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2014 Nissan Xterra

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  • Nissan Xterra
  • Year:
    2014
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Transmission:
    Five-Speed Manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    261 @ 5600
  • MPG(Cty):
    16
  • MPG(Hwy):
    22
  • Torque @ RPM:
    281 @ 4000
  • Displacement:
    4.0 L
  • Top Speed:
    120 mph
  • Price:
    23110
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  • body style:

The 2014 Nissan Xterra checks a lot of boxes on the "Needs" lists of buyers, but even with its relative versatility, customers are likely to veer towards other models. This is not for lack of quality, but rather because it looks So. Dang, Boring.

But even if aesthetics aren’t a particular strong suit for the Nissan, you should be happy to know that the Xterra is one of those SUVs that doesn’t really care about its looks. It’s all about its function and versatility and to be fair, it has both of those attributes in abundance.

That’s what you stand to receive with the 2014 Xterra. It may not have the prettiest face at the party, but it’s all sorts of smart and has the endurance and capacity to be by your side wherever you go. Whether its taking your kids to soccer games or heading out to the woods during a long weekend, Nissan’s resident off-road SUV can handle both tasks handily.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Nissan Xterra.

 

Latest Nissan Xterra news and reviews:

Is Nissan Reviving the Xterra SUV?

Is Nissan Reviving the Xterra SUV?

Nissan’s Senior VP of Product Planning drops positive hints

Nissan is looking “very, very closely” at bringing the Xterra SUV back to life for a third generation. That news comes from Nissan’s own Michael Bunce, who serves as senior vice president-product planning for Nissan North America. In an interview with Wards Auto, Bunce said Nissan is watching the renaissance of the off-road utility segment with new vehicles like the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler and Ford’s upcoming Bronco due for 2020.

“[Xterra] is a great asset in terms of a name and a badge, “Bunce said. “It’s on the shelf right now, but it’s something we could utilize in the future.” He backed up Nissan’s reasoning with research the automaker has done on Millennial males. “Through devices they’re becoming more isolated and they want to reconnect with friends, family, outdoors. And a vehicle is an expression, a way to do that. We’re doing a lot of work in the space to understand that customer very well.”

Of course, Bunce made no official statements or promises about the Xterra’s revival were made. Interestingly, rumors of a body-on-frame SUV coming from the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance have surfaced and suggest something could debut at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show in April. Motor Trend, which published the rumors from its unnamed source, says it is possibly the third-generation Xterra. At this time, we’ve seen no spy shots of test vehicles or any other leaked information suggesting the Xterra will return.

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Scoop: Is the Nissan Xterra in for a resurgence?

Scoop: Is the Nissan Xterra in for a resurgence?

It certainly seems that way...

After running for a decade and a half, Nissan stopped the Xterra’s production in 2015; the obvious reason being dwindling sales. While this mid-size SUV came with a body-on-frame design and impressive off-road skills, it all came at the cost of good city and highway driving. But, rumor has it that the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi alliance is planning to revive the Xterra again at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show.

While the 4Runner is not precisely a new model, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler sure is. With one veteran being too long in the tooth, the Xterra would try to foil the Wrangler’s monopoly in the mid-sized SUV segment. Ford has thrown its hat in as well with the Bronco, but its planned 2020 launch is still far away.

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Cars Discontinued In 2015

Cars Discontinued In 2015

2015 has been a great year for the automotive industry, bringing us everything from faster-than-ever performance cars, to roomier and more efficient family vehicles, to semi-autonomous rides, and new-generation electric and hydrogen-powered models. We also saw a large number of fascinating new concept cars that will become production vehicles in the future, while several automakers reached benchmarks that seemed impossible a decade ago.

However, 2015 was also a year that saw many models being discontinued here in the United States. While some are aging models that are being replaced by new nameplates, other vehicles were simply phased out due to slow sales or because they were developed for niches that are no longer feasible in today’s changing market.

With the year now coming to an end, TopSpeed is taking a look back at the discontinued cars we said goodbye to in 2015. But, rather than include all the models that got the axe last year, I focused on those that most of us will miss and the vehicles that, at some point in their life cycle, made a significant impact on the market. Find out more about it below and tell us which model you will miss the most in the comments section.

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Nissan Xterra Will Be Discontinued After 2015 Model Year

Nissan Xterra Will Be Discontinued After 2015 Model Year

Yet another old school body-on-frame SUV will be going under the executioner’s axe. According to our friends at Edmunds, Nissan will discontinue production of the Nissan Xterra after 2015, ending its 15-year production run.

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Nissan Xterra Will Be Discontinued After 2015 Model Year

Nissan Xterra Will Be Discontinued After 2015 Model Year

Yet another old school body-on-frame SUV will be going under the executioner’s axe. According to our friends at Edmunds, Nissan will discontinue production of the Nissan Xterra after 2015, ending its 15-year production run.

Edmunds says the decision was made because of regulatory reasons. Continuing production after this year would have required expensive and significant alterations to both safety and emissions equipment, and because sales for the Xterra have been so slow in recent years – just 16,505 units in 2014 – the business case to keep it around could not be made. Fuel mileage is also pretty abhorrent by current standards: just 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway in two-wheel-drive specification and 15 mpg city and 20 mpg highway with four-wheel-drive.

Based on Nissan’s F-Alpha truck and SUV platform, the Xterra is the most recent victim in the flight from truck-based, body-on-frame chassis to car-based crossovers and unibody chassis. Both the Ford Explorer and Nissan’s own Pathfinder adopted unibody chassis with their latest generations, while the Toyota FJ Cruiser was axed altogether.

The Xterra will be getting a few minor upgrades for its final year of production, including the addition of NissanConnect with Mobile Apps, a USB connection for iPods and a new SolarFlare Yellow exterior color.

Click ’Continue Reading’ to learn why Nissan decided to discontinue the Xterra.

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2014 Nissan Xterra

2014 Nissan Xterra

The 2014 Nissan Xterra checks a lot of boxes on the "Needs" lists of buyers, but even with its relative versatility, customers are likely to veer towards other models. This is not for lack of quality, but rather because it looks So. Dang, Boring.

But even if aesthetics aren’t a particular strong suit for the Nissan, you should be happy to know that the Xterra is one of those SUVs that doesn’t really care about its looks. It’s all about its function and versatility and to be fair, it has both of those attributes in abundance.

That’s what you stand to receive with the 2014 Xterra. It may not have the prettiest face at the party, but it’s all sorts of smart and has the endurance and capacity to be by your side wherever you go. Whether its taking your kids to soccer games or heading out to the woods during a long weekend, Nissan’s resident off-road SUV can handle both tasks handily.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Nissan Xterra.

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Top-Ten Best Off-Road SUVs

Top-Ten Best Off-Road SUVs

Off-roading can be just as challenging, scary and life-changing as a high-speed track session with a supercar.

With supercars, the chances of a costly mistake are present but manageable. The tracks are typically perfect, the guard rails are there to keep you out of the trees in the case of a spin out, and generally, backing off the throttle is enough to recover control before anything goes *crunch*.

Off-roading, however, brings a real chance that poor driving or the wrong car will result in serious damage to both that driver’s confidence and the car’s rolling ability.

While most racetracks are filled with other cars to help you get home after putting yours into a wall, the situation out on desolate off-road trails is much more grim is something really breaks. Being stranded becomes a real possibility, with bad results almost a sure thing.

After popping three tires and cracking an alloy rim of the 18-inch wheels and 35-section tires of my (poor, abused) Subaru Legacy GT wagon in Oak Ridge, Tennessee a few years ago, I had to limp down the mountain on two hideously-bent donut spare steel wheels. Tires sheared off long before, so it was a clunky and scary ride to a place that a tow truck could find me.

It was this moment I finally realized something: as with everything challenging, to go off-roading the right way, you need the right tools.

Those tools have adjustable suspensions, huge wheel travel, and tires so knobby that a 65 mph cruise on the highway sounds like a Monster Truck.

Great A/C, comfy seats and mechanical reliability are also key parameters for this list.

Click past the jump for the full Top-Ten Best Off-Road SUVs, featuring everything from Bowler Land Rovers to the Nissan Xterra.

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2005-2010 Nissan Trucks and SUVs prone to Tranny Failures

2005-2010 Nissan Trucks and SUVs prone to Tranny Failures

Owners of Nissan Trucks and S.U.V.’s Report Transmission Failures

Usually when there is a transmission failure, it is something internal that, after many years of dutiful service, is expected to start breaking down. However, Nissan has announced that some of their best selling trucks and SUVs (2005-2010 Nissan Frontier, Xterra, and Pathfinders) are experiencing radiator leaks that are finding their way into the components of their automatic transmissions. This leak is causing premature wearing of the automatic transmission that warrants replacement often at less than 100,000 miles. The New York Times reports that even after Nissan extended warranties on the effected models by 5 years/50,000 miles (for a total warranty coverage for 80K miles/8 years) owners still reported that "the radiator issues have affected the vehicles transmissions, causing premature failure...Lance Wiggins, Technical Director of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association points out ’what’s happening is the radiator cooler tanks are rupturing, forcing coolant into the five-speed automatic through the transmission cooler lines." Motor Trend also points out that for many of the owners of these vehicles (particularly the older models) are beyond the extended warranty. If the transmission fails, they will have to put forth a substantial investment for a new one. Nissan says they "would cover transmissions damaged by coolant, as long as they met the extended warranty guidelines." No warranty, no fix.

Although Nissan says "only a small proportion of models are affected," we are perplexed by their actions. They seem to be doing enough to belay a lawsuit, yet don’t seem to be real concerned about maintaining a loyal customer base, which is a real pity because we love the ruggedness and the utility of the Nissan trucks and SUVs.

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2010 Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra pricing announced

2010 Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra pricing announced

Nissan announced today pricing for the 2010 Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra. All three models are now on sale.

Prices for the 2010 Nissan Frontier start at $17,540 for the Frontier XE King Cab I4 4x2 with manual transmission and $22,290 for the Frontier SE Crew Cab V6 4x2 with manual transmission. There are a total of 13 available Frontier King Cab and 14 available Frontier Crew Cab models.

Prices for the Pathfinder range from $27,440 for the Pathfinder 4x2 S FE+ with 4.0-liter V6 engine and automatic transmission to $42,160 for the Pathfinder 4x4 LE-V8 with automatic transmission.

The Nissan Xterra has a starting price of $22,450 for the Xterra 4x2 X with 4.0-liter V6 and manual transmission, while the Xterra 4x4 X with V6 and manual transmission is $24,500.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Nissan Xterra

2009 Nissan Xterra

Nissan today revealed the 2009 Xterra, a new SUV that features a redesigned front end appearance, new Roof-Mounted Off-Road Lights (Off-Road only), new wheel designs, new seat materials and colors (with leather-appointed seats standard on SE models), new trim level content and standard roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection. The 2009 Xterra will go on sale in July.

Powering Xterra is a standard 4.0-liter DOHC V6, rated at 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft torque. The engine is an increased displacement version of Nissan’s VQ engine series found in the 350Z, Maxima and Altima. It features a longer stroke (than the 3.5-liter version) and has been specifically tuned for SUV and truck applications.

Xterra is offered in 4x2 or 4x4 configurations. Xterra 4x4 models feature a part-time 4WD system with 2WD/4HI/4LO modes and electronically controlled transfer case. Xterra Off-Road models include two advanced off-road technologies – Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist – as well as an electronic locking rear differential.

The 2009 Xterra is offered in four models – X, S, Off-Road and SE. The Off-Road model is available in 4-wheel drive only, while the X, S and SE are offered in both 2WD and 4WD configurations. Xterra SE comes with a 5-speed automatic transmission only, with X, S, and Off Road offering a choice of 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic.

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2008 Nissan Frontier and Xterra pricing announced

2008 Nissan Frontier and Xterra pricing announced

Nissan today announced pricing on the 2008 Nissan Frontier midsize pickup and 2008 Nissan Xterra SUV, which are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.
The Frontier lineup include a new addition for 2008 - a King Cab SE I4 model, which provides the visual content of an SE model while offering the fuel efficiency of a 4-cylinder engine. The 2008 Frontier is available in both King Cab and Crew Cab body styles and in 4x2 and 4x4 driveline configurations for 2008. Frontier also features Crew (...)

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2007 Nissan Xterra

2007 Nissan Xterra

Two years ago, with the introduction of the all-new second generation Nissan Xterra, the original "everything you need, nothing you don’t" sport utility vehicle took a great leap forward with more power, more roominess and more utility. As it enters the 2007 model year, Xterra’s strength remains its abundance of useable space, unique styling, storage and convenience features and the performance foundation set by its combination of rugged "F-Alpha" platform (shared with the full-size Titan and Armada) and its 261-horsepower 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine. and thoughtful interior storage systems truly make Xterra the ultimate adventure vehicle.

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Nissan Xterra SUV of the Year

Nissan Xterra SUV of the Year

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 (...)

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2006 Nissan Xterra

2006 Nissan Xterra

When it was originally introduced in 1999, the Nissan Xterra stood out in a crowd of nearly 40 competitive sport utility vehicles with its rugged truck frame, purposeful styling and “everything you need, nothing you don’t” adventure positioning. Since then, the competitive field of SUVs has grown to over 70 models. Yet one thing remains unchanged - the Xterra still stands alone as a segment of one.

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