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.