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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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.2 x 1 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.4 17.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.7 2.93
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P265/70R15 P225/70R16
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
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 3494
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
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
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ 5200 138 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 4000 147 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Xterra Hyundai Santa Fe
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
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
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
 
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