2013 Nissan Xterra Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,314 - $20,563
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
261
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,314 - $20,563
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
261
Seats
5

Ranks #6 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.3 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 3.2 Styling 3.4 Value 3.0

Editor's Overview

The 2013 Nissan Xterra is an SUV built to go where fewer modern SUVs tread: Off road. While more sport utility vehicles focus on refined road manners and creature comforts, the Xterra makes no apologies for its utilitarian, adventure-minded character. It doesn't sip gas or have heated seats, but the Xterra is livable on highways and happier still in the muck.

Nissan Xterra Models & Trims

Pro-4X $16,973 - $20,563*
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
S $11,790 - $15,147*
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
X $11,314 - $14,337*
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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.61

23 Reviews

65% 30% 4% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Tons of extra accessories that make traveling easier.

The vehicle is very comfy! The issue I have with it, they do not make the style anymore so parts are more expensive. Plenty of storage space in the vehicle. Easy to haul things around town. Very outdoorsy/ easy to go on adventures with. The gas is not great, as well as the speaker system does not work very well.

- Rebecca E

Great all around car for everyday people.

Love this car. Haven't had any problems at all. Just regular upkeep on the car. Oil changes etc. This is the second Xterra I have had. And I loved the other one I had. They are great in all weather and handles amazing. The car also has a lot of room and can tow. It basically the best car to have in Colorado.

- Ryan K

Nissan Xterra functional and reliable SUV

I love this SUV because while it's a V8 and has exceptional pulling power and reliability in the winter months in Ohio...it's also a manual transmission. I so love driving a manual transmission and they are hard to find in an SUV. The Xterra is very comfy and reliable. I'm sad they stopped making it.

- Jamie B

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$16,973 - $20,563
$11,790 - $15,147

Horsepower

Horsepower
261 hp
261 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Not Available

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Not Available

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Not Available

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
Standard
Not Available

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

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.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Not Available

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Not Available

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/75R16
P265/70R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.3 ft.
37.3 - 37.6 ft.

Length

Length
178.7 in.
178.7 in.

Width

Width
72.8 in.
72.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4408 - 4425 .lbs
4140 - 4357 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
261 hp
261 hp

Torque

Torque
281 ft. lbs.
281 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 .lbs
500 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Standard
Not Available

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
18 mpg
19 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
20 mpg
21 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV 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

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Not Available

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

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