Nissan Plans to Discontinue Xterra After 2015 Model

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The grizzly SUV will join Toyota's FJ Cruiser and be put out to pasture later this year.

According to industry reports, Nissan plans to discontinue the rather slow-selling Nissan Xterra after the 2015 model year. The model will join the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser as the one of the more recent casualties in the war for more fuel-efficient crossovers. The FJ, which had a cult-like following for its throwback styling and true off-road capability was the first to go late in 2014. But its sub 15-mpg didn't sit well with consumers who feverishly tried to eke out every drop of mileage from $4/gallon gasoline.

Why the Xterra is Being Discontinued

Nissan is discontinuing the Xterra because of the high costs associated with upgrading both safety and emissions equipment. And the fact of the matter is, Nissan only sells around 16,000 Xterras per year--small potatoes when you consider they sell 47,000 Muranos and a staggering 165,000 Rogues annually.

Nissan Xterra Side

What it Means For You

If you're in the market for an Xterra, the clock is ticking. Currently, you'll find low 1.9% APR financing on the 2015 Xterra. Or you can lease one for only $349/mo. The deals might improve, but don't count on it, as Nissan rarely offers cash rebates on the Xterra.

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, Automotive Editor

Armaan Almeida was an Automotive Editor who produced buying guides and sneak previews, in addition to publishing daily news stories and tracking monthly deals, incentives and pricing trends from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus.

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