Used 2001 Nissan Xterra


2001 Nissan Xterra

2001 Highlights

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.


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.

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Features & Specs

SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A)SE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A)XE-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A)XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A)SE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)XE 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)XE-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)
MPG151616151616161916
Seating555555555
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower170 hp @ 4800 rpm170 hp @ 4800 rpm170 hp @ 4800 rpm170 hp @ 4800 rpm170 hp @ 4800 rpm170 hp @ 4800 rpm170 hp @ 4800 rpm143 hp @ 5200 rpm170 hp @ 4800 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover2/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    A
    Acceptable

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100k+ after
I've purchased this car about 2 years ago with 100k miles on it. So far I've had to replace: Timing belt (wore out) Fog lights (burned out) A/C fan (Burned out) Leaf springs (1 snapped) Head gasket (coolant leak) Front grill (plastic pins holding it broke off) 4 small suspension parts, forgot what they were called I maintain the vehicle regularly, but a lot of parts appear to be cheap and fall apart. Especially the plastics, plenty of rattles and squeaks on every bump. Bumpers are also poorly built and fading. In the 2 years I've had the vehicle it has cost me about $3000 in repairs on top of the regular maintenance. Great off road, but poor quality parts make it less appealing.
A Note on Safety
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
Great Vehicle
Bought it with 28000 miles in 2003... 370,000 today! I'll probably get another vehicle someday , but I'll keep the Xterra forever! I retired this year and my driving has changed to mostly city, but the Xterra keeps on going. June 2018 update...still going strong, not many more miles 372,000. I don’t use it for long trips anymore, just hauling stuff from Lowe’s or Home Depot 😂
Used 2001 Nissan Xterra Overview

The Used 2001 Nissan Xterra is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A), SE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A), XE-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A), XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A), SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M), SE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M), XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M), XE-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M), and XE 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M).

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