The Nissan Xterra is available as a 4x4 vehicle. However, not all Xterra models are 4x4. Models that are not 4x4 come in rear-wheel drive. The Xterra is also available with manual or automatic transmission.
The Nissan Xterra was first released in 2000 as a compact SUV. It was available in both rear-wheel drive and 4x4. The Xterra was inspired by the Nissan Frontier and features the same frame as the truck. The Xterra has gone through several face-lifts, but continues to feature the Nissan F-Alpha truck frame platform. The Xterra design, as of Spring 2015, offers rear wheel drive models, though 4x4 models are more common.