2010 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
The Xterra is a true off-road capable SUV. We have about 6k miles on ours and it's been great so far. We bought the Xterra because we wanted a true 4wd that could eventually take the place of my aging Toyota Tacoma. We drove a lot of vehicles before deciding on the Xterra. No regrets. Pros- It's fun to drive and well appointed. The V6 is very powerful. Good size, not too big or too small. Cons- It's not fuel efficient. My guess is that 20 mpg is the best you can expect on the hwy, 15 in the city. Interior plastics scratch easily which is a little annoying.
Powerful engine. Good ergonomics and interior is thoughtfully designed. Comfortable. Available off- road package and off-road capability. Overall size.
Figure out a way to improve the gas mileage. For a vehicle this size it should get at least 25 mpg. Consider a diesel like what can be found in Nissans outside the U.S. Improve the quality of the plastics used on the interior. They scratch too easily.