2008 Nissan Xterra  -  $22,840


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,840
Base Invoice: $21,692
Destination Charge: $780
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 4dr Man X
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: 2WD 4dr Man X
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 4.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine w/continuous variable valve timing

Pros

Off-road ability; durability; towing and hauling prowess.


Model Highlights

The 2008 Nissan Xterra is powered by a 261-horsepower, 4.0L V6 engine and either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. Each model (except for the Off-Road model) is offered in a choice of rear-wheel drive or a four-wheel drive system that has an electronically controlled part-time transfer case with low-range mode.

The engine has a modern aluminum-block design, supplemented with cast-iron cylinder liners, Teflon-coated pistons, variable induction, variable valve timing, and a two-stage timing chain for durability and smooth operation.

The Xterra has serious truck underpinnings good for off-road adventuring, hauling heavy loads, or towing up to 5,000 pounds. Its so-called F-Alpha platform and fully-boxed frame is shared with Nissan's Titan and Frontier pickups, along with the Armada and Pathfinder SUVs. In front, the suspension is an independent double-wishbone design with a stabilizer bar, while there's a heavy-duty solid-axle setup with leaf springs in back. Off-Road models are supplemented with Bilstein gas shocks, which are comparable in on-road control but offer more wheel travel.

With its many utility-oriented features, the Xterra is ideal for especially active people who carry heavy gear and need to go off-road. Side steps are built into the rear bumper for easy access to the roof rack, which has a latchable lid. The cargo area has an Easy Clean surface and ten cargo utility hooks, including six floor hooks capable of carrying up to 110 pounds each. In addition there's an available adjustable channel system in the cargo floor, similar to that offered in Nissan pickups, for securing bike racks or specialized gear. There's also space to secure and carry jugs of up to a gallon.

Very short front and rear overhangs make the Xterra well proportioned for off-roading. It has several specialized features oriented toward rough terrain, including hill descent control and hill start assist, which both increase safety and help maintain control on steep slopes. Off-Road models include those two features plus an electronic-locking rear differential.

Safety features on all Xterra models include front-seat side-impact air bags, electronic stability control, and anti-lock brakes. Roof-mounted side-curtain air bags, which cover all outboard occupants, are optional.

Four different models are offered: X, S, Off-Road, and SE. The base X model includes keyless entry and power windows, locks, and mirrors, while the S adds step rails, a first-aid kit, a cargo net, roof-rack cross bars, a gear basket, upgraded seat fabric, alloy wheels, the Easy Clean cargo surface, and a C-Channel cargo floor. Stepping up to the Off-Road model bring the aforementioned off-road equipment, Bilstein shocks, off-road tires, skid plates, fog lamps, black bodyside molding, a fold-flat passenger seat, blue cloth seat fabric, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. At the top of the range, the SE gets a standard automatic transmission, plus Long Trail tires, body-colored exterior mirrors, a Rockford Fosgate premium audio system with six-disc changer and auxiliary input, and steering wheel audio controls.


Model News

Power windows, locks, and mirrors, along with remote keyless entry and cruise control, are newly standard on the base Nissan Xterra model for 2008. Standard equipment has also been expanded on the mid-range S model, with a new first-aid kit and cargo net. There's also a new Technology Package that adds an auto-dimming mirror, a Bluetooth hands-free calling interface, XM satellite radio pre-wiring, and the Rockford Fosgate audio system with a subwoofer.

Also, a new exterior color, Red Alert, is added to the range of available hues, and Sandstone joins the list of interior colors.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Nissan Xterra is a basic, value-priced sport-utility vehicle that offers serious truck durability and off-road ability. With convenient tie-down points and storage spaces, it's a good choice for young, active people who need to go off-road with a bike, kayak, or other equipment. Yet with the back seat up and in place, there's enough space for four adults.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
337.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
422.00 mi

Engine Order Code
ZV7

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
4.0L/241

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
281 @ 4000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.37

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.74

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
99.8 ft³

Front Head Room
39.9 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Front Hip Room
55.9 in

Second Head Room
39.3 in

Second Leg Room
34.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Second Hip Room
46.1 in

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
178.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.8 in

Height, Overall
74.9 in

Track Width, Front
61.8 in

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.3 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
36.7 in

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
43.3 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
36.1 in

Liftover Height
32.2 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
65.7 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
35.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4165 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Rigid leaf

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.3 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
1.0 in

Front Tire Size
P265/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P265/70R16

Spare Tire Size
P265/70R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.54

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.3 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x 0.7 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Emissions Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V075000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 26, 2010

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:AUXILLARY TANK

Potential Number of Units Affected
80689

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 AND MODEL YEAR 2008 FRONTIER, XTERRA AND PATHFINDER VEHICLES. THE MOLDED FUEL TANK SHELLS CAN DEFORM, CAUSING THE FUEL SENDER FLOAT ARM TO CONTACT AN EMBOSSMENT MOLDED INTO THE TANK SHELL CAUSING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL FUEL GAUGE TO SHOW THAT THE VEHICLE HAS APPROXIMATELY ONE QUARTER TANK WHEN THE FUEL TANK IS EMPTY.

Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO RUN OUT OF GAS AND STALL IN TRAFFIC, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL LEVEL SENDING UNIT INSIDE THE FUEL TANK WITH A NEW ONE THAT HAS A MODIFIED FLOAT ARM. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MARCH 22, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07E105000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 04, 2007

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
10481

Summary
CERTAIN CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE ABS AND ESC CONTROL MODULES SOLD FOR INSTALLATION ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME OF THE HYDRAULIC VALVES IN THE ESC MODULE WERE BUILT WITH EXTRA CHECK BALLS.

Consequence
THE EXTRA CHECK BALLS CAN RESTRICT THE FLOW OF BRAKE FLUID THROUGH THE VALVE AND CAUSE REDUCTION OF BRAKE FORCE.

EACH VEHICLE MANUFACTURER WILL FILE A DEFECT REPORT AND REMEDY PLAN FOR THEIR VEHICLES WHICH INCLUDED THESE MODULES AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT. VEHICLES WILL BE REPAIRED AT NO COST TO THE OWNER. OWNERS CAN CONTACT EITHER THEIR VEHICLE MANUFACTURER OR CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE AT 248-393-5300 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V528000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 16, 2007

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
1115

Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM/VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (ABS/VDC) ACTUATOR IS DESIGNED WITH ONE BALL IN THE VALVE SECTION. SOME ABS/VDC ACTUATORS WERE MANUFACTURED WITH MORE THAN ONE BALL IN THE VALVE.

Consequence
IN ABS/VDC ACTUATORS WITH MORE THAN ONE BALL, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT FLUID FLOW COULD BE BLOCKED AND CAUSE A REDUCTION IN BRAKE FORCE IN ONE OR BOTH FRONT WHEELS OR AFFECT OPERATION OF THE ABS AND/OR VDC. THIS COULD RESULT IN A REDUCTION IN BRAKE EFFECTIVENESS WITHOUT WARNING INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ABS/VDC ACTUATOR WITH A NEW ONE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT NOVEMBER 17, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V690000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 18, 2008

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
242720

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING 242,720 MY 2005-2009 PATHFINDER, FRONTIER AND XTERRA VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN THOSE AREAS OF THE COUNTRY WHICH USE HEAVY CONCENTRATIONS OF ROAD SALT IN THE WINTER, A MIXTURE OF SNOW/WATER AND SALT CAN ENTER INTO THE FRONT CRASH ZONE SENSOR (CZS) HOUSING. IF THIS OCCURS, THE CZS MAY INTERNALLY RUST RESULTING IN A SIGNAL INTERRUPTION. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE RED AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE TO ALERT THE VEHICLE OPERATOR.

Consequence
THIS ISSUE COULD RESULT IN THE NON-DEPLOYMENT OF THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER FRONT AIR BAGS IN A CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT CZS WITH A REDESIGNED SENSOR. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS IN THE OTHER STATES WILL RECEIVE EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE SENSOR TO 10 YEARS. THESE OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE WARRANTY EXTENSION BY MAIL AND WILL RECEIVE A STICKER TO PLACE IN THEIR WARRANTY BOOKLET EXPLAINING THE EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V401000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 03, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

Potential Number of Units Affected
7948

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN VEHICLES THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH A GARMIN NUVI MODEL 750 NAVIGATION SYSTEM. THE BATTERIES CONTAINED IN THE AFFECTED GPS UNITS CAN OVERHEAT.

Consequence
OVERHEATED BATTERIES COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY GARMIN TECHNICIANS BY REPLACING THE BATTERY AND INSERTING A SPACER ON TOP OF THE BATTERY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GARMIN DIRECTLY AT 1-866-957-1981 OR NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10E019000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 12, 2010

Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Potential Number of Units Affected
1873

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT AND REAR LOWER LINKS, P/NOS. 54501ZQ00A, 54500ZQ00A, 551A1ZQ00A, 551A0ZQ00A , 54501EA00A, 54500EA00A, 551A1EA500, 551A0EA500, 54501ZR00A, AND 54500ZR00A, SOLD BETWEEN NOVEMBER 25, 2009 AND MAY 14, 2010 AS REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR MODEL YEAR 2004 THROUGH 2010 TITAN, ARMADA, AND QX56, AND MODEL YEARS 2005 THROUGH 2010 FRONTIER, XTERRA, AND PATHFINDER VEHICLES. THE LOWER CONTROL LINK ASSEMBLY HAS TWO CYLINDRICAL COLLARS FORMING THE INBOARD ATTACHMENT POINTS TO THE CHASSIS. DUE TO AN IMPROPER WELDING PROCESS SOME COLLARS MAY CONTAIN WELDS THAT DO NOT MEET STRENGTH SPECIFICATIONS.

Consequence
IF THE COLLAR WELD SEPARATES, THE VEHICLE HANDLING WILL DETERIORATE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY AFFECTED LOWER LINK FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

4.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine w/continuous variable valve timing

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Clutch interlock

Rear wheel drive

Lower radiator skid plate

Double wishbone independent front suspension

Rigid leaf rear suspension

P265/70R16 General BSW tires

16" steel wheels

Full size spare tire w/steel wheel

Engine speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Front/rear disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Roof rack rails w/air dam

Black front bumper

Black rear bumper w/side steps

Angled strut style front grille

Black folding pwr outside mirrors

Dark tinted rear privacy glass

Black door handles

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer

Rear intermittent wiper w/washer

Front reclining bucket seats w/adjustable active head restraints

4-way manual driver seat

60/40 split-fold 2nd row seat w/removable cushions & adjustable head restraints

Cloth seat fabric

Tilt steering column

Steering wheel mounted cruise controls

Pwr windows w/driver auto-down

Pwr locks

Remote keyless entry

Security alarm system

Engine immobilizer system

Accessory pwr delay

AM/FM stereo w/CD player & (6) speakers

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Glove box w/lower lock, light & damper

(3) 12-volt DC pwr outlets

Dual front/rear center cup holders

Dual front door pockets & bottle holders

Dual sunvisors w/vanity mirrors

Storage compartment under cargo area

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake force distribution

Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: occupant sensor

Front 3-point seat belts w/height adjusters, pretensioners & load limiters

Rear outboard 3-point seat belts

Front active head restraints

Child safety rear door locks

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Clutch interlock

Energy absorbing steering column

Side door guard beams

Front/rear crumple zones

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
[S01] SUPPLEMENTAL AIR BAG PKG
$700

 
[B94] SPLASH GUARDS
$135

 
[U94] PORTABLE NAVIGATION
$755

 
[L92] FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS
$115

 
[V94] DOCKABLE DVD
$1,265

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