Despite its discontinuation in 2015, the Nissan Xterra remains popular among off-roaders.

The adventure-ready Nissan Xterra combines power, utility, value and authenticity inspiring and facilitating outdoor enthusiasts to “attack life” wherever they go.

Xterra’s distinct “multi-flex” interior provides an abundance of useable space, storage and convenience features – including an available Easy Clean cargo area, Utili-Track® cargo-carrying system, tie-down channel system, 10 cargo hooks and an available built-in first-aid kit.

Available in three well-equipped models – X, S and PRO-4X – all Xterras feature an advanced 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine, rated at 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque, along with a rugged “F-Alpha” truck platform for adventure-ready performance. The “F-Alpha” platform is shared with the full-size Nissan Titan pickup and Armada SUV. Xterra is available with a choice of 6-speed manual (S 4×4 and PRO-4X 4×4 only) or 5-speed automatic transmissions and a choice of part-time 4-wheel drive or 2-wheel drive.

Nissan Xterra was offered in three models – X, S and PRO-4X. Xterra X models come with a 5-speed automatic transmission only, with S and Pro-4X models offering a choice of 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic.

The entry-level Xterra X grade offers a long list of standard features, including Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), power windows and locks, Remote Keyless Entry, cruise control, engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, 60/40 split fold-down 2nd row seat and Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS).

Standard features for Xterra S include 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with BFGoodrich Long Trail tires, driver’s seat lumbar support, step rails, Easy Clean Cargo Surface and C-Channel cargo floor with four moveable hooks and front tow hook (4×4).

Xterra PRO-4X models feature Roof-Mounted Off-Road Lights in the air dam, silver headlight inner color, auto on/off headlights, black bodyside molding, fold-down front passenger seat with backboard, unique gray/white cloth seat fabric, sunglasses holder (overhead console), outside temperature display in rearview mirror, PRO-4X badge on tailgate and leather-wrapped steering wheel.


– Engine: DOHC V6
– Displacement: 4.0 liter
– Power: 261 hp
– Torque: 282 lb-ft
– Transmission: 5-speed auto/6-speed manual

Ever since its first release in 2000, the Nissan Xterra has been one of the most popular off-road vehicles on the market. Nissan has sold almost 750,000 vehicles since then. For the 2016 model year, Nissan has opted not to bring back the Xterra. Instead, the SUV will live on as a cult classic among off-roaders.


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