Compare 2013 Nissan Xterra vs 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2013 Nissan Xterra
2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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2WD 4-Door Automatic X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Automatic X 16 22 $21,745 $22,940
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 16 22 $23,551 $24,850
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $23,683 $24,990
4WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $24,497 $25,850
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $25,490 $26,900
4WD 4-Door Manual Pro-4X 16 20 $27,584 $29,440
4WD 4-Door Automatic Pro-4X 15 20 $28,567 $30,490
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RWD 4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Automatic 16 20 $25,138 $27,030
4WD 4-Door Manual 15 18 $26,235 $28,210
4WD 4-Door Automatic 17 20 $26,616 $28,620
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,745
$25,138
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,940
$27,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$382 / month
$451 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
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 Toyota FJ Cruiser is the real deal, pairing authentic trail toughness with modern conveniences; but families and commuters attracted mainly to its brawny, very stylish look should think twice.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 31.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 - 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
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 75.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 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
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 27.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
43.3 - TBD -
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.4 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4148 4050
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.529 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)
0.839 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.765 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.353 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.133 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.842 3.52
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Xterra Toyota FJ Cruiser
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.00 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-leaf 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Solid Axle NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Double-Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
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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