Nissan SUVs have become one of the most extensive line-ups in the market by a single brand. Thanks to the ever increasing market for SUVs and crossover 4×4’s, Nissan has focused on their compact to mid-range crossovers and premium SUV range to take the company’s brand name forward and further cement on the already established SUV fleet that challenges all rivals with its varied choices of 4×4’s for every budget. With the imminent launch of the next generation of their titular off-roading 4×4, the 2017 Nissan Xterra, rivals will be doubling back, trying to catch up with this formidable opponent. What sets 2017 Xterra apart is the utility features and overall off-roading capability that can hardly be matched by its rivals.
2017 Nissan Xterra: Exterior and Interior Features
Bold and sturdy curves give the 2017 Nissan Xterra a deceptive demeanor of a heavyweight 4×4, but in reality this SUV is quite surprisingly lightweight due to extensive use of aluminum fiber in its chassis. The reinforced bumpers have a pair of powerful fog lamps up front, a pair of big boxy bi-Xenon headlights flank the grille beneath which is a towing hook with a cord coil. The rear end has yet another towing hook below the tailgate, a splash guard, a rear tire deflector, LED tail lights and the bumper is raised higher than in the front. A strong cargo bed over the roof is added with an extra pair of halogen fog lamps to facilitate navigation in increment weather.
The 2017 Xterra has a dimension of 179 inches in length, 73 inches in width and 75 inches in height. The front fascia has utility driven features including lower radiator skid plate and a variable intermittent wiper with rain sensing technology.
Interior of 2017 Nissan Xterra is full of utility driven features that provide off-roading convenience, comfort and driving pleasure. Top of the line leather upholstery for the 4 way adjustable seats provide occupants with comfort. The dash board is neatly organized with all the features of utility expected in a good off-roading 4×4.
The steering console cluster puts the driver in total control. The 7 inch touchscreen infotainment display console comes loaded with features, and controls advanced geo-satellite navigation, fully integrated 6 months subscription for SiriusXM satellite radio and traffic database feedback, Pandora app, Nissan Connect apps and on demand assistance.
Connectivity features come aplenty and include ports for USB, AUX and smartphone connectivity. The infotainment console offers Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and LTE connectivity. A dual zone automatic climate control system controls intelligent temperature setting features inside the cabin.
2017 Nissan Xterra: Engine and Fuel Economy
The powertrain setup for the 2017 Nissan Xterra will have a 4.0-liter V6 engine that can give up to 260 HP and 280 lb./ft. of torque. Two options for transmission will be available including a 5 speed automatic transmission and a 6 speed manual transmission gearbox. Fuel efficiency of this 4×4 is estimated at 16 miles/gallon on city roads, 17 miles/gallon on highways and 20 miles/gallon of combined efficiency.
Price and Arrival
The 2017 Nissan Xterra is expected to be launched by the end of 2016. The starting price of the base model could be around $23,000 and may go up to $25,000. The top trim PRO 4X model might have a starting MSRP of $30,000.