Plenty of power
Great in the snow
Decent stereo system
Plenty of cargo space
Good fuel economy 16-18mpg
Good Air conditioner and Heater
Awesome turning radius
Stops halfway decent
Seats aren’t that comfortable
Still want one?
Great truck overall. Turning radius literally turns on a dime compared to my 2002 Nissan Maxima SE. Nissan needs to make an Xterra with power seating and/or one with leather. The seats aren’t that comfortable but they could be better. This truck needs an auxiliary jack standard to hook up an I-pod on all models. I wish I would have leased one with the towing package. Had the replace the tires after 23,000 miles. Brakes were just replaced at 25,000 miles. The truck does very good in the snow. I hate that vehicle dynamic control (VDC). The truck is bigger and more aggressive looking than the 1995 and older generation Nissan Pathfinders because I parked beside one."
"I use to drive a chevrolet cheyene and I drove the Xterra for a friend and feel in love. It is like having a car/truck and I love that you can carry things on the top as well as in the back. I would recomend this SUV to my friends. Rides smooth."
"This is my 2nd Xterra. My first was a 2000 4wd & I loved it but found it lacking in compartment room just a little.I had a honda passport prior to it & always wanted an Xterra. I upgraded in 05 to the SE & even though not a 4wd-it's great! It handles like a dream, looks sharp, awesome response in tight plsces, LOTS of room for legs & torsos. I have the rockford Fosgate system & it rocks! My husband never owned an suv till he met me & tried my first xterra then bought a Toyota 4-runner for himself. When I got the new xterra he tried it & LOVES it. He is considering an Xterra for his next vehicle!"
"I would recommend this SUV to anyone. I was in a very serious accident with my first Xterra ( I now drive my 3rd) in which I rolled over 3 times. I WALKED AWAY with only a few scratches. Because of the "safety cage" and my seatbelt I am able to write this review today. Besides the safety aspect, this is a stylish and "tough" SUV. The gas mileage is the only down side."
"First SUV for me. The choice was pretty
clear as theres almost no other mid size
SUV with a manual transmission. Thougt
the 6 speed was overkill, but it works, although you may have to shift a bit on the
highway. Congrats to Nissan for giving
us a choice.
Other than that, tows 5000 lbs and
rides ok too. Actually got 20 mpg last week,"
"have been looking for a newer model xterra,found one and i am really satisfied overall.this 05 has the power and looks i was looking for.I really liked the redesign over the older models and will enjoy the ride,Gas mileage is not that good but who cares,iwont be intimidated on the road now."
"I have wanted an XTerra since they came out I love them they just looked tough. My husband though was a Toyota kinda guy. I finally talked him into taking an XTerra for a test drive and we ended up with one the same day. I love it and I would have to say that it was an excellent choice for us for our $. Considering we went from a toyota Tacoma to this I can't even complain about the gas."
"I've had a 2000 Xterra SE and traded it because of lack of power. Later I purchased a 2005 Xterra S that was more than what I thought it would be. The value was phenomenal for the price and I have had absolultely zero problems out of this Xterra. It is everything and more than what I was expecting since I had already owned one prior. Handling, style, comfort, upkeep (next to zero) and quality of workmanship have way surpassed expectations. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone."