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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 $17,402 $18,400
4-Door 2WD V6 Manual XE 17 20 $18,726 $19,800
4-Door 2WD V6 Automatic XE 17 21 $19,671 $20,800
4-Door 4WD V6 Manual XE 17 20 $20,617 $21,800
4-Door 4WD V6 Automatic XE 16 20 $21,563 $22,800
4-Door 2WD V6 Automatic SE 17 21 $23,476 $25,100
4-Door 2WD SC V6 Automatic SE 15 19 $24,691 $26,400
4-Door 4WD V6 Automatic SE 16 20 $25,347 $27,100
4-Door 4WD SC V6 Automatic SE 15 18 $26,562 $28,400
4-Door 4-Cyl (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,429 $24,080
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,187 $24,930
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,373 $25,140
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $22,675 $25,480
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,129 $25,990
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,375 $27,390
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row Limited 19 25 $26,680 $29,980
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row Limited 18 24 $27,926 $31,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,402
$21,429
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,400
$24,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$401 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.2 104.7
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 57.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 39.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.0 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.4 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 178.0 184.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 35.9
Height, Overall (in) 73.7 66.1
Liftover Height (in) 32.3 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 44.5 39.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 50.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 36.7 36.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 65.6 76.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 65.6 80.6
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 39.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 44.5 41.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 1 11.6 x 1.1
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 10.2 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.2 x 1 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.4 19.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.7 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 40.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.6 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3589 3520
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 100
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ 5200 160 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.41
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.66 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.25 2.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.88 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.94
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Xterra Toyota Highlander
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear NA Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Leaf springs MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA 32
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Independent
 
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