2005 Xterra

Consumer Reviews

2005 Nissan Xterra

$1,442 - $12,698  MSRP Range
2005 Nissan Xterra

Review Score

4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5

34 Reviews
97% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.1 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.6 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.1 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.5 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.7 out of 5 stars Performance
4.6 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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1 out of 5 stars

Worst designed vehicle ever

by 4WDOffRoadChic from kernersville on Sat May 05 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 our kids hated this vehicle.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
2 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
2 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Best overall vehicle. Very versatile

by Coop on Tue Oct 24 2017

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.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Extremely reliable and robust.

by wootywoot from Belmont, NC on Sat Jan 20 2018

Great car for the money. Safe, reliable, and overall fun to drive. I always knew I would be prepared for anything that I might come across in my travels. Rain, snow, mud, all a breeze with the 4x4 engaged.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Love the XTerra!

by XTerra Mom from Honolulu, HI on Mon May 15 2017

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!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2005 Nissan Xterra

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 pickup, upon which the Xterra is based. For 2005, both vehicles got extensive changes, including a new chassis that is related to the one used for the full-size Titan pickup, as well as the full-size Armada and midsize Pathfinder sport utilities.

For the Frontier and Xterra, which are considered compact trucks... Read More