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2007 Nissan Xterra Consumer Reviews

4.7
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Solid with high miles.

by from Denver, CO on April 8, 2010

I have driven my 07 Xterra for two years, added over 40k miles to it, and am convinced I made the right choice. The total mileage on the vehicle is now 70k. I have had no problems so far. I average 19...
I have driven my 07 Xterra for two years, added over 40k miles to it, and am convinced I made the right choice. The total mileage on the vehicle is now 70k. I have had no problems so far. I average 19.5 mpg. I commute over the Continental Divide once a month and have never felt short of power going over the mountains – I’m always passing people going up hill. It performs great in the snow and the Electronic Stability Control is very quick responding. I’ve used the roof rack several times and really like the oversized bars. They’re not flimsy, they give you plenty of room to work with, and I don’t feel like I’m going to break them when I crank the tie-downs down tight. The storage compartment in front of the roof rack is nice for anything you don’t want in the cab with you, wet or dirty clothes for example. The boxy design allows you to utilize every cubic inch available – no slating rear windows that waste storage space. I’ve fit more than I thought I could on my trips to Home Depot. The plastic floor in the back let’s me throw things back there without worrying about scratches or stains. Buy a cheap rubber mat from Walmart if you don’t want things to slide around. There are also two rails in the back you can use to tie things in place if needed. An intrusive wheel well makes the back seat a little harder to get in and out of, but friends say it’s not a big deal – try it yourself. The controls are simple, well placed, and easy to operate with gloves on (I have the basic radio which has bigger buttons). In short this vehicle is reliable, practical, attractive, and performs great.
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Awesome SUV

by from Tampa, FL on August 5, 2010

Great SUV. Perfect blend of utility and performance. 3 years in and still love it like the day I bought it. could use some more "upscale" features" such as power seat even if as an option.
Great SUV. Perfect blend of utility and performance. 3 years in and still love it like the day I bought it. could use some more "upscale" features" such as power seat even if as an option.
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Smartest Decision

by from RI on March 10, 2011

I bought the Xterra about 6 months ago, and I loved and continue to love every second I drive in it. It handled one of the worst winters RI has seen in years like a dream. I pushed through snow two fe...
I bought the Xterra about 6 months ago, and I loved and continue to love every second I drive in it. It handled one of the worst winters RI has seen in years like a dream. I pushed through snow two feet deep with no problem! Its the true meaning of a Sport Utility Vehicle.. Before the camping season was up I packed it up and headed to CT for a long weekend camping trip. The X pulled my 2,500lb pop up with ease and handled all the elements mother nature threw its way. The only down side I would have to say is that if its a seriously windy day, the wind will take you for a left to right ride on the highway. The 4.0 has surprising power and will for sure eat the gas, but you have to expect that with any SUV. I have to say that this SUV is not ment for everyone....If your looking for heated seats, sunroof, power everything, navi, etc., etc. dont even bother looking at the Xterra. Its the type of vehicle that is ment for the active lifestyle. If you bike, hike, camp, ski, etc. this is the best SUV you can buy... I use my Xterra as a daily driver and it handles great in the city streets as well as the highway drives. All in all if you want a reliable, rugged, great looking SUV....BUY AN XTERRA!
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Fantastic Vehicle/SUV!

by from Colorado Springs, CO on February 13, 2010

We've had our 2007 Xterra for 2 years now and would happily jump on the chance to add another Xterra to our garage. Did an amazing job keeping us safe when a Semi truck ran us off the road in Texas la...
We've had our 2007 Xterra for 2 years now and would happily jump on the chance to add another Xterra to our garage. Did an amazing job keeping us safe when a Semi truck ran us off the road in Texas last year (09). Smashed up the front end and shattered a rim. We were towing a trailer on the back too. No damage to the trailer whatsoever. The Xterra took ALL of the damage. No hard to the cabin or passengers. FABULOUS vehicle for all kinds of driving. We just bought a 2004 Ford Mustang. The Xterra is our family car, while the stang is the sporty toy. Still prefer driving my Xterra. no problems at all except we had to have the battery replaced recently. Thats it. Insurance isn't real high for it either so its great!
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Fun, just plane fun

by from central Fl on January 4, 2012

I've have my Xterra for just oner a year and I just love to drive it. Off road it excellent and on the road nimble and quick. The interior is perfect for my lifestyle, kids, fishing, camping, kayaking...
I've have my Xterra for just oner a year and I just love to drive it. Off road it excellent and on the road nimble and quick. The interior is perfect for my lifestyle, kids, fishing, camping, kayaking and boating. It is barebones, you have to turn the lights on yourself and instruments are minimalist. Less to go wrong in my opinion. Seats are solid and hold up. Cleanup is easy. The X has plenty of power and pulls my 18 foot boat without a problem. Gas milage is around 18 in mixed which I consider good, I stepped down from a Tahoe that was getting 11 mpg. I'm very happy and impressed with the Xterra.
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First car I bought and so far it is a good vehicle

by from Hattiesburg, MS on January 16, 2008

Before I bought my 2007 xterra I owned a 98 Frontier and thought it was a pretty reliable truck so I went with another Nissan vehicle. I originally wanted a toyota tundra but couldn't find one to fit ...
Before I bought my 2007 xterra I owned a 98 Frontier and thought it was a pretty reliable truck so I went with another Nissan vehicle. I originally wanted a toyota tundra but couldn't find one to fit my needs and couldn't get a good deal. I have a little over 4,000 miles on my xterra now and so far I haven't had any major problems with it. It handles well to me, looks stylish, isn't too bulky and has good power. The inside is pretty roomy, looks nice as well, and can easily hold 5 people. The back can hold a lot so its good for hauling boxes back there and plenty of groceries. It even has a small spot underneath the back you can put stuff. The only problem is the floor back there is plastic so stuff slides around everywhere and even scratches the plastic but you can buy a carpet to put back there. The top also has a place to put things. I also recommend getting the side rails because they look nice as well and are great for shorter people and to get in the back seat. The back seat has good room but is difficult to get into. Another issue is the gas mileage which isn't terrible but not that good either. The xterra also drives a little bit rough but its not too bad. Overall I definitely recommend the 2007 Xterra because it is a good value for the price!
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Great vehicle for the Money

by from North Carolina on December 15, 2007

Nearly every vehicle I have owned has been a "lemon" but I have been extremely pleased with my 2007 X-terra. It handles well, is sporty yet simple and carries my cargo (3 children ranging in ages from...
Nearly every vehicle I have owned has been a "lemon" but I have been extremely pleased with my 2007 X-terra. It handles well, is sporty yet simple and carries my cargo (3 children ranging in ages from 3-14) safely. I wish the features were a little less basic but overall, I think I have a great, reliable vehicle.
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Solid Vehicle

by from Pittsburgh, PA on November 21, 2007

I switched from an 05 Jeep Liberty to an 07 Xterra X package due to help from a Lemon Law Settlement from Chrysler. The Xterra beats the Liberty in all categories but handling. THe Xterra handles like...
I switched from an 05 Jeep Liberty to an 07 Xterra X package due to help from a Lemon Law Settlement from Chrysler. The Xterra beats the Liberty in all categories but handling. THe Xterra handles like a boat compared to the nimble liberty at slower speeds, such as pulling into parking spaces or going down offroad trails, however, the Xterra is very solid on the road and on highways. Gas mileage is much better than what was advertised and what I expected. I get about 22 mpg around town and highway ... I've noticed no difference in mpg with different driving. The interior is very well designed, as I said, the vehicle just feels solid inside and out. The engine has good power, and the manual transmission shifts better than cars I have driven that had sticks. I'm very satisfied with the Xterra after 4000 miles. As I said my only complaint is sometimes its a little vague in handling in tight situations, but the overall quality and design of the vehicle makes up for it. P.S. The "easy clean" cargo area means your stuff slides all over the place on the plastic. I had to buy a floor mat to put back there, they sell them from Nissan that are specifically made to fit but they are about 70 bucks.
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Xterra excels.

by from Northern Utah on June 11, 2012

I purchased a high mileage 2007 in very good condition and find it meets or exceeds my expectations for a great basic utility vehicle with 4x4 when needed. The ride is very good, interior room is good...
I purchased a high mileage 2007 in very good condition and find it meets or exceeds my expectations for a great basic utility vehicle with 4x4 when needed. The ride is very good, interior room is good, amenities are all very functional and power is very good. Mine has the automatic transmission and I get 17mpg around town and 25mpg on the highway. It tows my trailer well when needed. Glad I went with the Xterra.
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Good truck for its intended purpose and more

by from Oregon on November 12, 2010

My '07 Xterra has been rock-solid reliable and fun to drive. it has a sporty feel that most SUVs lack. It is totally successful as a city car and as a recreational rig for camping and offroading. It i...
My '07 Xterra has been rock-solid reliable and fun to drive. it has a sporty feel that most SUVs lack. It is totally successful as a city car and as a recreational rig for camping and offroading. It is only fair as a long distance cruiser. I drove it to Alaska and back on the Alcan a few months ago--no problems, no disappointments. Got about 20mpg at 60-75mph cruising.
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