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Nissan Xterra 0-60 times

Nissan Xterra 0-60 times and quarter mile from trusted sources. You may also keep track of how 0-60 times of Nissan Xterra changed across years and check out the model’s competitors with the same acceleration performance.


2015 Nissan Xterra 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
X 4dr 4x4
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4359 Weight, 4-wheel disc, four-wheel, 5-spd auto transmission
6.6 sec, 14.9 @ 90
X 4dr 4x2
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4148 Weight, 4-wheel disc, rear-wheel, 5-spd auto transmission
7 sec, 15.2 @ 92
S 4dr 4x2
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4140 Weight, 4-wheel disc, rear-wheel, 5-spd auto transmission
7 sec, 15.2 @ 92
S 4dr 4x4
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4357 Weight, 4-wheel disc, four-wheel, 6-spd man transmission
7 sec, 15.4 @ 91
PRO-4X 4dr 4x4
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4408 Weight, 4-wheel disc, four-wheel, 6-spd man transmission
7 sec, 15.4 @ 91

2014 Nissan Xterra 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
X 4dr 4x4
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4359 Weight
6.6 sec, 14.9 @ 90
X 4dr 4x2
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4148 Weight
7 sec, 15.2 @ 92
S 4dr 4x2
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4140 Weight
7 sec, 15.2 @ 92
S 4dr 4x4
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4357 Weight
7 sec, 15.4 @ 91
PRO-4X 4dr 4x4
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4408 Weight
7 sec, 15.4 @ 91

2013 Nissan Xterra 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
X 4dr 4x4
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4359 Weight
6.6 sec, 14.9 @ 90
X 4dr 4x2
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4148 Weight
7 sec, 15.2 @ 92
S 4dr 4x2
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4140 Weight
7 sec, 15.2 @ 92
S 4dr 4x4
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4357 Weight
7 sec, 15.4 @ 91
PRO-4X 4dr 4x4
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4408 Weight
7 sec, 15.4 @ 91

2012 Nissan Xterra 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
X 4dr 4x4
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4354 Weight
6.6 sec, 14.9 @ 90
X 4dr 4x2
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4143 Weight
7 sec, 15.2 @ 92
S 4dr 4x2
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4148 Weight
7 sec, 15.2 @ 92
S 4dr 4x4
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4341 Weight
7 sec, 15.4 @ 91
PRO-4X 4dr 4x4
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4417 Weight
7 sec, 15.4 @ 91

2011 Nissan Xterra 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
X 4dr 4x4
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4354 Weight
6.6 sec, 14.9 @ 90
X 4dr 4x2
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4143 Weight
7 sec, 15.2 @ 92
S 4dr 4x2
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4148 Weight
7 sec, 15.2 @ 92
S 4dr 4x4
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4341 Weight
7 sec, 15.4 @ 91
PRO-4X 4dr 4x4
261 Hp, 281 Lb-Ft., 4417 Weight
7 sec, 15.4 @ 91


Nissan Xterra 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times, Quarter mile
2015 6.6 - 7 sec, 14.9 @ 92 - 15.4 @ 90 mph
2014 6.6 - 7 sec, 14.9 @ 92 - 15.4 @ 90 mph
2013 6.6 - 7 sec, 14.9 @ 92 - 15.4 @ 90 mph
2012 6.6 - 7 sec, 14.9 @ 92 - 15.4 @ 90 mph
2011 6.6 - 7 sec, 14.9 @ 92 - 15.4 @ 90 mph
2010 6.7 - 7.1 sec, 15 @ 93 - 15.4 @ 90 mph
2009 6.7 - 7.1 sec, 15 @ 92 - 15.3 @ 90 mph
2008 6.7 - 7.1 sec, 15 @ 92 - 15.3 @ 90 mph
2007 6.7 - 7.1 sec, 15 @ 92 - 15.3 @ 90 mph
2006 6.7 - 7.1 sec, 14.9 @ 93 - 15.2 @ 90 mph
2005 6.6 - 7.2 sec, 14.9 @ 93 - 15.3 @ 91 mph
2004 7.9 - 10.7 sec, 16 @ 86 - 17.8 @ 79 mph
2003 7.9 - 10.7 sec, 16 @ 86 - 17.8 @ 79 mph
2002 7.45 - 9.3 sec, 15.95 @ 0 - 17.8 @ 0 mph
2001 8.35 - 9.2 sec, 16.85 @ 0 - 17.7 @ 0 mph
2000 8.35 - 9.2 sec, 16.85 @ 0 - 17.7 @ 0 mph

Nissan Xterra competitors' 0-60 mph acceleration

Cars with the same 0-60 time

Car0-60 times, quarter mile
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 6.6 sec, 14.8 @ 0
2015 Lexus RX 450h 6.6 sec, 14.8 @ 0
2015 MINI Hardtop 6.6 sec, 14.9 @ 87
2015 RAM 1500 6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 98
2015 Subaru Legacy 6.6 sec, 15.1 @ 91
2015 Toyota Land Cruiser 6.6 sec, 15 @ 89

The first Nissan Xterra debuted in 2000 and was available until 2004. Back then, it was a passable product not worthy of consumption. The idea behind the model was great, but the execution not so pleasing. It featured a powerless V6 that could hardly perform. Even after a supercharged, 210-hp, 12-valve, 3.3-liter was introduced in 2002, things didn’t change.

All but the Off-Road trims built in 2015 feature a rear-wheel drive. It makes sense for the Nissan to build the Xterra as a 4×4. The off-road–oriented setup works well with the electronic stability control, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control to keep the compact SUV in check. This gives the car great traction.

On bumpy roads, the Xterra behaves like a truck. The solid rear axle and independent front suspension give it pitchy and harsh maneuverability but ride well over most terrains. With truck-motivated underpinnings and a tall body, the Xterra handles surprisingly well. It is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 that churns up to 261 horsepower.

The engine comes with either a 5-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission. It’s capable of producing a lot of torque at low revolutions, making it powerful enough to jolt off the line and drive easily for towing purposes at high and low speeds. The automatic is an excellent highway cruiser while the manual features long shift throws. 

Despite the new Beacon Yellow color that tries to conceal the boxy and buff look, the Xterra still looks like a rugged SUV. Not much goes on both on the outside and on the inside. The interior features a tough upholstery, easy-to-clean materials, tie-downs, and more storage compartments. The instrument panel looks plasticky and a little outdated.

The Xterra has been built to withstand all forms of off-road travel. The interior can handle rough action while the oversized off-road tires show that the vehicle means business. There are no silly add-ons like what we see in other models. Its high stance, hanging spare at the rear and bulging fenders also work well to emphasize on the aggressive look. The Xterra can be made to look fashionable by adding brush guards and skid plates.

The Nissan Xterra is a traditional SUV. With car-like crossovers taking over the market, you might think that truck-based versions are now obsolete. The Xterra soldiers on, embodying the aspirated performance and handling. Its classic framed body design, fortified suspensions, 4-wheel-drive, low-range gearing and a high ground clearance make it an exceptional off-road beast. The interior offers a lot of utility with extra storage features and ample cargo and passenger space.

In today’s world, however, the Xterra is an old and crude Nissan.  Crossover SUVs now handle like cars. The Xterra is ponderous around corners and features hard interior plastics that are no longer used in newer models. It lacking hi-tech features means that its fuel economy falls quite behind. Nevertheless, buyers can enjoy dandy elements like a 5-inch central display, smartphone app integration and Bluetooth streaming audio in the 2015 S trim.


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