2005 Nissan Xterra consumer reviews

$20,850–$23,750 MSRP range
side view of 2005 Xterra Nissan
97% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5
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I own three XTerra (2005, 2006, 2013)

Super reliable. Great in the snow. Just put gas and oil in 'em. Keep up with recommended maintenance and they will last for more than 200K miles


Best overall vehicle. Very versatile

2nd owner of this vehicle. Very easy to maintain. Very versatile. Has the space to carry my lawn equipment or take the dogs out. Very well built vehicle.


Will Remember This Car Forever

This car met all of my needs. I was most impressed with the amount of space and the ride. There was plenty of room to seat all passengers comfortably and, with ability to remove/fold-down seats, provide extra room for hauling. Never had to worry about getting stuck in any kind of weather. This vehicle is very durable,safe, and has plenty of power to keep you out of any tight spots. It also featured a surprisingly crisp sound system that great for road trips and the commute to work. I would recommend this car to anyone. Absolutely my favorite vehicle to this day.


Still going strong after 12 years

Still driving my 2005 Nissan Xterra. Have had virtually no issues with the car as I maintain it regularly. Dealership is always surprised how "new" my "old" vehicle seems. If it wasn't for the fact that Nissan no longer makes the vehicle, I would most likely have purchased another one as my next new car.


Love the XTerra!

I've had my XTerra for 11 years and still love it as much as the first day I bought it. It's been super reliable and I love the ample storage that it provides. I spend a lot of time driving and you wouldn't think an SUV could provide comfort the way my XTerra does. It's spacious and was super convenient to have when my son was born and I found myself needing space for all the baby gear!


A rugged yet practical off-road SUV

Have always wanted an X-Terra and have not been disappointed at all. I got a pre-owned 2005 SE and despite being designed and built primarily as an off-road vehicle it works great for daily commute and has rugged looks, a smooth and quiet ride and a surprisingly comfortable interior. I highly recommend!!


Dont get ripped off

although the Xterras are awesome and i would tell anyone to get one DONT GET RIPPED OFF. i bought my for 8,000! with 130,000 miles on it!!!


Xterra Offroad

Powerful, big trunk, good 4x4, bad in snow in rear drive back end comes out too easy, good in snow with 4x4. Soft brake pedal feel.


Off Roaders Dream!

These Xterras are built very solid! Extremely capable off roaders and can really take a beating. Lots of room and cargo tie downs. Seats fold up and give tons of space. I have driven mine 100s of miles in off road mountain trails in all types of conditions and my Xterra has gotten out of some very tough terrain. Great values compared to SUVs with similar capabilities.


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I worked very hard at researching just the right vehicle for my needs. I looked at many different avenues and cars.com was the top for my product source information. I located the dealer with just a phone call... test drove it and bought it within the hour. THANK YOU!