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Selected Style 4-Door X V6 Manual 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door V6 Manual 2WD X 17 22 $18,961 $20,050
4-Door V6 Automatic 2WD X 16 21 $19,718 $20,850
4-Door V6 Manual 4WD X 17 21 $20,853 $22,050
4-Door V6 Manual 2WD S 17 22 $21,042 $22,250
4-Door V6 Automatic 4WD X 16 21 $21,609 $22,850
4-Door V6 Automatic 2WD S 16 21 $21,799 $23,050
4-Door V6 Manual 2WD Off Road 17 22 $22,306 $23,850
4-Door V6 Manual 4WD S 17 21 $22,933 $24,250
4-Door V6 Automatic 2WD Off Road 16 21 $23,055 $24,650
4-Door V6 Automatic 4WD S 16 21 $23,690 $25,050
4-Door V6 Automatic 2WD SE 16 21 $24,083 $25,750
4-Door V6 Manual 4WD Off Road 17 21 $24,457 $26,150
4-Door V6 Automatic 4WD Off Road 16 21 $25,392 $27,150
4-Door V6 Automatic 4WD SE 16 21 $25,954 $27,750
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 15 21 $24,252 $26,530
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 15 21 $25,761 $28,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 15 20 $26,232 $28,755
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 21 $26,829 $29,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $27,518 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 20 $27,741 $30,450
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $28,586 $31,400
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 20 $28,809 $31,650
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 20 $29,499 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 15 21 $29,578 $32,515
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 20 $30,567 $33,625
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 21 $30,646 $33,715
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 15 20 $31,558 $34,740
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 20 $32,626 $35,940
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,961
$24,252
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,050
$26,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$442 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 59.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.4
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.8 -
Second Hip Room (in) 46.1 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 59.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 38.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 74.9 72.8
Liftover Height (in) 32.2 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 32.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 73.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 -
Length, Overall (in) 178.7 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 32.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 31.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 193.4
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 8.2
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 44.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.2
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.5 45.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 65.7 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 44.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.7 11.9 x 0.39
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 12.0 x 0.43
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.5
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Steering
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.54 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.3 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 18.9
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - NA
Tires
Spare Tire Size P265/70R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T52
Spare Tire Order Code NA T52
Rear Tire Size P265/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T52
Front Tire Size P265/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - 721
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 721
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 311
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3110
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4150 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2332
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3340
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2108
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2860
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.2 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1950
Engine
Fuel System - TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 284 @ 4000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code NA 99E
Displacement 4.0L/241 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 5600 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.37 3.22
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.74 1.54
Trans Type 6 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.52 2.29
Trans Order Code NA 44V
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.94 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Nissan Xterra Ford Explorer
Body Code - NA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA 32.0
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear Rigid leaf Independent SLA
Axle Type - Front - Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3240
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 2200
Axle Type - Rear - Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2470
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.55
Frame
Frame Type - Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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