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2015 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2014 Nissan Xterra Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Wrangler as you will with the Nissan Xterra, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Jeep Wrangler 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. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Wrangler is much higher than that for the Nissan Xterra.

Dimensions
The Jeep Wrangler is a little wider than the Nissan Xterra, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Jeep Wrangler, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Xterra.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Jeep Wrangler doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan Xterra.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler 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 Wrangler for pulling heavy loads. The Jeep Wrangler has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Xterra.

Utility
The Jeep Wrangler has less seating than the Nissan Xterra, making the Nissan Xterra the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Jeep Wrangler 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 Wrangler comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Xterra.


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2015 Jeep
Wrangler

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MSRP*: $22,695 - $31,595

2014 Nissan
Xterra

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MSRP*: $23,390 - $30,320
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City MPG: 17 15 - 16
Highway MPG: 21 20 - 22
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 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*: $22,132 - $29,777 $22,415 - $28,725

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