Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2009 Nissan Xterra?
The truck looks tough and come with all the attributes one would think it should have. At first you think there is no sunroof, no leather no heated seats, but then again this is an SUV not an SUV luxury cross over. Nissan built this for people to go fishing, camping or just lug your hairy mutt out to a muddy dog park and back without concern for the condition either in or out and it does the job trust me.
Cons: How would you improve your 2009 Nissan Xterra?
I have overcome the desire for this vehicle to have certain luxury charms - If you want those types of vehicles there are loads out there.
But if you take it for a rugged type truck it is missing a few common sense things...
How about an outside temperature guage? It has a rear locker and hill decent but no temperature guage?
The center arm rest is too far back and is not adjustable.
Finally common to all Japanese cars the seats are of the cheapest on the market, seat bottom too short.
2009 Nissan Xterra Review:
Of the few real choices for a tough truck you can take to work everyday then beat on during the weekend this one has the most useable combination of attributes, size, safety, powertrain, 4WD system and common sense interior materials.
One last thing. Stop reading reviews from idiots crabbing about poor fuel economy on SUV's - They are 4WD high power big engine running vehicles with the wind cheating ability of a piece of plywood. If you can find one that does all this and tows 6,500 lbs and gets 40 mpg city do us all a favor and let the secret out, until then buy a bus pass and a large container of common sense.
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