Like the Toyota 4Runner, the Nissan Xterra has retained its truck-derived body-on-frame layout. The Xterra shares its bones with the Nissan Frontier, a midsize pickup truck. People buy the Xterra for its versatility on the trail as well as at the beach.
Choosing the Xterra means you get a washable cargo area outfitted with ceiling hooks and floor cleats as well as an under the load floor storage box. You also get a 261-horsepower, 4.0-liter V6 engine paired with a five-speed automatic transmission, available Bilstein off-road performance shock absorbers, hill descent control, hill start assist and roof rack off-road lights.