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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 CC on Saturday, March 07, 2009
overall rating 6 of 10rating details
"Overall good car for the money, have had for 18-19mos. zero mechanical problems, but don't like how easily the plastic inside scratches -I leaned a rifle against the passenger side middle console and the scope scratched the heck out of it (tucked in against passenger seat so wouldn't slide around) -looks terrible now like I took a knife to it. I would definitely recommend you NEVER have a dog with nails in this vehiclel. The ride is really stiff -like a 3/4 ton truck, hasn't softened up at all since new, I've thought about buying aftermarket shocks, but figure its not worth it just to have amore comfortable ride... previous car was a Maxima so not really comparable. Does awesome in the snow/ice here in Portland winters, switching from 2 to 4 wheel drive on the fly works good. Gas mileage is 18-19 average total for 30K miles, and can't get better mileage w/K&N airfilter and premium gas, 50/50 city/highway driving. Has PLENTY of power -this is a huge positive... tows approx. 2000-2500lb easily. Be forwarned -towing a light enclosed trailer & 1 quad lowers gas mileage to 13-14 mgp. Trade in/Private party re-sale value is VERY disappointing, this vehicle is worth way more than KBB or NADA say it is, guess I am not going to trade it in any time soon. Overall I still would buy again, price was right at 22K brand new... makes up for low gas mileage, and the cosmetic flaws."
14 people out of 14 found this review helpful
By IFWilmington on Sunday, April 29, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 62,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Good 4wd performance, good looking, few probs!"
Cons: "No rear air, lackluster acceleration, basic int."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Its a good truck for the money. The interior is fairly plain but I didn't expect much more. I got the X trim which is very basic, although power windows and power locks are standard. It is a really tough truck. The power was a little dissapointing but I've installed a cold air intake that seemed to really help a lot. The gas mileage is surprisingly good, I have gotten up to 23 miles/gallon on long highway trips. My clutch went out at 45k miles but this may have been partially due to teaching my girlfriend to drive a stick (warranty did not cover). I had a window motor go out at 55k and warranty covered that. Other than that it has surprised me numerous times on its overall toughness and off-road capability. I put a 2 inch lift on the front with 33'' tires. It looks sharp and I get a lot of compliments."
10 people out of 10 found this review helpful
By Milan on Friday, June 15, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Worry-free dependability, cargo/seating space, 4x4"
Cons: "Gas mileage, faulty gas gauge"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Purchased my 2006 Xterra S used (formerly a rental) in 2008. Looked past the poor gas mileage because of its ability to facilitate my hobbies. I've played in bands for a while, and this vehicle has not only fit my drums, but also large amps, guitars, a bass, a guitarist and a bassist, all at once. The folding seats lay flat unlike some other vehicles and the remaining rear seat has a nice bucket-seat feel. I used to be fortunate enough to live near Lake Tahoe. I took countless trips up the mountain to get in some much needed skiing. Again, the cargo/seating space and attached ski rack (Yakima) allowed for five people, four snowboards, one set of skis, all the gear, and a 12-pack to boot! Also, 4x4 capabilities allowed me safe travels on icy and snowy roads. On one of my more adventurous descents, I actually paced a snowplow during a whiteout. Now I have a 2-year old and there is ample room for the car seat, groceries, toys, books, etc. The seats are very easy to clean and the cargo area provides a nice space for a makeshift changing table. My family moved across country and I was able to fit my entire life into my Xterra (granted, we moved to a furnished apartment.) After four years, I don't know if I can bring myself to part with this wonderful vehicle. I imagine I'll drive it as far as it will take me."
8 people out of 8 found this review helpful