Able to transition from serious off-roading to running errands around town, the 2011 Nissan Xterra is a rugged and flexible SUV. With a generous amount of ground clearance, an available four-wheel-drive system and a locking rear differential, the Xterra can tackle all types of rough terrain. That said, many competing crossover SUVs provide better fuel economy and a more car-like ride.
Nissan offers the 2011 Xterra in three trims: X, S and Pro-4X. All trims seat five and come with a V6 engine and an automatic transmission. A manual transmission is available on the S and Pro-4X trims. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is offered. One of the Xterra’s main competitors is the Jeep Wrangler.
For 2011, Nissan has simplified the Xterra’s lineup of available trims. Last year’s SE trim level is no longer offered. Meanwhile, the new Xterra Pro-4X replaces the previously available Off-Road trim.
One look at the 2011 Nissan Xterra, and it’s clear that this SUV means business. A chunky front bumper, a massive grille and huge fender flares contribute to the Xterra’s rugged character. The asymmetrical design of the liftgate is a unique design element, as are the rear door handles that are located on the C-pillar.
Standard features include 16-inch steel wheels, a tubular roof rack system, rear bumper steps and black sideview mirrors. Fog lights, power sideview mirrors, splash guards, off-roading road lights, 16-inch alloy wheels and heavy-duty skid plates are available.
On the inside, the 2011 Xterra features a utilitarian design. A simple center stack emphasizes ease of use with easy to read dials, buttons and knobs. The Xterra’s tall design, means that you’ll enjoy a spacious cabin with excellent outward visibility. Stadium-style seating for the second row ensures passengers in the back also get a clear picture of what lies ahead. Durable, easy-to-clean materials fit into the Xterra’s off-roading nature.
Air conditioning, a tilt steering column, power door locks and windows, an under-floor storage area and cloth upholstery are standard. Options include leather upholstery, an eight-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, front map lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and white-face gauges.
With the rear seats in place, the Xterra has up to 35 cubic feet of cargo space. Fold the rear seats down, and the Xterra offers 66 cubic feet of cargo space.
The 2011 Nissan Xterra comes with a muscular 4.0-liter V6. The engine produces 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard, and a six-speed manual transmission is offered. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while an available four-wheel-drive system makes the Xterra extremely capable off-road.
Fuel economy is best with the base Xterra, which gets 16/22 mpg city/highway.
Unlike some of its competitors, the Xterra lacks tech options like a navigation system and a rearview camera. Bluetooth, three 12-volt power outlets, a six-speaker audio system and a security system are standard. Available features include a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system, a six-disc CD changer, an auxiliary input jack, satellite radio and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.
"We have two Xterras. Great vehicles, good family vehicles. This is my 3rd Xterra. Unfortunately Nissan discontinued this vehicle but look what they did to the Pathfinder (it's now a station wagon). Great vehicles but poor management!
Plenty of room, very functional app purpose vehicle
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2011 Nissan Xterra Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2011 Nissan Xterra for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
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No Accidents or Damage Reports
2011 Nissan Xterra Pricing
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new.
The price range for the 2011 Nissan Xterra is $8,555 - $13,988.
The average selling price is $11,085.
The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.
$24,260 - $30,720
This is the price range for the 2011 Nissan Xterra based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$8,555 - $13,988
Average Selling Price
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