Compare 2008 Jeep Liberty vs 2008 Nissan Xterra

2008 Jeep Liberty
2008 Nissan Xterra
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4WD 4-Door Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Liberty 4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $24,852 $26,640
Liberty 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $21,267 $22,700
Liberty RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $23,372 $25,030
Liberty RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $19,787 $21,090
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2WD 4-Door Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $23,324 $24,610
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 15 20 $25,826 $27,560
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $21,669 $22,860
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $22,567 $23,810
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $20,912 $22,060
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic Off Road 14 20 $26,481 $28,260
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic S 14 20 $25,215 $26,610
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 14 20 $27,697 $29,560
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic X 14 20 $23,608 $24,910
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Manual Off Road 16 20 $25,546 $27,260
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $24,459 $25,810
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $22,852 $24,110
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,852
$23,324
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,640
$24,610
Monthly Payment Estimate
$444 / month
$410 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Much less of a cute-ute than it used to be, the 2008 Jeep Liberty defines SUV-lites by not being one. 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
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.8 99.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
48.4 46.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.3 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.1 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
35.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.4 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
176.9 178.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
44.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.1 74.9
Liftover Height (in)
33.3 32.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 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)
64.2 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)
41.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 36.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.7 x 1.1
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)
12.4 x 0.5 11.3 x 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 37.3
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P265/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TUP NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P265/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P235/65R17 P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
TUP NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4163 4152
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/226 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 261 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EKG ZV7
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.35
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.72 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.53
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Liberty Nissan Xterra
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
A-Arms Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Rigid leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar NA

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