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2007 Nissan Xterra

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Sport Utility
5 Seats
18-20 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Excellent drivetrains
  • Towing capacity
  • Optional stability system
  • Optional side-impact and side curtain airbags

The Bad

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

What to Know

about the 2007 Nissan Xterra
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Standard ABS
  • Folding front passenger seat
  • Easy-to-clean cargo surface
  • Upscale offroad features

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Redesigned for 2005, Nissan's Xterra is still geared toward the youth market. It's fitted with a standard 4.0-liter V-6 that's rated at 265 horsepower and 284 pounds-feet of torque. Rear- and four-wheel-drive models are offered, and an offroad edition is available. Wheels as large as 17 inches in diameter are offered.

Changes are minor for 2007. The roof rack and its covered gear box now come standard, and mudguards are included on all four-wheel-drive models. An MP3 audio playback feature is now standard in the SE model and still included in a Rockford Fosgate Audio Package. The Off-Road model features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and sunglass holder, and bodyside molding is standard on SE models. Sandstone is a new exterior color.


Exterior
The current Xterra's styling is an evolution of the original's. The roof rack's gear box has a latchable lid. Between the large hood and the integrated front bumper is a grille with angled bars that's similar to other sport utility vehicles in Nissan's lineup. The Xterra has a double-wishbone front suspension and a rigid axle in back. Running boards are optional.

Interior
Five occupants fit inside the Xterra. An optional fold-down front passenger seatback for hauling long items can accompany the SUV's standard 60/40-split, folding rear seat. S models come standard with the Power Package, which includes keyless entry, cruise control, and power windows, locks and mirrors.

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Vehicle Overview
Redesigned for 2005, Nissan's Xterra is still geared toward the youth market. It's fitted with a standard 4.0-liter V-6 that's rated at 265 horsepower and 284 pounds-feet of torque. Rear- and four-wheel-drive models are offered, and an offroad edition is available. Wheels as large as 17 inches in diameter are offered.

Changes are minor for 2007. The roof rack and its covered gear box now come standard, and mudguards are included on all four-wheel-drive models. An MP3 audio playback feature is now standard in the SE model and still included in a Rockford Fosgate Audio Package. The Off-Road model features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and sunglass holder, and bodyside molding is standard on SE models. Sandstone is a new exterior color.


Exterior
The current Xterra's styling is an evolution of the original's. The roof rack's gear box has a latchable lid. Between the large hood and the integrated front bumper is a grille with angled bars that's similar to other sport utility vehicles in Nissan's lineup. The Xterra has a double-wishbone front suspension and a rigid axle in back. Running boards are optional.

Interior
Five occupants fit inside the Xterra. An optional fold-down front passenger seatback for hauling long items can accompany the SUV's standard 60/40-split, folding rear seat. S models come standard with the Power Package, which includes keyless entry, cruise control, and power windows, locks and mirrors.

A double-deck glove box is installed. The Xterra's rear section features an easy-to-clean cargo area floor with an adjustable channel system. Ten utility hooks reside in the cargo area, and a built-in first-aid kit is offered. Audiophiles can enjoy a premium 300-watt Rockford Fosgate-powered system with nine speakers, MP3 capability and steering-wheel controls. Satellite radio is optional.


Under the Hood
Nissan's 4.0-liter V-6 develops 265 hp and 284 pounds-feet of torque. The engine teams with either a five-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. Available part-time four-wheel drive includes Automatic, 4-High and 4-Low modes.

Safety
Standard all-disc antilock brakes have electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. Seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags are optional. Vehicle Dynamic Control is also available.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
38 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

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(5.0)

Super fun car and safe.

by Kellyc1022 from Placentia, California on August 26, 2018

This car was in my price range after my car accident and the money I got back for my car when it was totaled. It?s a super nice car, and strong. Reminds me of a Jeep Wrangler but safer and way cheaper ... Read full review

(2.0)

Okay car , too many sensor issues that add up

by Nissan let down customers from Colorado on August 11, 2018

I?ve owned my xterra since 2012 bought with 68k . It is now 2018 and I had to put a transmission in at 115k that costed 4 thousand , due to The infamous radiator leak. Do yourself a favor and replace ... Read full review

Safety

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Recalls

The 2007 Nissan Xterra currently has 2 recalls


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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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