Xterra 2The Nissan Xterra is mid-size SUV first introduced as a compact SUV in 1999 for the 2000 model year. The name comes from the XTERRA off-road triathlon that Nissan sponsored until 2006. It is built on the Nissan F-Platform, which is the same platform used by the compact pickup the Frontier. The Xterra is currently in its second generation, which was unveiled in 2005 for the 2006 model year; it is currently one of Nissan’s better-selling SUV’s, though it is just one of several produced by the automaker. It has gone through several facelifts since its next-generation debut, the most recent being in 2014 for the newest Xterra models to be introduced for the 2015 model year. You can learn more about the Xterra here.

The Xterra currently comes in three different trim levels, starting with the Xterra X. The X, the lowest level trim, comes in at $23,390 MSRP and, like the other two higher trim levels, features a 261 horsepower 4.0L, 24-valve V6 engine capable of 16 city/22 highway miles per gallon. Standard features include an enhanced anti-lock brake system (ABS), a tubular roof rack, power door locks with an auto-locking feature, and remote keyless entry. The Xterra S is the second-highest trim level, clocking in at $25,300 MSRP, and features the X features plus an easy-clean cargo area, 16″ aluminum-alloy wheels, black body side moldings, and Nissan’s Utili-Track Cargo System. The PRO-4X, the highest trim level, come in at over $30,000, but features all those the S does plus enhanced off-road shock absorbers, hill descent control as well as hill-start assist, and roof-mounted outdoor lights.

The Xterra is a mid-size SUV, though the first generation models (1999-2005) were considered compact SUV’s. This shouldn’t make too much of a difference in the long run; the changes from generation to generation are relatively slight, including a slightly longer wheelbase and a bit more weight. But on the whole, the Xterra – being Nissan’s entry-level SUV and priced between two crossover SUV’s – remains relatively small, which means only a slight increase in price over the standard price of a car on your route. You should talk to your auto transport representatives if you have questions or concerns about how much more your Xterra will cost to ship than a car, but the increase should be negligible; besides, there’s not much else you can do other than pay it, as if you don’t no one will ship it. It costs more for auto shippers to transport heavier vehicles like SUV’s, so keep that in mind.

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