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Selected Style 2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
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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 I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $18,661 $19,680
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $18,426 $19,430
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $19,418 $20,480
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Nismo 15 20 $22,290 $23,780
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $22,244 $23,730
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,175 $21,280
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,168 $22,330
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 15 20 $23,553 $25,130
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $23,834 $25,430
2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,931 $22,080
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,925 $23,130
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,301 $25,930
4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $20,747 $22,130
4WD King Cab Manual Nismo 15 19 $23,569 $25,430
4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $21,729 $23,180
4WD King Cab Automatic Nismo 14 19 $24,540 $26,480
4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $24,494 $26,430
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $22,478 $23,980
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $23,460 $25,030
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 Manual SE 15 19 $23,226 $24,780
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,209 $25,830
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,250 $28,330
2WD 4-Door Manual X
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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
$15,683
$20,912
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,530
$22,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$276 / month
$368 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 16 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 34.4
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.9
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
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.7 -
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - -
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
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.3
Length, Overall (in) - 178.7
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 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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 65.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
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
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 -
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.54
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 20.4
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 173 @ 4400 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA ZV7
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 -
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
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.64 3.97
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
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Rigid leaf
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type NA -
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility
 
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