2012 Nissan Xterra Expert Review

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Owner Reviews


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Big truck, comes ready to play.

The Nissan xterra is just an old-fashioned, body-on-frame, type of SUV. The last year of manufacture was 2015. I have owned 2 of these vehicles, and have been very happy with both of them. They will hold lots of cargo, be it bikes, paddleboards, or all of my junk needed to compete in running or triathlon. They are a strong runner in the cold weather, and have both been the best vehicle I have ever used through over 40 Minnesota winters. My only complaint would be with the fuel mileage, which averages 16-20 mpg, but that is to be expected on a larger, robust, vehicle. I will be in the market to upgrade in a year or two, and I do not see a similar new vehicles in the Nissan line-up any longer.

- David D

People should know that the Xterra is overall a good vehicle even though it has faults.

To begin with, I like the sporty look of the xterra. Also, it serves my needs well as it can pull my kayak trailer with no problems and I can haul the equipment in the back. When shopping there is plenty of room to load the groceries. However, the back seat is difficult to get into as the doorway is small but once you get in the stadium seating enables you to see out the windows better. Also, it is not a smooth riding vehicle.

- Tami W

My car needs work asap or I need a new car.

My xterra definitely needs some work. The inside of the roof is falling off and is holded by some wall pinchers. Also the interior of the care where the radio is the plastic part if broken and falling off. Also the seats are in bad condition and are starting to rip. The driver side seat is the worst. Also the alarm that it has is no longer working on one of the doors and it lock on its own sometimes.

- Jennifer C