Since it has appeared on the market for the first time till now, Nissan Xterra has stayed faithful to its familiar rugged appearance, strong powertrain and excellent off-road capabilities. So, there is no doubt that it will be the same with the 2018 Nissan Xterra.
This model has been one of the very popular vehicles among those who love adventures. It is because the Xterra SUV is able to do and go anywhere you want. Besides that, it is a nice choice for long journeys but also for every day rides.
With the 2018 model, we expect it to appear with the improvements in the areas which were its major flaws. So, the main goal is to improve gas mileage and fuel efficiency. On the other hand, there should be refreshments considering its exterior design and upgrades inside the cabin. It should be available in several trim levels: X, S and off-road version-PRO-4X. Its main rivals are expected to be Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Outback.
2018 Nissan Xterra engine and performance
Like we have previously concluded, 2018 Nissan Xterra is now ready for some changes under its hood and skin in order to gain improved fuel economy and gas mileage. To do that, new Xterra might get a revised platform, some changes with suspension system and engine as well. However, the precise data is still not available and we will have to wait for the Company`s official announcement.
When it comes to the engine, the new Nissan will most likely use the same engine as its forerunner. It is a 4.0-liter V-6 engine. This unit has the output of 261 horses and 281 pound-feet of torque. It should be paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. However, it might get a five-speed automatic gearbox too. The brand new Xterra will be offered with rear-wheel and all-wheel drive systems.
The fuel economy of the current model is rated at 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway in best case. Therefore, we are hoping to see it with better fuel consumption this time.
Design of exterior and interior
Looking from the outside, the 2018 Nissan Xterra will retain its rugged and boxy appearance. However, there will be some modifications of the front and rear end. But the general shape of the vehicle will stay the same. Therefore, the front fascia will be revised with new grille and more modern headlights. On the rear, there should be some refinements which concerns bumper and tail lamps.
The interior of the 2018 Nissan Xterra should be refreshed with soft touch materials and more advanced technology features. Furthermore, cabin should be more comfortable and quieter than before. The dashboard should get the new display with infotainment system. Moreover, some of the available features will be: satellite radio, stability control system, heated steering wheel and so on.
Release date and price of 2018 Nissan Xterra
It is still unknown when we can expect the official arrival of the 2018 Nissan Xterra. Some sources claim that it is going to be in early 2018. As for the price, it is the same situation. However, we estimate that the base model should be around $23,000.