The 2013 Nissan Xterra remains offered in a lineup of X, S, and off-road-focused PRO-4X models--with equipment for the PRO-4X improving this year. And no matter the model, the Xterra offers a good feature set with relatively few options.
At the base level, the Xterra X includes power windows, locks, and mirrors; air conditioning; an AM/FM/CD player; keyless entry; and cruise control. The Xterra S gets crossbars for a roof rack; step rails; an Easy Clean Cargo Surface; a C-Channel cargo floor with moveable tie-downs; a gear basket; and fog lights--plus a tow hook in 4x4 versions.
The PRO-4X, the off-road specialist-within-a-specialist, gets additional skid plates, a locking differential (on 4x4 versions), Bilstein shocks, and 16-inch off-road wheels and BFGoodrich Rugged Trail tires. This year, PRO-4X models get contrast stitching and seat embroidery, plus auto headlamps, an outside temperature display, a navigation system with rearview monitor, and a new DIsplay Audio system with auxiliary input, USB port, and Sirius satellite radio compatibility. A Bluetooth hands-free interface is standard, only on the PRO-4X.