The Wrangler Unlimited is much larger than older models and upholds much higher standards of safety and refinement; with its very boxy, rugged styling, it's probably the top alternative to the Xterra.
Otherwise, the Toyota FJ Cruiser, like the Xterra, appeals to young people who not only want off-road capability but a versatile interior that's 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.
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.
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|2011 Nissan XterraBrowse Used Listings||2011 Honda ElementBrowse Used Listings||2011 Jeep WranglerBrowse Used Listings||2011 Toyota FJ CruiserBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility||4WD Sport Utility Vehicles||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door Automatic X||2WD 5-Door LX||4WD 2-Door Mojave||RWD 4-Door Automatic (GS)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||2 Door||4 Door|
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