Compare 2008 Nissan Xterra vs 2008 Honda Element

2008 Nissan Xterra
2008 Honda Element
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2WD 4-Door Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $20,912 $22,060
2WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $21,669 $22,860
2WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $22,567 $23,810
4WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $22,852 $24,110
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $23,324 $24,610
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 14 20 $23,608 $24,910
4WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $24,459 $25,810
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 14 20 $25,215 $26,610
4WD 4-Door Manual Off Road 16 20 $25,546 $27,260
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 15 20 $25,826 $27,560
4WD 4-Door Automatic Off Road 14 20 $26,481 $28,260
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 14 20 $27,697 $29,560
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2WD 5-Door Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door Manual LX 18 23 $17,677 $18,980
2WD 5-Door Automatic LX 20 25 $18,418 $19,780
4WD 5-Door Manual LX 18 23 $18,975 $20,380
2WD 5-Door Manual EX 18 23 $19,541 $20,990
4WD 5-Door Automatic LX 19 24 $19,717 $21,180
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX 20 25 $20,283 $21,790
4WD 5-Door Manual EX 18 23 $20,839 $22,390
2WD 5-Door Manual SC 18 23 $21,196 $22,775
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX 19 24 $21,581 $23,190
2WD 5-Door Automatic SC 20 25 $21,938 $23,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,912
$17,677
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,060
$18,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$316 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
For active people who need to tow or haul a lot of gear or go off-road, the 2008 Nissan Xterra is one of the best—and best-looking—choices. The 2008 Honda Element is a great choice for drivers who need lots of storage room and a spill-proof interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 43.3
Second Hip Room (in)
46.1 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 103.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
178.7 169.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.9 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 101.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 71.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
36.1 46.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.7 74.6
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
36.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.2 25.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
43.3 38.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 11.1 x 0.9
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 11.1 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.4 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 34.9
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.54 3.26
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4165 3433
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
281 @ 4000 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ZV7 NA
Displacement
4.0L/241 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600 166 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 4.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.37 3.53
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.74 1.36
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Xterra Honda Element
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.0 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Rigid leaf Compact
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Control-Link

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