I love my xterra and it is great in the snow and off road I purchased mine brand new and it has 94000 miles it is the 6 speed have had the same clutch since got it had a Mazda before and had to put a clutch in. The driving position is good otherwise. Far lighter than it actually is. The front end is all very symmetrical and beef. The center console is deep, with coin holders and two cupholders and the emergency brake handle. The X-model's cargo-area carpeting is replaced by an easy-to-clean plastic cargo floor with two C-channels and four moveable hooks to strap down mountain bikes and things, plus additional hooks in the ceiling and side panels.
The ride is great in town and off road. It would get more, if the body wasn't such a brick. Its body is attached to a boxed-in steel ladder frame and uses a rugged suspension, double-wishbone front and solid axle with leaf springs in rear. Audio from the standard six-speaker stereo is pretty good, all things considered. It's a bit bumpy on the highway but accelerates great when passing. The only down side it the plastic cargo area but it's ease to fix with a rubber floor mat. After driving it for six months, here is what I can say about it.
Normally these minor issues might consist of say, suspension bushings squeaking — not something major like a transmission failure. I have to use a pad under my lower back to be comfortable. The cargo area has an Easy Clean surface and ten cargo utility hooks, including six floor hooks capable of carrying up to 110 pounds each. The interior is modern and refeshing, with crome inlays, stereo, controls have nice back lighting and comfortable seats. Cons: How would you improve your 2010 Nissan Xterra? The lower corners of the front fascia are rugged and massive, although not conspicuously so because they're flat black.
Since then, I've put 18,000 miles in a variety of driving conditions; everything from long highway trips to slogging through the mud, to daily commuting. Still has stock shocks and tires. The 4 liter V6 is a beast. Nice tray forward of the shift lever, glovebox of decent size, steering-wheel controls on most models. The brick has big windows.
Before you do, take bets from the skeptical friends you brought along to spot for you. Hill Start Assist also comes only on the Xterra Off-Road with automatic transmission, though that seems strangely misplaced. It's the same chassis as the Nissan Frontier pickup truck, although the Xterra has a higher center of gravity that you can feel in the ride, which is reasonably comfortable thanks to a longish wheelbase. Cargo room is very limited. An exceptional vehicle, Buy one you won't be sorry.
Higher trim levels add enhancements that can make the Xterra more capable off-road, as well as features like foglights, Bluetooth, satellite radio and an upgraded stereo. What's that lump on the tailgate? Skid plates on the bottom are very cheap and thin. The arm rests are very poorly placed and you really have no where to put your arms. If I ever need another vehicle to purchase, I would definitely consider buying from them again! It comes with Hill Descent Control, heavy duty trail tires, and skid plates. This Suv can handle any conditions. The 2010 Nissan Xterra rounds out its solid off-road ability with a reasonable level of interior features.
Looks sharp and love the offroad tires. Climbing into the back seats isn't easy, as they're still mounted on top of the rear wheel wells. The grille is sort of a black egg-crate hole with a floating chrome Planet Nissan logo in the center, surrounded by an inverted isosceles trapezoid finished in a flat silver plastic Nissan calls Sandblast Aluminum with wings that look like handles on a loving cup trophy. The transmission seems to be always searching for a gear that is not correct for the rpm's. The S trim level's single option audio system is devoid of any advanced entertainment tech. All are powered by Nissan's award-winning aluminum V6, stroked to 4. Also, with short overhangs front and rear, things don't easily drag in the gulleys.
. It was tweaked last year, although how much tweaking can you do to a roof rack? I am not sure if they tested the off road package accurately with the bigger tires? Nice tray forward of the shift lever, glovebox of decent size, steering-wheel controls on most models. Stock radio did well with reception, I left my discs at home. Fortunately, you don't have to use it much. The driver and front passenger seat recline way back, although when we tried to take a nap at a rest stop we couldn't line up our butt, the gap between the seat and seatback, the small of our back, the back of our head, and the headrest.