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For those who want a well-equipped off-roader that includes interior conveniences as well as touch hardware, the 2011 Xterra is a strong value.
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modern frivolities like Bluetooth and satellite radio
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The Nissan Xterra hasn't changed much since its last major revision way back in 2005, but the cabin tech in our S trim model hasn't been upgraded since this active lifestyle SUV debuted way back in 2000.

Beginning last year, Nissan simplified trim levels and builds for the Xterra, and with most options eliminated, what trim level you get rather strictly determines the equipment you get—unless of course you decide to go for one of the dealer-installed options.

The Xterra is offered in three different trim levels: including X, S, and off-road-focused PRO-4X models. The S model now claims fog lights, roof-rack crossbars, and a gear basket as standard. PRO-4X models add 16-inch off-road wheels and tires, Bilstein shocks with off-road tuning, a locking differential (with 4x4), and skid plates. Automatic-transmission Xterras also include Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist.

An in-dash navigation system remains unavailable in the Xterra, but a Bluetooth hands-free phone setup is standard, and PRO-4X models include a Rockford Fosgate premium audio system with auxiliary input, an in-dash 6-CD changer, 8 speakers, a subwoofer, steering wheel audio controls, and XM Satellite Radio.


For those who want a well-equipped off-roader that includes interior conveniences as well as touch hardware, the 2011 Xterra is a strong value.

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