(4.1) 21 reviews
MSRP: $2,706$9,242
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 18-21
Engine: 180-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 5
2004 Nissan Xterra

Our Take on the 2004 Nissan Xterra

Our Take

Bold, stark styling makes it quite clear that Nissan’s lower-priced midsize sport utility vehicle is meant to attract youthful shoppers. Sales since its debut as a 2000 model have demonstrated the Xterra’s appeal, but the figures slipped a bit during 2002. The Xterra still sells well ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Overemphasis on youth
  • Entry and exit
  • Supercharged V-6 fuel economy
  • Noise

Notable Features

  • Optional supercharged engine
  • Athletic appearance
  • Cargo-carrying conveniences
  • Five-passenger seating

7 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.