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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 114" WB 4.0L XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 15 21 $23,924 $26,285
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 15 21 $24,970 $27,460
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 15 21 $26,363 $29,025
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 19 $27,075 $29,825
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L NBX 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L NBX 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD NBX 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $29,989 $33,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD NBX 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 19 $30,701 $33,900
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 15 21 $30,768 $33,975
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 19 $31,480 $34,775
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 21 $31,970 $35,325
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Eddie Bauer 15 21 $31,970 $35,325
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,682 $36,125
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,682 $36,125
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 15 21 $32,748 $36,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Limited 15 21 $32,748 $36,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD Limited 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,740
$23,924
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,999
$26,285
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$438 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 59.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.0 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
178.0 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 48.3
Height, Overall (in)
73.7 71.4
Liftover Height (in)
32.3 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 113.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 72.1
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 44.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.5
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 31.6
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 30.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 189.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
36.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
69.5 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.6 86.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.4 45.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 41.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
44.5 48.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 48.3
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 1 12.01 x 0.37
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.85 x 0.37
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.2 x 1 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 22.5
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.6 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 18.9
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R15 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R15 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R15 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 720
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1460
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1460
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1460
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3280
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 328
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3589 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 5420
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2046
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2735
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2240
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 130
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/146 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5200 210 @ 5100
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 2.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.88 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.25
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.55
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Xterra Ford Explorer
Body Code
- 114" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA 32.00
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
NA Coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Leaf springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA 32.00
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2800
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.55
Axle Type - Front
- Independent SLA
Frame
Frame Type
- Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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