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Nissan Xterra Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four 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…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (18 total reviews)


Great buy

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

Had the car for almost 3 years now. No problems (knock on wood). hauls great and good room for loading things which I wouldn't expect would fit in it!




01 xterra v6 4x4

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

I have driven my Xterra cross country 3 times now and have taken numerous road trips. It is a great vehicle from every standpoint. The gas mileage is ok but is improved with small aftermarket parts. I off road often and have a Rancho lift kit and run LT 285s on the Xterra. Once in 4lo, the Xterra is unstoppable. Even when it was stock, it was very dependable off road. I like how the seats give you a commanding view of the road and are very comfortable. The 3.3L V6 is underpowered but matched with the 5 speed manual tranny, it does well enough. The Supercharged version that came out a few years later would be the way to go. It puts out 210 hp I believe. Either way, the Xterra is a great suv.




A car for the adventurous

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

My Xterra is fun to drive around town, on the highway, and off the pavement. I never have to worry about taking it into poor conidtions. With 4WD and a high clearance, snow, mud, and dirt roads are not an obstacle. There is plenty of room inside for the dog, groceries, or backpacking gear. And if you run out of room inside, there's always the rack up top. The Xterra is designed for adventure down to the last detail. Do not expect luxury here, just functionality. Lots of functionality.




Gas mileage is terrible

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

When i first bought this vehicle i didn't do alot of traveling but a few months ago i got promoted and now i travel alot for sales and this is not a traveling suv. The gas mileage is just terrible. Its costing me over $300 dollars a month just to drive it. Thats why im going to trade it in for a subaru. For the gas mileage gains and the fact that the area i live in i still need all wheel drive or 4wd




Great little suv

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

This is a terrific SUV. The acronym of Stupid Usless Vehicle does not apply to the X. It performs well on the highway, it is comfortable and nimble on the streets. If the X has a problem it is in that it is not a cheep vehicle to operate. The Gas milage is poor and the engine could use a few more CI's. The bottom line for the X is it's off road capability. This little truck has never backed up to any off road situation that I have put it into. Granted it is not a FJ40, but the unit will take you anywhere that a sane person wants to go.




Xterra xtra special

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

Got my Xterra Jan 2001 and it's the best vehicle I've ever owned. Been to Nfld , Canada from Deep South Texas -8500 mi round trip & handled like a dream. I think a bigger engine is req'd, but I love my truck. We got the yellow and we still get admiring looks. Best brakes I've ever experienced. For those who find the seats bad, get out and exercise more so you can make your fat butts smaller. Great on and off road...what a blast!! Solid as a rock and suspension is great. The roads down here should qualify as off roads.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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Full 2001 Nissan Xterra Review

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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