Compare 2008 Nissan Xterra vs 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2008 Nissan Xterra
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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2WD 4-Door Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $20,912 $22,060
2WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $21,669 $22,860
2WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $22,567 $23,810
4WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $22,852 $24,110
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $23,324 $24,610
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 14 20 $23,608 $24,910
4WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $24,459 $25,810
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 14 20 $25,215 $26,610
4WD 4-Door Manual Off Road 16 20 $25,546 $27,260
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 15 20 $25,826 $27,560
4WD 4-Door Automatic Off Road 14 20 $26,481 $28,260
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 14 20 $27,697 $29,560
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RWD 4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Automatic 16 20 $20,969 $23,045
4WD 4-Door Manual 15 18 $22,044 $24,225
4WD 4-Door Automatic 16 20 $22,416 $24,635
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,912
$20,969
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,060
$23,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$384 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. Retro-coolness, off-roading, and practicality don’t come together as well in any other vehicle as they do in the 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 31.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
46.1 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 40.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
178.7 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.9 71.3
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
36.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.7 66.8
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)
36.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.2 27.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
43.3 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 12.6 x - TBD -
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)
11.3 x 0.7 12.3 x - TBD -
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)
21.1 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.4 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 41.8
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.54 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4165 4050
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600 239 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
281 @ 4000 278 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
ZV7 NA
Displacement
4.0L/241 4.0L/241
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.37 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.74 1.40
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Xterra Toyota FJ Cruiser
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.0 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Rigid leaf 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Double-Wishbone

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