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2012 Nissan Xterra Sport Utility

Price Range: $25,480 - $31,690 | 15 MPG City - 20 MPG Highway

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2012 Nissan Xterra Sport Utility

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Nissan Xterra Sport Utility

The 2012 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 often go off-road adventuring 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 2012?

The 2012 Xterra is essentially unchanged from the 2011 model.

Model Strengths

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

Model Review

Four different Xterra models are offered

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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.

Rollover Resistance

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Std
Traction/Stability Control Std

Passenger Restraint

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

Road Visibility

Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std


Alarm Opt
Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Nissan Xterra Sport Utility

2WD 4dr Auto X


Engine Type 4.0L Gas V6
Horsepower 261 @ 5600 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 281 @ 4000 RPM


Fuel Capacity 21.100000381469727 gal
Fuel Economy 16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 464.2 miles


Driven Wheels RWD


Rims 16 x 7.0 in.
Tires P265/70R16
Spare Tire Full-Size Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.900001525878906 in. / 42.400001525878906 in.
Front Shoulderroom/Hiproom in. / in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 39.29999923706055 in. / 34.400001525878906 in.
Rear Shoulderroom/Hiproom in. / in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.


Wheelbase 106.30000305175781 in.
Curb Weight 4143 lb.
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2012 Nissan Xterra Sport Utility

2WD 4dr Auto X


Air Conditioning Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Rear Air Conditioning Standard


Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Full-Size Spare Tire Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional
Running Boards Optional
Trailer Hitch Optional


AM/FM Stereo Standard
CD Player Standard