Jeep Wrangler vs Nissan Xterra Comparison

For 2014 Nissan and Jeep both offer strong competitors in off-road sport utility vehicles. The Nissan Xterra offers two-wheel and four-wheel drive models, while the 2014 Jeep Wrangler is only 4x4. The Xterra is a four-door hard top, while the Wrangler is a two-door soft top or a four-door version as the Wrangler Unlimited.



The Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited are offered in three trims: Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon. The Xterra starts with the X, then the S, and the top of the line PRO-4X. Pricing is comparable, with the Wrangler Sport starting at $22,395 plus options and topping out at the Wrangler Rubicon at $34,795. MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) for the Xterra X starts at $23,110 for 4x2 or $25,160 for 4x4 with the top of the line model only offered as 4x4 starting at $30,040. You can see additional pricing for the Wrangler at // today.


When comparing the two vehicles side-by-side, the Wrangler wins in gas mileage and horsepower. Estimated gas mileage in the city is 17 miles per gallon for the Wrangler and 15 miles per gallon for the Xterra. Under highway conditions both improve to 21 (Wrangler) and 20 (Xterra) miles per gallon. The engines of the Wrangler and the Wrangler Unlimited are 285-horsepower V6, and the Xterra's engine is a 261-horsepower V6.

Interior/Exterior Features

Some of the most important features of a new off-road vehicle are for safety. Each model offers ABS brakes and driver and passenger front impact airbags. Both the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited offer rollover protection, and the four-door model provides rear center three-point seatbelt like the Xterra. Both vehicles received three stars from NHTSA for overall rollover ratings in crash tests. To learn about other safety features come by Dodge Chrysler Jeep City in Burlington, NJ, or visit us online.

Six speakers and radio steering wheel controls are standard on both vehicles, but Bluetooth is only standard on the Xterra. The rear cargo door is conventional on the Wrangler and a liftgate on the Xterra. The Wrangler comes with some nice technological features. This includes a trip computer and service interval warning. 


When it comes time to choose between a 2014 Xterra and a Wrangler, there are several factors to keep in mind. If two-door is acceptable, you can save money with the Wrangler. But if space for people and cargo is more important, then the Wrangler Unlimited offers the most of both. It also offers a larger fuel tank. For those of you who plan to take it off-road, you'll be happy to hear that the Wrangler Unlimited offers nine inches of ground clearance and more horsepower. Visit your Burlington Jeep dealership today to test drive a Jeep Wrangler or Wrangler Unlimited.

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