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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Automatic X
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
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
RWD 4-Door Automatic (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Automatic 17 22 $23,985 $25,790
4WD 4-Door Manual 15 20 $25,082 $26,970
4WD 4-Door Automatic 17 21 $25,464 $27,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,993
$23,985
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,260
$25,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$404 / month
$430 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. The 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser stands above most SUVs—even off-road-capable ones—in both style and trail toughness; but city slickers should look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.4
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 31.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.8 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) 46.1 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.4
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 40.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 75.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 178.7 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.9 71.3
Liftover Height (in) 32.2 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 63.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 36.3 27.9
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 66.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 36.7 - 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 12.6 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 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 20.4 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 40.7
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4143 4050
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 281 @ 4000 271 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.0L/241 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 261 @ 5600 260 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.84 3.52
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.40
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.76 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 2.04
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.13 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Xterra Toyota FJ Cruiser
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.00 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.30 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-leaf 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Solid Axle w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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