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4-Door Off Road 2WD V6 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Xterra 4-Door Off Road 2WD V6 Automatic 16 22 $22,681 $24,250
Xterra 4-Door Off Road 2WD V6 Manual 17 22 $21,933 $23,450
Xterra 4-Door Off Road 4WD V6 Automatic 16 21 $25,018 $26,750
Xterra 4-Door Off Road 4WD V6 Manual 17 21 $24,083 $25,750
Xterra 4-Door S 2WD V6 Automatic 16 22 $20,475 $21,650
Xterra 4-Door S 2WD V6 Manual 17 22 $19,718 $20,850
Xterra 4-Door S 4WD V6 Automatic 16 21 $22,461 $23,750
Xterra 4-Door S 4WD V6 Manual 17 21 $21,705 $22,950
Xterra 4-Door SE 2WD V6 Automatic 16 22 $23,709 $25,350
Xterra 4-Door SE 4WD V6 Automatic 16 21 $25,579 $27,350
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4-Door 2.5 X Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 X Automatic 22 28 $20,570 $22,245
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 X Manual 23 30 $19,843 $21,445
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Automatic 22 28 $22,669 $24,645
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Automatic w/Moonroof 22 28 $23,577 $25,645
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS L.L. Bean Edition Automatic 22 28 $24,393 $26,545
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Manual 23 30 $21,942 $23,845
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Manual w/Moonroof 23 30 $22,850 $24,845
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Automatic 20 23 $24,583 $26,645
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Automatic w/Premium Pkg 20 23 $26,122 $28,345
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Manual 19 24 $23,856 $25,845
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Manual w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,395 $27,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,681
$20,570
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,250
$22,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$404 / month
$371 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 51.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 93.5
Second Hip Room (in)
46.1 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.7 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
74.9 65.0
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 58.9
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 - 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.2 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.5 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
65.7 67.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.7 64.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.7 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 11.4 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.4 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.54 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/75R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
P265/75R16 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/75R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4167 3135
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Alluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.2 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
Variable SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
284 @ 4000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/241 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 5600 165 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.27
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Xterra Subaru Forester (Natl)
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Rigid leaf HD Raised
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA 32
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA 32

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