Compare 2008 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2008 Nissan Xterra

2008 Nissan Pathfinder
2008 Nissan Xterra
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2WD 4-Door V6 S
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
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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
$25,283
$20,912
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,980
$22,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
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
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
44.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.7 11.3 x 0.7
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.3
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P245/75R16 P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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 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)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
288 @ 4000 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
VQ40 ZV7
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 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 4.37
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Pathfinder Nissan Xterra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Rigid leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone NA
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

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