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2015 Jeep Compass vs. 2014 Nissan Xterra Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Compass than in the Nissan Xterra. The Nissan Xterra offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Jeep Compass, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Nissan Xterra requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Jeep Compass, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Compass will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Compass is much higher than that for the Nissan Xterra.

Dimensions
The Jeep Compass is a little narrower than the Nissan Xterra, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Jeep Compass is slightly shorter than the Nissan Xterra, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Jeep Compass has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Xterra, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Xterra is clearly the choice over the Jeep Compass for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Compass has a lot less 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 Jeep Compass and the Nissan Xterra. The Jeep Compass has less cargo space than the Nissan Xterra, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Jeep Compass comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Xterra.


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2015 Jeep
Compass

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MSRP*: $18,995 - $28,195

2014 Nissan
Xterra

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MSRP*: $23,390 - $30,320
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.31% As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 21 - 23 15 - 16
Highway MPG: 27 - 30 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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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Marginal
Invoice*: $18,786 - $27,152 $22,415 - $28,725

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