Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE includes a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t worry about a stiff ride, although the SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also a great bargain considering most of the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide variety of options, in order to pick and choose those that are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs may be all of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Nissan Xterra. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the 2020 Nissan Xterra is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and lots of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for a while, you may get the 2020 Nissan Xterra with a four-cylinder engine or a stronger V6, or you can get the miserly 2020 Nissan Xterra Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Nissan Xterra is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Nissan Xterra also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Nissan Xterra with a little extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Nissan Xterra provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you opt for among the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to select from along the way.
The 2020 Nissan Xterra can be as competent as they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely easy to drive. If you’re trying to find something with much more class and space than the usual small sedan, the 2020 Nissan Xterra might you should be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Nissan Xterra is the beds base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that features 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Nissan Xterra Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features on the upper trim levels may be included with the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL speakers combined with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Nissan Xterra stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is simple to fold down to fit longer items. You will find enough cabin storage options to make most people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good although not stellar. The forward center console bin is perfect for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Nissan Xterra has a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount an automobile seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so that the front seat will not need to be scooted completely forward.