2014 Nissan Xterra Review
The sport utility vehicle is one of the most popular and one of the most
wide-reaching vehicle formats on the market. In the ever-expanding
universe of SUVs, the Xterra is among the most popular, and every year
this Nissan SUV is always one of the most talked-about. For those in the
market for a great midsize SUV, or for those curious about this Nissan,
take a closer look at the 2014 Xterra.
A Tough as Nails (yet still refined) SUV
The modern, suburban street-roaming SUV evolved from heavy-duty military
and commercial vehicles. While there is a contingent of SUV drivers who
use their vehicles for little more than a short trip to the supermarket,
or maybe a brief highway jaunt to work, a true SUV should be capable of
Nissan kept off-road use in mind with the design and manufacture of the
Xterra. The 2014 Nissan Xterra is unique in the SUV world in that it
boasts a clean, unpretentious design both inside and out. The unaffected
design and rugged materials of the Xterra serve more than just an
aesthetic purpose: The interior and exterior are also exceptionally easy
to clean–particularly important for off-road drivers.
Of course, the 2014 Xterra also has more than enough brawn to live up to
its robust reputation. The 4-liter V6 engine packs plenty of power for
just about any conventional or off-road purpose. Serious drivers will
appreciate the choice of transmission, with the option for a five-speed
automatic or a six manual, depending on the trim.
However, SUV shoppers who are concerned that the Xterra might be a bit
too crude and uncomfortable should take note of the spacious, quiet
cabin and comfortable seats. Anybody still not convinced would do well
to test drive the 2014 Xterra and experience the comfortable, smooth
ride and excellent handling for themselves.
A Smorgasbord of Modern Features
Any carmaker in 2014 would be wise to offer a long list of standard and
optional features with any model, and fortunately for SUV buyers, Nissan
follows this rule and then some with the 2014 Xterra.
Safety features are an important facet of any vehicle, especially an
SUV, and the Xterra comes standard with stability control, anti-lock
disc brakes, and a host of airbags including front and side curtain. The
Pro-4X version of the Xterra also boasts hill-start assist and
The interior of every 2014 Xterra is adorned with a quality 6-speaker
stereo system and Bluetooth capabilities. Buyers can also opt for an
upgraded 8-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system, a USB port, and the
formidable NissanConnect infotainment package. NissanConnect is always a
wise inclusion with any Nissan purchase, as it provides excellent
navigation, Smartphone apps, a backup camera and more. Whichever package
you choose, the controls for the Xterra are well designed and intuitive.
Want a closer look at the 2014 Nissan Xterra? Schedule a test
drive today by calling (888) 523-4215 today!