Compare 2015 Toyota 4Runner vs 2015 Nissan Xterra

2015 Toyota 4Runner
2015 Nissan Xterra
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RWD 4-Door V6 SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $30,553 $33,210
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 21 $32,279 $35,085
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 Premium 17 22 $33,074 $35,950
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 21 $33,225 $36,115
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 Premium 17 21 $34,799 $37,825
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail Premium 17 21 $35,746 $38,855
4WD 4-Door V6 TRD Pro 17 21 $38,004 $41,310
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $38,259 $41,585
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 21 $40,129 $43,620
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2WD 4-Door Automatic X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Automatic X 16 22 $22,846 $23,660
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 16 22 $24,783 $25,670
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $24,822 $25,710
4WD 4-Door Manual S 15 20 $25,747 $26,670
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $26,758 $27,720
4WD 4-Door Manual Pro-4X 15 20 $29,203 $30,590
4WD 4-Door Automatic Pro-4X 15 20 $30,205 $31,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,553
$22,846
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,210
$23,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$554 / month
$394 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Toyota 4Runner offers true SUV capability--and trades away some on-road refinement for it. The 2015 Nissan Xterra can go just about anywhere, and it won't clutter your decision with tons of options.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 55.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.9 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 46.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.3
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.3
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 178.7
Height, Overall (in)
71.5 74.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 61.8
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.2 36.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
89.7 65.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
47.2 36.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 36.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 36.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 61.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.3
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23 21.1
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/70SR17 P265/70TR16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/70SR17 P265/70TR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4700 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4700 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
470 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
470 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4700 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3439 2962
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6100 5201
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2998 2676
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 9656
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
750 550
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Engine
Displacement
4.0 L/241 4.0 L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 5600 261 @ 5600
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
278 @ 4400 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.53
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans PTO Access
No No
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.35
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 2.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.84
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Toyota 4Runner Nissan Xterra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73 3.13
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.13
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4.0 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.8 (Est)
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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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