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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Manual X
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $21,150 $22,310
2WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 21 $21,906 $23,110
2WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $22,804 $24,060
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 21 $23,560 $24,860
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 15 21 $25,620 $27,340
4WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $23,088 $24,360
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $23,845 $25,160
4WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $24,696 $26,060
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $25,452 $26,860
4WD 4-Door Manual Off Road 16 20 $26,555 $28,340
4WD 4-Door Automatic Off Road 15 20 $27,491 $29,340
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 15 20 $27,491 $29,340
4WD 2-Door X
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Unlimited X 16 21 $20,024 $21,285
RWD 4-Door Unlimited Sahara 16 21 $23,969 $26,195
4WD 2-Door X 15 19 $18,365 $19,505
4WD 2-Door RHD X 15 19 $20,307 $21,640
4WD 2-Door Sahara 15 19 $22,829 $24,960
4WD 2-Door Rubicon 15 19 $25,593 $28,065
4WD 4-Door Unlimited X 15 19 $21,844 $23,285
4WD 4-Door Unlimited Sahara 15 19 $25,749 $28,195
4WD 4-Door Unlimited Rubicon 15 19 $27,569 $30,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,150
$18,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,310
$19,505
Monthly Payment Estimate
$372 / month
$325 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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7.4
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TCC's Bottom Line The handsome 2009 Nissan Xterra is one of the best choices for active people to go off-road and haul or tow a lot of toys. The 2008 Jeep Wrangler is a one-of-a-kind vehicle: an extreme off-road convertible with the on-road handling and ride of--well, a true off-roader.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Hip Room (in) 46.1 44.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 40.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 61.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.8 102.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 82.8
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 8.8
Length, Overall (in) 178.7 162.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.9 - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) 32.2 27.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 61.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 95.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 36.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 65.7 61.2
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 17.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 43.3 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.1 11.9 x 1.1
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) - TBD - 12.4 x 0.47
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 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.3 34.9
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.5
Tires
Rear Tire Size P265/70R16 P225/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA TRM
Front Tire Size P265/70R16 P225/75R16
Spare Tire Size P265/70R16 P225/75R16
Front Tire Order Code NA TRM
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBB
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4167 3741
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 13.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 261 @ 5600 202 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 281 @ 4000 237 @ 4000
Engine Order Code ZV7 EGT
Displacement 4.0L/- TBD - 3.8L/231
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.97 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.52 2.61
Trans Order Code NA DEH
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.69 3.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA 2.72
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.37 4.46
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.74 1.72
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.00
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 2 Door
Vehicle Name Nissan Xterra Jeep Wrangler
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-leaf Live Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Solid Axle w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Live Axle
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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