2005 Nissan Xterra Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,090 - $6,572
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
265
Seats
5
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,090 - $6,572
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
265
Seats
5

Ranks #7 By Owner Reviews

Nissan Xterra Models & Trims

S $4,090 - $5,973*
Horsepower: 265 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 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
Off Road $4,472 - $6,551*
Horsepower: 265 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 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
SE $4,421 - $6,572*
Horsepower: 265 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

4.22

50 Reviews

52% 26% 16% 4% 2%

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

It's a true SUV on a truck chassis. Rides like a truck with plenty of storage.

I love my Xterra! She's 13 years old and hardly any problems - other than recurring issues with the catalytic converter. It's been replaced twice and the light it on again. Regular maintenance has kept her running like a beast. Drives closer to a truck, but great to be up so high with more visibility. Never any question about reliability. Sad Nissan is going to ruin the body and bring it back as yet another soccer sedan. Otherwise, would buy the EXACT same one again.

- Penny B

I named her xenia the warrior Xterra!

My Xterra is great for the active lifestyle I live! It is extremely spacious and comfortable to drive in. I have rarely had issues aside from the occasional computer board malfunction, which will indicate that my tire pressure is low or to check my oil level when they are in fact, okay. I also wish that it had a sunroof, but am very pleased with its over all performance!

- Amy R

Good SUV, not the 2005 through 2008 models though.

I really like the Xterra, however, from the years 2005 through 2008 they have a defect that allows radiator fluid to leak into the transmission which ruins the transmission and requires replacing/rebuilding the tranny. Nissan refuses to acknowledge this defect or do anything to help owners. Otherwise this is a good SUV.

- Mike W

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,090 - $5,973
$4,472 - $6,551

Horsepower

Horsepower
265 hp
265 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L DOHC 24
4.0L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional

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
Not Available
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.4 in.
34.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.3 in.
39.3 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

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

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Not Available

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/70R16
P265/75R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.3 - 37.6 ft.
37.3 - 37.6 ft.

Length

Length
178.7 in.
178.7 in.

Width

Width
72.8 in.
72.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4081 - 4308 .lbs
4149 - 4382 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
265 hp
265 hp

Torque

Torque
284 ft. lbs.
284 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 .lbs
500 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

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

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
20 mpg
20 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 mpg
22 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Standard

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

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

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings