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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door V6 S
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Engine

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $25,283 $26,980
4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,154 $28,980
2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,054 $30,280
2WD 4-Door V8 SE 13 18 $29,533 $31,880
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $29,904 $32,280
4WD 4-Door V8 SE 12 18 $31,614 $34,130
4WD 4-Door V6 SE Off Road 14 20 $32,585 $35,180
2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $33,418 $36,080
2WD 4-Door V8 LE 13 18 $34,990 $37,780
4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $35,452 $38,280
4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $37,024 $39,980
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 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
$25,283
$20,912
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,980
$22,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$368 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line If you tow and off-road with the family, the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is one of the better traditional truck-based SUVs available. 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 15 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 36.7 -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 149.1 99.8
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 34.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 57.6 46.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.3
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Leg Room (in) 28.1 -
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 39.3
Third Hip Room (in) 44.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 58.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.6 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 192.5 178.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.4 74.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 32.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.5 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) 49.2 35.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 44.4 43.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.8 36.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 73.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 79.2 65.7
Brakes
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.1 11.7 x 1.1
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) 12.1 x 0.7 11.3 x 0.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.54 3.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.2 37.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/75R16 P265/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/75R16 P265/70R16
Spare Tire Size P245/75R16 P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4446 4165
Wheels
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) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/241 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 266 @ 5600 261 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 288 @ 4000 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code VQ40 ZV7
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.74
Trans Type 5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.76 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.13 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.84 4.37
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Pathfinder Nissan Xterra
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.0 1.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.30 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Rigid leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double-Wishbone NA
 
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