2005 Nissan Xterra Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2005 Nissan Xterra against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2005 Nissan XterraReview
Guru9V2WBN writes:
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Good one just not ready yet mileage good exterior good interior shows its use icant compare to other autos similar only other exterras,thats what I want.I was a7 out of 10 .some aggresive off road mods would sell me.

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Guru9DGB89 writes:
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Thee mileage is what mainly purchase this vehicle for my daughters first vehicle. It has some rough issues that the dealer did not want to fix that I paid for outside of the negotiated price at a slight discount, supposedly his rate using his contact. I still paid for one and will have to take care of the other myself. Cosmetically not worth the asking price.

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2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4WDReview
Chad writes:
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Offroad Camping Machine — Fun to drive, lots of interior room, good roof rack system. aftermarket basket on roof rack holds gear in place! always drove by Xterras and would see myself owning one in the future, first camping trip in one more sleep! Wifey and I already slept a night in the back, not bad if use an air mattress.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: The stance and power

Cons: fuel mileage, would like a few mods to it.

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2005 Nissan Xterra SReview
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Enjoyable Comfy Ride — This car has been great! It has lasted me four long years and still has many more years left. The spacious interior makes transporting cargo a breeze. The comfy seats make those long car rides seem like a trip to the store. This car has great power and reliability. It will be sad to see it go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Lots of space for cargo and very comfy for long rides.

Cons: Gas mileage

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2005 Nissan Xterra S 4WDReview
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1st 2nd Gen X-terra —

This was the first of the next generation X-Terra. They always say don't be the first guy in, and guess what, I am always the first guy in for a new model. I was looking at used 4-Runners and Pathfinders when someone asked me if I'd seen or driven the 05' XTerra. I hadn't so jumped on-line to find out that they old tired (and trusty) VG33 engine was dropped in favor of a VQ (no more timing belt changes ever) 4 liter that put out 261 horse and even more torque. I went to drive it and I was there. Then I find a 6 speed (if I had it to do over again I might have gone for the slush box) in the color i wanted (Granite) for 18k in a S with power everything and 4 wheel drive. That was 45k ago, the truck is extremely reliable, powerful and gets the job done every time you ask it to do something. I had it in the snow in Lake Tahoe many times now and it is like a snow plow, never once leaving me feeling at risk. I am not an off-roader so I cannot comment on the off-roading stuff, but snow and other bad weather it is a rock star.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Inexpensive to buy, reliable, good power, great look and overall excellent build quality

Cons: Gas mileage isn't great

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2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4WDReview
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Pretty Solid Rig — Very fast for an SUV. The 4 Litre v6 really picks up. Front seats hurt my back on long trips and the ride is a little stiff for my liking. Fun car to drive, especially off road with friends. Bad gas mileage though.

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

Pros: Quick, Off-Road Capabilities are excellent, cool looking car

Cons: How stiff the ride is and uncomfortable the seats are

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2005 Nissan Xterra S 4WDReview
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Off-road Truck Meets Suv — Love everything about this car! Great off road capabilities and great for driving in snowy conditions. This SUV is also great for traveling as well. This car has been taken on many trips with no problems to date and no complaints about the ride cause it is OUTSTANDING for a off road vehicle.

Pros: Looks...

Cons: Possible radiator failure coming...

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2005 Nissan Xterra SReview
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Xterra Rocks!! — Performance - It has good acceleration, but handling is meh... Build Quality - Very solid strong build. Appearance - Not the best. It's difficult to get in and out from the rear doors. Cost of Ownership - Bad gas mileage. Fun Factor - Awesome!! Wouldn't recommend this car for daily commuting, but driving off road kicks ass!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Power and Build Quality

Cons: Gas Mileage & rear passenger access.

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2005 Nissan Xterra S 4WDReview
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Xterra — So far so good. Had some tire issues when I first got it, but Nissan ended up taking care of those. Comfortable to drive yet sporty. Good on long trips. Gets about 20 MPG the way I drive, but could be worse.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive

Cons: Gas mileage

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2005 Nissan Xterra SEReview
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Is What Is It — faster than it looks and is surprising. comfortable for people to ride in once they are in and not so bad for people with mohawks. off road could use some work you have to take all the sensors off so you can actually drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: ok

Cons: depends

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Reviews From Other Years

2015 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Review By GuruGSLKD

I love everything about the model except that it’s a 6 speed. Read More

Review By Hugh

This vehicle is as good as advertised. i would recommend. Read More

2014 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Review By Bcf

I really like that it was available with a 6 speed manual transmission. I am disappointed that Nissan is going like everyone else and eliminating their manual transmissions. I almost never get stuck... Read More

Review By Guru9Y8YJX

It’s an excellent SUV with equally capable on and off-road capabilities. Read More

2013 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Review By Amber

Great suv! I absolutely love it. I went from a 2000 model to the 2013 Pro 4X. It is even better and more fun to drive. The leather seats are a nice upgrade along with the navigation system and back u... Read More

2012 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Review By Rory

All I’ve ever driven are big SUV’s like suburban or Navigator L. So the Xterra gave me my first taste of a crossover. I love the pep and tight handling. It’s like driving a super quick go-cart. It... Read More

Review By Guru9YL3L5

The xterra is not too big or too small, it has a roof rack and is a proven dependable vehicle. One problem with this xterra and the frontier and the maximas is the timing chain has to be replaced at... Read More

2011 Nissan Xterra Reviews

Review By Guru9BFXXL

This is a utility vehicle first and foremost. It has plenty of room and very capable of handling things on and off road. It is comfortable and powerful. The only thing that holds this back is its fuel... Read More

Review By Guru9D2Q2F

It’s a little tight between the driver and the door but for an suv it’s really kinda cool. Read More

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