I LOVE my Xterra. I call it the War Pony. Because it,ll go anywhere I ask it to, at any time, in any weather. I used to own a full size lifted Bronco. I am now a 52 year old grandmother and needed a smaller 4 door. I did not think any thing could replace my big truck. Then I found the xterra. I strap my grand children into the back and away we go. No more getting out to lock in hubs. The ground clearence is fine the power is perfect. The interior cleans well. The gas mileage is good. Drivers comfort is great. Room in the back seat is good. I can see all around . the sound syatem bumps too. I LOVE my War Pony!!! I would recomend the Xterra to any one who wants a true 4x4with extras buy it!!!
I couldn't wait to buy an Xterra. Now that I have, I think I should have waited for a newer vehicle. It's just outdated and sucks gas like it's free. I haven't had one mechanical problem with it, but lots of little things that show lack of attention to detail (glovebox, molding, etc.) Still, it's a good reliable car and you can't go wrong with Nissan.
Xterra's are really nice looking, however, they ride rough on the pavement. If you primarily drive this on the pavement I don't recommend it. Buyers should get a Honda CRV, Element, or Toyota Rav 4 instead of this gas hog!
Rides high, and looks cool. Turning radius.
Rear bench seat in order for it to fold down flat you have to remove the seat cushions. Very annoying and a hassle to find places to store it. Gas mileage is bad and it goes through air cleaners quick, had to get a new one at just 6,000 miles.
Great offroad capability. It has handled everything I've come across offroad with ease. I used to be a die- hard Jeep fan, but this vehicle changed me. Comfortable with multiple passengers and car seat. Plenty of storage in back and roof rack. 14,000 miles without a problem. We have owned other Nissans which have impressed us with their reliability and we're betting our Xterra won't disappoint. Terrific SUV for the $
4X4. The vehicle is at home offroad. Storage. Plenty of room for the children and dog.