Nissan Xterra is a compact SUV with body-on-frame construction. This car has been produced since 1999 and sold mainly in the American auto market. In the SUV model range Xterra is between Nissan Rogue/X-Trail and Pathfinder.
Its main competitors are Toyota 4Runner/FJ Cruiser, Jeep Wrangler/ Liberty/Cherokee, Mercury Mariner/Ford Escape and other similar SUVs.
Xterra engines are quite large and powerful, typical for body-on-frame SUV. The first generation was equipped with inline-4 cylinder KA24DE, n/a V6 VG33E and supercharged VG33ER. Xterra with diesel engines were produced as well, but they are utterly rare.
The second Xterra used only naturally aspirated 4.0L V6 VQ40DE.
Find your Xterra model in the list below and know something new about its engine. You will learn about the differences between the engines, main problems and their reasons. And also you will get recommendations on oil for your car, engine lifespan, tuning and other things.
List of Nissan Xterra models:
1 Generation, WD22 (1999 – 2004):
Nissan Xterra (143 HP) – 2.4 L
Nissan Xterra (170 HP) – 3.3 L
Nissan Xterra (180 HP) – 3.3 L
Nissan Xterra (210 HP) – 3.3 L
Nissan Xterra (132 HP) – 2.8 L
Nissan Xterra (140 HP) – 2.8 L
2 Generation, N50 (2005 – 2015):
Nissan Xterra (265 HP) – 4.0 L