2009 Nissan Xterra Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,357 - $9,873
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
261
Seats
5
Select a color
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,357 - $9,873
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
261
Seats
5

Ranks #11 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Nissan Xterra If...

The 2009 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 SUV, and a civilized ride makes it easy to live with in day-to-day driving.

Nissan Xterra Models & Trims

X $6,782 - $9,081*
Horsepower: 261 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 in. - Steel
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
S $6,357 - $8,703*
Horsepower: 261 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 $7,035 - $9,474*
Horsepower: 261 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
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
Off Road $7,402 - $9,873*
Horsepower: 261 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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.41

22 Reviews

59% 23% 18% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

I was in a 3 car accident recently and I had the least amount of damage.

Love the vehicle! It looks super sporty but drives very smooth! I can go off-road and still feel like I am in a luxury vehicle. It feels very high off the ground, which makes me feel safer when driving. The back seats, are higher than the front, almost like stadium seating.

- Catherine V

The Xterra is a great all around 4 wheel drive vehicle.

The only problem I have had with my Xterra is the window sometimes gets stuck and will not open after it rains. Other than that, the only other issue I have is that it is not good on gas but that was a given when I purchased the vehicle. It is a great vehicle otherwise.

- Carrie C

Great vehicle for a family. It is great to carry things.

I love my vehicle. There are a few things that I would change. I would change the lights to automatic. I would like to know how many miles to empty. I like how the back folds down into two stages. I like the space and size of the vehicle. Overall it is a great SUV.

- Allison H

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,782 - $9,081
$6,357 - $8,703

Horsepower

Horsepower
261 hp
261 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L DOHC 24
[C02] FLEXIBLE FUEL EMISSION VEHICLE
4.0L DOHC 24
[C02] FLEXIBLE FUEL EMISSION VEHICLE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/70R16
P265/70R16

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
4167 - 4381 .lbs
4398 - 4405 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
261 hp
261 hp

Torque

Torque
281 ft. lbs.
281 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 .lbs
500 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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
19 mpg
19 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 mpg
21 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

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

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
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings