Compare Nissan Xterra vs. Jeep Wrangler vs. GMC Terrain

Compare the Nissan Xterra against the Jeep Wrangler and GMC Terrain. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Xterra, Wrangler and Terrain stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Xterra, Wrangler and Terrain. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2010 Nissan Xterra 2010 Jeep Wrangler 2010 GMC Terrain
2010 Nissan Xterra 2010 Jeep Wrangler 2010 GMC Terrain
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
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
FWD 4dr SLE-1
  • FWD 4dr SLE-1
  • FWD 4dr SLE-2
  • AWD 4dr SLE-1
  • AWD 4dr SLE-2
  • FWD 4dr SLT-1
  • AWD 4dr SLT-1
  • FWD 4dr SLT-2
  • AWD 4dr SLT-2


MSRP $22,750 $21,165 $24,250
Invoice $21,566 $20,614 $23,038
Avg. Paid $12,551 $17,542 $15,145

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 6.9 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.6 7.8 9.2
Performance 7.7 7.4 8.2
Interior 7.3 6.5 8.5
Cost to Own 8.9 8.6 9.1
Safety 8.2 7.4 9.4
Reliability 4.0 2.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Good off-road abilities
  • Excellent off-road performance
  • Good fuel economy with four-cylinder engine
  • High-quality cabin and comfortable seats
  • Comfortable, refined ride
  • High safety ratings
  • Uncomfortable seating
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Subpar safety and reliability scores
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Mediocre acceleration and passing power
  • Poor safety and reliability ratings
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Uncomfortable rear seats
  • Cargo space falls short of class leaders

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 4.0L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.8L/231 Gas I4 2.4/146.5
MPG 16 City / 20 Hwy 15 City / 19 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door 2 Door 4 Door


Wheelbase(in) 106.3 95.4 112.5
Length, Overall (in) 178.7 152.8 185.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 73.7 72.8
Height, Overall (in) 74.9 - TBD - 66.3

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4167 3760 3853

Tires & Wheels

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


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Optional Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.8 102.9 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 41.3 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.0 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 55.8 55.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.6 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 40.3 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 35.6 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 61.6 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) 46.1 44.7 51.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 65.7 61.2 63.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 35.2 17.2 31.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)


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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Optional Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar 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 Standard Optional Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard


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

Safety Features

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


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional
Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 4.0L/- TBD - 3.8L/231 2.4/146.5
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 261 @ 5600 202 @ 5200 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 281 @ 4000 237 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 37.3 34.9 40.0


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 15 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 19 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.6 18.0


Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Live Axle Independent Strut-type
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-leaf Live Axle Independent Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Solid Axle w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs


Automatic Optional Standard
4-Speed Automatic Optional
6-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.