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Selected Style 4-Door XE 2WD I4 Manual
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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 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 Manual XE 17 20 $20,832 $22,399
4-Door 4WD V6 Automatic XE 16 20 $21,762 $23,399
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
4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4 20 27 $16,426 $17,549
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.4L I4 20 27 $17,175 $18,349
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 20 26 $18,771 $20,099
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 18 24 $20,172 $21,599
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 20 26 $21,101 $22,619
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 17 21 $23,321 $24,999
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 16 22 $20,078 $21,499
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 16 22 $21,922 $23,499
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 17 21 $21,479 $22,999
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 18 24 $22,500 $24,119
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,740
$16,426
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,999
$17,549
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$292 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utililty
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 56.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.0 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.2 100.7
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.4 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 178.0 177.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 73.7 66.0
Liftover Height (in) 32.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 60.7
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 72.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 36.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 69.5 77.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 65.6 77.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 39.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 30.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 44.5 30.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 1 10.9 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.2 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.2 x 1 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.4 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.6 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.7 2.93
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P265/70R15 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size P265/70R15 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P265/70R15 P225/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3589 3494
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 16.0 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 68
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 95
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 4000 147 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ 5200 138 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.66 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.25 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.88 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.92
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.30
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Nissan Xterra Hyundai Santa Fe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 22.9
Suspension Type - Rear NA Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Leaf springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
 
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