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Selected Style 4-Door S 2WD V6 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2WD V6 Manual S 17 22 $19,718 $20,850
4-Door 2WD V6 Automatic S 16 22 $20,475 $21,650
4-Door 2WD V6 Manual Off Road 17 22 $21,933 $23,450
4-Door 2WD V6 Automatic Off Road 16 22 $22,681 $24,250
4-Door 2WD V6 Automatic SE 16 22 $23,709 $25,350
4-Door 4WD V6 Manual S 17 21 $21,705 $22,950
4-Door 4WD V6 Automatic S 16 21 $22,461 $23,750
4-Door 4WD V6 Manual Off Road 17 21 $24,083 $25,750
4-Door 4WD V6 Automatic Off Road 16 21 $25,018 $26,750
4-Door 4WD V6 Automatic SE 16 21 $25,579 $27,350
4-Door 4-Cyl (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,607 $24,280
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,365 $25,130
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,551 $25,340
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,307 $26,190
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row Limited 19 25 $26,858 $30,180
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $22,853 $25,680
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,553 $27,590
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row Limited 18 24 $28,104 $31,580
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,718
$21,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,850
$24,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$348 / month
$405 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.8 104.7
Second Hip Room (in) 46.1 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 32.2 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 178.7 184.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.9 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 35.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.5 39.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 65.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 65.7 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) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.1 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.7 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.54 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 20.4 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P265/70R16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P265/70R16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size P265/70R16 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4081 3520
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.2 1.69
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 284 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.0L/241 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 5600 160 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System Variable SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.37 3.94
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.74 1.41
Trans Type 6 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.52 2.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Xterra Toyota Highlander
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Rigid leaf Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA MacPherson
 
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