2016 Nissan Xterra Review, Price, Release date

Xterra SUV is on the market for a while now. Its first generation started back in 2000, and the generation switch came in 2004 (with 2005 model). Since the beginning of the second generation, Nissan Motor Company made couple of refreshments throughout the years, with last one was made for 2014 model year. However, long-lasting generation will have to come to an end, since it lasts for 10 years now. 2016 Nissan Xterra will be majorly redesigned and will mark the beginning of the third generation. Here are the changes that will follow this redesign:

2016 Nissan Xterra front sketch

2016 Nissan Xterra exterior and interior

Somewhat rugged appearance of the Xterra is already outdated, so Nissan will have to make some significant changes. Although info that is available about the modifications which are expected didn’t came from the manufacturer, some reliable sources reveal some pretty important changes which will influence the look of the upcoming 2016 Nissan Xterra. Front end of the vehicle will be significantly altered. Headlights will be narrower, which will provide more modern appearance for the upcoming Xterra. Front grill will also be remodeled. Overall body will be more sculpted, in order to make Xterra more aggressive and sportier than before.

Interior of the 2016 Nissan Xterra will receive couple of upgrades. First, the layout of the dash will be better. Materials and features will be taken to another level, which will influence the quality and overall feel inside the cabin. However, the details about interior changes are not known yet, since Nissan managed to keep all details secret.

2016 Nissan Xterra rear sketch

2016 Nissan Xterra performance and mpg

There is no much info which indicates significant alterations under the hood of the 2016 Nissan Xterra. The anticipated changes will, most likely, include transmission change, and potentially some power boosters added to primary power unit. The base engine is still a 4.0-liter V6 capable to deliver 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. 6-speed manual transmission should remain the standard one, while previously offered 5-speed automatic should get one or more gears. Both rear and all-wheel drive options should remain available.

Fuel economy of the model is expected to be improved. Previous combined rates of 18 mpg (RWD) and 17 mpg (AWD) could be enhanced by a mile or two with latest technologies.

2016 Nissan Xterra price and release

It is still early to give precise prognoses about exact release date or price of the model, but we can give some expected period or price, for easier orientation. New, 2016 Nissan Xterra is not expected to appear on the market before the end of this year, and it is more likely to happen as we approach 2016. Price will be increased, due to massive changes expected in the new model and it should start around $25,000, at least.

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