2007 Nissan Xterra

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2007 Nissan Xterra

Key specs

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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

4 trims

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Notable features

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

2007 Nissan Xterra review: Our expert's take

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.

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.

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.

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


still kickin

I got mine used in 2012 with about 45k on it. Last year I crossed 100k miles. A few months after I got it, a cab rear-ended me in downtown Nashville; I needed a new bumper, but he needed a new cab. More recently, I was driving down a highway in IL when some deer ran across the road. I had nowhere to go, so I slowed down, but I couldn't avoid the last one. The front end took some damage; I drove it for a week before I could get it to the shop. $3500 dollars later, it's back to a more normal appearance (insurance covered most of it). So, from a safety standpoint, I feel pretty good about this vehicle. I have had a couple of minor issues -- the tire sensor went out a long time ago. The fuel gauge works intermittently, so I have to watch the trip meter. And there is some problem with a battery cable -- somewhere; if the battery holder is loose, the battery doesn't charge. But I pushed the battery back, tightened the clamp, and I haven't had any more problems -- but I am still wondering what happened. It's the only reason I consider buying another car (I don't like getting stranded for any reason).


Worst car ever owned

Have had the same items replace several times over the past 8 years. Poor gas mileage, not reliable. Expensive repairs lead to dissatisfaction. The past 8 years spent about 15K in repairs...could have bought new car. Now having same issue for the third time.


LOVE this car

I absolutely loved this car. It was a great first car and kept me feeling safe up in the air. It was the perfect car for a young driver and served many purposes.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)
Dealer certification required
167-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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