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$24,699 - $27,999
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15-17 City / 18-20 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.3L SOHC SMPI V6 engine
  • 3.3L SOHC SMPI supercharged V6 engine
  • Double-tipped platinum spark plugs
  • Front liquid filled engine mounts
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Shift lock
  • Limited slip rear differential
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive w/auto-locking hubs
  • HD alternator
  • Front tow hook
  • Fuel tank/engine skid plates
  • Double wishbone front suspension
  • Leaf spring rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P265/70R16 all-season SBR tires
  • P265/65R17 all-season SBR tires
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • 17" aluminum wheels
  • Full size spare tire w/steel wheel
  • Pwr recirculating ball steering
  • Pwr assisted front vented disc/rear drum brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • 19.4 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Tubular roof rack w/cross bars/integrated basket
  • Black front bumper/grille
  • Tubular step rails
  • Black door handles
  • Body-side moldings
  • Wheel lip moldings
  • Front fog lamps
  • Pwr outside mirrors
  • Black rear privacy glass
  • Black side window moldings
  • Body side molding
  • Recessed mounted halogen headlights
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear wiper
  • Unique Supercharger badging

Interior Features

  • Front bucket seats
  • Driver side manual height adjuster & lumbar support
  • 50/50 split-fold rear seat w/removable cushions
  • Woven cloth seat fabric
  • Unique charcoal interior cloth surfaces
  • Large fixed center console w/integrated storage/cup holders/armrest
  • Tilt steering column
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Black faced meters/gauges
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, twin LCD trip odometers, coolant temp gauge
  • Low fuel warning light
  • Digital compass & outside temp gauge
  • Fasten front seat belt warning light
  • Pwr windows w/lockout
  • Pwr locks
  • Cruise control
  • Security alarm system
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear floor heater ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD changer, 300-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system
  • (8) speakers & subwoofer
  • Fixed mast antenna
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Auxiliary 12-volt pwr outlets-inc: (1) lower dash, (1) inside & (1) rear of center console
  • Auxiliary pwr outlet mounted in cargo area
  • Dual auxiliary pwr outlets in engine compartment
  • Fabric door inserts
  • Large door mounted armrests
  • (2) front/(2) rear center console mounted cup holders
  • Front passenger-side vanity mirror
  • Assist grips, (3) front/(2) rear
  • Front map lamps
  • Front passenger seat side map pocket
  • Cargo area dome lamp
  • Cargo area storage bins
  • (4) cargo floor tie-downs
  • (6) cargo ceiling tie-downs
  • Cargo area luggage side nets
  • Roof headliner net
  • Retractable cargo area cover
  • First aid kit

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags
  • Outboard 3-point seat belts w/height adjusters, pretensioners/load limiters
  • ALR/ELR front seat belts
  • Center rear lap belt
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • LATCH child safety seat system-inc: lower anchors, tether for children
  • Shift lock
  • First aid kit

Options & Packages

2003 Nissan Xterra Owner Reviews

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Car maintenance and capability.

2003 Nissan Xterra SE

This has been a pretty decent car overall. The drive train is not bad, it gets power when it's needed, but because it's older it's getting wear and tare issues. There are definitely transmission problems after a few years. Add to that, the oxygen sensors and motor mounts wear out rather quickly. The seats are comfortable but could use more leg room. With car seats, there are some that don't fit properly so you want to check before you purchase. In general, it's a good car that goes quite a bit before regular tune up and such. The oil should always be changed regularly but the rest will hold out. Tires get worn easily if you don't stay on top of rotating them.

- Ashley M

The best vehicle I have ever owned is my Nissan xterra.

2003 Nissan Xterra SE

My xterra has been the best vehicle I have ever owned! Other than the normal wear and tear I have had no major issues and have over 200,000 miles on the vehicle. My only regret has been that my xterra is not four wheel drive- with that said only for weather related reasons. When on road trips with my son he has never had a problem getting comfortable enough to sleep. To be honest if I could buy another vehicle and the xterra was still available-not a doubt in my mind (depending on color) I would own it.

- Sue D

A Dependable Nissan Xterra

2003 Nissan Xterra SE

Overall, my Nissan Xterra has been a very reliable car. In the four years that I've had it (I bought it used), the only issue that I've ever had is a starter that needed replacing and a very small oil leak. My only complaint is the fuel mileage. As an older car before the focus was shifted to fuel economy, the 2003 Xterra only gets about 20 mpg.

- Jack W

03 Nissan Xterra, looks amazing, rides and goes anywhere.

2003 Nissan Xterra SE

I love my Nissan Xterra! It has had new shocks put on rides and drives amazingly. Had a problem with starter, however once replaced has been fine, till now, since now the battery needs replacing. All in all tho, it's my first SUV and I'm in love with it. Gas mileage is kind horrible, but could just need a tune up.

- Larry C

Sits up high, and has lots of storage.

2003 Nissan Xterra SE

I love my vehicle because it sits up high, has comfortable seats, is pretty good on gas, and rides smooth. Shifts really well, bright lights, it has a big trunks, and lots of storage inside. Big glove box, big back seat. I love my car. I would recommend one to anyone.

- Chelsea M

2003 Nissan xterra review.

2003 Nissan Xterra SE

Positives- the car has 4wd does well off roading and has lot of space. It also does well in the snow. It is comfortable to ride in. . Negatives-it is getting to be an older car and regularly requires repairs. The car has poor gas mileage and requires supreme gas.

- Cory M

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