Pls i would like to knwo the major difference or any difference between a nissan xterra 2003 model and a nissan xterra 2004 model. Both should be on automatic transmission option. Many thanks

Daniel Ogbonnaya

Asked by Jul 12, 2013 at 07:38 AM

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23,645 -------- 2002–2004 Xterra was freshened for 2002 with a redesigned dash and center console, improved powerplant, and front end styling. The 3.3L VG33E V6 was upgraded to 180 hp (134 kW) and a 210 hp (157 kW) supercharged VG33ER option was carried over from the 2001 Nissan Frontier, with 246 lb·ft (334 N·m) of torque for the automatic, and 231 lb·ft (313 N·m) of torque with 5-speed manual. In 2002, the Xterra received revised front end styling and in 2003, new options became available including side-curtain airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system. Audio systems were also upgraded, the premium 6-disc, 4-speaker AM/FM/CD setup being replaced by a 6-speaker 300W Rockford Fosgate AM/FM/CD system along with an 8-inch subwoofer that took up a small portion of the rear storage area. The Nissan Xterra SE & XE system is designed to Rockford Fosgate's sonic signature "The Punch"; a two DIN AM/FM/RDS/6-disc source unit/in-dash CD changer (frequency response (CD) +\- 3dB, 20 Hz-20 kHz); an amplifier that drives 1-ohm loads per channel and 72 watts (12V Batt) per channel with built-in equalization, custom tailored to the vehicle; the lower front door speaker uses a 6.5" 1 ohm driver and a special 1 ohm voice coil; the upper front door speaker uses a 4-ohm, 25 mm tweeter; the rear speaker systems are 2-ohm 6" x 9" full-range speakers located in the rearmost side panels. 2002 -2004 were First Gen. Xterras, so it really looks like the 2004 was a carryover from 2003, since a redesigned 2nd Gen model came out in the 2005 model year.

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Very good explanation RacerX. Better than mine, My 2 cents: Very little if any difference. Both are second half/First generation, the 3.3 liter engine became an option in 2002 and both have 4 speed automatics optional. Changes occurred in 2002 from previous year~models and no changes were made until the 2005 model year. What catches my eye is 180hp from a 3.3L V6? No wonder they had a optional supercharger, that is a dog for a 3.3 V6. In 2005 they went to a 4.0L with naturally aspirated 285 hp. That's more like it

Robert Lavallee

272 HP IN THE 4L :P

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