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2005 Nissan Xterra SUV - Consumer Reviews

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Well rounded suv
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By Jeffvibe03
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2005 Nissan Xterra SUV SE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This vehicle has surprised me every time I drive it. It has superior handling for a truck based SUV and is extremely powerful for a V6. On a recent 1500 mile trip averaged 23 mpg. Was extremely comfortable, even if the ride is tuned on the sporty side. Overall I would recommend to anyone looking for a rugged and fun to drive SUV to check it out!


Best Features

4.0L V6 and 5 speed automatic, outstanding Sound system with Sirius and 6 disc changer. Great handling and off road ability. Rugged and wear resistant interior.


Worst Features

Stronger brakes would be nice, the pedal is somewhat soft and misleading about the actual braking of the vehicle. A more scratch resistant material on the bumpers would be nice, especially with so many of these SUVs going off road. An HID light option would be nice as well.


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fun to drive
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By gary
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2005 Nissan Xterra SUV S Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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only had the X for 5 months but it is just a ball to drive. i have never been happier with a vehicle


Best Features

road handeling


Worst Features

improve plastic used


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Awesome little SUV
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By Pwrl3ss
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2005 Nissan Xterra SUV Off-Road 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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My wife and I are really happy about our decision to buy a new 2nd gen. Xterra. We were considering buying a H3, but in comparison to what you get for the price, the X made more sense. Don't get me wrong, the H3 is nice (under-powered though) but it's not worth the extra $10k for it. I would say the fit and finish of our Xterra is as good if not better than the H3. The cabin is quiet when cruising around. Interior noise under acceleration though seems a little loud but hey that's a good thing because it reminds you got a little monster under the hood. The X definitely has power on tap, which was I think the biggest factor in our decision to buy the X.


Best Features

4.0-V6, price, 4x4 capability, size


Worst Features

Side airbags and rollover sensor standard on all models


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Best Midsize SUV
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By Mike
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2005 Nissan Xterra SUV Off-Road 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Very happy with the performance so far. No problems after 16,000 miles. I chose the 6 speed because of the better gas mileage and lower cost up front. I spend alot of time on the highway, and i cant complain about the handling and comfort. It helps when you have the optional stereo. Road noise at 80 mph is minimal.


Best Features

The stereo is great. The interior is comfortable. The six speed is smooth, and the 4-wheel drive works well.


Worst Features

I would like to see the a compass, averages for speed, gas mileage, distance to empty, which were only available on the SE model.


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'05 Xterra S 6-speed
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By Jim
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2005 Nissan Xterra SUV S Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Bought it used with 900 miles, have put 5000 miles on it, with no problems. Fun to drive, very roomy, handles and performs well. 6-speed Manual gets up to 25 mpg on the highway. Glad that I bought this vehicle.


Best Features

6 speed manual transmission air pressure warning lights for tires carpeted floor mats aluminum alloy wheels


Worst Features

wipe down back cargo area too slick


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