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2012 Nissan Xterra Photo
9.0
/ 10
On Styling
BASE INVOICE
$24,147
BASE MSRP
$25,480
On Styling
The Nissan Xterra goes for an appealing, trail-ready look outside; inside, it's a little wash-and-wear.
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STYLING | 9 out of 10

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The Nissan's upholstery and plastics are a bit on the "bare-bones" side, and the interior trim and switchgear are starting to look dated.
Four Wheeler

plainly geared for SUV enthusiasts who want vehicles that exhibit a fundamentally rugged, rough-and-tumble character, rather than a more car-like persona
Winding Road

One could describe the Xterra S' interior as "utilitarian," but we'd prefer to call it "dated."
CNET

When equipped with the Off-Road package, the Nissan Xterra really looks the part for serious off-road fun.
MSN Autos


It can hardly be confused for an egg-shaped crossover vehicle. The Nissan Xterra proudly wears its serious devotion to off-road driving in just about every line on its body, and every surface on its dash and doors.

We love the Xterra's look. The high stance and bulging fenders are appropriate here, not silly add-ons meant for marketing appeal. The external spare tire and big tires are part of the look because they're a part of the Xterra's mission. Add on the skid plates and brush guards from the options list, and you have a rough-and-ready alternative to a Jeep Wrangler--and yet, something that's also relaxed and easygoing, a little more California beach off-roading than nutso Rubicon trail-carving.

Inside, too, the look is universally rugged, with tough-looking upholstery, easy-to-clean cargo surfaces, tie-downs, and extra storage spaces as part of the package.

Conclusion

The Nissan Xterra goes for an appealing, trail-ready look outside; inside, it's a little wash-and-wear.

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