For example, you can search for a 2005 Nissan Xterra, and for a 2006 Nissan Xterra and compare the two. Listed side by side is the comparison of engine size and power, lengths of warranties offered, types of brakes, and more. You can see that generally the specifications are the same, in most areas.
There are a few differences between the 2005 Nissan Xterra and the 2006 Nissan Xterra though. One difference is that the type of rear brakes installed has changed from the 2005 to the 2006 models. In the 2005 Nissan Xterra, drum brakes were installed in the rear. In the 2006 Nissan Xterra model disk brakes were installed in the rear.
Another difference between the 2005 and 2006 Xterra is the curb weight. The 2005 Xterra have a curb weight measurement of 4290 for manual transmission and 4308 for automatic transmission, and the 2006 Xterra had a 4347 for the manual transmission and a 4362 for the auto transmission.
When someone looks at this report they can also see the difference between the standardize features and optional features of the 2005 and 2006 Xterra models. Also, this report shows the features that are no longer available. The optional, standard, and not available features are all listed in list format for easy comparison between the 2005 and 2006 Xterra models.
For instance, the features list shows that keyless entry, the multi-function remote, the power adjustable exterior mirror, power windows, and power window lockout/override are some features that used to be optional in the 2005 Xterra model are now standard in the 2006 Xterra model. This list also shows one item (overall console storage) that is no longer available with purchase of the 2006 Nissan Xterra model that was available in the 2005 Xterra.
Besides comparing and contrasting side by side the specs and features of the 2005 and 2006 Nissan Xterras, safety equipment in the vehicles is also compared. There is not much different between the safety features that are available between the 2005 and 2006 models, except that the selective locking and unlocking used to be optional and now is unavailable, but the optional anti-theft feature of the 2005 Xterra
is now standard in the 2006 Nissan Xterra model.
Other information that could possibly be included in a comparison report is the section that included reliability ratings of vehicles from year to year. Some aspects of the 2006 and 2006 Nissan Xterra models rated in this report are usually mechanical quality, features and accessory quality, body & interior quality, performance, comfort, and style.
Unfortunately though, since the 2005 Nissan Xterra and the 2006 Nissan Xterra models have not been on sale long enough to be included in this extensive study. They have to be in the hands of the owners for a longer period of time for a person to know how well these aspects of the 2005 and 2006 Nissan Xterra models would rate in this study.
However, individual reviews are available on this Yahoo Autos site, and can be searched for and read under the specific make and model you are looking for.