Until the Toyota FJ Cruiser arrived a couple of years ago, the Nissan Xterra was in a class itself, the only model appealing to young people who not only wanted off-road capability but an interior versatile and rugged enough for taking along equipment.
The FJ Cruiser is even more of a mountain goat off-road, but its interior is tighter and not as useful or versatile as the Xterra's.
The new Wrangler Unlimited is much larger than the model it replaces and upholds much higher standards of safety and refinement than the old one; with its very boxy, rugged styling, it's perhaps the main alternative to the 2008 Nissan Xterra.
Finally, for those who don't need rugged off-roading ability but still want a high-utility, easy-to-clean interior, the fuel-efficient Honda Element might just fit their needs.
|2008 Nissan XterraBrowse Used Listings||2008 Honda ElementBrowse Used Listings||2008 Jeep WranglerBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota FJ CruiserBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door Manual X||2WD 5-Door Manual LX||4WD 2-Door X||RWD 4-Door Automatic (SE)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||2 Door||4 Door|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual||Automatic w/OD|