2015 Nissan Lineup Updates: Xterra and Frontier See Worthwhile Additions

Nissan Frontier

While the 2015 Nissan Xterra and Frontier have remained fundamentally unchanged for ten years running, minor updates along the way have kept these vehicles up-to-date and appealing. You might say that Nissan pretty much nailed it the first time when it comes to the Xterra and Frontier, and haven’t seen the need for an overhaul quite yet.

The 2015 Xterra and Frontier will follow in the same path as previous years, seeing just a few minor, but worthwhile updates. The Frontier and Xterra get a modest price bump of between $150 and $900 for 2015, depending on trim level, and the addition of a 5-inch color display on some models which includes NissanConnect with mobile apps.

According to trucktrend.com, the price bump is worth every penny, with Xterra S models and the Frontier SV and Desert Runner getting the NissanConnect 5-inch infotainment system that includes Bluetooth hands-free calling, audio streaming, USB iPod connectivity, and text messaging assistant. The Frontier Pro-4X gets a standard 5.8-inch NissanConnect touchscreen display with navigation, and the Frontier SL long-wheelbase is a standard moonroof.

The majority of Xterras and Frontiers are powered by the same powerful 4.0L V-6 that puts out 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque as years past.

What 2015 Nissan lineup updates are you most excited about?

If the foundation and performance capabilities of these cars are more important to you than the bells and whistles, make sure you stop by James Ceranti Nissan to get a 2014 Xterra or Frontier before they’re gone!

Rumored Nissan Xterra Extinction

Nissan XterraNissan Xterra fans may be disappointed in the near future. According to Edmunds, the SUV has been suffering from decreased sales numbers for quite some time, and vice president of product planning for Nissan Americas, Pierre Loing, expressed possible plans to replace the rugged, all-purpose vehicle within the next year.

Alongside the challenge of low sales compared to its more popular Nissan siblings, Loing told Edmunds that the Xterra’s sole and exclusive presence in the US market also makes it a difficult sell as brands are moving more and more toward a focus on world-wide-available vehicles.

Known for its iconic aluminum roof rack and serious off-roading capability, the Xterra may be losing popularity simply because of its 16 miles per gallon fuel rating. Customers want fuel efficiency, and the Xterra does not deliver in this department unfortunately which may be the cause of the rumored Nissan Xterra extinction.

Take a look at out our Xterras before it’s too late!

Why An SUV May Be Right For You

Until a few years ago, SUVs were not buyers’ first choice because of the heftier price-tag. Small mid-size cars won out. The economy was hard as it was and everyone wanted to save a buck or two. But thanks to the economy bouncing back and a rise in individual pay, SUVs became an option again. Recent trends show a shift away from high-end sedans towards family-size SUVs. Think about it, would you rather drive cross country in a tiny coupe or a spacious 7-seater? Nissan Xterra SUVDon’t sacrifice style just because you have to tote the kids around, though. The stereotype of minivan-driving soccer mom is waiting to be broken. With three SUVs to choose form, Nissan offers something for everyone. The Pathfinder may be the most common of the three with its bold lines and technology like the Nissan Intelligent Key. If adventure is calling your name, check out the Xterra. It seats five, has great cargo space and you can buy a hatch tent attachment to make camping a breeze. If elegance is more your style, the Armada is calling your name. Premium comfort and room for 8 mark this as the largest of the Nissan SUV lineup. Keep the kids entertained with dual headrest DVD monitors. SUVs are made for long-distance traveling, made with sturdy bones which also provide top-notch safety for your family. So step up your game and slide into a new 2013 or 2014 Nissan SUV and be the envy of all the playdate circles.

Fun Facts About the Nissan Xterra

Here are few things you may or may not know about the Nissan Xterra:

  • One of the most distinguishable characteristics of the Xterra is the “hump” on the back hatch. What is it? The first aid kit.
  • Even thought the Xterra was first introduced in the spring of 1999, the first model was dubbed a 2000.
  • In 2002, Nissan discontinued two colors from the available paint scheme, khaki and Aztek Red. But Nissan added Shock Blue, Sedona and Molten Lava.
  • The color Atomic Orange was only available in the year 2003.
  • In 2005, the Xterra was given a major overhaul redesign, utilizing the Frontier/Titan platform instead of the Pathfinder platform.
  • Although Nissan is a Japanese company, the Xterra is not assembled there. Believe it or not, all Xterras-along with Frontiers and Pathfinders-are assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee.
  • When Nissan first introduced the Xterra, they used an ultra-catchy slogan to promote it. Remember it? “Everything you need, __________.” (and nothing you don’t)

2012 Nissan Xterra

For more information of the Nissan Xterra, or to view available inventory, please visit http://bit.ly/YC45pN.

Nissan Xterra Ranks High on List of Best Off-Roaders

Nissan XterraWhen you think of the term ‘off-roader’ many things come to mind. You may think of a big, muscular, mammoth looking truck-based SUV that can run over anything and everything in its path. You also probably imagine a vehicle that can take on gravel, dirt, small pools of water, and any other type of terrain it meets. It’s likely that most vehicles described as off-roaders don’t do well as vehicles for everyday driving. The Nissan Xterra is the off-roader that breaks the mold. This SUV is powerful and brawny, yet easy to drive for everyday commutes, and has recently been ranked on Edmunds’ Consumers’ Favorites poll of Best Off-Roaders.

With a versatile cargo area and easy-to-clean interior, Xterra is a capable compact SUV that isn’t afraid to get a little dirty. It’s great as an off-road vehicle and provides a surprising pleasant on-road driving experience for a rugged SUV. Xterra ranked fourth overall on Edmunds’ list of Best Off-Roaders.

If you’re looking for a more than capable off-road vehicle that can survive in the real world, the Nissan Xterra is the ultimate choice for you. Stop by James Ceranti Nissan and take it for a spin. Visit our Greenville, MS dealership in person or online at www.jamescerantinissan.net for more information.