$17,999 - $23,399
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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XE Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,999 - $23,399
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16-19 City / 20-24 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC EFI 16-valve I4 engine
  • 3.3L SOHC SMPI V6 engine
  • Double-tipped platinum spark plugs
  • Front liquid filled engine mounts
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Clutch interlock
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Shift lock
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive w/auto-locking hubs
  • Fuel tank/engine skid plates
  • Double wishbone front suspension
  • Leaf spring rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P265/70R15 all-season SBR tires
  • P265/70R16 all-season SBR tires
  • 15" styled steel wheels
  • 16" alloy 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
  • Wheel lip moldings
  • Manual outside mirrors
  • Black rear privacy glass
  • Black side window moldings
  • Recessed mounted halogen headlights
  • Fixed speed windshield wipers
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear wiper

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
  • Large fixed center console w/integrated storage/cup holders/armrest
  • Tilt steering column
  • Black faced meters/gauges
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, twin LCD trip odometers, coolant temp gauge
  • Low fuel warning light
  • Fasten front seat belt warning light
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear floor heater ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player
  • (4) speakers
  • (6) speakers-inc: (2) tweeters
  • Fixed mast antenna
  • Auxiliary 12-volt pwr outlets-inc: (1) lower dash, (1) inside & (1) rear of center console
  • Auxiliary pwr outlet mounted in cargo area
  • Large door mounted armrests
  • (2) front/(2) rear center console mounted cup holders
  • Assist grips, (3) front/(2) rear
  • 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
  • Clutch interlock
  • Shift lock
  • First aid kit

Options & Packages

2003 Nissan Xterra Owner Reviews

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My Nissan xterra can get through challenging weather.

2003 Nissan Xterra XE

My Nissan has been reliable for my commute to work as well as for road trips to nearby states. It is comfortable and my family and I feel safe in it. Additionally, it is heavy-duty in winter weather as it can travel without trouble through snow due to the 4-wheel drive. Last, it has comfortable seating for long drives and stays cool in summer and warm in winter. That said, a recurring problem I have had with this car is the knock sensor making the engine light come up and also an issue with the distributor which I had to replace twice - luckily after the first time, the part is under a lifetime warranty.

- Natalie H

Perfect daily traveler car

2003 Nissan Xterra XE

I have owned my 2003 Xterra for about 3+ years and never had any big mechanical issues. Small routinely maintenance is all. I have just about 250000 miles in it and still runs strong. I wish they continued to make this model because the new Pathfinders are nothing like the old ones and Xterras alike. Of course with the age of the vehicle there has been some rust but it still holds up strong and remains my daily driver.

- Breanna W

Great reliable xterra SUV.

2003 Nissan Xterra XE

Very Reliable transportation, comfortable seating, convenient remote start, towing package, good cargo area. Repairs are affordable, good gas mileage for an SUV. Great for animal lovers/ owners. Good car overall - very satisfied with my purchase of the Xterra. I wish they still made them.

- Karla L

I really enjoy the sporty look very fashionable and luxurious.

2003 Nissan Xterra XE

It rides very smooth it's just a little difficult putting it in 4 wheel drive its sits high up like a big SUV and the seats are very comfortable and the ride really makes you want to go on a long road trip so far the vehicle is a family car and it has good mileage for its gas per gallon.

- Cassandra B

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