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2015 Nissan Xterra
Pro-4X
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,459
35 listings nationwide

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2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,565
7 listings nationwide

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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 ...

2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2WD
Eric Tallberg Preview:

Despite inspiring some heady off-road adventures, Toyota’s retro-styled 2014 FJ Cruiser is saying sayonara after this year. Apparently the Japanese automaker has decided that its full-...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2015 Nissan Xterra
Pro-4X
No User Reviews
2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2WD
30
Kayla writes:
I loved my FJ until I bought a Jeep. They are very similar but I just feel the Jeep is one step ahead
Power Ranked 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited better.
"The Jeep is made to climb and go over anything"
Value Ranked 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited better.
"The fact that you can take the top off"
Sandypants writes:
Car was exactly as advertised, low mileage, excellent condition.
15
Orison writes:
Overall decent rig, but very expensive to maintain.
Looks/Style Ranked 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4WD better.
"Better stance."
Value Ranked 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4WD better.
"Less expensive to maintain and upgrade."

Specs

2015 Nissan Xterra
Pro-4X
2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2WD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X4
4X4
4X2
Fuel Economy, City
15 MPG
15 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
20 MPG
20 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21.1 gal 19 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
261 hp @ 5,600 RPM
261 hp @ 5,600 RPM
260 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
281 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
281 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
271 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
9.7:1
10.4:1
Displacement
4,000 cc
4,000 cc
4,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.76 in x 3.62 in
3.76 in x 3.62 in
3.7 in x 3.74 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
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 41.9 in
Back Legroom 34.4 in 31.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 36.3 cu ft 27.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 970 lbs 1,251 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity -- 5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 178.7 in 183.9 in
Width 72.8 in 75 in
Height 74.9 in 71.3 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 105.9 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
2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2WD

Exterior Colors

  • Army Green
  • Black
  • Cement
  • Iceberg
  • Magma
  • Quicksand

Option Packages

  • Convenience Package
  • Performance Dual Exhaust
  • Rock Rails
  • Roof Rack
  • TRD Big Brake Kit
  • TRD Performance Exhaust
  • TRD Performance Shocks
  • Toyoguard Elite
  • Toyoguard Elite (XY8)
  • Toyoguard Plus
  • Toyoguard Select
  • Upgrade Package
  • Wheels: 17" Alloy
  • Wheels: TRD 16" 6-Spoke Silver Aluminum

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