Compare 2015 Jeep Wrangler vs 2015 Nissan Xterra

2015 Jeep Wrangler
2015 Nissan Xterra
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4WD 2-Door Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Altitude 17 21 $27,701 $28,995
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Freedom Edition 17 21 $22,641 $22,995
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Rubicon 17 21 $30,645 $32,195
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Rubicon Hard Rock 17 21 $30,645 $32,195
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Sahara 17 21 $27,701 $28,995
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Sport 17 21 $22,641 $22,995
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Willys Wheeler 17 21 $22,641 $22,995
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Wrangler X 17 21 $27,701 $28,995
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Altitude 16 21 $31,312 $32,795
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Freedom Edition 16 21 $26,328 $26,795
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Rubicon 16 21 $34,256 $35,995
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Rubicon Hard Rock 16 21 $34,256 $35,995
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sahara 16 21 $31,312 $32,795
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 21 $26,328 $26,795
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sport RHD 16 20 $30,746 $31,495
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Willys Wheeler 16 21 $26,328 $26,795
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Wrangler X 16 21 $31,312 $32,795
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2WD 4-Door Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Automatic S 16 22 $24,783 $25,670
Xterra 2WD 4-Door Automatic X 16 22 $22,846 $23,660
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic Pro-4X 15 20 $30,205 $31,640
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic S 15 20 $26,758 $27,720
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Automatic X 15 20 $24,822 $25,710
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Manual Pro-4X 15 20 $29,203 $30,590
Xterra 4WD 4-Door Manual S 15 20 $25,747 $26,670

Pricing

Invoice Price

$27,701
$24,783

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$28,995
$25,670

Monthly Payment Estimate

$483 / month
$428 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
7.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2015 Jeep Wrangler offers more options and features than ever in a supremely off-road-capable package that's comfortable enough to act as daily transportation too. The 2015 Nissan Xterra can go just about anywhere, and it won't clutter your decision with tons of options.

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Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

21 mpg 22 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

44.7 46.1

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.8 58.3

Second Head Room (in)

40.3 39.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

44.7 58.3

Front Leg Room (in)

41 42.4

Passenger Capacity

4 5

Front Hip Room (in)

55.6 55.9

Second Leg Room (in)

35.6 34.4

Front Head Room (in)

41.3 39.9

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

10.3 8.2

Length, Overall (in)

163.8 178.7

Height, Overall (in)

72.5 74.9

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.9 61.8

Wheelbase (in)

95.4 106.3

Liftover Height (in)

27.8 32.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.7 72.8

Track Width, Front (in)

61.9 61.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

55 65.7

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

12.8 36.3

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

12.8 36.3

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- 36.7

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- 36.1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- 61.4

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- 43.3

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.9 11.3

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.9 11.7

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.6 21.1

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.9 37.7

Steering Type

Re-Circulating Ball Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

TT6 NA

Front Tire Size

P255/70SR18 P265/70TR16

Spare Tire Size

Full-Size Full-Size

Front Tire Order Code

TT6 NA

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

653 -

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P255/70SR18 P265/70TR16

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

653 -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 5000

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

2000 5000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 500

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

5000 5201

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4055 4140

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

3200 2962

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

6025 9656

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

2021 -

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

2775 2676

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

2035 -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 16 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Full-Size Full-Size

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 16 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

600 550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

160 110

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

600 550

Engine

Engine Order Code

ERB NA

Displacement

3.6 L/220 4.0 L/241

Engine Oil Cooler

Regular Duty None

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

285 @ 6400 261 @ 5600

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

260 @ 4800 281 @ 4000

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 (Est) 16

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

18 (Est) 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

21 (Est) 22

Transmission

Trans PTO Access

No No

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.72 1.53

Trans Type

6 5

Transfer Case Power Take Off

No No

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.84

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

4.06 2.77

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.61 2.35

Trans Order Code

DEH NA

Transfer Case Model

Manual None

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.25 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.80 -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.46 3.84

Summary

Vehicle Name

Jeep Wrangler Nissan Xterra

Body Code

S S

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Axle Type - Front

Non-Independent Independent

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

3.21 3.13

Suspension Type - Rear

Trailing Arm Leaf

Axle Type - Rear

Rigid Axle Rigid Axle

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.21 3.13

Suspension Type - Front

Leading Link Double Wishbone

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.8 (Est) 9.8 (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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