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Nissan Xterra
Nissan Xterra
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Base MSRP price range:
$23,390 - $31,370
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Car Type: Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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Nissan Xterra Overview

The Xterra feels crude but is very capable off-road. Although the ride is stiff, handling is relatively responsive. The strong V6 engine delivers quick acceleration but overall fuel economy is just 17 mpg. The automatic is smooth, but the four-wheel-drive system is a rudimentary part-time type. The basic interior looks rugged and is well assembled. The off-road trim line has a hill-descent control that maintains a very low speed on slippery downhill grades. Reliability has been average, but the Xterra scores too low to be recommended.

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