Nissan Xterra Towing Capacity (2011 - 2015)

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Nissan Xterra Towing Capacity Overview

The Nissan Xterra towing capacity of 5,000 lbs across all years and trims.

Various factors such as trim level, engine configuration, and drivetrain do not significantly affect the towing capacity of the Nissan Xterra.

The table below shows a sampling of the towing capacities for the Nissan Xterra.

Scroll down to see the complete year-by-year data.

Nissan Xterra Towing Capacities
YearTrimTowing CapacityEngineDrivetrain / TransmissionHorsepower / Torque
2015PRO4X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 5 Spd Auto w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2015S5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2015S5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 6 Spd Manual w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2015X5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2015X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 5 Spd Auto w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2014PRO4X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 6 Spd Manual w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2014S5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2014S5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 6 Spd Manual w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2014X5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2014X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 5 Spd Auto w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2013PRO4X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2013S5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2013S5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2013X5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2012PRO4X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 6 Spd Manual261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2012S5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2012S5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2012X5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2011Pro4X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 6 Spd Manual261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2011S5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2011S5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 6 Spd Manual261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
2011X5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
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Check out the Towing Capacity specifications for other makes and models.

Nissan Xterra Towing Capacity: Jump To Model Year

All towing capacities are braked capacities. This means that the trailer being towed has a braking system installed to assist with the vehicle's own braking. The towing capacities for trailers without brakes will be much less.

Confirm all towing capacities with the owner's manual.

2015 Nissan Xterra Towing Capacity Data

The 2015 Nissan Xterra towing capacity is 5,000 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2015 Nissan Xterra Towing Capacities
TrimTowing CapacityEngineDrivetrain / TransmissionHorsepower / Torque
PRO4X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 5 Spd Auto w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
S5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
S5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 6 Spd Manual w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
X5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 5 Spd Auto w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
  • a fishing boat and trailer usually weighs between 900 lbs. to 6,000 lbs.
  • a tent trailer typically weighs between 1,000 lbs. to 1,500 lbs.
  • a fifth-wheel travel trailer averages between 12,000 lbs. to 15,000 lbs.

2014 Nissan Xterra Towing Capacity Data

The 2014 Nissan Xterra towing capacity is 5,000 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2014 Nissan Xterra Towing Capacities
TrimTowing CapacityEngineDrivetrain / TransmissionHorsepower / Torque
PRO4X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 6 Spd Manual w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
S5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
S5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 6 Spd Manual w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
X5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 5 Spd Auto w/OD261 HP / 281 ft/lbs

2013 Nissan Xterra Towing Capacity Data

The 2013 Nissan Xterra towing capacity is 5,000 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2013 Nissan Xterra Towing Capacities
TrimTowing CapacityEngineDrivetrain / TransmissionHorsepower / Torque
PRO4X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
S5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
S5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
X5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs

2012 Nissan Xterra Towing Capacity Data

The 2012 Nissan Xterra towing capacity is 5,000 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2012 Nissan Xterra Towing Capacities
TrimTowing CapacityEngineDrivetrain / TransmissionHorsepower / Torque
PRO4X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 6 Spd Manual261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
S5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
S5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
X5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs

2011 Nissan Xterra Towing Capacity Data

The 2011 Nissan Xterra towing capacity is 5,000 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2011 Nissan Xterra Towing Capacities
TrimTowing CapacityEngineDrivetrain / TransmissionHorsepower / Torque
Pro4X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 6 Spd Manual261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
S5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
S5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 6 Spd Manual261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
X5,000 lbs4.0L V6RWD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs
X5,000 lbs4.0L V64WD / 5 Spd Auto261 HP / 281 ft/lbs

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Nissan Xterra Towing Capacity By Year

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