Nissan Xterra

2005 Nissan Xterra

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  • (4.5) 22 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,035$10,855
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 18-19
  • Engine: 265-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5
2005 Nissan Xterra

Our Take on the 2005 Nissan Xterra

"Everything you need, nothing you don't" � that was the marketing theme for the original Nissan Xterra sport utility vehicle when it launched for the 2000 model year. Mark McNabb, Nissan Division general manager, says it's also the theme for the redesigned 2005 model.Like the original, ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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

2005 Nissan Xterra Reviews Expert Reviews

One of my favorite SUVs has become even better.Last fall, Nissan introduced the second generation of its compact Xterra for 2005, which continues as a true truck-based sport utility designed for the kind of rugged off-road driving that I enjoy.It returns for 2006 with no significant changes, since it was just redone.The redesign of the Xterra coincided with the makeover of the Nissan Frontier p... Read full review for the 2005 Nissan Xterra

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Consumer Reviews


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by Young guy's X from Chester Springs, PA on September 23, 2009

I bought my 2005 Nissan Xterra with 45000 miles on it and so far no issues to report at all. It handles great in the city, rougher ride, but it is an SUV on a truck frame and i like it. The seats are ... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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2005 Nissan Xterra Safety Ratings

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There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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