The Xterra carries a starting price of $23,110, about $70 more expensive than last year. New for 2014, the Xterra now offers 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels for S and PRO-4X grades, hyper silver paint for the grille and under guard, push-button HVAC controls for X grade models, standard heated cloth seats in PRO-4x models and the availability of heated leather seats for the PRO-4x model.
The SUV still uses a body-on-frame setup along with a 4.0-liter V6 engine that makes 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque, the same motor and frame used by the Frontier.
For 2014, the Frontier midsize pickup truck has also received a host of small updates, though its base price stays the same at $17,990. The upgrades include heated front seats in the SV-VTP grade truck, a manual sliding rear window as standard on crew cab models, a standard heated-cloth seat on PRO-4X models, updated Nissan Connect infotainment system and cruise control, air conditioning, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth and sunglass holder added as standard equipment on S models.
On the expensive side of both vehicles, the 2014 Xterra will top out at $31,090, while a fully loaded Frontier will cost $34,170.
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