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2015 Nissan Xterra
Pro-4X
No Data Available
2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
MSRP
$26,385
Invoice
$25,594
Average Price Paid
$24,973
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2015 Nissan Xterra
Pro-4X
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2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2015 Nissan Xterra
Pro-4X
Eric Tallberg Preview:

Need to climb mountains or traverse riverbeds on a regular basis? Nissan’s 2015 Xterra midsize SUV can do that. This 5-passenger, 4-door terrain tamer isn’t the most refined mudder on ...

2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

In case you didn’t hear, Ford came out with an electric crossover, calling it the Mustang Mach-E. Ford could have called it something else, but the marketing department decided to leve...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

Specs

2015 Nissan Xterra
Pro-4X
2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X4
4X4
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
15 MPG
15 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
20 MPG
20 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21.1 gal 14.7 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
261 hp @ 5,600 RPM
261 hp @ 5,600 RPM
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Torque
281 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
281 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
3 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
9.7:1
10:1
Displacement
4,000 cc
4,000 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.76 in x 3.62 in
3.76 in x 3.62 in
3.31 in x 3.54 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 42.4 in
Back Legroom 34.4 in 40.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 36.3 cu ft 37.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 986 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 178.7 in 180.5 in
Width 72.8 in 85.6 in
Height 74.9 in 66.1 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 106.7 in

Available Options

2015 Nissan Xterra
Pro-4X

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver
  • Cayenne Red
  • Glacier
  • Lava Red
  • Metallic Blue
  • Night Armor
  • Solar Flare Yellow
  • Super Black

Option Packages

  • [X01] Pro-4X Leather Package
2020 Ford Escape
S AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Dark Persian Green Metallic
  • Desert Gold Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • SEDONA Orange Metallic
  • Velocity Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Wheels: 17" Shadow Silver-Painted Aluminum

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