2016 Jeep Compass vs. 2015 Nissan Xterra Review

Comparison Review

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.

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

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). Clearly, the Jeep Compass is a better financial choice over the Nissan Xterra, when considering MSRP. 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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 significantly less cargo capacity than the Nissan Xterra.

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

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2016 Jeep

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MSRP*: $19,595 - $25,895

2015 Nissan

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MSRP*: $23,660 - $30,590
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.05% --
City MPG: 20 - 23 15 - 16
Highway MPG: 26 - 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
Invoice*: $19,492 - $25,317 $22,846 - $29,203

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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.

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