Nissan Xterra 2005

4.5 (29 votes)


  • RWD or 4WD
  • Standard antilock brakes
  • Folding front passenger seat
  • Upscale offroad features
  • Easily cleaned cargo surface
  • On-road or offroad tires


  • Standard V-6 raises price
  • Stability system delayed for manual transmission
  • Challenging ingress
  • So-so fuel economy
  • Old-style seat folding
  • No moonroof option


  • Larger occupant compartment
  • Towing capacity
  • Optional side-impact and side-curtain airbags
  • Optional stability system
  • Improved stability
  • Excellent drivetrains

Nissan Xterra 2005 Specs

$2,928–$11,244 Inventory Prices
Combined MPG
18-19 Combined MPG
265-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
5 Seats
Body Type
Sport Utility

Nissan Xterra 2005 Reviews

Worst designed vehicle ever

The Xterra is a nightmare if anything ever goes wrong with it. The cost to repair is high as it is poorly designed. It drives horrible as it catches any little breeze. It is not for young drivers as ...

by 4WDOffRoadChic from kernersville on May 5, 2018

Do not EVER want another car.

I intend to have my 2005 Nissan Xterra Off Road FOREVER. I am super comfortable driving it---I sit UP and can SEE---especially important on long drives.

by longrundriver from Boulder City NV 89005 on May 12, 2018

Nissan Xterra 2005 Ratings

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