Compare 2011 Nissan Xterra vs 2011 Honda Element

2011 Nissan Xterra
2011 Honda Element
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2WD 4-Door Automatic X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Automatic X 16 22 $22,993 $24,260
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 16 22 $24,875 $26,250
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $24,932 $26,310
4WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $25,821 $27,250
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $26,814 $28,300
4WD 4-Door Manual Pro-4X 16 20 $27,800 $29,670
4WD 4-Door Automatic Pro-4X 15 20 $28,781 $30,720
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 25 $19,388 $20,825
4WD 5-Door LX 19 24 $20,547 $22,075
2WD 5-Door EX 20 25 $21,344 $22,935
4WD 5-Door EX 19 24 $22,504 $24,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,993
$19,388
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,260
$20,825
Monthly Payment Estimate
$404 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you have a lot of gear to haul to tough-to-reach places, the 2010 Nissan Xterra is a good choice for weekend adventurers. If you need to haul stuff more than people, and don't want to part with maneuverability and fuel-efficiency, the 2011 Honda Element is a great choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 43.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 103.6
Second Hip Room (in)
46.1 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.0
Exterior Dimensions
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 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
178.7 169.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.9 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
36.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 25.1
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 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 -
Brakes
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 11.1 x - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.4 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 34.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4143 3515
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 105
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
281 @ 4000 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/241 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600 166 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 2.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.08
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.56
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.76 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 4.50
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Xterra Honda Element
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.00 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-leaf Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Solid Axle w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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