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2012 Nissan Xterra Review and Price

October 28th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Nissan Motors, the Japanese automaker is forwarding its baby steps to grow and give tough face to its established rivals in the industry like Jeep Wrangler, Toyota FJ Cruiser and Dodge Nitro. Nissan Motors is soon introducing a refreshed model of its best and tough midsized SUV known as 2012 Nissan Xterra. And would be rolled out in 3 trim levels, an entry model, mid range model and a top of the line model.

Specs of 2012 Nissan Xterra- powertrain Wheelbase mpg of vehicle

The refreshed 2012 Nissan Xterra would be a midsized SUV designed by slightly upgrading its predecessor model. The architecture and design can comfortably accommodate five passengers. As expected and the case is with successful models that the manufacturers don’t change the basic DNA of the vehicle but add some more features and spruce up the looks to be in the trend. The body is expected to have better styling to handle rough terrain. But would shed aggressive attitude for better front and the 3 piece angular grille and bigger head lamps. Also have the roof rack with storage option and a taller roofline for spacious interiors. A rear end lift gate for accessing and storing that extra luggage in the cargo space. The architecture is based on 16 inch aluminium wheels.

Under the hood, the redesigned 2012 Nissan Xterra SUV will be equipped with a 4 liter V6 engine capable of generating a 261 horsepower and torque of 281 lb. ft. This powerful engine is anticipated to be coupled with 5 speed gear box in manual transmission mode for the mid range and high end models with automatic transmission mode as optional. The basic or the entry model will be shipped with automatic transmission as standard. Also the entry model and mid range model will be equipped with the front wheel drive mechanism and all wheel drive as optional. Whereas the high end model will be rolled out with the all wheel drive as standard. As 2012 Nissan Xterra is a mere remake of its elder sibling, it is expected to offer good performance using this mechanism. It will certainly offer better mileage of 16 mpg in city and 20 mpg on highways using manual transmission mechanism paired with front wheel drive. Whereas with automatic transmission and front wheel drive it can offer 15 mpg in city and 21 mpg on highways. Whereas with all wheel drive and manual transmission it offers 15 mpg in city and 20 mpg on highway.

All the trim levels of 2012 Xterra will certainly gain protection with head protecting side curtain airbags. Along with this Nissan presents all its models with cross lamps and fog lamps, step rails and leather upholstery. Its PRO-$X model will come with roof mounted light indicators to signal off road, wifi mobile connectivity using Bluetooth, iPod connectivity, high value music system with subwoofer and steering wheel embedded with its controls. Though all the essential amenities are loaded with 2012 Xterra, it lacks some not so very essential luxuries like rearview camera, navigation system, moon-roof panel or heated seats.

The 2012 Nissan Xterra SUV is expected to arrive in market around September 2011 with the affordable price ranging from $24,000 and $32,000. 2012 Nissan Xterra is designed to suit the needs of customers belonging to any group.

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