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The Nissan Xterra's well-equipped for an off-roader, but navigation will come down to your smartphone or Rand McNally.
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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.

Nissan's streamlined the way it equips the Xterra, as it approaches the end of its life cycle. That means a trio of well-outfitted SUVs that don't offer much in the way of optional equipment.

The lineup includes Xterra X, S, and PRO-4X models. The basic edition has power windows, locks, and mirrors; air conditioning; an AM/FM/CD player; and cruise control. The Xterra S gets crossbars for a roof rack; a gear basket; and fog lights. The PRO-4X, the off-road specialist-within-a-specialist, gets skid plates, a locking differential (on 4x4 versions), Bilstein shocks, and 16-inch off-road wheels and tires.

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.


The Nissan Xterra's well-equipped for an off-roader, but navigation will come down to your smartphone or Rand McNally.

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