Nissan insists Xterra remains true to its original mission statement: Everything you need, nothing you don't.
I recently tested the PRO-4X model and would have to agree with Nissan. Xterra offers a pleasant driving experience and knows its way around the woods like a Boy Scout.
Around town one can certainly tell the vehicle was designed with unpaved roads in mind as things can get a bit bouncy at times but Xterra remains in control and never misbehaves.
Drivers fortunate enough to find themselves off the beaten path will take advantage of the fully boxed frame supporting front independent double wishbone suspension with coil springs, high performance Bilstein shocks, electronic locking rear differential, electronically-controlled transfer case, hill start assist, hill descent control and 16-inch machined alloy offroad wheels with BFGoodrich rugged trail tires.
And a first-aid kit.