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2006 Xterra Off Road without Locking Rear Diff and Hill Descent Control?

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I've been looking at buying a 2006 Xterra Offroad version that does not have the switches for electronic locking rear diff and hill descent control. I thought these were standard. Am I missing something, or has it been re-badged?
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This is clearly 4WD, just doesnt have the switches. Is it possible the features are there but not enabled?
"Xterra Off-Road 2WD ($23,750) and 4WD ($26,050) come standard with the Utility Package and add an electronic locking rear differential, Bilstein off-road shocks, skid plates, fog lamps, 16-inch alloy off-road wheels and taller 265/75R16 B.F. Goodrich Rugged Trail all-terrain tires. Off-Road capability is further enhanced by advanced electronics: Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), Hill Descent Control (HDC), and Hill Start Assist, all of which reduce skidding and wheel spin and maintain stability through selective application of the anti-lock braking system. A distinctive black body side molding, unique blue seat fabric, and a cargo net further distinguish Off-Road models from garden-variety Xterras. The automatic is optional ($800). "
Thank you. This is the information I had been unable to find on my own search.
I decided to look at a number of 2006 Xterra Off Road models for sale in our area, and the vast majority were similar to this one, without the switches and with tan upholstery. Only one had the full Off-Road package with the hill assist, locking diff and blue upholstery. In my opinion, Nissan might have been spent a few dollars on badging and be able to come up with two separate names to differentiate such completely different packages. However, after seeing comments on the value of the hill assist, and determining that I very well may never get into a situation truly needing the locking rear diff, I bought the one I originally mentioned. I am now an Xterra "Off-Road*" owner!

Now trying to find places to get off road in Bell County, Texas. Any recs?
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