holds a book on CD as if it was meant to. Need more space, just fold down the rear seats. It drives very well considering this is a truck underneath. For one tank of regular fuel I drove like your grandma and got 22 mpg combined city streets and freeway. The 261hp 4.0 liter engine gets up and moves when you need it too. It does everything I need or expect it to do.
This is a very versatile vehicle. Holds 5 passengers comfortably but converts to large cargo capacity. The engine is responsive and the 5 speed automatic transmission operates seamlessly. Transmission kickdown is a nicely controlled event with no extreme reving or jerking. 5000 pound towing capacity is not limited to use of a weight distribution hitch like others in its class. Valley has a hitch that matches this capacity and useage. Power outlet in the rear is nice if you use a 12v fridge. Unless you're really short you have to duck your head to get in the front seats, but it's comfortable once you get settled. The center arm rest is too low and too far back so finding a good position for your right arm is difficult. The previous owner used a plug for a tire repair and it started leaking on the first long trip. The tire monitor caught the problem and a proper repair was done. The tire monitor took a couple of days before it reset. Overall it's a good, solid, useful vehicle if you don't need all the bells and whistles.