2001 Nissan Xterra Overview

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Average User Score

4.55 stars

Based on 15 reviews

Best Suv Around by Anna
 — The handling on the car is amazing. With the power steering and a decent flush, the wheel is so slick. Additionally, the brakes and lights also work amazing. I love this car because it big and I can ... Read More
Excellent Suv by veruska
 — It is red color, it goes, it is big, and it took me places. it is happy if you change the oil as prescribed, goes on and on. what else would one want from a car? i loved it. roomy interior, lots of sp... Read More
Excellent Vehicle For Small Family, Or Weekend Offroader by pinski86
 — I love the low torque of the Xterra, it is excellent offroad from the factory, but if you are thinking of more the 3 inch lift is definitely a worth while option. A little bit under powered and runs ... Read More

2001 Nissan Xterra Overview

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2001 Nissan Xterra

An affordable rugged off-road SUV appeals to those who actually use the extra cargo space to store bikes, surfboards, or camping gear.  The Nissan Xterra sits on a truck platform, but is less than an inch shorter than the more upscale Pathfinder.  It seems to have found its niche with a younger, more active consumer, and has already proven a big seller.  The 2001 Xterra adds a few more standard features and revises the instrument panel this year.

The 2001 Xterra comes with either a 2.4-liter, 143-hp I4 engine matched to a 5-speed manual, or a 3.3-liter, 170-hp V6 with choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic.  The XE comes with either engine, the SE only with the V6.  V6 models offer a choice of 2WD or 4WD, while the I4 is only offered with the 2WD.  New for 2001, the XE I4 gets a CD player.  The SE now comes standard with a 6-CD player with controls on the steering wheel, a leather-wrapped wheel, new 16-inch alloy wheels, and titanium interior trim.  The SE is much better outfitted with adjustable roof rails, skid plates, step rails, a sunroof, and power features, most of which come optional for the XE.  There are two useful options with the 2001 Xterra -- a tow package and a bike rack for the cargo bed, which opens up to 65 cubic feet when the rear seats fold flat.

Built like a truck, the 2001 Xterra can tackle off-roading with surefootedness, but this same ability makes it a bit bumpy and bouncy on paved roads.  Drivers like its agile handling and tight turning radius, and the price tag makes it appealing to younger drivers.  Its rugged looks also distinguish it from blander SUVs.  Disappointments include two underpowered engines, low fuel economy, uncomfortable seats for long trips, and an instrument panel that's sometimes hard to read.

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Location For The Throttle Control Motor Relay On The 2001 Nissan Xtera.

would like to replace the throttle control motor relay, but cannot find where it is.

418 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)
spic
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So I Blew Both Air Bags On My Xterra 2001.can I Fix This Cheap ..can My Bac...

2001 xterra Nissan..both airbags deployed seatbelts are locked. how do I get the belts to release cheap. id rather not put airbags back in where it is an offroad buggy

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123lynn
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Replaced Thermastat And Still Overheating. What Else?

In the past 2 years have had head gaskets, radiator, thermastat replaced 2 times, Just picked it up from the shop and today it overheated with needle going to H My mechanic could not find anything wro...

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SunnySmith
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Abs Is Not Working What Is The Price For The Parts To Fix It

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Flash21
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Exterra Dies

While driving the abs light comes on , radio dies, gages die , then engine. stop all things come back, but will not start.

186 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)