2004 Nissan Xterra Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,693 - $5,801
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
143-210
Seats
5
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,693 - $5,801
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
143-210
Seats
5

Ranks #9 By Owner Reviews

Nissan Xterra Models & Trims

XE $4,290 - $5,801*
Horsepower: 143 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 7.0, 16 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $3,693 - $5,426*
Horsepower: 180 hp - 210 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.16

73 Reviews

48% 27% 19% 4% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Not great for a road trip with kids, but great for a weekend camping trip.

There are a few positives and a few negative with the Nissan xterra. The acceleration is awful and the vehicle is not great on gas. These are issues that may have been addressed in later models however. I do enjoy how compact it is for an SUV, and the 4 wheel drive is a plus in bad weather. It nicely fits two car seats, but is too narrow to fit 3 car seats, even if two are boosters. This is certainly a great vehicle for camping and driving through rough terrain, but not great for long road trips.

- Ashley Y

Nissan really built xterra well in 2004 except for location of # 6 spark plug.

Paint has lasted quite well over the years. Drives pretty smooth with good power and noise is not loud at all. Comfortable seats, at least for me. Rack on top has worked well although limited in supporting weights. Silver colored with black trim. 6 cylinder engine with pretty good a/c and about 19 mi/gal. Good pickup speed. No major issues other than a small oil leak on manifold gasket which caused starter to short out. Replaced gasket and starter and all has been fine.

- Alan M

Smooth sailing, do not give me a lot of problems only small thing,

Only problems right now is getting a brake job done and my oil change, I love the size of my SUV, it spacious, lot of room in the back for my groceries and I love to go to thrift store, I can haul my items I purchase, just the back seat tilt I got extra space in the back cargo, my SUV is easy to drive and parking is not a problems, the reliability is great does not have to many major problems with it, CD player back window wipers, and defog heated back window.

- Dell W

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,290 - $5,801
$3,693 - $5,426

Horsepower

Horsepower
143 - 180 hp
180 - 210 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC EFI 16
3.3L SOHC SMPI V6 engine
3.3L SOHC SMPI V6 engine
3.3L SOHC SMPI supercharged V6 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38 - 38.6 in.
38 - 38.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32.8 in.
32.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Not Available

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/70R16
P265/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 in.
104.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
178 in.
178 in.

Width

Width
70.4 in.
70.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3589 - 4075 .lbs
3857 - 4200 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
143 hp
180 hp

Torque

Torque
154 ft. lbs.
202 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 - 500 .lbs
500 .lbs

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.4 gal.
19.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
19 mpg
17 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
15 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 mpg
19 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Optional
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings