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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 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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 59.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.4
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 74.9 72.8
Liftover Height (in) 32.2 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 113.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
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
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 Type Pwr rack & pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 18.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size P265/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T52
Front Tire Size P265/70R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size P265/70R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T52
Spare Tire Order Code NA T52
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 721
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
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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 Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2860
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
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.2 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1950
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/241 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 5600 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 284 @ 4000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code NA 99E
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 21
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.37 3.22
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Xterra Ford Explorer
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Body Code - NA
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA 32.0
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2470
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.55
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
Frame
Frame Type - Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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