2012 Nissan Xterra

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2012 Nissan Xterra Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact SUV of 2012

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Nissan Xterra after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Flexibility of seat configurations

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Nissan Xterra during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Styling of the dashboard
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • Feel of the seat material

Performance Specs

MPG City

15 - 16


20 - 22




5 speed, Automatic, 6 speed, Manual


Gas V6


Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Nissan Xterra Review

Muscle up. bite down. No matter how you slice it Xterra is built to deliver. A potent 4.0-litre DOHC 24-valve V6 gives you the power to climb faster and farther while advanced friction-reducing technologies keep it all moving smooth. Continuously Variable Valve Timing delivers heightened efficiency and power which is important when you’re towing up to 5000 pounds. Mix it all with some serious off-road features and you’ve got one tough machine. Pump up your experience and keep up connections. With available features like a booming sound system portable GPS navigator and Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System. Fold the seats to make it fit and latch it down with multiple hooks or use the innovative Utili-track cargo system to easily secure your gear. Clean up quick with the Easy Clean cargo area. Load up the iconic roof rack with all your toys. With 6 standard airbags Xterra comes jam-packed with advanced safety features that are ready to help you avoid an accident and keep the adventure going. It includes rigorous crash testing over 50 standard safety features and a long list of cutting-edge technologies. The 2012 Nissan Xterra the original Rock Star.

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