Compare 2008 Jeep Liberty vs 2008 Nissan Xterra

2008 Jeep Liberty
2008 Nissan Xterra
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RWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $19,787 $21,090
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $21,267 $22,700
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $23,372 $25,030
4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $24,852 $26,640
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2WD 4-Door Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $20,912 $22,060
2WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $21,669 $22,860
2WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $22,567 $23,810
4WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $22,852 $24,110
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $23,324 $24,610
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 14 20 $23,608 $24,910
4WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $24,459 $25,810
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 14 20 $25,215 $26,610
4WD 4-Door Manual Off Road 16 20 $25,546 $27,260
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 15 20 $25,826 $27,560
4WD 4-Door Automatic Off Road 14 20 $26,481 $28,260
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 14 20 $27,697 $29,560
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,787
$20,912
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,090
$22,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$352 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Much less of a cute-ute than it used to be, the 2008 Jeep Liberty defines SUV-lites by not being one. For active people who need to tow or haul a lot of gear or go off-road, the 2008 Nissan Xterra is one of the best—and best-looking—choices.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.1 99.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
48.4 46.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.3 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
44.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.1 74.9
Liftover Height (in)
33.3 32.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.1 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
35.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.1 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
176.9 178.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 36.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 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)
64.2 65.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.5 11.3 x 0.7
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)
35.5 37.3
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36 20.4
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 P265/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3897 4165
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EKG ZV7
Displacement
3.7L/226 4.0L/241
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
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 4.37
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.74
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
2-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.52
Trans Order Code
DEH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Liberty Nissan Xterra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Rigid leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
A-Arms Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.3

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