The 2012 Nissan Xterra is a compact SUV, with off-road capabilities, powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. Standard RWD and optional 4WD are both paired to a 5-speed automatic transmission, with the 4x4 having the option of a 6-speed manual. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 15 mpg city to 22 mpg highway, depending on drivetrain selection. Features include skid plates, roof rack crossbars, hands-free phone capabilities, under-floor cargo storage, and Utili-track® Channel System. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, side-impact airbags, roof-mounted curtain airbags, vehicle dynamic control, traction control system, anti-lock braking, and tire pressure monitoring. The Xterra is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.