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2010 Nissan Xterra S SUV

2010 Nissan Xterra Review

(4 Stars)  Good all around, great off-road

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The Xterra, aimed at younger, more active buyers, try's to blend style, toughness, and both on and off road performance. It won Motor Trends Sport/Utility Vehicle of the year in its first model year. Now in its 6th year of generation 3 continues that legacy into the new decade. It shares some parts with the Titan, the Armada, and the Pathfinder. These help contribute to the real off road prowess. Not just a vehicle for those who want to look like they've seen the outdoors, it will actually take you there. The Xterra is a viable rival to such rugged off roaders at the Jeep Wrangler and the Toyota FJ Cruiser. With its tough body on frame construction and live rear axle, little has changed since the Xterra won its second Motor Trend Sport/Utility vehicle title in 2006.

The Xterra is powered by a 265 HP 4.0 liter V-6 mated to either a 5 speed automatic transmission or a six speed manual. The Xterra may not be the smoothest riding or most plush SUV on the market, but for someone who will be spending some of their time off road further than a Starbucks parking lot, this model should be given a day in court before signing on the dotted line.

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2010 Xterra s Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 4.0L V 6 double overhead cam with VVT ( 9.7 :1 compression ratio ; four valves per cylinder)
Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)
Fuel consumption: city= 15 (mpg); highway= 21 (mpg); combined= 17 (mpg); vehicle range: 359 miles
Multi-point injection fuel system
21.1 gallon fuel tank
Power: 261 HP ( 195 kW) @ 5,600 rpm; 281 ft lb of torque ( 381 Nm) @ 4,000 rpm

'10 Nissan S SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Roof Rail
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Side Steps
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Theft Deterrent System
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Tow Hooks
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