Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,918 - $9,392
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
261
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,918 - $9,392
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
261
Seats
5

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...

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2009 Nissan Xterra Owner Reviews

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My Nissan Xterra experience.

2009 Nissan Xterra

I would recommend the Nissan Xterra to anyone wanting a sporty vehicle that is also useful in so many ways. My husband and I were campers. He pulled the camper and I pulled the 18 ft bass boat. The six cylinders gave it the power to back down and back up with the boat down long boat ramps into rivers. I have also used it to pull a 14 ft trailer loaded with different things. It is 19 years old this year and has had the belts replaced and two air conditioner hoses. No other repairs on it the whole time I have owned it. I did the maintenance when it was time to do it and I am sure it has helped to make it last so well. If I was buying a new vehicle it would be an Xterra.

- Karen C

Xterra, we wouldn't be here without you!

2009 Nissan Xterra SE

The only issues we've encountered are those of wear and tear to the vehicle. Example: there was a small oil leak around the engine due to gaskets being worn down, but it was caught with our preventive maintenance. Our xterra has well over 125,000 miles and has proven to be a safe and reliable vehicle since day 1 and we hope to continue to use it for many more years. The height is perfect even when we have local small flooding, we do not worry like other people in shorter SUVs.

- Valerie G

Handles well, All terrain,

2009 Nissan Xterra Off Road

My Xterra has plenty of cargo space. It is comfortable driving. It has plenty of legroom. My adult boys fit without a problem. They are over six feet 230 pounds. It is normally just me and my two dogs in it. The only issue I have with it is the design of the back seat doors. The way the door is shaped makes it very difficult for the dogs to get in and out. I maintain my truck so I have had no issues mechanically with it.

- Shawn M

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$5,918 - $8,189
$6,975 - $9,392

Horsepower

Horsepower
261 hp
261 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
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

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
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
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC

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
Aluminum
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards

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
4398 - 4405 lbs.
4442 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
18 - 19 mpg
18 - 16 mpg

City

City
15 - 16 mpg
15 - 16 mpg

Highway

Highway
20 - 21 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

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

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