Used 2003 Nissan Xterra SUV

$4,900 - $5,995
2003 Nissan Xterra

2003 Highlights

Though the Xterra was updated just last year, Nissan has made further changes for 2003. Mechanically, the V6 has received a slight increase in power, and a stability control system (Nissan's VDC) will be a new option. Also for 2003, Xterra XE V6 models come with standard 16-inch alloy wheels and tubular step rails, and four new exterior colors are available, including Atomic Orange and Camouflage (limited and late availability). Inside, a driver seat-height and lumbar adjuster has been added to V6 models and a new roof headliner net (on nonsunroof models) and luggage side net have also been added, along with new metal ceiling tie-down hooks. A "rugged" leather package is now offered for the SE trim. Other refinements include a 300-watt rating for the Rockford Fosgate-powered eight-speaker audio system, an available tire-pressure monitoring system and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution. A heavy-duty alternator and dual 12-volt power outlets located in the engine compartment are also standard on SE trim.


  • Rugged looks and the off-road capability to match, lots of room inside.


  • Poor on-road ride and steering, four-cylinder and normally aspirated V6 lack power.

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Used 2003 Nissan Xterra SUV for Sale

Nissan Xterra 2003 XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A) Super Black Clearcoat Gray 123,238 miles
Used 2003Nissan XterraXE
Est.Loan: $100/mo
Nissan Xterra 2003 XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A) Solar Yellow Clearcoat 162,146 miles
Used 2003Nissan XterraXE
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Nissan Xterra 2003 121,367 miles
Used 2003Nissan Xterra
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Features & Specs

SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A)SE Rwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A)SE S/C 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A)XE Rwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A)SE S/C Rwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A)XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A)XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)XE Rwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M)XE I4 Rwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower180 hp @ 4800 rpm180 hp @ 4800 rpm210 hp @ 4800 rpm180 hp @ 4800 rpm210 hp @ 4800 rpm180 hp @ 4800 rpm180 hp @ 4800 rpm180 hp @ 4800 rpm143 hp @ 5200 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

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  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

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    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    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
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  • Roof Strength Test
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  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
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  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
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  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Best car for everything!!
In all honesty it is one of the best all around cars you can buy, and cheap too! The acceleration is not bad for what it is, the teams is fantastic!! I beat on mine all the time and if you do nessesitys to maintain it will hold up forever! Mine has 220,000 miles and runs strong, only repairs are on the clutch and breaks, very solid, pretty safe is you drive normally, surprisingly hard to flip! Reliable fun, relatively safe and 25+ mpg!!
Best vehicle I've ever owned
Last year, I got a job that required a long commute, and had to get rid of my 2003 Xterra. I really miss that SUV, by far the best vehicle I've ever owned. The only maintenance that was ever required was the scheduled maintenance, I never had a single problem with it that required fixing. It drove smooth, and was surprisingly quiet for an SUV. The V6 engine was very powerful, as we towed and carried many loads across the US without even straining it, there was always more power than we needed. By the time I traded it in after 7 years of driving, the paint was still perfect, the suspension was perfect, the engine was perfect, and the interior looked brand new. I really miss that Xterra. :(
Above average but very versatile
Xterrra is a SUV build on a truck base. Good parts of the car: Great room from the ground to the undercarraige which makes driving in the snow very easy. Huge difference in deivimg the Xterra XE in the snow versus a saller car. Excellent space in the car with 6 stereo speakers and multiple USB ports. I installed a JVC radio and it looks and sounds terrific. Kids can plug in cell phones or chargers anywhere. Also not a bad looking vehicle and used touch up paint very effectively. Overall paint has held up quite well. Bad parts: Timing belt at 105K is very expensive. Car can be shaky at times but you have to remember it is a truck you are driving not a car. Gas mileage is pretty tough. I am at 16/22 but can use regular 87 gas. Windshield gets foggy pretty quick and engine is not easy to work on. Well those are the facts. Its a safe car that can be used for a lot of things whether it be taking your kids and his or her friends somewhere to putting golf clubs or construction equipment in the back. It is very versatile.
Used 2003 Nissan Xterra SUV Overview

The Used 2003 Nissan Xterra SUV is offered in the following styles: SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A), SE Rwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A), SE S/C 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), XE Rwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A), SE S/C Rwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 4A), XE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M), XE Rwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5M), and XE I4 Rwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M).

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