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2008 Nissan Xterra Sport Utility

2WD 4dr Auto X

Starting at | Starting at 15 MPG City - 20 MPG Highway

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  • $22,860 original MSRP
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Benefits of Driving a 2008 Nissan Xterra Sport Utility

The 2008 Nissan Xterra is a basic, value-priced sport-utility vehicle that offers serious truck durability and off-road ability. With convenient tie-down points and storage spaces, it's a good choice for young, active people who need to go off-road with a bike, kayak, or other equipment. Yet with the back seat up and in place, there's enough space for four adults.

What's new for 2008?

Power windows, locks, and mirrors, along with remote keyless entry and cruise control, are newly standard on the base Nissan Xterra model for 2008. Standard equipment has also been expanded on the mid-range S model, with a new first-aid kit and cargo net. There's also a new Technology Package that adds an auto-dimming mirror, a Bluetooth hands-free calling interface, XM satellite radio pre-wiring, and the Rockford Fosgate audio system with a subwoofer.

Model Strengths

  • Off-road ability
  • durability
  • towing and hauling prowess.

Model Review

The 2008 Nissan Xterra is powered by a 261-horsepower, 4.0L V6 engine and either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. Each model (except for the Off-Road model) is offered in a choice of rear-wheel drive or a four-wheel drive system that has an electronically controlled part-time transfer case with low-range mode.

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2008 Nissan Xterra: What's New

Source: The Car Connection

The second generation of Nissan's back-to-basics mid-size Xterra sport-utility vehicle made its debut at mid-year 2005 with added interior room, freshened styling, and more power.

It is built on the Frontier pickup's platform and comes with the same basic 4.0-liter V-6 engine (though rated in this case at 261 horsepower vs. 266 in the Frontier) mated to either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.

The 2008 Xterra is offered in three models - X, S, Off-Road, and SE. All four are available in 4x4 models and all but the Off-Road model are available with rear-wheel drive.

The '08 version beefs up the standard equipment on the X, S, and SE models. The X editions add power windows/locks/mirrors, remote keyless, entry and cruise control to their standard gear. The S models add step rails, a cargo net, a first-aid kit, and on 4x4 versions, splash guards. Lastly, the SE editions add on standard Bluetooth, XM pre-wiring (automatic models only), an auto-dimming mirror, and an eight-speaker Rockford Fosgate stereo.

Standard safety equipment includes four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist, and VDC control; curtain airbags are available optionally. Models with either of the two available four-wheel-drive systems also get an Active Brake Limited Slip function. As befits its rugged character, a first-aid kit is included.

The interior includes an adjustable channel system in the cargo hold for securing bike racks and sports gear, and a total of ten utility hooks. A 60/40-split folding rear seat, folding front passenger seat, double-deck glovebox, and large center console add to the vehicle's overall utility.

Prices for the 2008 Xterra start at $21,130 for the Xterra 4x2 X with a six-speed manual transmission, and rise to $27,330 for the Xterra 4x4 Off-Road model with a five-speed automatic transmission with standard Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist.

 

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Opt
Side Head Air Bag Opt
Rear Head side Air Bag Opt
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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Nissan Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

7-year/100,000 mile limited warranty. Only Nissan models less than 6 years old and under 80,000 miles qualify for the Nissan Certified Pre-Owned program. The CARFAX Vehicle History Report ensures your vehicle has a clean title history.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 6 model years or newer & less than 80,000 miles.
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection 150+ point comprehensive Certified Pre-Owned Inspection and reconditioning. Inspection includes OEM service bulletins and recalls, diagnostic trouble codes, powertrain/chassis, body frame, road test, interior and body exterior.
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes for the duration of the 7 year/100,000 mile limited warranty from the original in-service date of the vehicle.
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty No/Yes if wrap coverage is purchased at the time of sale
Warranty Deductible $50 per claim

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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