And it matches Adam's Graffiti
Hehe, so we're twins then. (our Xterra is night armor grey, and the street plastics for my RR are graffiti :P)
Like X said, we love our '06, and also like he said it's a different generation so it's hard to compare. I don't know what the inside of the Kia is like, but we've jammed a lot of shit in there, and it's still compact enough to not feel like a giant lumbering beast.
We've looked at trading it for something more posh (because it's not. Its very very utilitarian) but just can't justify any other vehicle that would fit our life more perfectly than the Xterra does. It tows our trailer with 3 bikes in it, we have a bike rack in the back for transporting pedal bikes, there's no fussy carpets to worry about, we had a '67 Benelli motor leak all of it's oil out in the back of it, it's been rained into, and we've thrown muddy mx gear in it. In a pinch, we've folded down the seats and slept in the back, it's not quite long enough to lay flat, but we're not super tall and it was comfortable enough.
We tried recently to put a bicycle in the back of the car and it was this very gingerly dance of not getting anything dirty, and still managed to get grease on something. Eff that.