Compare 2015 Nissan Xterra vs 2015 Toyota 4Runner

2015 Nissan Xterra
2015 Toyota 4Runner
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2WD 4-Door Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 16 22 $24,783 $25,670
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Automatic X 16 22 $22,846 $23,660
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic Pro-4X 15 20 $30,205 $31,640
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $26,758 $27,720
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $24,822 $25,710
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Manual Pro-4X 15 20 $29,203 $30,590
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Manual S 15 20 $25,747 $26,670
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4WD 4-Door V6 Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 21 $40,129 $43,620
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 21 $32,279 $35,085
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 Premium 17 21 $34,799 $37,825
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 TRD Pro 17 21 $38,004 $41,310
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 21 $33,225 $36,115
4Runner 4WD 4-Door V6 Trail Premium 17 21 $35,746 $38,855
4Runner RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $38,259 $41,585
4Runner RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $30,553 $33,210
4Runner RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 Premium 17 22 $33,074 $35,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,783
$40,129
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,670
$43,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$428 / month
$727 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Nissan Xterra can go just about anywhere, and it won't clutter your decision with tons of options. The 2015 Toyota 4Runner offers true SUV capability--and trades away some on-road refinement for it.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
46.1 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 63.2
Liftover Height (in)
32.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 9.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 109.8
Height, Overall (in)
74.9 71.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 75.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 47.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
36.7 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
36.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.7 89.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 47.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
43.3 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 12.3
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 13.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 23
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/70TR16 P245/60SR20
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/70TR16 P245/60SR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 470
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 470
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 4700
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2676 2998
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5201 6300
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9656 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2962 3439
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 20 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 20 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
550 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 750
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
281 @ 4000 278 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0 L/241 4.0 L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600 270 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.22
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.52
Transfer Case Model
None Electronic
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.40
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans PTO Access
No No
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Xterra Toyota 4Runner
Body Code
S S
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.13 3.73
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.13 3.73
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 (Est) 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
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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