2006 Nissan Xterra User Reviews

2006 Nissan Xterra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"big space" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Dmitry writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD Review
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5

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Low price, high performance (V6, 261bhp, 281+ lb/ft torque), fantastic off-road capability, better sound system than most luxury cars, high riding position.

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Low fuel economy (approx 15 mpg if you drive it like I do), high center of gravity  so it's prone to rollover, no leather seat option.

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Outperforms Everything That Doesn't Cost $20k More. — 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 well as any of them off-road, and is built better. Doesn't have the huge visibility problems of the FJ. It's probably the best-looking of them all, as well (especially in white). It's built on the same platform as the Nissan Titan so it's tough and has a very long lifespan. The handling under poor conditions is fantastic -- this winter was bad in terms of winter storms, but it didn't matter one bit to this car.

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SubaruShopper writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra S 4WD Review
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5

Pros

Basic part-time 4x4; handles off and on road driving excellently.  Motor Trend Magazines 2005 and 2006 off-road SUV of the Year award

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Can't think of any.  This is an excellent vehicle

SubaruShopper
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Excellent 4x4, Will Give The Rest A Run For Their Money. — 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 cars, plus it has a longer throw for more low-end torque. You can't beat this engine. Anyone who drives one will instantly fall in love with the performance.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Cherise writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra X Review
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5

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sturdy, great vehicle

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haven't come across any

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Love The Xterra — 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 need/want it to. Love that it has a First Aid kit with it! Perfect vehicle for someone looking for something sized between a pickup and a car.

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Laura752 writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra X Review
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5

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Looks great, handles great, unique style, etc

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gas mileage around town is not so great..rolls over easy...

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I Love It!!! — The interior is cloth on all of them, but is still nice and comfortable! Good for long distance, gets like 24mpg. Unique body style, handles great!

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financiallady writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra S 4WD Review
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3

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Paint, Quality and interior

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Squeak And Valve Job Before 20 K — I bought my X at 17 k miles last November. I bought it for the 4WD and camping gear space - which it has lived up to. Overall - I love the power, style and performance. I knew going in the 4 liter V-6 with a HELL of alot of power and FUN would cost at the pump- and it DOES! There is a squeak that has come back twice now which the dealer says is the hood latch. I have read it is a fuel pump problem unresolved. Also - the valve covers have been replaced. Though under warranty - still replaced at less than 20K???????? Also - the paint SUCKS! VERY weak as is the plastic interior. I owned a Camry for 13 years before this and had better luck. Sorry - you get what you pay for!

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nano12 writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra S 4WD Review
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4

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Great room for family, lots a fun to drive, engine is very powerful

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Fuel Economy

nano12
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Aggressive Style — The appearance of the Xterra has a aggressive style look to it. Has the power you need to get through any snow or off road terrain. Amazing in snow with its 4-wheel drive. Lots of room inside for the family and running strong to this day

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BlancaMARTINEZ writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4WD Review
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Fun family car

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it's old

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Wonderful — I loved everything about this car, but it's geting older and it's almost time for a newer model. If I could I would get the same model but newer. Perferably in black or gray also a 4x4 with black interior.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dan writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road Review
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4

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Very Practical and Comfy.

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Gas Gussler

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This Suv Is Perfect For Young Families. — Performance- This SUV is very peppy and fun to drive on the road. The steering is a bit heavy,but its a heavy vehicle. The buld quality is awesome. Styling is good. Gas mileage is unimpressive. This vehicle can be fun to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Gary writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD Review
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4

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Does the Job, Any Job

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Bumpy ride on rough roads, Narrow back door

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Fun On Wheels — This Litle bad boy as a V6 265 horse power beast inside strong enough to pull my boat. Ride quality is a little bumpy but it's build on a truck frame and it's build to go off road. Very good machine for the price but i would not buy it new , it's $$$$$. Gas Economy is good considering the HP and the size, and compared to my dodge ram well it's easy to beat!!! The interior is great , comfy seat , lots of room ( to carry baby stuff ) and seats fold flat all the way in the front to carry large stuff.A little dificult to get in the back seat very narrow door, great for kids though. Original radio is Excellent with 6 speakers and a sub under the seat, feal like 18 again LOL. I love this vehicule, it does is job very well and as a lot of power to pass does sunday drivers. I rate this vehicule 9/10

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Stephanie writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4WD Review
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5

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All-around great 4x4!

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Not the greatest gas mileage, but I have a lead foot. :P

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Xterra Rocks! — I LOVE it!! :D It's comfortable to drive/ride, has great horsepower and torque... Too many great things to list! :) This is one FUN 4x4 and I love to play in it! Plus I think it looks great so that's always a plus. Nissan has really done a great job with this one!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2012 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Xterra Pro 4x By Travis

Nissans last true off road vechicle, only full truck frame vechicle. Plenty of extras just wish it had in dash Navigation and push button start, but i will get it one day. it lacks Fuel Economy my v8 ... Read More

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2011 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Good, Reliable, Adventurous By Wayne

Liked the versatility and reliability. It's also a great vehicle for off-road, towing, and Winter driving. I hope future versions of this car include a turbo-charged diesel engine, and maybe some op... Read More

Durable, Well Built, Safe, And Fun To Drive. By JGallagher17

I love that I can use this car for daily commute to work, long trips, off road and cargo purposes. It's an all inclusive vehicle. Would be perfect if it averaged more than 20 MPG's. Recommend to ... Read More

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2010 Nissan Xterra Reviews

I Love My X By Wally

Decent on fuel for what it is. Lots of fun to drive and hit the trails. Enuff cargo space for a weeks worth of camping and fishing gear. Handles and rides really nice on road trips. The Stadium se... Read More

Great Vehicle By 5TBONE

The 2010 Xterra SE is a Great vehicle,lots of room everywhere, the ride is very good, steering response is very good, Drove 10 hours straight and the interior leather seats are comfortable and support... Read More

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2009 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Real Utilitiy In Smallish Suv. By dieseld

Fun, enjoyable, practical, small(ish) SUV. Plenty of power from the 3.7 engine and decent handling. Good ride on highway and off road. Plenty of storage on rooftop for bikes and skis. Throw your d... Read More

Fun Family Vehicle Or Great Suv For Off Road And Snow!! By kelly9406

This car has been VERY reliable and has never needed to go into the shop for anything except routine maintenance and oil changes. Decent gas mileage for an SUV 18-20 on average. Plenty of storage r... Read More

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2008 Nissan Xterra Reviews

The Last Of The No-nonsense Suv's Available To The Masses. By dbreegi

I loved my 2000 Xterra 3.3l V6. It was RWD but still very capable. The only way I can describe the difference is a more ROBUST feeling throughout the entire car. It is taller and wider than my old 200... Read More

Sporty By JWILLIAMS88

Great for my family! Safe, reliable, fuel efficient, it's an all around good vehicle that I love. I am sad to see it go but I am looking for a car - something different now that my kids are getting ol... Read More

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