Compare 2010 Nissan Xterra vs 2010 Honda Element

2010 Nissan Xterra
2010 Honda Element
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2WD 4-Door Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $21,566 $22,750
2WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 21 $22,322 $23,550
4WD 4-Door Manual X 16 20 $23,504 $24,800
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $24,261 $25,600
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 21 $24,374 $25,720
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $26,313 $27,770
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 15 21 $26,868 $28,650
4WD 4-Door Manual Off Road 16 20 $27,663 $29,500
4WD 4-Door Automatic Off Road 15 20 $28,785 $30,700
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 15 20 $28,785 $30,700
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2WD 5-Door Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door Automatic LX 20 25 $19,109 $20,525
4WD 5-Door Automatic LX 19 24 $20,269 $21,775
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX 20 25 $21,066 $22,635
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX 19 24 $22,225 $23,885
2WD 5-Door Automatic SC 20 25 $22,629 $24,320
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 20 25 $22,643 $24,335
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 19 24 $23,802 $25,585
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,566
$19,109
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,750
$20,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$379 / month
$342 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you have a lot of gear to haul to tough-to-reach places, the 2010 Nissan Xterra is a good choice for weekend adventurers. Ideally suited for a wide range of users with the common need to haul stuff, the 2010 Honda Element is a surprising fun and fuel-efficient.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 43.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 103.6
Second Hip Room (in)
46.1 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.9 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 101.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
178.7 169.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 25.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
43.3 38.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
36.1 46.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.7 74.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 x – TBD –
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 11.1 x – TBD –
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 34.9
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.26
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R16 P215/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/70R16 P215/70SR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4167 3515
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
281 @ 4000 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ZV7 NA
Displacement
4.0L/- TBD - 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600 166 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.37 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.74 1.08
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Xterra Honda Element
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-leaf Compact
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Solid Axle Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Control-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.0 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 - TBD -

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