2009 Nissan Xterra vs. Its Competition

2009 Nissan Xterra Off Road

For those who don't require rugged off-roading ability but still want a high-utility, easy-to-clean interior, the fuel-efficient Honda Element might just fit their needs.

The Wrangler Unlimited is much larger than older models 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 2009 Nissan Xterra.

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.

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The handsome 2009 Nissan Xterra is one of the best choices for active people to go off-road and haul or tow a lot of toys.
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The 2008 Honda Element is a great choice for drivers who need lots of storage room and a spill-proof interior.
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The 2008 Jeep Wrangler is a one-of-a-kind vehicle: an extreme off-road convertible with the on-road handling and ride of--well, a true off-roader.
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Retro-coolness, off-roading, and practicality don’t come together as well in any other vehicle as they do in the 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser.
MSRP From   
$22,310$18,980$19,505$23,045
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
2WD 4-Door Manual X2WD 5-Door Manual LX4WD 2-Door XRWD 4-Door Automatic (GS)
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5445
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door4 Door2 Door4 Door
Transmission   
Manual w/ODManual w/ODManualAutomatic w/OD