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4-Door 2WD I4 Manual XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2WD I4 Manual XE 19 24 $16,740 $17,999
4-Door 2WD V6 Manual XE 17 20 $18,972 $20,399
4-Door 2WD V6 Automatic XE 17 20 $19,902 $21,399
4-Door 4WD V6 Manual XE 17 20 $20,832 $22,399
4-Door 4WD V6 Automatic XE 16 20 $21,762 $23,399
4-Door 2WD V6 Automatic SE 17 20 $22,713 $24,699
4-Door 2WD SC V6 Automatic SE 15 19 $23,908 $25,999
4-Door 4WD V6 Automatic SE 16 20 $24,552 $26,999
4-Door 4WD SC V6 Automatic SE 15 18 $25,748 $27,999
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4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 28 $17,401 $18,710
4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 28 $18,207 $19,595
4-Door 103" WB XLS Popular 19 25 $18,848 $20,300
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Popular 18 23 $20,327 $21,925
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 19 25 $20,677 $22,310
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 2 19 25 $20,837 $22,485
4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 25 $21,796 $23,540
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Popular 2 18 23 $22,315 $24,110
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Premium 18 23 $23,275 $25,165
4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $23,544 $25,460
4-Door 103" WB 4WD Limited 18 23 $25,023 $27,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,740
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,999
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.0 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.2 133.2
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 56.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 41.0
Height, Overall (in)
73.7 69.1
Liftover Height (in)
32.3 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
178.0 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 7.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 36.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- 33.4
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 25.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 173.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.4 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
44.5 33.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
36.7 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
69.5 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.6 69.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.2 x 1 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 1 10.94 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.6 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R15 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R15 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/70R15 P225/70R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3589 3019
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 17 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99B
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5200 127 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.88 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Xterra Ford Escape
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Leaf springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
NA Multi-link
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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