2010 Nissan Xterra Customer Reviews

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What customers liked
Cargo Space, Power, Reliability
What they didn't
Fuel Economy, Dashboard, Technology and Entertainment

'10 Xterra Off Road - Power Plus

Having owned a 2000 Xterra, I had some expectations for this vehicle. Except for one concern, the 2010 Xterra Off Road has pleasantly surprised. The one concern: hard cornering on snow and slush, where I felt I needed to slow down to a crawl as this vehicle tries to go straight at all times. The larger engine has much more power than the 2000 had and moves out with the slightest pressure on the accelerator. The ride is very quiet and comfortable and the interior is well appointed. Lots of head room and leg room in front and back seats. A bit less cargo area until the back seats are dropped, then the updated layout pays off. The Rockford-Fosgate stereo system puts out a full rich sound at any speed and the Bluetooth connection for cell phone is a godsend! No hands needed. A very good upgrade from my 2000.

Would recommend to a friend

My Xterra Is Awesome

I freakin love my 2010 xterra Off Road. From the dunes of the mojave to the tahoe mountains this car never has any trouble getting me to where i need to be. ride is a little stiff due to the bilstien shocks that come standard on the off road version. And like all new nissan cars and trucks ive driven the brake pedal is quite soft kinda of a mushy feeling, But you get used to it. I would recommend the off road version only if you actually go off roading. you would be wasting your money if you just plan to use it for grabbing groceries or just dropping the kids off to soccer practice.

Would recommend to a friend

Extra Xterra

2010 Nissan Xterra Off-Road edition; 6 speed manual transmission. Very beefy suspension for factory vehicle. Engine and transmission match well with plenty of low-end torque. Interior and exterior fit and finish are very good. Comfortable driving position with excellent visibility. Wiring and body panel joints are well protected against corrosion. Probably the best vehicle I have owned.

Would recommend to a friend

Afforable 4X4

I wanted a 4X4, not a crossover. All of the 4X4's in the $25,000 price range were crossovers except for the Xterra. As a hunter and fisherman I have occasion to drive off road and the Nissan with a real steel rail chassis versus a stamped sheet metal platform is rugged enough and has the ground clearance to get me where I want to go. The only trade off is the highway ride which is a little bumpier than say the RAV4 or CRX. Over all a great truck at a reasonable price.

Would recommend to a friend

finally got my Xterra!

I was upgraded to an Xterra as a rental car a couple of years ago...it is the only loaner I was ever SAD to give back. I purchased more of a plain Jane model so it was a bit of a donwgrade from my Altima SL...but I need something tough for my moving and packing business.

Would recommend to a friend

Good mid level "off roading" SUV

Simply put, what you see is what you get. It's a beefy SUV designed to carry you and your cargo to wherever you want to go. Unless, of course, your cargo is composed of more than one additional human. Simply put, the back seat is laughably small. With all of the rear cargo space, I can't believe they'd leave only enough room for a medium sized man to sit comfortably in the back seat. Any bigger and your passengers will be splaying their legs out into the middle seat. The front seats are roomier, but, again, they don't leave any room to move the seat forward for the poor souls in the back seat. Non-human cargo, though, will fit fine. It obviously has a ton of interior cargo space and a huge opening for loading and unloading. All models have the gargantuan cargo racks atop the vehicle, but not all come with a trailer hitch (another cargo-related shortcoming). As for performance, it is adequate. It is inexplicably a rear wheel drive vehicle, so I can still spin out a little if I accelerate from a dead stop a little too zealously. At lower speeds, it accelerates admirably, but once I hit 40mph, it tends to want to down shift before accelerating (at which point it, again, accelerates admirably). Unfortunately, this does cause it to have a "dead zone" between maintaining your speed and feeling like you're gunning it; to accelerate at highway speeds, you can either patiently wait for it to get to the new speed in its current gear, or you can give it enough gas to downshift and get there faster than you really want to. By far the biggest downside to this car, though, is the gas mileage. It's not as though they hide it: it says 15-20 mpg right there on the sticker, but that may not hit home until using it on your daily commute. I drive 180 miles to and from work every week. Round it up to 250 miles a week for errands and the like, and I'm still putting 15 gallons into this beast weekly at best (generally close to every 6 days). As for interior amenities, it's got AC, stereo, various levels of steering wheel mounted controls, etc, as well as a few "nice" features like the telescopic adjustable steering wheel, lots of outlets, and lots of little nooks and crannies for you to put your goodies. My model lacks several things I'd like to see in a rugged vehicle such as this: tire pressure sensors, digital compass, and outdoor thermometer. If you want those things, I'm sure this model offers it -- you just have to pay! As I said at the outset, what you see is what you get. If you want a beefy car to carry lots of stuff to exotic places, this car will not disappoint. If you do a lot of highway commuting and carpooling, there are considerably better options out there -- but then again, that's not what this car is trying to be!

Would recommend to a friend

Xterra

I bought this vehicle for my 3 sons ages 17,16, 15. It is prefect for teenage boys as it is safe, practical, an excellent value and has enough "cool factor". This would be a good buy for anyone desiring an SUV who does not need all the bells and whistles that jack up the price. A very practical vehicle.

Would recommend to a friend

Ok, but disappointing mileage

I knew I wasn't going to get 24 mpg of my previous vehicle, but I thought I would get the 17 mpg that Nissan says is the average. I stopped going home for lunch so I wouldn't have to fill up so much. Also, leather driver's seat isn't wearing well- there is an actual hole on the side where it "wrinkles" when sat upon, and It only has 30,000 miles on it. What is it going to look like in another 50 or 100k?

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Power

I had wanted a 6 cylinder

Cargo Space

Roomy!

Reliability

Runs well

Cons

Fuel Economy

Only getting 12.5 mpg in town

Visibility

A lot of blind spots

Amazing car for any outdoors person.

Just a great car in the snow can go over anything stock and you just have so many upgrades you can do to it.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cargo Space

Can fit a lot of stuff in the back

Visibility

Can see pretty much everything in the road

Value

Great car for a pretty good price.

Cons

Fuel Economy

20-25 isn't the best.

Dashboard

Very plain.

Technology and Entertainment

Had a standard radio I wanted Bluetooth so I had to put my own radio.

For 1st SUV, couldn't be more satisfied

The company lives up to their slogan, "hassle free".

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Power
Reliability
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Cons

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