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2010 Nissan Xterra X Sport Utility

2010 Nissan Xterra Review

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

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

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 X 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= 20 (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 X Sport Utility Standard Equipment

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