"I bought this new in 2008. I just got back from a 6000 mile cross country drive. It handled dirt, ice, snow, slush and cruised comfortably across 17 states. A good off roader in its stock form. Its a bit small to sleep in comfortably for me. Heading east I got a high of 24 mpg thanks to a pretty constant tail wind. Usually get about 20 on the freeway. It now has about 45,000 miles and hasn't had any recalls or problems. The Vehicle Dynamic Control saved me a couple times. Once when I had to swerve around a parked truck on the freeway doing 60mph. Another time when I was hit on the rear passenger door doing about 50. The only thing my S model lacks is outdoor temp gauge and a compass built into the review mirror and a 6 CD changer. All things that could be added but my previous Ford SUVs had those features and I do like them. They are probably available on the SE and offroad model. I never thought I would keep her this long but I still like the body style, the power and handling. I've only done oil changes, tire rotations and had the coolant system flushed. Brakes are still good. This is my first Nissan or import for what its worth, it was built in Tennessee."
Pros: "comfort, style, cargo, and flexiblity to lifestyle"
Cons: "Sound system, no power mirrors on "X". I have "S""
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Value is a higher rating then most since we got well under the invoice price on the Xterra S model.
Nissan has always been a reliable brand for the last three vehicle my family has owned.
The qulaity of the vehicle exceeds my standards. I do not want a fancy SUV, I want one I can get dirty on the weekend and be nice during the week.
Driving dynamics, great pick up and handling, the highway driving is impressive, you can hear everyone speak inside the car while on the highway.
Interior, the sounds system could be better, but no problem here since my last sound system was really bad. Exterior, the compartment on the roof is nice and so is the space under the trunk.
It is very comforable, I could take it on a long road trip and hitting bumps in the road are barely felt.
IT IS A GREAT NEW VECHICLE!"
Pros: "safe,comfortable,roomy,good on all terrains"
Cons: "city miles per gallon aren't awesome"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have driven MANY cars and I have never felt more safe in a car then when I drive my 2007 Xterra. I have never had any major issues with this this car. I can drive in the snow/rain/ice and never feel like the roads are too dangerous. The truck is stable in all conditions and I would highly recommend this car to anyone looking for an SUV. It doesn't have the best gas mileage for city/suburban drivers..but if that is the only down fall on this truck(and i think it is) then it is absolutely worth buying!!!<3 this truck!"