2006 Nissan Xterra Overview


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4.55 stars

Based on 15 reviews

Outperforms Everything That Doesn't Cost $20k More. by Dmitry
 — Nissan's XTerra is the same sort of vehicle that the Toyota FJ Cruiser, the Hummer H3, and the Land Rover LR3 are. Except it costs less than all 3, out performs all 3 in terms of acceleration, does as... Read More
Excellent 4x4, Will Give The Rest A Run For Their Money. by SubaruShopper
 — Nissan's VQ engine has won awards continually from the time it was first introduced, and right up until current. The 4.0 liter VQ engine, used in the Xterra, is just as quick as the VQ used in the Z ... Read More
Love The Xterra by Cherise
 — Adore it! Love everything about this truck! Interior material holds up against pets and the exterior is sturdy. Has needed no repairs, just regular maintenance. Can absolutely pick up and go when you... Read More

2006 Nissan Xterra Overview

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2006 Nissan Xterra

Conjuring up associations with cross-country travel and the youth culture X games, the Nissan Xterra's name expresses its target audience -- young, active, sports-oriented drivers who want an affordable compact SUV for other things than hauling groceries.  

After a redesign in 2005, the 2006 Nissan Xterra features one major change, a new base model trim.  The X is base in its truest sense, with no power features.  All trims (X, S, Off-Road, and SE) come with a 4.0-liter, 265-hp V6 and either a 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic.  Each one is available with either rear-wheel or four-wheel
drive.  The luxury-oriented SE only comes with the auto tran.  Once you get beyond the base model, the 2006 Xterra offers power features, a roof rack, a Utilitrack unit in the trunk to which you can attach bikes, and a folding front passenger seat for extra-long items, such as skis.  ABS, traction, and front airbags are standard across the line.  Side bags are optional.

The Off-Road trim takes full advantage of the AWD capability and is truly a rugged and fun drive.  It comes with all-terrain tires and the helpful Hill Descent Control which adjusts downhill speeds so you don't have to constantly tap the brakes.  Being a smaller SUV, the 2006 Xterra only has two rows of seating, with a folding rear seat for extra cargo room.  The trunk itself is made of plastic, for easy washability, and features many hooks and tie-downs.  The engine provides a lot of power, and drivers love the rugged strength of the all-wheel drive.  Lots of head and legroom make it easy to take friends along.  Negative factors were a so-so radio, bad gas mileage, and a somewhat rough ride for rear passengers.


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