(4.4) 26 reviews
MSRP: $1,658$8,586
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 16-21
Engine: 170-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 5
2002 Nissan Xterra

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Following the lead of the Frontier pickup, a supercharged engine is now available in Nissan’s midsize sport utility vehicle, which has boldly proven its popularity with youthful buyers. The Tennessee-built Xterra is based on the Frontier pickup truck and was introduced for the 2000 model ye... Read Full Report


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Like an aging TV personality, the Nissan Xterra was sent out for a makeover; it came back, as they often do, looking different, anyway, but not a great deal smarter.Now in its third season, Nissan's compact SUV is supposed to capture the hearts of first-time and otherwise impecunious, outdoors-oriented buyers, as a back-to-basics alternative which leaves off, in price and amenities, wh... Read full review for the 2002 Nissan Xterra

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My first truck

by Sjoerde from Ayden, NC on September 28, 2009

I bought my 2002 Xterra SE used with 123,000 miles and one year later with 140,000 miles I havent had any problems. If I could I would keep this car forever! I checked the gas milage when I first got ... Read Full Review

11 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.


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There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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