2014 Nissan Xterra

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$23,390

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2014 Nissan Xterra
2014 Nissan Xterra

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2014 Nissan Xterra trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Standard 261-hp V-6
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Manual or automatic
  • PRO-4X off-road model

2014 Nissan Xterra review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Nissan’s truck-based Xterra is geared toward young, active buyers — or those who want to appear that way. A standard 4.0-liter V-6 drives either the rear or all four wheels. Unlike some SUVs, it’s a truly capable off-roader, with an available PRO-4X off-road edition. The other trim levels are X and S. The Xterra seats up to five people. Competitors include the Toyota FJ Cruiser and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
New for 2014
For 2014, NissanConnect is updated with smartphone integration, navigation and voice recognition. The X grade gets an upgraded audio system and push-type climate controls, while the PRO-4X grade gets standard heated front cloth seats and available heated leather front seats. Now standard on X and S grades are the Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, steering-wheel audio controls and sunglasses holder, and S and PRO-4X grades have new 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheel designs.
Exterior Highlights

  • Sixteen-inch wheels
  • Available roof-mounted off-road lights (PRO-4X)
  • Available roof-mounted gear basket
  • Available trailer hitch receiver
  • Available fog lights

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Cruise control
  • Double-deck glove box
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Available fold-down front passenger seat
  • Available easy-to-clean cargo floor
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cloth seat upholstery; available leather
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Rockford Fosgate stereo

Under the Hood

  • 261-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine
  • Engine uses regular gas
  • Six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Available locking rear differential and limited-slip differential (PRO-4X)
  • Double-wishbone front suspension and multileaf solid rear axle

Safety Features

  • Electronic stability system
  • Antilock disc brakes with electronic brake-force distribution
  • Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.3

I have owned 2006, 2010 & 2014, All great Vehicles

Never got stuck in the snow or flood waters. Great ground clearance!! Reliable, Durable. Needed a rear camera though. Hoping for the 2021 New design.

2.9

Unreliable

Had to replace the clutch twice on my dime (over $2,000 each time) and the transmission (paid for by extended warranty). When the dealer replaced the first clutch they poked a hole in my oil pan and refused to pay for the damage.

3.6

Good clearance, other than that pretty frustrating

Since the day I got it, the interior door panels have fallen off and rattle with every little motion because of the retaining clips being too short. I don’t like the traction control, and the off option doesn’t do anything. Needs to be put into 4wd as soon as the road is wet because it slips at go. Not to mention the terrible gas mileage. Has not developed any big issues over the past 5 years, however. I’d say it is a reliable machine, as long as you don’t expect too much. Very frustrating when used to a Jeep or Subaru.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
N/A
Powertrain
84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)
Dealer certification required
167-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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