2015 Nissan Xterra

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$23,660

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2015 Nissan Xterra
2015 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 2015 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

2015 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 2015
The Xterra S receives new features including: NissanConnect multimedia system, 5.0-inch color audio display, USB connection, Bluetooth hands-free phone system streaming audio and hands-free text messaging. There are no other significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.
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
  • 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

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • 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 4.5
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.4

My 4th Xterra

I'm currently on my 4th Xterra. What can I say? If you love 'em, you love 'em. Bought a 2004 and a 2006 new, and a 2011 and a 2015 used. All were manual transmission. The '06 and '11 stayed in the family as I passed them on to my daughter, who continued to use them (as I did) to commute to work and for extensive mountain highway driving. Always have loved their size and practicality, not to mention their reliability. Not much off-road, though I have no doubts they would excel there. I also limited long-distance highway driving due to comfort and fuel economy. Averaged 17-18 mpg on every one, which is the only feature about which I would carp (and which I'm sure contributed to Nissan's decision to end production in 2015). Nonetheless, I've always loved the look, performance and reliability and would recommend them to anyone in the market for a mid-sized 4WD. Certainly more comfortable and refined than a CJ-7.

5.0

Most reliable car i know

this was exactly what I was looking for. Comfort and enough room for people and hauling. Great pickup and lots of accessories. Looks like easy matenance.

4.4

Very reliable and functional vehicle.

The Xterra is a no-nonsense vehicle, it has a job to do and gets it done very well. Controls are well placed and visible. Easy to operate and everything has a function. Not full of fluff and things you don't need. Great 4WD for snow, ice, mud - whatever you may find beyond the pavement.

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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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