Featured SUVs - Nissan Xterra
Nissan Announces Pricing on All-New Second
Generation 2005 Xterra SUV
by: Jenny McLane
Last Feb. 9, 2005, Nissan North America, Inc. announced pricing
on the revolutionary 2005 Nissan Xterra SUV. The all-new 2005
Xterra offers improvements on virtually all functional and user
attributes with more power, more roominess and more features,
including enhanced off-road performance systems.
The 2005 Xterra will be offered in three trim levels
S, Off-Road and SE. Each model comes with a standard 4.0-liter
265-horsepower V6 and is offered in both 2WD and 4WD. Starting
Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the Xterra
S 2WD M/T is $20,800. The Xterra Off-Road model with 4WD M/T
features a MSRP of 25,500, while the SE 2WD A/T features a MSRP
Complete pricing and option packages are available on the attached
The 2005 Nissan Xterra continues the theme of the original
everything you need, nothing you dont. But now truer than
ever, The enhancements for the second generation Xterra, all
in keeping with the spirit of the first, include a redesigned
interior and exterior, new engine and platform.
new Xterra utilizes a modified version of the F-Alpha platform,
developed for the full-size Nissan Armada and full-size Nissan
Titan pickup, tailored to suit this application. For its use
in Xterra, the platform utilizes an independent double-wishbone
front and solid axle leaf spring rear suspension, standard 4.0-liter
DOHC V6 rated at 265 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque, and
a choice of 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmissions.
The 2005 Xterra is offered with an available enhanced off-road
system. The part-time 4WD system includes 2WD/4HI/4LO modes
and electronically controlled transfer case. A Vehicle Dynamic
Control (VDC) system is also available, along with other advanced
Xterras new exterior styling evokes that of the original,
including a highly functional roof rack (now with covered gear
box). Inside, the 2005 Xterra offers more room, especially in
2nd row head room and leg room, and enhanced utility of the
multi-flex cargo area including an Easy Clean Cargo Area
and a Utili-Track channel system in the cargo floor.
When Xterra debuted in 1999, it truly set the mark in
terms of its combination of outstanding purposeful unique styling
matched with practical size and functionality, said Mark
McNabb, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division.
The all-new Xterra follows this path with an even more
capable, more powerful and truly authentic SUV built specifically
for the needs of the core outdoor enthusiast.
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling,
engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing,
distribution and manufacturing. More information on Nissan in
North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles
can be found online at www.nissannews.com.
Meanwhile, if you need information on Nissan Parts, specifically
Xterra parts, there are a handful of great websites you can
visit. These sites also sell high quality Nissan parts and are
great one-stop parts shop. One of the leading Nissan parts suppliers
is Auto Parts Train. Just go to http://www.partstrain.com/ShopByVehicle/NISSAN
and take a look their fine selection of top quality parts. With
Parts Train you can be sure that the quality of the Nissan parts
you purchase will complement the excellence of your Nissan vehicle.
About The Author
Jenny McLane is a 36 year old native of Iowa and has a knack
for research on cars and anything and everything about it. She
works full time as a Market Analyst for one of the leading car
parts suppliers in the country today.