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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $21,044 $21,590
2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $21,044 $21,590
2WD 4-Door SXT 16 22 $22,573 $23,235
4WD 4-Door Heat 15 21 $22,711 $23,340
4WD 4-Door SE 15 21 $22,711 $23,340
4WD 4-Door SXT 15 21 $24,241 $24,985
2WD 4-Door Detonator 16 22 $24,913 $25,750
2WD 4-Door Shock 16 22 $25,843 $26,750
4WD 4-Door Detonator 15 21 $26,580 $27,500
4WD 4-Door Shock 15 21 $27,510 $28,500
2WD 4-Door Manual X
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Transmission

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $21,566 $22,750
2WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 21 $22,322 $23,550
4WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $23,504 $24,800
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $24,261 $25,600
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 21 $24,374 $25,720
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $26,313 $27,770
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 15 21 $26,868 $28,650
4WD 4-Door Manual Off Road 16 20 $27,663 $29,500
4WD 4-Door Automatic Off Road 15 20 $28,785 $30,700
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 15 20 $28,785 $30,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,044
$21,566
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,590
$22,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$379 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line If you have a lot of gear to haul to tough-to-reach places, the 2010 Nissan Xterra is a good choice for weekend adventurers.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 47.4 46.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 99.8
Second Head Room (in) 40.8 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 58.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 42.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 55.9
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 34.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.9 178.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 74.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 32.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 108.8 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 36.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 75.6 65.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 36.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.1 35.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 43.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.44 x 0.47 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1 11.7 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.36 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3 37.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.42 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code TRY NA
Front Tire Size P225/75R16 P265/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P225/75R16 P265/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 4167
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EKG ZV7
Displacement 3.7L/226 4.0L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 261 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 4.37
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.74
Trans Type 4 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.52
Trans Order Code DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Nitro Nissan Xterra
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear Solid Axle Multi-leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Solid Axle
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 1.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 10.4
 
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