Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,250 - $7,817
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
261
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,250 - $7,817
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
261
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Nissan Xterra If...

The 2008 Nissan Xterra is ideally suited for the active adventurer highlighted in so many Xterra commercials. An affordable price tag allows just about anyone to own this tough Nissan SU...

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2008 Nissan Xterra Owner Reviews

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56 Reviews
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Great car for kids and dogs - I don't worry about spills or messes.

Love that it is an SUV - I like being up off the ground. It's easy to get my kids in and out of without having to be bent down or squatting. I also love that the back is tough plastic so it is easy to clean out without worrying about ruining carpet. I wish it was more tech friendly - given it is older, but I wish I had a satellite radio and even perhaps remote start - would be helpful with kiddos.

- Annell M

It is the perfect size and height for the road.

My vehicle is over 10 years old and I have not endured significant or costly issues. Other than preventative maintenance regarding any vehicle in oil changes, filter changes, light replacements, brakes changed, etc, my vehicle is great. I have endured two accidents which required repair, however as mentioned before I love my vehicle and would purchase a brand new model if I could afford it.

- Jennifer Z

The Nissan xterra is a yes!

I have had this vehicle since 2009 and it is still going strong! I absolutely love my car!! I was sad to find out its been discontinued. It does not have the greatest gas mileage, but for an SUV it's not bad. It does great on dirt roads with all wheels on. I have only upgraded the tires and battery 1 time since purchasing. Definitely 1 of my favorites.

- Heather P

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$5,250 - $7,213
$5,706 - $7,817

Horsepower

Horsepower
261 hp
261 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
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
Steel
Aluminum

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.3 ft.
37.3 ft.

Length

Length
178.7 in.
178.7 in.

Width

Width
72.8 in.
72.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4165 - 4376 lbs.
4402 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
261 hp
261 hp

Torque

Torque
281 ft. lbs.
281 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

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
17 - 16 mpg
17 - 16 mpg

City

City
14 - 16 mpg
14 - 16 mpg

Highway

Highway
20 mpg
20 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

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

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

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