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2014 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2014 Nissan Xterra Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Equinox than in the Nissan Xterra. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Chevrolet Equinox and the Nissan Xterra.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Chevrolet Equinox, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Xterra.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Equinox is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Xterra. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Nissan Xterra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Equinox is about the same width as the Nissan Xterra. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Equinox, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Xterra.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Equinox has much lower torque than the Nissan Xterra, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Equinox has a larger turning radius than the Nissan Xterra, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Xterra is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Equinox for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Equinox has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Xterra.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Nissan Xterra. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Chevrolet Equinox as you will in the Nissan Xterra.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Equinox comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Xterra.


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2014 Chevrolet
Equinox

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MSRP*: $24,440 - $33,400

2014 Nissan
Xterra

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MSRP*: $23,390 - $30,320
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 - 22 15 - 16
Highway MPG: 29 - 32 20 - 22
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $23,218 - $31,730 $22,415 - $28,725

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