Compare 2013 Jeep Wrangler vs 2013 Nissan Xterra

2013 Jeep Wrangler
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4WD 2-Door Freedom Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 2-Door Freedom Edition 17 21 $21,715 $22,295
4WD 2-Door Sport 17 21 $21,808 $22,395
4WD 2-Door Moab 17 21 $26,274 $27,795
4WD 2-Door Sahara 17 21 $26,456 $27,995
4WD 2-Door Rubicon 17 21 $28,913 $30,695
4WD 2-Door Rubicon 10th Anniversary 17 21 $28,913 $30,695
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Freedom Edition 16 21 $25,070 $25,795
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 21 $25,256 $25,995
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sport RHD 16 20 $29,255 $30,295
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Moab 16 21 $29,559 $31,295
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sahara 16 21 $29,741 $31,495
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Rubicon 16 21 $32,289 $34,295
Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Rubicon 10th Anniversary 16 21 $32,289 $34,295
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2WD 4-Door Automatic X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Automatic X 16 22 $21,745 $22,940
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 16 22 $23,551 $24,850
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $23,683 $24,990
4WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $24,497 $25,850
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $25,490 $26,900
4WD 4-Door Manual Pro-4X 16 20 $27,584 $29,440
4WD 4-Door Automatic Pro-4X 15 20 $28,567 $30,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,715
$21,745
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,295
$22,940
Monthly Payment Estimate
$372 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Jeep Wrangler is just as ready for adventuring as it looks--and surprisingly tolerable for the commute. The 2013 Nissan Xterra has exactly what the most dedicated weekend warriors want--including the goods to get active gear out to hard-to-reach places--but without a lot of frills.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.4 99.8
Second Hip Room (in)
44.7 46.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
40.3 39.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
58.7 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.9 74.9
Liftover Height (in)
27.8 32.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
95.4 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
37.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
10.1 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
152.8 178.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 36.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
12.8 36.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 43.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.1 36.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
55.0 65.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.3 x 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 37.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P255/75R17 P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
TUF NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/75R17 P265/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TUF NA
Front Tire Size
P255/75R17 P265/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 750
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3760 4148
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6L/231 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6400 261 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.353
Trans Order Code
DEH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.133
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.72 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.797 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.842
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.529
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.839
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 2.765
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Wrangler Nissan Xterra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Solid Axle
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Live Axle Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.30
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Multi-leaf
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 (2012) 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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