Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,786 - $5,924
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
265
Seats
5
2005 Nissan Xterra 4x2 S 0-OEM Supplied Custom Image
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,786 - $5,924
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
265
Seats
5

Nissan Xterra Models & Trims

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2005 Nissan Xterra Owner Reviews

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2005 Nissan Xterra

My Nissan Xterra has been an extremely reliable car. For a midsize SUV it gets good gas mileage while still being able to haul lots of material. I have moved from NC to TX and driven the trip to and from Texas about 6 or 7 times. The only major problem I have had with my xterra was that I had to replace the alternator in 2014. Now, the car is starting to show its age. The gas sensor has some problems and the check engine light stays on because of the gas sensor, but it runs so well and it's almost 14 years old. I love that it sits high, unlike some midsize SUVs I've ridden in or driven. The seats in the back also fold down, making it easy to carry lots of stuff. My favorite thing about the Xterra is its sporty look and the fact that it's a classic design. I don't think the XTERRA will ever go "out of style."

- Ali C

2005 Nissan Xterra SE decently priced and pretty efficient. In 8 years, only one major repair necessary.

2005 Nissan Xterra

We have had our Nissan Xterra for 8 years no. We had no major issues until last year when the transmission went out and had to be replaced. It has always driven very well, and is a decently sturdy vehicle. There is also plenty of room in the back for my 2 children, with 3rd row seating as an add on option. We have only had to replace tires once since we bought the xterra. It has always passed inspection. Overall, minus having a very expensive repair bill for a new transmission last year, we have definitely got our money's worth. We have also traveled cross-country and up and down the East coast constantly since its purchase. Pretty decent highway mpg as well. Would buy again.

- Whittney R

My vehicle is beautiful and comfortable!

2005 Nissan Xterra

My vehicle is beautiful. I love it; though I have had numerous problems with the engine. The original transmission blew up, and I have had a rebuilt engine put back into it twice now. I have also talked to other friends, family, or colleagues who own this vehicle; they all can attest to not only engine problems, but oil problems too. This car burns through oil quicker than any other car I have had. Other than these two issues; I love that its a manual, and the way it drives. I wish there were more xterras being made that were stick shift!

- Taylor M

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$3,786 - $5,529
$4,045 - $5,924

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

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

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
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional

Dimensions

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 Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
500 lbs.
500 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
19 - 20 mpg
19 - 20 mpg

City

City
16 - 17 mpg
16 - 17 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 - 22 mpg
21 - 22 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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