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The 2014 Nissan Xterra receives a few new features including a much needed heated seat on the PRO-4X trim. X and S grades gain Bluetooth and steering-wheel controls, while the X trim gets an audio upgrade. An improved NissanConnect with Apps and new 16-inch alloy wheels round out the changes.
While most Xterra models see little change for 2013, prices on all have dropped, with Xterra S trims decreasing by over $2,600. Top-line PRO-4X models gain a hands-free infotainment system with navigation and rear-view monitor, while S models get an updated audio system.
Last year's X-Gear Package is now part of the S and SE's standard equipment list and includes fog lights, roof rack cross bars and gear basket and, on SE trims, a first aid kit and cargo net. The Technology Package is now standard on SE and Off-Road trims, adding an eight-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium audio system with subwoofer and six-disc CD changer, as well as Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, steering wheel audio controls and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Nissan updates the Xterra for 2009 with a freshened front end, new roof-mounted off-road lights (Off-Road trim only), new wheel designs, seat materials and colors. Roof-mounted curtain side-impact airbags with roll-over sensors are made standard, while the Xterra's option packages have been simplified to just two choices: Technology and X Gear.
Aimed at the off-road enthusiast, the 2015 Nissan Xterra is a true body-on-frame SUV designed for rough trails, and it's not afraid to sacrifice some around-town comfort and convenience to do it right. The truck-based design makes it as tough as nails, and the available 4-wheel drive (4WD) system lets it crawl over rocks, boulders, ruts, streams, and just about anything nature can throw its way, without ripping its suspension or getting buried up to both axles. If that sounds like a Jeep Wrangler, you're right, and the Nissan Xterra is one of the few vehicles out there that can legitimately claim to be as rugged as the legendary Jeep, just minus the removable doors and roof, or an advanced off-road package like the Rubicon.
By SS on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Perfect sport Utility! Very fun to own!!"
Cons: "Would like to have heated seats"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have owned this car from the beginning. Towed a trailer across the country, I go off-roading often, load it up and driving it all over town ever day. I would buy another just like it!"
8 people out of 8 found this review helpful
By sdivoll on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000overall rating 2 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"I really loved this car for the 1st few years I owned it. At around 75,000 miles I began hearing this noise when I accelerate and a rumbling noise intermittently. I brought it to the dealer several times before they finally diagnosed it as a secondary timing chain issue. The very day that I got it back, it was still making one of the noises and they said that the radiator cracked and leaked fluid into the transmission, ruining the transmission as well. I contacted Nissan Consumer Affairs and they stated that it is past warranty and they will not fix the issue even though they clearly caused it through their misdiagnosis and faulty repair. Online research reveals that this prolem is extremely common. Nissan's lack of response to this problem makes me not recommend this otherwise great vehicle to anyone."
7 people out of 7 found this review helpful
By BColorado on Thursday, July 19, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,600overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Outdoor Use, Comfort, Look"
Cons: "Gas isn't great, entry/exit for rear passengers"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Great vehicle to own, especially if you live somewhere where you have a lot of snow/rain, enjoy driving trails or just the outdoors in general. Roof rack and the roof storage are amazing. Easy fold-down seats with easy clean up, especially after a day of mountain biking or hiking. This vehicle is a little sensitive on steering at your higher speeds, but overall this vehicle is fantastic. This vehicle is simple, effective and functional…couldn’t ask for more."
6 people out of 6 found this review helpful