Compare 2009 Jeep Wrangler vs 2008 Nissan Xterra

2009 Jeep Wrangler
2008 Nissan Xterra
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4WD 2-Door Rubicon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Rubicon 15 19 $26,399 $28,815
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Sahara 15 19 $24,131 $26,295
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door X 15 19 $19,518 $20,710
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Rubicon 15 19 $29,391 $32,090
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sahara 15 19 $26,561 $28,945
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door X 15 19 $22,811 $24,240
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door X RHD 15 19 $26,150 $27,870
Wrangler Unlimited RWD 4-Door Sahara 15 20 $25,503 $27,770
Wrangler Unlimited RWD 4-Door X 15 20 $21,730 $23,065
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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
$26,399
$23,324
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,815
$24,610
Monthly Payment Estimate
$480 / month
$410 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Doors or no doors, hardtop or soft, the 2009 Jeep Wrangler is unlike any other SUV. 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
19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 39.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
44.7 46.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
40.3 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 99.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
37.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
10.2 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
152.8 178.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
58.7 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
- TBD - 74.9
Liftover Height (in)
27.8 32.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
95.4 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 36.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.2 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)
44.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 36.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.2 35.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 43.3
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 37.3
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.54
Tires
Rear Tire Size
LT255/75R17 P265/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TT7 NA
Front Tire Size
LT255/75R17 P265/70R16
Spare Tire Size
LT255/75R17 P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
TT7 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4080 4152
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
202 @ 5200 261 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 4000 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EGT ZV7
Displacement
3.8L/231 4.0L/241
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 2.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.35
Trans Order Code
DEH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
4.00 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.84
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.53
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
Summary
Body Style
2 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Wrangler Nissan Xterra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 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/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Live Axle Double wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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