2006 Nissan Xterra Overview

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2006 Nissan Xterra Overview

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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    Alan Quinn
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    Can Figure Out Why I'm Overheating

    My 06 Xterra is over heating and I replaced the thermostat checked the radiator for blockage. Everything is good but I'm still overheating any ideas? Please help

    21 views with no answers yet
    Andrew McAllister
    5

    In Cool Damp Weather My Car Will Not Start On The First Try

    In times of transitional weather (spring and fall) when the temps are in the low 30's and the humidity is high my 06' Nissan Xterra has problems starting on the first try. The starter is working, ba...

    14 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 months ago)
    jdelich
    0

    Driver Window Will Not Close. Fuse Ok

    All other windows work. Driver side is stuck open. Suggestions?

    31 views with 3 answers (last answer 10 months ago)
    liar
    0

    My Seat Belt Light Stay On Passenger Side Even If Its Empty 2006 Xterra

    seat belt light stays on passenger side

    76 views with 1 answer (last answer 11 months ago)
    Sherry2724
    0

    Fuel Gage Stops Telling The Truth (goes Out) Is This Common In An 06 After ...

    Love my car! 4WD v6 Manual 6 speed - terrible gas mileage and still LOVE IT! Is it common for the Fuel Gage to stop telling you the truth after 100K miles? Also, if I reset my trip mileage every t...

    23 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)