The second-generation XTerra is one of the better used values on the market as far as mid-size, truck-like 4x4s go. As it never gained the popularity of the comparable Toyota 4Runner and is currently out of production, the XTerra has seen significant depreciation since the last examples rolled off the production line in 2015. Sharing components with Nissan’sOpens in New Window midsize Frontier pickup, the Xterra employs a 261-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 that makes an impressive 281 lb-ft of torque.
The XTerra is meant to go off-road, making a used example perfect for anyone looking for a tough adventure-mobile to put through its paces in the rough stuff. You’ll be surprised at how many newer 4-wheel-drive examples you’ll find for $15,000 – the majority sell for below this amount, making for a great value.