2013 Nissan Xterra  -  $31,335

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $31,335
Base Invoice: $29,412
Destination Charge: $845
Options: $0
Trim: 4WD 4dr Auto Pro-4X
Doors: 4
Drive train: Four Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 17 | City: 15 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: 4WD 4dr Auto Pro-4X
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 4.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine w/continuous variable valve timing


Off-road ability; durability; towing and hauling prowess

Model Highlights

Three different Xterra models are offered: X, S and Pro-4X. All 2013 models are powered by a 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, which is mated to either a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission, though 2WD Xterra comes only with the automatic. The X and S models are offered in a choice of rear-wheel drive or a 4-wheel-drive system that has an electronically controlled part-time transfer case with low-range mode.

The Xterra has serious truck underpinnings that translate into strong off-road prowess, hauling heavy loads and towing. The Xterra's F-Alpha platform and fully-boxed frame are shared with Nissan's Titan and Frontier pickups, as well as the Armada and Pathfinder SUVs. The suspension is an independent double-wishbone design in front and a heavy-duty solid-axle setup with leaf springs in back. Pro-4X models are outfitted with Bilstein gas shocks, which offer more wheel travel.

With its many utility-oriented features, the Xterra is designed for active people who often 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. Pro-4X models also include an electronic-locking rear differential.

All Xterra models include front-seat side-impact airbags, electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes. Roof-mounted side-curtain airbags, which cover all outboard occupants, are also standard.

The base X model includes keyless entry and power windows, locks and mirrors, while the S adds alloy wheels, upgraded seats, step rails, a first-aid kit, a cargo net, roof-rack cross bars, a gear basket, the Easy Clean cargo surface and a C-Channel cargo floor.

Stepping up to the PRO-4X model brings a host of solid off-road equipment, including Bilstein shocks, skid plates, off-road wheels and tires, fog lamps, roof-mounted lights, black body-side molding, a fold-flat passenger seat, a navigation system, blue cloth seat fabric and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.

Model News

The Xterra is mechanically unchanged for 2013, however it does receive a few more features aimed at comfort, convenience and aesthetics. S models get a Display audio system with SiriusXM radio, while PRO-4X models get an outside temperature display, a rear view monitor, a navigation system, automatic headlights and an interior featuring contrasting stitching.

Value Writeup

The 2013 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 often go off-road adventuring with a bike, kayak or other equipment. Yet with the back seat up and in place, there's enough space for four adults.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

Four Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
316.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
422.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6


Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
281 @ 4000

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.0 qts

Passenger Capacity

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

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
9.5 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
36.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4425 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
750 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Solid Axle

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.30 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
1.00 in

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

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

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.3 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

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

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

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

Continuous valve timing control system

5-speed automatic transmission w/OD

Electronic locking rear differential

4-wheel drive

Front tow hook

Skid plates -inc: lower radiator, oil pan, transfer case, fuel tank

Double wishbone independent front suspension

Rigid leaf rear suspension w/solid axle

High performance Bilstein shocks

Engine speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel vented disc brakes

16" 6-spoke bright machine finish "Off-Road" alloy wheels

P265/75R16 all-season "Rugged Trail" OWL tires

Full size spare tire w/steel wheel

Roof rack rails w/cross bars, gear basket & air dam

Rear bumper w/steps

Body side molding

Automatic on/off headlights

Front fog lamps

Roof rack mounted off-road lights in air dam

Black folding pwr outside mirrors

Dark tinted rear privacy glass

Black door handles

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer

Rear intermittent wiper w/washer

300-watt Rockford Fosgate AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (8) speakers, subwoofer, speed-sensitive volume, aux input, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth

Navigation system w/NissanConnect -inc: Bluetooth streaming audio, USB input, Pandora capability, NavTraffic, NavWeather, hands-free texting, Google Send-to-Car, Google POI

Front reclining bucket seats -inc: 8-way manual driver seat w/lumbar support, adjustable active head restraints

Fold-flat front passenger seat

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

Unique cloth seating surfaces

Manual tilt steering column

Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/white stitching -inc: illuminated audio controls

Steering wheel cruise controls

White gauge faces

Pwr windows w/driver auto-down

Pwr door locks w/selective unlock feature

Remote keyless entry system

Security alarm system

Engine immobilizer system

Accessory pwr delay

Front air conditioning

In-cabin microfilter

Rear HVAC vents under front seats

Rear window defroster

Glove box w/lower lock, light & damper

(3) 12-volt pwr outlets

Dual front/rear cup holders

Dual front door pockets & bottle holders

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass & outside temp display

Dual sunvisors w/extenders & illuminated vanity mirrors

Driver side seatback pocket

Leather-wrapped shift knob w/white stitching

Easy clean cargo area w/C-channel system

Storage compartment under cargo area

Cargo area hooks on ceiling

Cargo net

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Vehicle dynamic control system (VDC) -inc: 4-wheel brake limited slip (ABLS)

Hill start assist (HSA)

Hill descent control (HDC)

Side door guard beams

Front/rear crumple zones

Driver & front passenger advanced dual stage airbags w/occupant sensor

Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Roof-mounted side-impact curtain airbags for all rows w/rollover sensor

Rearview monitor

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)

Energy absorbing steering column

First aid kit

Dual note horn


















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