Aimed at younger drivers who have adventure coursing through their veins, the 2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road get few changes this year, aside from a new locked glovebox and optional satell...
Aimed at younger drivers who have adventure coursing through their veins, the 2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road get few changes this year, aside from a new locked glovebox and optional satellite radio. More rugged than the other trims, the 2006 Xterra Off-Road is rear-wheel drive, but features 16-inch wheels with all terrain tires and performance shocks, for those extra tough roads. This is in addition to skid plates, traction and stability control, a front double wishbone independent suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars, 4-wheel ABS brakes, a tire monitor, and dual front airbags. A choice of 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual is matched to a 4.0-liter, 265-hp DOHC V6 engine.
The cargo area expands from 35 to 66 cubic feet with the help of split-folding rear seats. Four passengers can take advantage of storage compartments, a first aid kit, cupholders, and a front power outlet. Interior comfort is provided by a full power setup, cruise control, CD player, keyless entry, and intermittent front and rear wipers. The liftgate and rear window open independently of each other. Tow hooks, a roof rack, and cargo net are included, but a trailer hitch and cargo cover are extra. Side impact airbags are optional, as are an auto-dimming rearview mirror, CD changer/MP3 player, and wheel-mounted audio controls. Excellent power and handling, good storage flexibility, and overall style of the 2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road rate high with owners. The 15/21 mpg and some issues with Nissan dealerships disappoint.