Compare 2003 Nissan Xterra vs 2003 Toyota Highlander

2003 Nissan Xterra
2003 Toyota Highlander
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4-Door SE 2WD SC V6 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Xterra 4-Door SE 2WD SC V6 Automatic 15 19 $23,908 $25,999
Xterra 4-Door SE 2WD V6 Automatic 17 20 $22,713 $24,699
Xterra 4-Door SE 4WD SC V6 Automatic 15 18 $25,748 $27,999
Xterra 4-Door SE 4WD V6 Automatic 16 20 $24,552 $26,999
Xterra 4-Door XE 2WD I4 Manual 19 24 $16,740 $17,999
Xterra 4-Door XE 2WD V6 Automatic 17 20 $19,902 $21,399
Xterra 4-Door XE 2WD V6 Manual 17 20 $18,972 $20,399
Xterra 4-Door XE 4WD V6 Automatic 16 20 $21,762 $23,399
Xterra 4-Door XE 4WD V6 Manual 17 20 $20,832 $22,399
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4-Door 4-Cyl
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,251 $23,880
Highlander 4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 19 24 $22,497 $25,280
Highlander 4-Door V6 19 23 $22,747 $25,560
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD 18 22 $23,993 $26,960
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD Limited 18 22 $27,672 $31,095
Highlander 4-Door V6 Limited 19 23 $26,426 $29,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,908
$21,251
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,999
$23,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$398 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.0 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.2 105.7
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 57.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.6 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
178.0 184.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 35.9
Height, Overall (in)
73.9 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
32.3 28.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
44.5 38.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 50.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
36.7 36.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
69.5 76.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.6 81.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.4 39.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 41.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.2 x 1 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 1 11.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 19.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 40.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.6 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R17 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
R265/65R17 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P265/65R17 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3911 3485
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 100
Engine
Displacement
3.3L/201 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 4800 155 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
246 @ 2800 163 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 27
Transmission
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.72 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.64 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.78 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Xterra Toyota Highlander
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA 32
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
NA Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Leaf springs MacPherson

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