2010 Nissan Xterra User Reviews

2010 Nissan Xterra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 4 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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PaulC6500 writes:
2010 Nissan Xterra Off Road Review


A Sturdy Four-Wheeled Swiss Army Knife


4,400 lbs! It's no Prius.


Old School Suv, But One Of The Most Versatile Go-anywhere Vehicles Sold In The Us — The 2010 Xterra is a blend of a relatively sophisticated engine and transmission with rock tough (and rock-hard) chassis and suspension componentry. The ride is definitely stiff, although I have become used to it in my month of ownership. Acceleration is quite strong, and despite its short wheelbase, and off-road-skewed design, it's actually a competent 75-80 mph interstate cruiser. I purchased the Off Road model, with its model-exclusive electric locking differential, and found it to be completely unstoppable during a blizzard that dumped 12 inches of snow in my area. The Off Road model has the rap for having the least hospitable ride in the Xterra line, but when I was shopping I also drove the luxury-oriented SE model and found zero difference in around-town ride comfort. The driving position is pretty comfortable for my 6'2" frame, and outward visibility is as good in the Xterra as it is lousy in the FJ Cruiser. I bought this vehicle because I wanted a simple, honest, sturdy vehicle (The Xterra frame is based on the frame of the massive Nissan Titan pickup) that offers superior bad-weather and off-road traction, yet contains a reasonable level of interior comfort and amenities. So far, my Xterra is delivering what I wanted.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Wally writes:
2010 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD Review
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Lots of power to pull any hill. Dont even feel the boat behind me.


Dynamic Stability control can be a pain in the butt sometimes


I Love My X — 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 seating is great for passengers and the back seat is roomy enuff for adults

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

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5TBONE writes:
2010 Nissan Xterra SE Review






Great Vehicle — 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 supportive, clean lines everywhere. 6 CD Stereo is outstanding. You will never find more vehicle for the money. I still have my 2001 Xterra SE and it looks, runs and rides great with 140,000 miles. Gas mileage is average, I was not looking for a gas miser. I rented a 2010 Ford Escape and I could not wait to get out of that vehicle, talk abouit uncomfortable, the engine is way undersized and the transmission revs and winds when you accellerate. The Xterra is

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rico writes:
2010 Nissan Xterra S Review


4x4 capabilities


Maybe the gas miliage.  But I can live with it


The Xterra Is Clean And Simple And Has The Right Amount Of Options Inside And Out. — I like my Xterra it is a great old-school. I mainly brought my Xterra because it fit my active lifestyle. I do a lot of mountain biking and camping and the Xterra has a lot of factory installed equipment that helps me move my gear along without any problems.

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

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Reviews From Other Years

2000 Nissan Xterra Reviews

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

Loved The Car Until Gas Went Up To $4 A Gallon By spankey2310

I have always loved our Xterra, my husband can use it for fishing trips and we can make a Costco run without worrying about where to put the 10 gallons of mustard. It is a smooth ride and I always fe... 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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