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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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



First review

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

I have a 5 speed and am overall very happy about my purchase, ive put 2,000 miles on it in a month with many many more to go. The rpms on the 5 spd. Manual seem high. Maybe a 6th gear overdrive would help gas mileage. Other than that I'm averaging 300 miles to the tank and I love driving my xterra



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A note on safety

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

Best vehicle my wife and I ever bought. Extremely versatile for trips, vacations, camping, light towing but still practical enough for everyday use. I even hauled lumber on the roof- rack with no probelms. UNFORTUNATELY my wife was rear-ended in our last week! She left the highway sideways, went airborne and flipped three times...completely crushing the front and rear, but the seating areas both front and back were not harmed and she walked away without...well, one tiny scuff on her leg from the steering wheel. It kept her safe and we are now looking for a replacement. We love the X-terra




Cost-wise - best vehicle i've

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

No, it's not the most comfortable but it's not a luxury vehicle. When I paid it off 2 yrs ago, I knew I wanted to keep it for another 2 or 3 yrs and so I put $2100 in it to get a/c fixed, tune-up and timing belt replaced. Other than that all I've ever replaced was a battery, tires and brakes.




Florida ride

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

I have owned quite a few cars and trucks, but when I purchased this, I fell in love. Everyone says always trade before the miles get too large, but I don't have any desire to trade in. I will probably drive it till it falls apart, and an 80% chance of getting the exact make and model in the future. I love the feeling of being up high and seeing out, I love the interior. For the year of my vehicle, I am glad to say there are no paint discrepancies or rust. Everything in mine is still original, and it has never been touched up or painted.




Xterra is a great suv

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

I've had my Xterra rear-ended 3 times in 6 years and have never had any damage done to my car (granted all less than 5 miles an hour) but the same can't be said for the cars that hit me!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Good vehicle less the a/c

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

I bought it new w/ 7 miles and it was the 1st new car I ever bought. So far it has given me no problems with the exception of the driver side window going up very slowly. Pushing the window forward fixes it until you bring it down again. My A/C went out (high side pressure line) and this is VERY common on the xterras and actually pisses me off. When I went to the dealership the girl in front of me purchased the same part and when I was in line paying a guy walked by and said "oh, you must drive an Xterra" If it's that common issue a recall. Mileage is okay and I can actually tow a little more than expected. 103k miles and I'll drive it till she dies. hopefully 300k!



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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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Talk About The 2001 Xterra

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msiseng
msiseng
02-18-2001
I just bought my Xterra...(2001 SE, 4WD, Auto Dimming Mirror, Mud Guards, Floor Mats, Filter, totally USELESS moonroof, alloy wheels and stock 16" tires for $24,600 including frieght). The vehic...


dfaraon
dfaraon
06-18-2001
I have a Nissan Xterra 2001 SE 4x4. I have a question regarding the audio system of the Xterra. I have factory installed In-dash 6-disc CD Changer. I want to add an amplifier to it without changing...


mney6
mney6
05-09-2002
2001 Xterra 4x4 with less than 36000 miles....



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