Compare 2003 Nissan Xterra vs 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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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 Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Laredo 15 21 $24,347 $26,480
4-Door 4WD Laredo 15 20 $26,136 $28,450
4-Door Limited 15 21 $28,735 $31,410
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 20 $30,933 $33,840
4-Door 4WD Overland 14 19 $35,076 $38,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,740
$24,347
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,999
$26,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$441 / 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 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.0 56.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.2 95.0
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 58.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 39.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.7 70.3
Liftover Height (in)
32.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 72.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.4 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
178.0 181.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
44.5 39.0
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 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.6 72.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Power
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 12.0 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 20.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Power Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.6 14.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R15 P225/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R15 P225/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R15 P225/75R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3589 3784
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA 14.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 625
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4000 230 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA ERH
Displacement
2.4L/146 4.0L/242
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5200 195 @ 4600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
EFI SMFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.74
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 2.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA DGK
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.88 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Xterra Jeep Grand Cherokee
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
NA 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Leaf springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Solid Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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