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2013 Nissan Xterra

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2013 Nissan Xterra
Available in 5 styles:  2013 Nissan Xterra 4dr 4x4 shown
Asking Price Range
Estimated MPG

15–16 city / 20–22 hwy


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2013 Nissan Xterra 4.5 11
$ 15,215-26,767
January 18, 2013
Vehicle Overview

Nissan's truck-based Xterra is geared toward young, active buyers — or those who want to appear that way. A standard 4.0-liter V-6 drives either the rear or all four wheels. Unlike some SUVs, it's a truly capable off-roader, with an available PRO-4X off-road edition. The other trim levels are X and S. The Xterra seats up to five people. Competitors include the Toyota FJ Cruiser and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
New for 2013
The midlevel Xterra S gets a new CD stereo with USB connectivity and satellite radio. Meanwhile, the PRO-4X adds automatic headlights, an outside temperature display, a backup camera and a navigation system.

ExteriorThe Xterra's styling is evolutionary, mimicking the original's design heritage. It's defined by its standard tubular roof rack and stepped roofline. All Xterras have short front overhangs — the distance between the front of the wheel well and the front of the SUV — and this helps in off-road situations. Exterior features include:

  • Available roof-mounted off-road lights (PRO-4X)
  • Available roof-mounted gear basket
  • Sixteen-inch wheels

InteriorFive people can fit inside the Xterra. An available fold-down front passenger seat that allows for hauling long items can accompany the SUV's standard 60/40-split folding backseat. Options include a Rockford Fosgate stereo and a system of cargo hooks in the luggage area. Interior features include:

  • Cruise control
  • Double-deck glove box
  • Available easy-to-clean cargo floor
  • Cloth seat upholstery; available leather
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available navigation system

Under the HoodNissan's 4.0-liter V-6 is the only engine offered. It makes 261 horsepower and 281 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:

  • Engine uses regular gas
  • Six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission
  • Available part-time four-wheel drive
  • Available locking rear differential and limited-slip differential (PRO-4X)
  • Double-wishbone front suspension and multileaf solid rear axle

SafetyStandard safety features include:

  • Electronic stability system
  • Antilock disc brakes with electronic brake-force distribution
  • Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows


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