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2011 Nissan Xterra Technical Specifications
  Name VQ40
Cam design DOHC
Orientation Longitudinal
Cylinders / configuration V6
Block / head composition Aluminum/aluminum
Displacement 4.0L (3,954 cc)
Horsepower 261 @ 5,600 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 281 @ 4,000 RPM
Bore & stroke (mm) 95.5 x 92
Compression ratio (:1) 9.7
Spark plugs Platinum-tipped
Maximum engine speed 6,000 rpm
Induction system Nissan Variable Induction System
Valvetrain DOHC, Silent Chain, Two-Stage, 4-Valves per Cylinder
Recommended fuel Regular unleaded
Emissions system 50-state ULEV
Tier2 Bin 5
Exhaust Single exit / main and post mufflers
  2WD 4WD
Drive configuration 2WD or part-time 4WD
Transmission type 5-speed automatic: X 4x2, X 4x4, S 4x2, S 4x4, PRO-4X 4x4
6-speed manual: S 4x4, PRO-4X 4x4
Gear ratio M/T A/T
1st 4.368 3.842
2nd 2.518 2.353
3rd 1.743 1.529
4th 1.283 1
5th 1 0.839
6th 0.769 --
Reverse 3.966 2.765
Final drive ratio (:1) 3.692 3.133
(3.357 for PRO-4X A/T)
Transfer case gear ratio (:1) --
Low - 2.625High - 1.000
Front Type / Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.) Vented disc/ 11.65 x 1.1
Rear Type / Rotor size diameter and thickness (in.) Vented disc / 11.26 x 0.71
Type Power rack-and-pinion
Power-assisted Engine-speed-sensitive
Overall ratio (:1) 20.4
Turns (lock-to-lock) 3.54
Curb-to-curb turning diameter (ft.) 37 ft. 7 in. (4x2), 37 ft. 3 in. (4x4)
Front Independent double-wishbone; 33 mm diameter Stabilizer bar
Rear Multi-leaf with solid axle; 25.4 mm diameter Stabilizer bar
Type Body-on-Frame (ladder-type)
Materials (primary) Corrosion-resistant and high-strength steel
Specifications are based on the latest product information available at time of printing