Compare 2011 Nissan Xterra vs 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2011 Nissan Xterra
2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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2WD 4-Door Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 16 22 $24,875 $26,250
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Automatic X 16 22 $22,993 $24,260
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic Pro-4X 15 20 $28,781 $30,720
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $26,814 $28,300
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $24,932 $26,310
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Manual Pro-4X 16 20 $27,800 $29,670
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $25,821 $27,250
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4WD 4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-Door Automatic 17 21 $25,464 $27,380
FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-Door Manual 15 20 $25,082 $26,970
FJ Cruiser RWD 4-Door Automatic 17 22 $23,985 $25,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,875
$25,464
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,250
$27,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
$438 / month
$456 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
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. The 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser stands above most SUVs—even off-road-capable ones—in both style and trail toughness; but city slickers should look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
46.1 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 31.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.1 9.6
Length, Overall (in)
178.7 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.9 72.0
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 75.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
36.3 27.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
43.3 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
36.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.4 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4144 4295
Wheels
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
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/241 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
281 @ 4000 271 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.76 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.57
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.40
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Xterra Toyota FJ Cruiser
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-leaf 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Solid Axle w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.00 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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