We purchased our 2013 XTerra Pro4x with 13,000 miles from CarMax. We have now, 18,000 miles, and we have really loved it. I purchased this vehicle for my wife to drive during the winter, and this vehicle had more than one opportunity to prove how fantastic it performed in the snow/ice. One such occasion shut down a major state road, and the state police was forced to divert traffic through neighborhood streets. Fortunately, with the Xterra, we were able to engage the 4x4 and pull our son out of the ice, drive him to work, and pick him up at 2am in blizzard conditions. The nice thing about the Pro 4x is that it has the added feature of the locking rear differential (though we never needed it, even in those conditions). Perfect vehicle!
This is my 2nd Xterra and I can't say enough good things about them. Great storage, comfort, unique design and powerful engine.... too many to list!
If you're looking at an Xterra, chances are you already know that they get incredibly high reviews across the board. Consumer Reports has given glowing endorsements of Xterras from 2008�2011, as well as the older generation (2001�2004). From what we've experienced, this vehicle lives up to those positive reviews, and then some! It's a perfect blend of rugged off road ability, and interior creature comforts. We bought the high end trim, called "SE". That means, in addition to the standard things shared by the "X" and "S" trim lines, it adds on a majorly upgraded sound system by Rockford Fosgate, including all new speakers, better amp, a 6CD in-dash changer, two additional speakers in the front dash, and an added subwoofer under the driver's seat. The "SE" trim also adds bluetooth connectivity for your telephone (but not iPod), voice command recognition (voice memos, controlling the phone), on-steering-wheel audio controls, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and outside temperature, the trip odometer gets upgrades, so you can see your average MPG, distance to empty, trip time, etc. The "SE" gets larger aluminum wheels (17" instead of 16"), side step rails, fog lights, an auxilliary input jack for plugging in an iPod/iPad for music, a large removable cargo net in the back (along with the easy-clean rear compartment), and an exterior side strip of rubber to prevent door dings. It's also got window rain guards, which don't come on the low end "X" trim. It's a truck, to be sure, which means the ride is rougher than a Lexus, but compared to other trucks I've owned, this is by far the most comfortable. It's a BLAST to drive, and evidently they last forever.