2011 Nissan Xterra Overview.
The Nissan Xterra is conventionally strong, solidly-built SUV that comes in a compact structure with high ground clearance. These elements make it a great off-roading vehicle, even as at the same time not withdrawing from your day to day drivability – unless you’re concerned with fuel economy. It is a truck SUV, not a crossover SUV. Its body is attached to a boxed-in steel ladder frame, and it rides on the same strong suspension as the Nissan Frontier pickup, with double wishbones up front and a firm axle on leaf springs in the rear.
A strong performer on the off-road while providing a satisfactory ride on the streets and highways. It comes with Hill Descent Control, heavy duty trail tires, and skid plates. If you're in quest of a genuine off-road vehicle, the Xterra is just the ticket. It ranks high compared to another off-road competitors, costs thousands less than many of them and shines with its resourceful cargo capacity. Though, buyers should consider that while the Xterra is as perfect as a tough, capable vehicle, it's not the most comfortable highway cruiser. The Xterra's 16mpg city and 20mpg highway rating is between the worst of any affordable compact SUV and makes it costly to drive as an everyday driver.
If you are just looking for an off-road SUV, you should consider the Jeep Patriot. It costs almost $5,000 less than the Xterra and has the finest fuel economy (23/38mpg) in the off-road class. Even the Patriot has a quite rough on-road ride though, so if driving on the highway is important to you, explore the Toyota 4Runner and Suzuki Grand Vitara, both of which offer better around-town handling and still cope to improve upon the Xterra's gas mileage.
Nissan provides a standard three-year or 36,000 mile warranty and five-year or 60,000 mile powertrain warranty.
The warranty period starts either on the date of first retail sale, or the date the vehicle is first placed in service as an instructor, service loaner or company vehicle, whichever is earlier. Plus from that moment on, your Nissan Xterra is looked after during the coverage period, not considering of whether you're the first owner or a subsequent owner.
The Nissan Xterra continues its steady course on the road and off, as a well-liked SUV that can do it all and then a few, with a fold-flat cargo area that's rugged and trouble-free to clean, and integrated channels on the floor with 10 hooks or eyelets to tie things down. The new PRO-4X off-road model substitutes last year's Off-Road model and is associated with standard four-wheel drive and an option of manual or automatic transmissions. The fabric upholstery is attractive and rugged, and there are many cubbies. The Xterra is comprehensible, has a comfortable ride for a truck, and sports well.