2006 Nissan Xterra User Reviews

2006 Nissan Xterra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 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" 9 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"big space" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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Nissan2215 writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra X Review
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5

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Solid ride for my commute and weekend fun in the mud!

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Gas mileage could be better

Nissan2215
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Suv To Serve As Both A Daily Driver And A Weekend Warrior — This is my third Xterra. I've owned a 2000 and two 2006 Xterras. Two of them were manual transmissions because I used them for my side carpentry work. I needed the X to pull a trailer filled with custom cabinets. My Xterra gets the job done every time I needed it. I currently own a 2006 X model with 150k miles. I expect to get well over 200k miles when its all said and done and will get another after this.

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

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Sterlingm32 writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD Review
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4

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Powerful vehicle with a comfortable ride and plenty of power ports throughout the vehicle.

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poor fuel economy, small cargo area, and narrow back-seat (only can fir 2 baby seats).

Sterlingm32
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Decent, Safe, Reliable, And Sporty — Good vehicle that has a decent resale value, dependable, and maintenance has been very easy. Purchased mine at 88K and now has 126K. Only major repair has been replacement of radiator and coolant bottle. Very powerful engine and drivetrain. 5-disc CD changer was a nice touch. factory remote start and alarm also very nice touches to be considered when making this as a perspective purchase. Bad part is the back seat is fairly narrow. While it will fit 3 fit adults, it will only fit 2 baby seats. There is about 10 inches of space between the baby seats when installed...so not enough for another person.

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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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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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SubaruShopper writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra S 4WD Review
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5

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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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financiallady writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra S 4WD Review
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3

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Paint, Quality and interior

financiallady
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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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BlancaMARTINEZ writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4WD Review
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4

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Fun family car

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it's old

BlancaMARTINEZ
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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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Cherise writes:
2006 Nissan Xterra X Review
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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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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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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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Reviews From Other Years

2000 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Car Has Clean Title. By pzafar

I have had my xterra for almost 10 years now and not much wrong so far, it has 118,000 miles on it now and had 67,000 when i bought it. I fixed leakage and few parts when I drove it for about 3000 mil... Read More

Travel Companion By dxynbyte

Extremely reliable. Never breaks down. Great for traveling, enough room in back to sleep two people comfortably when on the road. No problem handling cargo on roof rack, maintains stability. Desc... Read More

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2001 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Nissan Xterra By Carrick

My 2001 Nissan Xterra runs and drives great. It is the most reliable vehicle I own. The back seat is small for two car seats a person to fit though. I haven't had to do many repairs beside maintenance... Read More

Great All Around Vehicle For The Money By TrafficGuy

Keep up with the maintenance and it will keep up with you. My vehicle had 192,000 miles when it was sold. Changed the oil every 5k miles and did the major tune up with timing belt at 125k. That is th... Read More

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2002 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Great Little Suv By cotaone

It handles really good, it's very dependable. It is easy to get into and out of, and for a tight suspension, it rides smoothly. The controls are easy to reach and operate, and it is a really nice litt... Read More

A Very Solid, Affordable, Dependable And Stylish 4x4 By dannywhite

I have owned 2 nissan xterras and have been very pleased with both of them. straight from the factory it's a very capable and reliable vehicle. I do not recommend buying a naturally aspirated xterra h... Read More

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2003 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Xterra By Rolando

what i like it fits my family of 3 quit well its sporty & its offroad,what i dont like its very costly for parts,but it is a foreign car.i like the body of it &the sporty luggage rack &the cargo space... Read More

Fun And Spacious By stephaniebaxter

top heavy in the wind, I have a morning commute of 60 miles a day and would like a vehicle more car like. i am shorter and have to climb into and out of the vehicle to take care of my baby? Read More

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2004 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Love My X! By Doris

Overall I have a lot of LOVE for this suv ... nothing like blowing pass a huge 4x4 with my little 2004 Nissan Xterra V6 4wd in a blizzard!!!! I have worked on old muscle cars so the layout of my X is... Read More

Tank Like Qualites And First And Second Generation Advantages By KevinVB

I spend a considerable amount of time researching vehicles and found a good deal on a 2004. I was familiar with the Frontier and wanted to stay along that lines for a second "play vehicle". I found th... Read More

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