Compare 2011 Jeep Wrangler vs 2011 Nissan Xterra vs 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2011 Jeep Wrangler
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2011 Nissan Xterra
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2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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4WD 2-Door 70th Anniversary
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door 70th Anniversary 15 19 $27,020 $28,670
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Mojave 15 19 $21,431 $22,045
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Rubicon 15 19 $28,066 $29,820
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Sahara 15 19 $26,178 $27,745
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Sport 15 19 $21,431 $22,045
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 15 19 $29,567 $31,370
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Mojave 15 19 $24,776 $25,545
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Rubicon 15 19 $31,341 $33,320
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sahara 15 19 $28,725 $30,445
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sport 15 19 $24,776 $25,545
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sport RHD 15 19 $27,906 $28,910
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2WD 4-Door Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 16 22 $24,875 $26,250
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Automatic X 16 22 $22,993 $24,260
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic Pro-4X 15 20 $28,781 $30,720
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $26,814 $28,300
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $24,932 $26,310
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Manual Pro-4X 16 20 $27,800 $29,670
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $25,821 $27,250
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4WD 4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-Door Automatic 17 21 $25,464 $27,380
FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-Door Manual 15 20 $25,082 $26,970
FJ Cruiser RWD 4-Door Automatic 17 22 $23,985 $25,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,020
$24,875
$25,464
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,670
$26,250
$27,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
$478 / month
$438 / month
$456 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Jeep Wrangler isn’t at all suited to highway commutes, but the most adventurous weekend warriors will find its off-road prowess and iconic style hard to resist. If you have a lot of gear to haul to tough-to-reach places, the 2010 Nissan Xterra is a good choice for weekend adventurers. The 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser stands above most SUVs—even off-road-capable ones—in both style and trail toughness; but city slickers should look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.9 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 34.4 31.3
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 39.9 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 98.8 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
44.7 46.1 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 58.3 58.4
Second Head Room (in)
40.3 39.3 40.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.3 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 42.4 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.8 32.2 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.8 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
95.4 106.3 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
37.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 72.8 75.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 61.8 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 9.1 9.6
Length, Overall (in)
152.8 178.7 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
58.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
- TBD - 74.9 72.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 36.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.2 36.3 27.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 43.3 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 36.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.2 65.7 66.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.5 11.3 x 0.7 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.7 x 1.1 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 21.1 19.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.5 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 20.4 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 37.7 40.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R18 P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TT6 NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/70R18 P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
P255/70R18 P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
TT6 NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 5000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 750 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4144 4295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.4 10.0 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 550 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 4000 281 @ 4000 271 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EGT NA NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 4.0L/241 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
202 @ 5200 261 @ 5600 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.13 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.72 NA 2.57
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.84 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.52 1.40
Trans Type
6 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA 1.00
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 2.76 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.35 2.04
Trans Order Code
DEH NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Wrangler Nissan Xterra Toyota FJ Cruiser
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Live Axle Double wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.00 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.30 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Multi-leaf 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Solid Axle w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 10.4 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 3 3
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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