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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 2.5 Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5 Manual X 21 27 $19,044 $20,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic X 21 27 $19,763 $21,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS 21 27 $20,987 $23,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS 21 27 $21,706 $23,895
4-Door 2.5 Manual w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $21,883 $24,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $22,602 $24,895
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Prem Pkg & Lthr XS 21 27 $23,274 $25,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,740
$19,044
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,999
$20,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.0 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.2 93.5
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.4 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.0 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
73.7 62.6
Liftover Height (in)
32.3 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
36.7 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
69.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.6 64.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.4 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
44.5 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 1 10.8 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
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 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.6 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/70R15 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R15 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R15 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 176
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3589 3090
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA 6.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 90
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5200 165 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.88 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Xterra Subaru Forester
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
NA HD Raised
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Leaf springs w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA 32
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower L-Arms

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