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2010 Jeep Wrangler 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2010 Nissan Xterra
2010 Jeep Wrangler 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2010 Nissan Xterra
4WD 2dr Sport
  • 4WD 2dr Sport
  • 4WD 2dr Mountain
  • RWD 4dr Sport
  • 4WD 4dr Sport
  • 4WD 4dr Mountain
  • 4WD 2dr Sahara
  • RWD 4dr Sahara
  • 4WD 4dr Sport RHD
  • 4WD 2dr Rubicon
  • 4WD 4dr Sahara
  • 4WD 4dr Rubicon
RWD 4dr Auto (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr Auto (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr Auto (GS)
  • RWD 4dr Auto (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Man (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Man (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Man (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Auto (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Auto (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Auto (SE)
2WD 4dr Manual X
  • 2WD 4dr Manual X
  • 2WD 4dr Auto X
  • 4WD 4dr Manual X
  • 4WD 4dr Auto X
  • 2WD 4dr Auto S
  • 4WD 4dr Auto S
  • 2WD 4dr Auto SE
  • 4WD 4dr Manual Off Road
  • 4WD 4dr Auto Off Road
  • 4WD 4dr Auto SE


MSRP $21,165 $24,180 $22,750
Invoice $20,614 $22,244 $21,566
Avg. Paid $17,542 $21,239 $12,551

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.9 8.1 8.2
Critics' Rating 7.8 8.1 8.6
Performance 7.4 7.8 7.7
Interior 6.5 7.3 7.3
Cost to Own 8.6 8.3 8.9
Safety 7.4 8.6 8.2
Reliability 2.0 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent off-road performance
  • Fantastic off-road performance
  • Great safety and reliability scores
  • Rugged, retro-styled exterior
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Good off-road abilities
  • Mediocre acceleration and passing power
  • Poor safety and reliability ratings
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Uncomfortable rear seats
  • Subpar on-road performance
  • Cramped back seat
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Uncomfortable seating
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Subpar safety and reliability scores
  • Poor fuel economy

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.8L/231 Gas V6 4.0L/241 Gas V6 4.0L/- TBD -
MPG 15 City / 19 Hwy 17 City / 22 Hwy 16 City / 20 Hwy



Body Style 2 Door 4 Door 4 Door


Wheelbase(in) 95.4 105.9 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 152.8 183.9 178.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 75.0 72.8
Height, Overall (in) - TBD - 71.3 74.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Optional Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Optional
Convertible Soft Top Standard
Targa Roof Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3760 4050 4167

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain Optional
Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Optional
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Optional Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Optional Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.9 - TBD - 99.8
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 41.3 39.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.9 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 58.4 58.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 55.4 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 40.3 40.3 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 31.3 34.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.6 53.9 58.3
Second Hip Room (in) 44.7 51.0 46.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 61.2 66.8 65.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 17.2 27.9 35.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Optional Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Optional Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.8L/231 4.0L/241 4.0L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 202 @ 5200 259 @ 5600 261 @ 5600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 237 @ 4000 270 @ 4400 281 @ 4000
Transmission Manual Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.9 40.7 37.3


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 22 20
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 19.0 21.1


Suspension Type - Front Live Axle Double-Wishbone Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle 4-Link Multi-leaf
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar Solid Axle


Automatic Optional Standard
4-Speed Automatic Optional
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.