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Selected Style RWD 4-Door Automatic (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Automatic 16 20 $20,969 $23,045
4WD 4-Door Manual 15 18 $22,044 $24,225
4WD 4-Door Automatic 16 20 $22,416 $24,635
2WD 4-Door Manual X
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $20,912 $22,060
2WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $22,567 $23,810
2WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $21,669 $22,860
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $23,324 $24,610
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 15 20 $25,826 $27,560
4WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $22,852 $24,110
4WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $24,459 $25,810
4WD 4-Door Manual Off Road 16 20 $25,546 $27,260
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 14 20 $23,608 $24,910
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 14 20 $25,215 $26,610
4WD 4-Door Automatic Off Road 14 20 $26,481 $28,260
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 14 20 $27,697 $29,560
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,969
$20,912
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,045
$22,060
Monthly Payment Estimate
$384 / month
$368 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Retro-coolness, off-roading, and practicality don’t come together as well in any other vehicle as they do in the 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser. For active people who need to tow or haul a lot of gear or go off-road, the 2008 Nissan Xterra is one of the best—and best-looking—choices.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg 16 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 40.3 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 58.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 99.8
Second Leg Room (in) 31.3 34.4
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 46.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 58.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 178.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 71.3 74.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 32.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.6 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.6 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) - TBD - 36.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 27.9 35.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 43.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 36.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.8 65.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.7
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) 12.6 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.8 37.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Tires
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R16
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4050 4165
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
Fuel System SFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 278 @ 3700 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA ZV7
Displacement 4.0L/241 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 239 @ 5200 261 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 4.37
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.74
Trans Type 5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.69
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Toyota FJ Cruiser Nissan Xterra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Rigid leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 1.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
 
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