Compare 2009 Nissan Xterra vs 2008 Jeep Wrangler

2009 Nissan Xterra
2008 Jeep Wrangler
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2WD 4-Door Manual X
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
4WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $23,088 $24,360
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 21 $23,560 $24,860
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
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 15 21 $25,620 $27,340
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
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4WD 2-Door X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 2-Door X 15 19 $18,365 $19,505
RWD 4-Door Unlimited X 16 21 $20,024 $21,285
4WD 2-Door RHD X 15 19 $20,307 $21,640
4WD 4-Door Unlimited X 15 19 $21,844 $23,285
4WD 2-Door Sahara 15 19 $22,829 $24,960
RWD 4-Door Unlimited Sahara 16 21 $23,969 $26,195
4WD 2-Door Rubicon 15 19 $25,593 $28,065
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
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
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 102.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 27.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 95.4
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.5
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBB
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4167 3741
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 13.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 600
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/- TBD - 3.8L/231
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.74 1.72
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Xterra Jeep Wrangler
Body Style
4 Door 2 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Solid Axle w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Live Axle
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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