Compare 2008 Nissan Frontier vs 2008 Nissan Xterra

2008 Nissan Frontier
2008 Nissan Xterra
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2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE 19 23 $15,683 $16,530
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $17,669 $18,630
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $18,426 $19,430
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $18,661 $19,680
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $19,418 $20,480
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,175 $21,280
2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,931 $22,080
4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $20,747 $22,130
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,168 $22,330
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,925 $23,130
4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $21,729 $23,180
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $22,244 $23,730
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Nismo 15 20 $22,290 $23,780
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $22,478 $23,980
4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,226 $24,780
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $23,460 $25,030
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 15 20 $23,553 $25,130
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $23,834 $25,430
4WD King Cab Manual Nismo 15 19 $23,569 $25,430
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,209 $25,830
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,301 $25,930
4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $24,494 $26,430
4WD King Cab Automatic Nismo 14 19 $24,540 $26,480
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 14 19 $25,788 $27,830
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,020 $28,080
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,250 $28,330
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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
$15,683
$20,912
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,530
$22,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$276 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those of us who don't live on a ranch, the 2008 Nissan Frontier is large enough to haul real people and cargo, but sized for the urban-congestion reality. 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
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
25.4 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 46.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 99.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
31.3 -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
205.5 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
10.1 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
69.7 74.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.2 -
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 106.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.7 -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 178.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
58.8 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.3 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
30.9 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.0 36.1
Cargo Volume (ft³)
33.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 65.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 36.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 35.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.14 x 0.71 11.7 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.26 x 0.71 11.3 x 0.7
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
21.75 37.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.55 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 20.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.54
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P265/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P265/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4676 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2531 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1687 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2531 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7936 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1981 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4165
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 4.0L/241
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
154 @ 5200 261 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
173 @ 4400 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA ZV7
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.74
Trans Type
5 6
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/OD NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 3.97
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.37
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.69
Summary
Body Style
King Cab 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Nissan Xterra
Body Code
125.9" WB -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.0
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Axle Type - Rear
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.3
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.08 -
Axle Type - Front
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Rigid leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
NA -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility

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