Compare 2013 Nissan Xterra vs 2013 Toyota 4Runner

2013 Nissan Xterra
2013 Toyota 4Runner
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2WD 4-Door Automatic X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Automatic X 16 22 $21,745 $22,940
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 16 22 $23,551 $24,850
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $23,683 $24,990
4WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $24,497 $25,850
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $25,490 $26,900
4WD 4-Door Manual Pro-4X 16 20 $27,584 $29,440
4WD 4-Door Automatic Pro-4X 15 20 $28,567 $30,490
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RWD 4-Door V6 SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $28,971 $31,490
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 21 $30,696 $33,365
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 21 $34,184 $37,155
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $35,876 $38,995
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 21 $37,749 $41,030
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,745
$28,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,940
$31,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$382 / month
$525 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Nissan Xterra has exactly what the most dedicated weekend warriors want--including the goods to get active gear out to hard-to-reach places--but without a lot of frills. The 2013 Toyota 4Runner is just as brawny as it looks off-road, yet much better than you'd probably suspect on the highway.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 56.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 97.3
Second Hip Room (in)
46.1 55.7
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 9.0
Length, Overall (in)
178.7 189.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.9 70.1
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 63.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.7 89.7
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 47.2
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 13.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 23.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.4 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R16 Full Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4148 4400
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 Full Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600 270 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
281 @ 4000 278 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/241 4.0L/241
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.839 0.720
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.765 3.220
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.353 2.040
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.133 3.730
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.842 3.520
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.529 1.400
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Nissan Xterra Toyota 4Runner
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 1.220
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-leaf 4-Link Rigid
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Solid Axle NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.00 0.790
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 9.6
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
--
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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