(4.3) 14 reviews
MSRP: $1,134$7,590
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 17-21
Engine: 170-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 5
2001 Nissan Xterra

Our Take on the 2001 Nissan Xterra

Our Take

Xterra debuted for 2000 as a basic, lower-cost running mate for the Pathfinder, and it scored impressive achievements in its first year. It earned the North American Truck of the Year award from a panel of journalists, passed up the Pathfinder as Nissan’s best-selling SUV and succeeded in a... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

Any kid who ever was obsessed with dinosaurs can surely relate to the Nissan Xterra. The compact sport-utility vehicle, with its distinctive stepped roof, tubular roof rack and running boards, has a fierce "exoskeleton," according to Nissan. Funny, we found the scariest part of this Japanese SUV to be its too-high price tag. We first evaluated the Xterra 18 months ago. We decided to revisit a... Read full review for the 2001 Nissan Xterra

Consumer Reviews


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I loved the X-Terra! The only down-side- MPG

by JustSimplyMeM from Staten Island, NY on August 14, 2011

I absolutely loved my X-Terra, I bought it used and owned it for 5 1/2 years. It was an EXCELLENT vehicle - absolutely no complaints. I commuted to work, 1 1/2 hrs each way, 80 miles per day. This veh... Read Full Review

5 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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