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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door Automatic Pro-4X 15 20 $28,567 $30,490
4WD 4-Door Manual Pro-4X 16 20 $27,584 $29,440
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $25,490 $26,900
4WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $24,497 $25,850
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $23,683 $24,990
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 16 22 $23,551 $24,850
2WD 4-Door Automatic X 16 22 $21,745 $22,940
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $28,971 $31,490
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $35,876 $38,995
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 21 $30,696 $33,365
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 21 $34,184 $37,155
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 21 $37,749 $41,030
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,745
$28,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,940
$31,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$382 / month
$525 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Nissan Xterra has exactly what the most dedicated weekend warriors want--including the goods to get active gear out to hard-to-reach places--but without a lot of frills. The 2013 Toyota 4Runner is just as brawny as it looks off-road, yet much better than you'd probably suspect on the highway.
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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 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 56.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 32.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.8 97.3
Second Hip Room (in) 46.1 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 38.6
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.9 70.1
Liftover Height (in) 32.2 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 63.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 75.8
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 9.0
Length, Overall (in) 178.7 189.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) 36.3 47.2
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 89.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
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
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 13.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 23.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 37.4
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 20.4 18.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size P265/70R16 Full Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
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) 750 750
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4148 4400
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 Full Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 281 @ 4000 278 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.0L/241 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 261 @ 5600 270 @ 5600
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.765 3.220
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.353 2.040
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.133 3.730
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.842 3.520
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.529 1.400
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.839 0.720
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Nissan Xterra Toyota 4Runner
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Solid Axle NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.00 0.790
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.30 1.220
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-leaf 4-Link Rigid
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 - TBD -
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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