Just returned from a 3-week Colorado vacation. The S Trim XTerra performed admirably and was a pleasure to drive. Handled easy back roads with some rocks, pot holes, ruts and washboarding well -- was reluctant to try anything seriously challenging due to inexperience. Best gas mileage was 26 mpg. Mileage varies depending on driving technique, etc. Best to have a "light foot" on the accelerator. Had to replace in-cabin air filter upon return -- very dirty from dust. Since purchasing, have added skid plates, fog lamps and wind deflectors. Good investments. Happy XTerra owner.
Sturdy construction, good handling, fun to drive. Good mechanical reliability so far.
Padded arm rests on the doors. Standard 9-speaker sound system, 6-CD player and volume controls on steering wheel on all trims. Design a hybrid / hydrogen fuel cell version with equal power.