Nissan Xterra

The Nissan Xterra is an SUV that is offered by Nissan since 2005, based on the F- Alpha platform and consist in the technical similarities with the Navara.

The Xterra is built in Smyrna (Tennessee ) and São José dos Pinhais in Brazil. In Iran, the vehicle is offered as Nissan Roniz and also licensed by the Iranian carmaker Pars Khodro produced. In China the same car is called Nissan Paladin. The name Xterra goes back to the name of the off-road triathlons XTERRA. Nissan was by the end of 2006, the main sponsor of this race.

The first Xterra models has been introduced in the 2000 model year in the U.S., marketed as a simple, but powerful SUV and advertised with the slogan " Everything you need, nothing yon do not". The vehicle was, regardless of the individual's lifestyle, bought by women and men of all ages, income, Nissan Xterra, however, as the vehicle for adventurers was mainly advertised.

Two design details have remained unchanged since the introduction: the high roof and the square embodied in the plate on the non-symmetric tailgate. The high roof allowing the occupants an elevated seating position and the bulge on the tailgate serves to hold the first-aid box. The Xterra was not offered in Japan and Europe; there are the smaller X-Trail and Qashqai, the entry-level vehicles in the SUV sector. In the U.S., the Xterra took over this role until the introduction of the Rogue in 2008. In the Nissan model range of the Xterra is located priced between the Rogue and the Murano, but smaller than the Rogue in terms of vehicle size.

  • 2.1 Since 2005

First generation ( WD22 )

Nissan Xterra (2001)


In the first two years there were three Xterra models. The two basic models were designated XE. The Xterra is built on a truck chassis, unlike the Pathfinder with a monocoque body. This was the only vehicle generation that carried the from the 1980s, valid until 2001 Nissan characters.

The cheapest version had a four-cylinder in-line engine, type KA24DE, like the Altima and the 240SX. The 2.4 -liter engine made ​​143 bhp (105 kW) and was combined with a five-speed manual gearbox. The car had steel wheels, equipment details such as However, running boards and roof rack were not available.

In general, the Xterra XE was ordered with various additional equipment packages such as a 3.3 -liter V6 engine with 170 bhp (125 kW) in connection with a five-speed manual or a 4- speed automatic, roof rack, running boards and cloth mats. The XE features was the most popular version, as it was to be combined with a lot of special equipment packages. A fully-equipped XE had almost all equipment details of the top model SE, but was about U.S. $ 2,000 - cheaper.

The SE was the top model in the Xterra series. All the things that were ordered as an option in conjunction with the XE version, there was the SE standard. To delineate a fully equipped XE from the SE, the latter was, inter alia, equipped with a retractable roof, a higher quality upholstery fabric and a six-disc CD changer. In addition, several smaller room includes splash guard cloth, transport sinks and forced air microfilter directly at the dealership were also available.


In 2002, the Xterra has been revised. Interior were redesigned, while the biggest changes to the vehicle had a new top engine and a new front dashboard and center console. 2001 Nissan redesigned the front of the vehicle of the Frontier and gave her a more aggressive form. Moreover, the engine compartment is enlarged. Revised 2002 Nissan Xterra in the similar way, and put the new 3.3 -liter V6 engine with 210 bhp, a (154 kW). The grille was given the new Nissan emblem.

The color palette has been revised in 2002. The shades Aztekenrot and Khaki accounted for, instead it was now the colors Sckockblau, Sedona and Molten Lava. Subsequently atom Orange was available for a short period of shade. The audio system has been improved, and instead of previous AM / FM radio with CD player, six-disc CD changer with six speakers, there was now a 300 W - AM / FM radio with CD player, Rockford Fosgate '' with eight speakers and a subwoofer, which claimed a part of the hold.

Second generation ( N50 )

Nissan Xterra (2005-2008)

Since 2005

2005 Xterra received an extensive facelift and is now based on the same chassis as the Titan pickup trucks and Navara. The new model is larger than its predecessor in every way. When driving the 4.0 -liter V6 engine VQ40DE type, with 265 bhp (195 kW ) is used. The new engine is significantly better tuned than that of its predecessor and has a camshaft adjustment. The terrain model of the Xterra has a limited slip differential Rear compared with other SUVs of this size. 2009 was the Xterra another facelift with additional equipment details, other colors, leather seats for the SE model and a roof-mounted lighting when terrain model.

Nissan Xterra (2009)