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2WD 4-Door Heat
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
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2WD 4-Door Manual X
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.4
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
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 46.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 99.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 21.1
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36 - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY NA
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 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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
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
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 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EKG ZV7
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Nissan Xterra
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 10.4

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