2014 Nissan Xterra vs. Its Competition

2014 Nissan Xterra 2WD 4-door Auto X Side Exterior View
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Jeep Wrangler is as rugged as ever and maintains its same iconic design, but it's better than it used to be with Chrysler's Pentastar V-6 and five-speed automatic transmission.

The Toyota FJ Cruiser hasn't changed much over time, but remains one of the better choices for affordable off-roading–but it won't fit your family.

With families in mind, the Toyota 4Runner might make a better choice than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, though 4Runners can get expensive in a hurry.

There's also the Land Rover LR4 for those with a larger budget and that same desire to play in the mud.

2014 Nissan Xterra 2WD 4-door Auto X Side Exterior View2014 Nissan Xterra
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2014 Land Rover LR4 4WD 4-door Angular Rear Exterior View2014 Land Rover LR4
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Quick Specs
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 Jeep Wrangler can endure a daily commute, but it's truly happiest when it's off-road.
The 2014 Toyota 4Runner's brawny looks don't fit the crossover mold, but neither do its off-road talents, either.
The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser pairs tough trail-ready hardware with modern features and fab styling--but it's not for families or commuters.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door Automatic X4WD 2-Door Sport4WD 4-DoorRWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (GS)RWD 4-Door Automatic (GS)
Rear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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