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2011 Nissan Xterra Photo
7.0
/ 10
On Safety
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$22,993
BASE MSRP
$24,260
On Safety
The 2011 Nissan Xterra includes several off-road aids that might be welcomed on the trail; otherwise its safety is strictly mid-pack.
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SAFETY | 7 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

'Good,' frontal impact; 'good,' side impact; 'marginal,' rear impact; 'acceptable,' roof strength
IIHS

Not yet tested
NHTSA




When it comes to safety, the Xterra isn't near the top in a class that tends to receive a lot of high scores.

The insurance-affiliated IIHS tests finds the Xterra "good" for frontal impact, "good" for side, and only "marginal" for rear impact. Additionally, it gets just an 'acceptable' rating in the roof strength test—especially crucial in a taller vehicle that might be used in a way (off road) in which rollover would be more likely.

While the 2011 Xterra hasn't yet been tested in heavily revised, more stringent federal tests, it earned reasonably good four- and five-star ratings under the old system.

Standard safety equipment includes front active head restraints, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, stability control, and side-curtain airbags.

Conclusion

The 2011 Nissan Xterra includes several off-road aids that might be welcomed on the trail; otherwise its safety is strictly mid-pack.

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