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2005 Nissan Xterra

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$2,204 — $10,832 USED
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Sport Utility
5 Seats
18-19 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Excellent drivetrains
  • Improved stability
  • Larger occupant compartment
  • Towing capacity
  • Optional stability system
  • Optional side-impact and side-curtain airbags

The Bad

  • Standard V-6 raises price
  • Stability system delayed for manual transmission
  • So-so fuel economy
  • No moonroof option
  • Challenging ingress
  • Old-style seat folding

What to Know

about the 2005 Nissan Xterra
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Standard antilock brakes
  • Folding front passenger seat
  • Easily cleaned cargo surface
  • On-road or offroad tires
  • Upscale offroad features

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
29 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.1)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Do not EVER want another car.

by longrundriver from Boulder City NV 89005 on May 12, 2018

I intend to have my 2005 Nissan Xterra Off Road FOREVER. I am super comfortable driving it---I sit UP and can SEE---especially important on long drives. Read full review

(1.0)

Worst designed vehicle ever

by 4WDOffRoadChic from kernersville on May 5, 2018

The Xterra is a nightmare if anything ever goes wrong with it. The cost to repair is high as it is poorly designed. It drives horrible as it catches any little breeze. It is not for young drivers as ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2005 Nissan Xterra currently has 6 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2005 Nissan Xterra has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Xterra received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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