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Nissan Xterra Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Nissan Xterra

  • A truck-based compact ute for those who actually plan to use it like it's featured in Nissan's TV commercials.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Rugged looks and capability to match, excellent brakes, lots of room inside, standard ABS, first-aid kit.

  • Cons

    Uncomfortable front seats, cheap interior plastics and fabrics, useless sunroof on SE models, weak V6.

  • What's New for 2001

    SE models come with titanium interior accents as well as a premium audio system boasting 100 watts of peak power and a six-disc in-dash CD changer. New steering wheel-mounted audio controls can be used to operate this system. The rumored 3.3-liter supercharged V6 is, at this point, MIA, but console yourself with a new color called Gold Rush and restyled 16-inch alloy wheels.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Incredible vehicle

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Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Xterra XE-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)

I've owned the Xterra for over 5 years at this point, bought it when it had 30,000mi. The odometer just passed the 130,000mi mark and the vehicle is still in outstanding shape. The only oddball thing I've had to replace is a bearing that supports the two-piece drive shaft, but I blame it on all the mud and water I've intentionally not avoided. I couldn't afford the insurance for 4WD when I bought it, but I certainly don't regret going with the 2WD- I've pushed this vehicle to the limit consistently on and off road, irresponsibly run the RPM's above 4K daily just to listen to the aftermarket parts work, and still, with typical maintenance (oil changes, trans flush), the X still runs strong.




Just what i expected

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Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Xterra XE-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)

I bought my Xterra used, and knew when I got it that the mileage was below average even for a mid-sized SUV. The trade-offs have been worth it. FUN to drive, great curb appeal, roomy cargo area, reliable engine performance. I have had ZERO problems with it mechanically, no window or CD failure here.




Reliable transportation

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Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Xterra XE-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)

I do my part, oil changes, tires, brakes, etc. and this car keeps humming along. I drive 70 to 80 miles per day at 70 plus mph. during the week and take the occasional Georgia Mt. trip over rutted red clay trails-never a problem! Tough and reliable transportation.




Great suv

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Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Xterra XE-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)

I've been driving my Xterra for 5 years now without 1 problem. It's a fun car to drive, handles well in all weather, and is great for long trips. Gas mileage on the highway is acceptable, not as good for street driving. I feel save in it. We've been rear ended twice and both times the other car was in much worse shape than the Xterra. I'd buy another one.



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2001 xterra - i like

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Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Xterra XE-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)

Plain Macho SUV. No frills, just clean practical design. Very reliable so far. Substantial power with V6, but needs a 6th speed for overdrive. 3000 RPM at 65 is too costly with fuel. But around the city it is fun and peppy to drive. Good value for the buck overall. But won't impress those yuppie friends of yours, my kids really like it though. Hell with the yuppie SUVs, enjoy it yourself with your family and all their loaded gear. I'd buy another new XTERRA if gas wasn't going up so much these days. RLC




Xxxterra

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Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Xterra XE-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)

Has been great! Got 100,000+ on brakes. At @ 120,000 had one caliper replaced. Has been very reliable. Still looks good. No complaints.



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What's New for 2001

SE models come with titanium interior accents as well as a premium audio system boasting 100 watts of peak power and a six-disc in-dash CD changer. New steering wheel-mounted audio controls can be used to operate this system. The rumored 3.3-liter supercharged V6 is, at this point, MIA, but console yourself with a new color called Gold Rush and restyled 16-inch alloy wheels.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 17
  • highway
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