2010 Nissan Xterra

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

178.7” x 74.9”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Strong V-6 engine
  • Automatic transmission shifts
  • Supportive seats
  • Towing capacity

The bad:

  • Poor brake-pedal feel
  • Seat belts can get trapped under backseat
  • Gas mileage

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Standard 261-hp V-6
  • Standard stability system
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Available leather seats

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.9
  • Interior 3.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.1
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.4
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Most recent consumer reviews


LOVE MY 2010 Xterra

I bought mine back in 2010 brand new an absolutely love it, which they still made them. They need to bring them back but keep the same shape and the simple and easy inside, not make them look like mini vans on wheels or add a 3rd row seat. If they made them like the one I have now I would definital have one. LOVE MINE


The Xterra is the orange sherbert of SUVs

Yes, I said orange sherbert but hear me out! In the world of SUVs names like Jeep, Bronco, 4Runner, and Land Cruiser reign supreme. They're all pretty reliable, good price depreciation, and fun to drive...but i would argue the Xterra should at least be in the conversation. The Xterra is a great vehicle. It runs on the uber reliable and powerful Nissan 261hp 4.0 liter engine. Parts are pretty cheap. Its easy to work on. It's got great space and has got great mods available for it. It was basically built for fun. The design is boxy and outdated but also unique. I think if you can get past the name and not following the trend you'll likley be happy with this faithful companion. Yes its great to have Vanilla, Chocolate, and strawberry flavors but those get old after a while. The Xterra is fun, just like Orange Sherbert. you're not winning any michelin stars with it but you are guaranteed to have a good time.


Mechanically a Great Vehicle !!

Only had to change one left wheel bearing at 105K, only had one small issue regarding the Clock Spring part in the steering wheel which controls the cruise control, airbag, and horn at 115K, that part is 350 plus labor so putting it off for now until inspection time since horn must work .

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Based on the 2010 Nissan Xterra base trim.
Frontal driver
Frontal passenger
Nhtsa rollover rating
Side driver
Side rear passenger


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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