2014 The Nissan Xterra is a holdover from the days when SUVs were tough, truck-based machines that backed up their rugged appearances with authentic off-roading abilities. It can’t match the refinement or fuel economy of even more modern-day, car-based crossovers, but this compact ute’s roomy interior, prepared engine and all-terrain abilities should prove capitivating for buyers more interested in taking off than heading to the shopping mall.
2014 Nissan Xterra price
Relying on trim levels, will differ the price of the new 2014 Nissan Xterra. The business Nissan has been serene on this issue, and according to some speculation, the brand-new Xterra could be quickly readily available from $ 25,000 to $ 30.000.
For the most recent model year, the Xterra gets just minor devices tweaks. Originally launched way back in 2005, the existing Xterra is underpinned by the exact same “F-Alpha” body-on-frame platform made use of in Nissan’s Frontier pickup. This durable, traditional foundation, together with a live rear axle and 8.2 inches of ground clearance, offers the SUV impressive abilities when the pavement ends – particularly in Pro-X type (comprehensive below). Just hard-core, purpose-built machines like the Jeep Wrangler are much better in this regard.
The trade-off for the rock-climbing adeptness can be found in the form of noticeably truck-like on-road handling that isn’t as smooth or precise as that of similarly-sized crossovers. The Xterra is, however, a lot more powerful than most of the competition, providing a conventional 4.0-liter V6 that produces 261 horse power and 281 lb-ft of torque.
Enthusiasts will delight in the six-speed manual transmission (available just with four-wheel-drive designs), which improves fuel economy and acceleration. A five-speed automatic can likewise be spec ‘d for those looking for two-pedal simpleness.
Rear-wheel-drive is conventional on the Xterra, while a four-wheel-drive system with a low-range transfer case is optional. Maximum towing capacity is ranked at 5,000 lbs.; notably, most equivalent crossovers max out at just 3,500 pounds.
Unsurprisingly, a large-displacement engine and a heavy truck property don’t amount to exemplary fuel economy: RWD, automatic-transmission Xterras are good for 16/22 city/highway, mpg, while 4WD car- and manual-equipped models check in at 15/20 mpg and 16/20 mpg, respectively.
Among the places where the Xterra shows its age is inside, where there are hard, cheaply-grained plastics instead of the soft-touch materials discovered in many rivals. Upscale it isn’t really, but the cabin’s controls are easy to use and logically arranged, and there’s a simplicity and honesty to the total design that fits well with the SUV’s old-school feel.
The Xterra excels as a pack mule, showcasing 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats upright and 65.7 dices with them folded down. An available “Utili-track Cargo Channel System” makes the most of indoor flexibility by adding 2 stations in the ceiling and two in the floor, both with 8 flexible sliding cleats that can be utilized to protect freight in place.
Various other awesome touches consist of an under-floor storage area for tucking away extra gear, “Easy-Clean” freight location surface areas and a roofing rack developed from construction-grade aluminum that’s capable of holding as much as 150 pounds. Even better, the rack is easily accessible thanks to side steps located in the rear bumper.
The Xterra X comes standard with A/C, full power devices, remote keyless entry, cruise control, a six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system and 16-inch steel wheels. Bluetooth connection and an updated stereo have actually been included for the current model year.
The Xterra S brings the Utili-track Cargo Channel System, Easy Clean cargo area, back body side moldings, dual power outside mirrors, a first-aid kit, a 4.3-inch color screen for the audio system, AUX and USB inputs and SiriusXM satellite radio. Likewise basic are 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, which include a brand-new design for the latest model year.
Intending on taking your Xterra off the beaten path often? The model to get is the PRO-4X, which is fitted with basic 4WD in addition to a locking rear differential, fuel tank and transfer case skid plates, Bilstein shocks, roof-mounted off-road roadway lights and 265/75R16 BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A off-road tires mounted on 16-inch wheels.
The PRO-4X is also the best-equipped Xterra, structure on the S design’s features with a navigation system with a 5.8-inch display and a rearview camera, an eight-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium audio system, Bluetooth smartphone connection with streaming audio, unique interior furniture, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automobile on/off fronts lights and an outside temperature level screen. Heated fabric front seats are brand-new for the most up to date model year, as are optional heated leather seats.
For the most recent design year, the navigation system is upgraded with Nissan Connect Apps smartphone integration in addition to SiriusXM Travel Link – which provides fuel costs, movie times, stock updates and sports scores) – and SiriusXM weather condition.
All Xterra models include dual front, front-side and full-length side curtain airbags in addition to traction and security control systems and a tire-pressure tracking system.
The list of true competitors for the Xterra is a shrinking one as lots of SUVs remain to migrate over to unibody (crossover, or CUV) platforms for enhanced fuel economy and on-road ride quality, leaving the off road-minded SUVs to fend for themselves. Staying competitors consist of the Jeep Wrangler, the Jeep Cherokee and the Toyota FJ Cruiser.
Nissan Xterra release date
Main launch of the 2014 Nissan Xterra is prepared for in October 2013.