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Nissan Xterra vs. Toyota Highlander Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Nissan Xterra vs. Toyota Highlander Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price

Nissan Xterra S   
Difference: $10,382

Lowest Total Invoice

Nissan Xterra S   
Difference: $7,875

The configured Nissan Xterra 4dr SUV has a 261-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 5-speed automatic transmission.. The configured Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV has a 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.. In addition, the Array 231 and the Array 268 were configured with the following features: .

Even when the Nissan Xterra and Toyota Highlander are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The differences among the models and trims are shown in the Trim Comparison table. Some of these trims also include additional features. You can see the feature differences in the Features table. (Additional notes) The Limited Platinum trim has a Array, Array, and Array. It is outfitted with Array and . The base sticker price of this trim is . The features would cost an additional . Including the destination charge of , the total price of this trim is .

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. In this case, the Limited Platinum-B has -B worth of additional features and the Limited Platinum-C has -C worth of additional features. The feature adjusted price of these trims is -A for Limited Platinum-A, -B for Limited Platinum-B, and -C for Limited Platinum-C. Based on this adjustment, the Array-trim appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20152016201620162016
ModelXterraHighlanderHighlanderHighlanderHighlander
TrimSLE PlusXLELimitedLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $25,670 $34,395 $37,315 $40,915 $43,530
Base Invoice $24,783 $31,403 $34,069 $37,356 $39,744
Value Package 540        
Class III trailer hitch 480        
Floor mats 135 225 225 225 225
Cargo cover 105        
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 210        
Rear bumper protector   129 129 129 129
Running boards   599 599 599 599
Class II trailer hitch   699 699 699 699
AWD   1,460 1,460 1,460 1,460
Value Package 429        
Class III trailer hitch 388        
Floor mats 106 140 140 140 140
Cargo cover 82        
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 172        
Rear bumper protector   89 89 89 89
Running boards   375 375 375 375
Class II trailer hitch   480 480 480 480
AWD   1,333 1,333 1,333 1,333
Options (show) (change) 1,470 3,112 3,112 3,112 3,112
Options (show) (change) 1,177 2,417 2,417 2,417 2,417
Destination 885 900 900 900 900
Total Price $28,025 $38,407 $41,327 $44,927 $47,542
Total Invoice $26,845 $34,720 $37,386 $40,673 $43,061

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Nissan Xterra vs. Toyota Highlander

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Nissan Xterra S
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 3,382
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 1,567
Model Year20152016201620162016
ModelXterraHighlanderHighlanderHighlanderHighlander
TrimSLE PlusXLELimitedLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine261hp V6270hp V6270hp V6270hp V6270hp V6
TransmissionA5T6T6T6T6
DrivetrainRWDAWDAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/22 MPG18/24 MPG18/24 MPG18/24 MPG18/24 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers?, 6?, 6?, 6?, 9?, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)265/70-16245/60-18245/60-18245/55-19245/55-19
Total Price28,02538,40741,32744,92747,542
Adjustments for Features0-6,245-9,920-11,495-13,895
Feature-Adjusted Total Price28,02532,16231,40733,43233,647
Cost Above Minimum075502,0252,240
Total Invoice26,84534,72037,38640,67343,061
Adjustments for Features0-5,645-8,974-10,407-12,585
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice26,84529,07528,41230,26630,476
Cost Above Minimum066301,8542,064

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Features Comparison: Nissan Xterra vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20152016201620162016
ModelXterraHighlanderHighlanderHighlanderHighlander
TrimSLE PlusXLELimitedLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
5-speed automatic$900    
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100$1100$1100$1100
RWD$0    
AWD $1700$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control    $750
Cruise control$250$250$250$250 
Heated steering wheel    $100
Power liftgate $350$350$350$350
Proximity key  $250$250$250
Sunshades, second row  $125$125$125
Tilt steering wheel, manual$150    
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual $250$250$250$250
Universal garage door opener  $100$100$100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial    $200
Blind spot warning system   $200$200
Brake assist $50$50$50$50
Forward collision warning    $200
Full-size spare tire$225    
Hill descent control $250$250$250$250
Knee airbag, driver $100$100$100$100
Lane departure warning system    $200
Obstacle detection, rear   $300$300
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system    $100
Rear cross-traffic detection   $100$100
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75$75$75$75
Side curtain airbags$350    
Side curtain airbags, three rows $500$500$500$500
Temporary spare tire $150$150$150$150
Cargo Management 
Aluminum roof rack$300    
Cargo area rails w/tie downs$50    
Cargo mat $40$40$40$40
Class II trailer hitch $200$200$200$200
Class III trailer hitch$250    
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate $150$150$150$150
Roof rails  $250$250$250
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125$125$125$125
Trailering equipment (7 wire)$150    
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support$100 $100$100$100
Automatic climate control, front $200$200$200$200
Dual-zone climate control $125$125$125$125
DVD-compatible player  $0$0$0
HD radio $50$50$50$50
Intercom  $25$25$25
MP3-compatible player $50$50$50$50
Navigation app $50   
Navigation system  $600$600$600
Rain-sensing wipers    $175
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250$250$250$250
Rear HVAC unit $400$400$400$400
Telematics service, such as OnStar    $300
Traffic + travel information $25$25$25$25
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75$75$75 
Voice control for audio system $25   
Voice control for nav and audio  $100$100$100
Wiper de-icer $25$25$25$25
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding $350$350$350$350
Bodyside moldings$75    
Panoramic sunroof    $1200
Rear spoiler $200$200$200$200
Running boards $350$350$350$350
Skid plate (one)$50    
Sunroof  $900$900 
Tubular side steps$350    
Wheel-lip moldings $75$75$75$75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights    $200
Auto-dimming rearview mirror$150 $150$150$150
Automatic headlights $125$125$125$125
Automatic-off headlights$25    
Compass$0    
Conversation mirror $25$25$25$25
Heated mirrors $25$25$25$25
Illuminated visor mirror, driver $50$50$50$50
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger $50$50$50$50
Interior ambient lighting  $150$150$150
Outside temperature display $50$50$50$50
Trip computer $150$150$150$150
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25$25$25$25
Visor mirror, driver$10    
Visor mirror, passenger$10    
Powertrain 
Lockable center differential $150$150$150$150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row $50$50$50$50
Cooled or ventilated front seats   $300$300
Door sill trim plates   $100$100
Foldaway tray table, second row   $75$75
Folding third row seats $600$600$600$600
Heated front seats  $200$200$200
Heated second row seats    $200
Leather seating surfaces  $900$900$900
Leather-wrapped steering wheel $150$150$150$150
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75$75$75$75
Manual height adjuster, driver seat$50    
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat$50    
Manual recliner, second row seats $75$75$75$75
Manual recliner, third row seats $125$125$125$125
Manual tilt adjuster, driver seat$50    
Memory system, driver seat   $200$200
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat $100$100$100$100
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat   $100$100
Power height adjuster, driver seat $100$100$100$100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100$100$100$100
Power recliner, driver seat $100$100$100$100
Power recliner, passenger seat   $100$100
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seat   $100$100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat $100$100$100$100
Stain-resistant fabric $100   
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
White-letter tires$0    
Total Value of Features$3,620$9,865$13,540$15,115$17,515
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$6,245$9,920$11,495$13,895
Value of Feature Adjustments0-5,645-8,974-10,407-12,585

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Specifications Comparison: Nissan Xterra vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20152016
ModelXterraHighlander
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase106.3 in109.8 in
Length178.7 in191.1 in
Width72.8 in75.8 in
Height74.9 in68.1 in
Curb Weight4,143 lb.4,454 lb.
Fuel Capacity21.1 gal.19.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.9 in40.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.3 in59.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.9 in57.2 in
Row 1 Legroom42.4 in44.2 in
Row 2 Headroom39.3 in39.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room58.3 in59.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room46.1 in57.1 in
Row 2 Legroom34.4 in38.4 in
Row 3 Headroom0.0 in35.9 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room0.0 in55.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room0.0 in45.6 in
Row 3 Legroom0.0 in27.7 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
35.2 ft313.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
35.242.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
65.7 ft383.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Nissan Xterra S

Value Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Fog lights125Yes
Roof rack crossbars50No
Tubular side steps350No
Total Requested12524%
Total Not Requested40076%

Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander LE Plus

Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%
AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Lockable center differential150No
Hill descent control250No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested400100%

Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander XLE

Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%
AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Lockable center differential150No
Hill descent control250No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested400100%

Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander Limited

Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%
AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Lockable center differential150No
Hill descent control250No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested400100%

Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum

Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%
AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Lockable center differential150No
Hill descent control250No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested400100%

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