Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,901 - $6,520
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
265
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,901 - $6,520
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
265
Seats
5

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2006 Nissan Xterra Owner Reviews

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73 Reviews
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2006 Nissan Xterra Base

I love my Xterra, its durable and has lasted me a good while. The only minor problem with it is the gas gage is no longer working, although this isn't an issue to me because I know how many miles per gallon my car gets so I just multiply the two and together and track my miles every tank. That is the only minor issue and I really do not find it to be a big issue as the care runs very well still. My Xterra is very reliable I have driven it all over the state and it has held up very well. As far as comfort goes, I would say the car is perfect. It's very comfortable and I have a big ol' dog that fits perfectly in the back with plenty of room for luggage and cargo. Overall I love my Xterra and would highly recommend.

- Mag M

Great for a growing family.

2006 Nissan Xterra

We love our Xterra. It is great for our small family. It has been super reliable and comfortable on long road trips. Plenty of room for large grocery trips, car seats fit well, and we always feel safe while driving it. Our Xterra handles really well on ice and snow. This is the second Nissan vehicle we have purchased used (the first a Sentra). Our Nissan vehicles have by far been the most reliable, lasting vehicles that we've owned. Our only reason for selling the Sentra was that we needed something larger to have enough room for two carseats, our 80-lb black lab, and still have room for clothing, etc. When we go on road trips out of state to visit family.

- Meghan W

Xterras are great but can be problematic and expensive to fix/ up keep.

2006 Nissan Xterra X

I really like the height of my xterra. I am tall and I like the spaciousness of the car. It makes me feel safer when I drive as well because the xterra is nice and high off the ground. I have experienced some issues with the axle of the car when I went to check my wheel alignment. I don't normally go off roading or anything so I thought that was kind of weird. It's okay on gas. I believe it is a 6 cylinder vehicle. I have heard from different mechanics that Xterras are difficult to work on because it's 'like they fit a large engine into a smaller vehicle frame,' besides that, I really like my xterra. I love driving it and it has a really good turning radius.

- Nani M

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$20,050 - $22,850
$25,750 - $27,750

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

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

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

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/70R16
P265/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.3 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
4150 - 4376 lbs.
4192 - 4402 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 mpg

City

City
16 - 17 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 - 22 mpg
21 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

Traction Control

Traction Control

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