What is the best year for a used Nissan Xterra?

I want to find an off-road car but I want to avoid Jeeps. I didn’t even know that Nissan made off-road cars until I started looking online. What is the best year for a used Nissan Xterra?

Bonnie Stinson · Answered on Jan 10, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The best year for a used Nissan Xterra is the 2015 model—the last year of production for this model.
A used Nissan 4x4 vehicle could be a savvy choice, as most people aren’t aware that Nissan produces this kind of car. You might face less competition in the used car market if you decide Xterra is right for you!
The 2015 model is the newest used Nissan Xterra for sale. But post-2010 models are worth considering, too.
Remember to check the trim levels, as the Xterra comes in three trims. All offer a V6 engine, and all come standard with rear-wheel drive with the option of four-wheel drive.
However, the base X trim may not offer enough technology for your needs, whereas the S trim offers Bluetooth and streaming audio. The top trim Pro-4X gives you much more capability for rugged off-roading, like an electronic locking rear differential and more skid-plate protection.
If you’re going to start off-reading more frequently, you might want to get roadside assistance. It’s usually pretty easy to add towing and labor coverage to your existing policy, and this assistance could come in handy if you get stuck.
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