The 2015 Nissan Xterra was built to target consumers with the tendency to drive off road and contains a more versatile than its greatest competitor, the Jeep Wrangler. The 2015 model year sports utility vehicle continued to offer consumers the off-road focused model of the PRO-4X as well as the S and X models. The off road version was equipped with a locking differential (for 4X4 version), an increased number of skid plates, 16 inch off road wheels, BFGoodrich tires and Bilstein shocks.
2015 Nissan Xterra Engine
The powertrain of the vehicle includes a V-6 4.0 liter engine has the capability of a maximum output of 261 horsepower while providing enough torque for off road adventures or towing needs. The engine has been smartly mated with a smooth shifting transmission. At times the ride can become slightly pitchy, but that is due to the leaf springs in the rear as well as the vehicle’s solid axel. Off road driving continues to remain quite decent.
All of the current models (minus the off road trims) are available with rear wheel drive. As a 4X4, the Nissan Xterra offers a ground clearance of 9.5 inches as well as a 33 degree angle of approach. As a measure to make the very most of traction, the vehicle receives assistance by way of: electronic stability control, Hill Start Assist, and Hill Descent Control. Additionally, this generation of the Xterra is able to achieve exceptional fuel economy that delivers 15/20 mpg city/highway.
2015 Nissan Xterra Specs
For the 2015 version, the PRO -4X received seat embroidery and contrast stitching along with an exterior temperature display, a rearview monitor, a navigation system, a USB port, Sirius satellite radio, and an all new Display Audio System. The S models of the 2015 Nissan Xterra will feature Bluetooth and USB connectivity (that accompanies the infotainment system), and NissanConnect color radio display along with mobile apps.
The latest Xterra keeps things extremely simple with its platform that is shared with the Frontier. While the vast majority of utility vehicles tend to use a uni-body build, the 2015 Nissan Xterra opts for a frame layout that is body on and up for regular tail clambering. The tough, yet charming, sport utility vehicle is able to supply consumers with a truly gear friendly interior. The easy to clean interior additionally host tough upholstery but it defers some passenger comforts in order to accommodate additional storage space. There is a generous center console and glove box along with 35 cubic feet of cargo space (which is expandable to 66 cubic feet with a few adjustments to the rear seating) within the interior of the latest version of Nissan’s sport utility vehicle.
As it pertains to safety, the Nissan Xterra is consistently remarkable although their roof strength tests and IIHS rear impact delivers only “good” results. Options that are available for the vehicle include: Hill Descent Control as well as Hill Start Assist to maintain poise during situations that prove precarious.
2015 Nissan Xterra Price and Release Date
According to MSRP, the 2015 Nissan Xterra begins comfortably within the neighborhood of $23,660; with a six speed PRO-4X options beginning at an average of $30,320. Those you drive more often off-road than throughout the city will find great ability and comfort in this vehicle. Others, will be deterred by the roughness of the ride.