$27,470 - $29,520
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$27,470 - $29,520
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15-16 City / 20-22 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 4.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine w/continuous variable valve timing
  • Continuous valve timing control system
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • Front tow hook
  • Lower radiator skid plate
  • Double wishbone independent front suspension
  • Rigid leaf rear suspension w/solid axle
  • Engine speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel vented disc brakes
  • Stainless steel exhaust system

Exterior Features

  • 16" aluminum alloy wheels
  • P265/70R16 all-season "Long Trail" OWL tires
  • Full size spare tire w/steel wheel
  • Roof rack rails w/gear basket & air dam
  • Roof rack rails w/air dam
  • Rear bumper w/steps
  • Body side molding
  • Splash guards
  • Angled strut style front grille
  • Black folding pwr outside mirrors
  • Dark tinted rear privacy glass
  • Black door handles
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer
  • Rear intermittent wiper w/washer

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (6) speakers

Interior Features

  • Front reclining bucket seats -inc: 8-way manual driver seat w/lumbar support, adjustable active head restraints
  • 60/40 split-fold down 2nd row seat w/removable cushions & adjustable head restraints
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Manual tilt steering column
  • Steering wheel cruise controls
  • Pwr windows w/driver auto-down
  • Pwr door locks w/selective unlock feature
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • Security alarm system
  • Engine immobilizer system
  • Accessory pwr delay
  • Front air conditioning
  • In-cabin microfilter
  • Rear HVAC vents under front seats
  • Rear window defroster
  • Glove box w/lower lock, light & damper
  • (3) 12-volt pwr outlets
  • Dual front/rear cup holders
  • Dual front door pockets & bottle holders
  • Manual day/night rearview mirror
  • Dual sunvisors
  • Easy clean cargo area w/C-channel system
  • Storage compartment under cargo area
  • Cargo area hooks on ceiling

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle dynamic control system (VDC) -inc: 4-wheel brake limited slip (ABLS)
  • Vehicle dynamic control system (VDC) -inc: 2-wheel brake limited slip (ABLS)
  • Clutch interlock
  • Side door guard beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Driver & front passenger advanced dual stage airbags w/occupant sensor
  • Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Roof-mounted side-impact curtain airbags for all rows w/rollover sensor
  • Front 3-point seat belts w/height adjusters, pretensioners & load limiters
  • Rear outboard 3-point seat belts
  • Front active head restraints
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Energy absorbing steering column
  • First aid kit
  • Dual note horn

2012 Nissan Xterra Owner Reviews

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Lots of room inside the vehicle

2012 Nissan Xterra S

I love the design of the Xterra. It's boxy look minimizes blind spots in the back, and gives extra room in the interior. It's a unique design that stands out among SUV's. I also love its' 4x4 performance. I've driven it in all weather types, and it handles really well in snow. It's also extremely comfortable to be in, and the back seat has lots of legroom as well. It's easy to put the back seats down and open up the whole back end for hauling things, which I've done several times. Mine also has a rack inside the back end that can be moved forward or back, or even taken out if needed. It's great to carry groceries in as there are nets to keep things compartmentalized. I also have fog lights which also help in dense fog. I'm just upset that Nissan no longer makes them.

- Erika M

Big truck, comes ready to play.

2012 Nissan Xterra S

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

2012 Nissan Xterra s review

2012 Nissan Xterra S

This car is extremely reliable I've had it for two years now it has 125,000 miles on it and the engine light has never came on. All I do is keep up with oil changes and other regular maintenance and this SUV has never had any problems. Good on gas better than any pickup truck out there. It has a strong v6 4.0 engine. Great for towing. Performance is good picks up speed quick. Good handling. The seats are okay could be better. The suspension is a little bouncy. Other than that this is a great car. Fun to drive and go off road in. Traction control works great.

- Mike M

Fantastic, reliable, and trustworthy vehicle

2012 Nissan Xterra S

Car is reliable, has a smooth ride, and is great in the city and on the highway. You feel safe driving it and it is a comfortable ride. Performance is good and there haven't been major issues. It is also a very reliable vehicle and is a vehicle that will be driven until it can't be driven anymore.

- Sara B

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