2006 Nissan Xterra Review – SUV – CNET Reviews

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The good: The Nissan Xterra‘s engine hauls passengers and with little trouble. is easy and fun, thanks to the power train and the rugged design. The audio system a six-CD changer produces sound and supports playback of

The bad: Lack of navigation or an jack will frustrate adventure seekers. Street is rough, and the 2006 Nissan ‘s height makes for turns. Dismal gas mileage and ratings are not wallet- or planet-friendly.

The line: The 2006 Nissan ‘s 4.0-liter V-6 engine has oomph to schlep through gravel, and snow, but it doesn’t city streets with sophistication. Soccer moms and commuters should look for an all-purpose vehicle, as the Xterra’s ride, dated interior, low gas and poor emissions ratings much to be desired.

The 2006 Nissan Xterra one of those midsize SUVs blends into the background. though the design isn’t its big, boxy shape and grille still catch the eye you’re driving on a road of functional but blasé automobiles. Not to say all who look are pleased; comments on our car ranged from cool to old ugly .

This 2006 Trend Sport/Utility of the Year a powerful V-6 engine and is fun to get dirty. But suspension and a tipsy feel corners can make for a less-than-enjoyable experience on the road. In addition, the lacks some of the creature that on-the-go adventure would find handy. The audio system with sounds good, but other treats, such as a navigation Bluetooth, and an auxiliary jack, are not an

A connector for an iPod is available, but it support other types of music players.

Owners of the 2006 Nissan will suffer most at the gas The car gets an EPA-tested 16mpg in the and 21mpg on the highway, but those who heavy stuff or play a lot will see those numbers go lower.

The 2006 Nissan starts at $20,050 for the basic X level with rear drive. Our SE edition with drive had a base price of and included XM Satellite Radio body side molding carpeted floor mats and the supplemental air-bag package a grand total of $29,525, a $605 destination charge.

climbing into the cabin of the Nissan Xterra, the famous from the 1967 film The comes to mind: Plastics. The the moldings, the center console, and trim are wrought with material. The plastic used durable and practical, but other would have been as accents to break up the monotony.

Our car did come with a leather-wrapped wheel, which provided comfort and grip.

The displays, easy to read, aren’t attractive. The instrument panel, its orange backlight and black and gauges, looks boring and This is especially disappointing for a that is, according to Nissan, to push boundaries.

When it to accommodating passengers, we found the Nissan Xterra almost an of the Tardis Effect in reverse: The car huge but isn’t all that inside. The backseat in particular is and cramped, and it offers little Front-passenger seats have support and are large enough to most adults but offer a amount of adjustability.

On the plus the convenience of the abundant, deep cup ample center-console space, sunglass storage compartment, and 12-volt power adapters console otherwise uncomfortable

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This rough-looking stereo is the point for cabin electronics.

The eight-speaker, 380-watt Rockford audio system produces clear sound, even at volumes while driving on the Steering-wheel controls handle track, mode, and even Our car came prepped for XM Satellite consumers get free activation and months of service when the car new.

Sirius Satellite is also available, so buyers have to feel forced choosing one service over the

The 2006 Nissan Xterrasix-disc CD changer plays and shows ID3-track information the touch of the display button. functionality and an auxiliary jack are but Xterras with the six-disc CD will support an OEM interface for an The optional adapter connects the music player to the car stereo via a in the glove compartment and is controlled the in-dash radio or the steering-wheel

Unfortunately, the connector can’t be with other brands of MP3

Nissan makes a decent system in some of its other such as the 2006 Nissan but this feature surprisingly is not an on the Xterra. Bluetooth is also not but this is of less importance for an vehicle. Cooling and heating are basic but adequate, and the knobs and aren’t as durable as they be for a car designed to take a lot of use and abuse.

space is adequate for hauling items, but the hard plastic causes things to slide even when using the nets. A sliding cargo-area is available for an additional $150, we think should come at least on the more expensive The built-in first-aid kit is handy, as as owners remember to refresh and supplies as needed.

The 2006 Xterra comes standard a powerful 4.0-liter, 265-horsepower V-6 engine that puts out 284 of torque. The drivetrain is available in a rear-wheel drive and a shift-on-the-fly system, which switches the car four-wheel drive and back a simple turn of a knob. capacity for all models is listed at pounds.

Our SE model is available with a five-speed automatic transmission, but Xterra trim levels standard with a six-speed transmission, with the automatic

Despite its large size, the still can attain plenty of Although the car is hesitant when the is first depressed, the power kicks in at mid and high revolutions per When merging on the freeway, we had the sensation of not being able to fast enough, then several seconds later we had somehow reached 80mph ease.

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