According to Motor Trend, the world’s number one automotive authority and part of Primedia’s Consumer Automotive Group, the Nissan Xterra is 2006 Sport/Utility of the Year.

After many days of grueling testing, the Motor Trend editors agreed the Nissan Xterra raises the bar in terms of engineering, design, performance and safety. This vehicle delivers amazing ’bang for your buck,’ thanks to clever product development that ensures versatility and value.

The Xterra’s value continues in the interior where savvy technology and electronics add functionality, while passengers experience comfort, space and support. Special attention was paid to the cargo area with an easy to clean cargo floor, rubberized rear seats, ten utility hooks throughout and two adjustable channels in the floor, which make it easy to secure gear and bikes.

"The Xterra is not a truck trying to be a car, or a car trying to be a truck or a minivan trying to be anything else," said MacKenzie. "It is a sport/utility in the purest sense of the term. No matter where the driver decides to go, through a country side road, hauling gear up a mountain, or simply from point A to point B, the Xterra will get them there quickly, quietly and in style."

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  (570) posted on 02.9.2010

IMO choosing it as the SUV of the year is very reasonable, X-terra is tough, agile and reliable SUV, plus it’s really fun to drive the X-Terra on dirt.

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