Compare 2014 Jeep Wrangler vs 2014 Nissan Xterra vs 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2014 Jeep Wrangler
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2014 Nissan Xterra
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2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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4WD 2-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 2-Door Freedom Edition 17 21 $21,838 $22,395
4WD 2-Door Sport 17 21 $21,838 $22,395
4WD 2-Door Willys Wheeler 17 21 $21,838 $22,395
4WD 4-Door Freedom Edition 16 21 $25,477 $26,195
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 21 $25,477 $26,195
4WD 4-Door Willys Wheeler 16 21 $25,477 $26,195
4WD 2-Door Altitude 17 21 $26,759 $28,295
4WD 2-Door Polar Edition 17 21 $26,759 $28,295
4WD 2-Door Sahara 17 21 $26,759 $28,295
4WD 4-Door Sport RHD 16 20 $29,755 $30,795
4WD 2-Door Rubicon 17 21 $29,398 $31,195
4WD 2-Door Rubicon X 17 21 $29,398 $31,195
4WD 4-Door Altitude 16 21 $30,322 $32,095
4WD 4-Door Dragon Edition 16 21 $30,322 $32,095
4WD 4-Door Polar Edition 16 21 $30,322 $32,095
4WD 4-Door Sahara 16 21 $30,322 $32,095
4WD 4-Door Rubicon 16 21 $32,961 $34,995
4WD 4-Door Rubicon X 16 21 $32,961 $34,995
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2WD 4-Door Automatic X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Automatic X 16 22 $22,415 $23,390
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 16 22 $24,242 $25,300
4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $24,375 $25,440
4WD 4-Door Manual S 16 20 $25,198 $26,300
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $26,201 $27,350
4WD 4-Door Manual Pro-4X 16 20 $28,725 $30,320
4WD 4-Door Automatic Pro-4X 15 20 $29,718 $31,370
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RWD 4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Automatic 16 20 $25,743 $27,680
4WD 4-Door Manual 15 18 $26,840 $28,860
4WD 4-Door Automatic 17 20 $27,221 $29,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,838
$22,415
$25,743
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,395
$23,390
$27,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$373 / month
$390 / month
$461 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Jeep Wrangler can endure a daily commute, but it's truly happiest when it's off-road. The 2014 Nissan Xterra doesn't have many extras available, but it does accomplish exactly what a weekend warrior would want–plus it can go just about anywhere. The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser pairs tough trail-ready hardware with modern features and fab styling--but it's not for families or commuters.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 22 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
44.7 46.1 51
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 58.3 58.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.3 39.3 40.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 58.3 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41 42.4 41.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.8 63.2
Liftover Height (in)
27.8 32.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 72.8 75
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 61.8 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.8 8.2 -
Wheelbase (in)
95.4 106.3 105.9
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 74.9 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
12.8 36.3 27.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
12.8 36.3 27.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
55 65.7 66.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 36.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 61.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 43.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 36.7 -
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 11.3 12.3
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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 11.7 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 21.1 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 37.7 40.7
Steering Type
Re-Circulating Ball Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
712 - -
Rear Tire Order Code
TRM NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/75SR16 P265/70TR16 P265/70SR17
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
TRM NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
712 - -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/75SR16 P265/70TR16 P265/70SR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000 4700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000 4700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 5000 4700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500 470
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500 470
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4900 5201 5330
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3200 2962 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6029 9656 9200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1913 - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2775 2676 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1966 - -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Styled Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Styled Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 X 7 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
600 550 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 110 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 550 750
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 281 @ 4000 271 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
ERB NA NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 4.0 L/241 4.0 L/241
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty None Regular Duty
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6400 261 @ 5600 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 (Est) 16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 (Est) 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 (Est) 22 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.84 3.52
Trans PTO Access
No No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.53 1.40
Trans Type
6 5 5
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 2.77 3.22
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.35 2.04
Trans Order Code
DEH NA NA
Transfer Case Model
Manual None None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Code
S S S
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Wrangler Nissan Xterra Toyota FJ Cruiser
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Non-Independent Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.21 3.13 3.73
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Arm Leaf Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21 3.13 3.73
Suspension Type - Front
Leading Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.0 (Est) 10.0 10.2 (Est)
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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