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Selected Style RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (Natl)
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Trim

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
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 21 $40,129 $43,620
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $38,259 $41,585
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 21 $33,225 $36,115
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 Premium 17 22 $33,074 $35,950
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
2WD 4-Door Automatic X
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door Manual S 15 20 $25,747 $26,670
4WD 4-Door Automatic Pro-4X 15 20 $30,205 $31,640
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $24,822 $25,710
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 S 15 20 $26,758 $27,720
4WD 4-Door Manual Pro-4X 15 20 $29,203 $30,590
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 22 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9 8.2
Length, Overall (in) 190.2 178.7
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 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
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 43.3
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23 21.1
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.7
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 4700 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 470 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 705 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4700 5000
Wt Distributing 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 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
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 16 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750 550
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) 750 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 110
Engine
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
Displacement 4.0 L/241 4.0 L/241
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
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 2.76
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 3.84
Transfer Case Power Take Off No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.53
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota 4Runner Nissan Xterra
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.5 10.0 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4.0 -
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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