newcars.com®

2015 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.

Watch Video

Compare the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2014 Nissan Xterra.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2015 Chevrolet
Equinox

More Details & Photos New 2015 Chevrolet Equinox
MSRP*: $24,520 - $33,670

2014 Nissan
Xterra

More Details & Photos New 2014 Nissan Xterra
MSRP*: $23,390 - $30,320
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
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
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

**** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

**** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $23,294 - $31,987 $22,415 - $28,725

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

Monthly Trend for:
2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Monthly Trend for:
2014 Nissan Xterra

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Car Chooser

Still Deciding?

Use Car Chooser from NewCars.com to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!

Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.

There's no other tool quite like it!

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.