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Selected Style RWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $21,659 $23,015
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $24,515 $26,120
4WD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $23,155 $24,625
4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $26,012 $27,730
RWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 16 22 $21,659 $23,015
4WD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 15 21 $23,155 $24,625
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 $20,912 $22,060
2WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $22,567 $23,810
2WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $21,669 $22,860
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $23,324 $24,610
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 15 20 $25,826 $27,560
4WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $22,852 $24,110
4WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $24,459 $25,810
4WD 4-Door Manual Off Road 16 20 $25,546 $27,260
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 14 20 $23,608 $24,910
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 14 20 $25,215 $26,610
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
$21,659
$20,912
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,015
$22,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$384 / month
$368 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Jeep Liberty is a very capable SUV, but one that might not be right for most everyday drivers. 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
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 48.4 46.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 58.3
Second Head Room (in) 40.3 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 58.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.1 99.8
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 55.9
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 34.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 176.9 178.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 44.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.6 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 64.6 65.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
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) 31.2 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 -
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) 12.4 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.2 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.36 20.4
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
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 Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3869 4165
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) 14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 550
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI - TBD -
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
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 2-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Jeep Liberty Nissan Xterra
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.3
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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