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Compare 2010 Honda Element vs 2010 Nissan Xterra

2010 Honda Element
2010 Nissan Xterra
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2WD 5-Door Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic EX 20 25 $21,066 $22,635
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 20 25 $22,643 $24,335
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic LX 20 25 $19,109 $20,525
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic SC 20 25 $22,629 $24,320
Element 4WD 5-Door Automatic EX 19 24 $22,225 $23,885
Element 4WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 19 24 $23,802 $25,585
Element 4WD 5-Door Automatic LX 19 24 $20,269 $21,775
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2WD 4-Door Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 21 $24,374 $25,720
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 15 21 $26,868 $28,650
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 21 $22,322 $23,550
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $21,566 $22,750
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic Off Road 15 20 $28,785 $30,700
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $26,313 $27,770
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 15 20 $28,785 $30,700
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $24,261 $25,600
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Manual Off Road 16 20 $27,663 $29,500
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $23,504 $24,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,066
$24,374
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,635
$25,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$377 / month
$429 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Ideally suited for a wide range of users with the common need to haul stuff, the 2010 Honda Element is a surprising fun and fuel-efficient. If you have a lot of gear to haul to tough-to-reach places, the 2010 Nissan Xterra is a good choice for weekend adventurers.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 46.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 99.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 42.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
43.3 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
169.9 178.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 74.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 32.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.0 36.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.6 65.7
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)
25.1 35.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
38.7 43.3
Brakes
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)
11.1 x – TBD – - 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)
11.1 x – TBD – 11.7 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 37.3
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.26 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P265/70R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P265/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3540 4398
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4000 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA ZV7
Displacement
2.4L/144 4.0L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 261 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 3.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.53
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.35
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 3.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Element Nissan Xterra
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Compact Multi-leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Solid Axle
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Control-Link Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 1.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 11.0

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