2017 Nissan Xterra Changes
According to official sources, Nissan plans to end production of the Xterra model. This rugged SUV has been around since 1999, while its current iteration arrived for the 2005 model year. Due to its slow sales in the last few years, the Japanese automaker was forced to discontinue one of its most capable off-roaders. However, that doesn’t mean the Xterra will immediately disappear from the market. Namely, the company will continue to sell units available from stock as the 2017 Nissan Xterra.
2017 Nissan Xterra Features
As mentioned above, the 2017 Nissan Xterra will be identical to the outgoing model. This body-on-frame SUV is primarily aimed at the off-road enthusiasts that appreciate its rugged stance at the expense of comfort. The model rides on the F-Alpha platform that underpins the Frontier pickup truck. As for the Nissan’s current SUV lineup, it slots between the smaller Rogue and larger Murano models. Thanks to its exceptional four-wheel drive system, the Xterra is one of the very few vehicles that can take on the iconic Jeep Wrangler as far as the off-roading is concerned.
Just like its predecessor, the 2017 Nissan Xterra will be available in X, S and PRO-4X trim levels. All of the models come in a four-door configuration and offer 16-inch 6-spoke alloy wheels as standard. As for the power department, it offers a 4.0-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 that makes 261 hp at 5,600 rpm and 281 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. Front-wheel drive models come with a five-speed automatic transmission, while the all-wheel drive versions get a six-speed manual gearbox. For those who opt for the most advanced off-road driving experience, Nissan offers the 2017 Xterra PRO-4X equipped with hill start assist, hill descent control and special Bilstein shock absorbers.
The last time the Xterra received significant updates was for the 2015 model year. Namely, the Xterra S adopted NissanConnect as standard equipment. This system comprises USB connection, Bluetooth, Sirius XM satellite radio, Mobile Apps as well as a new 5.0-inch display. Also, the 2015 Xterra came with a new Beacon Yellow exterior color available accros the range.
2017 Nissan Xterra Price
Being identical to its predecessor and sold as a discontinued model, the 2017 Nissan Xterra is expected to be priced slightly lower than the outgoing version. The current entry-level Xterra starts at $23,660, while the range-topping model costs $30,590.