Compare Toyota FJ Cruiser vs. Jeep Wrangler vs. Nissan Xterra

Compare the Toyota FJ Cruiser against the Jeep Wrangler and Nissan Xterra. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the FJ Cruiser, Wrangler and Xterra 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 FJ Cruiser, Wrangler and Xterra. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2014 Jeep Wrangler 2014 Nissan Xterra
2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2014 Jeep Wrangler 2014 Nissan Xterra
RWD 4dr Auto (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr Auto (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Man (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Auto (Natl)
4WD 2dr Sport
  • 4WD 2dr Sport
  • 4WD 2dr Freedom Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Sport
  • 4WD 4dr Freedom Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 2dr Sahara
  • 4WD 2dr Polar Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Sport RHD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 2dr Rubicon
  • 4WD 2dr Rubicon X
  • 4WD 4dr Sahara
  • 4WD 4dr Dragon Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Polar Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Rubicon
  • 4WD 4dr Rubicon X
2WD 4dr Auto X
  • 2WD 4dr Auto X
  • 2WD 4dr Auto S
  • 4WD 4dr Auto X
  • 4WD 4dr Manual S
  • 4WD 4dr Auto S
  • 4WD 4dr Manual Pro-4X
  • 4WD 4dr Auto Pro-4X


MSRP $27,680 $22,395 $23,390
Invoice $25,743 $21,838 $22,415
Avg. Paid $19,533 $22,760 $17,488

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 6.9 7.7
Critics' Rating 7.5 8.3 7.9
Performance 7.5 7.9 7.4
Interior 6.9 6.9 6.7
Cost to Own 8.5 8.6 8.8
Safety 9.0 5.7 8.8
Reliability 4.5 2.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Great off-road capability
  • Great off-road capability
  • Standard four-wheel drive
  • Convertible SUV
  • Great off-road capability

  • Rivals are more comfortable for daily driving

  • Noisy cabin
  • Low fuel economy
  • Limited standard features
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Low safety score
  • Cheap cabin materials

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded V-6 4.0 L/241 Regular Unleaded V-6 3.6 L/220 Regular Unleaded V-6 4.0 L/241
MPG 16 City / 20 Hwy 17 City / 21 Hwy 16 City / 22 Hwy



Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility


Wheelbase(in) 105.9 95.4 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 163.8 178.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75 73.7 72.8
Height, Overall (in) 71.3 72.5 74.9

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Tires & Wheels

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


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 4700 2000 5000


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Optional Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Optional Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Optional Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 4 5
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 41.3 39.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 55.8 58.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 55.6 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 40.3 40.3 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 31.3 35.6 34.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 44.7 58.3
Second Hip Room (in) 51 44.7 46.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.8 55 65.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 27.9 12.8 36.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 27.9 12.8 36.3


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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Standard


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


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

Safety Features

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


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Optional Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Displacement 4.0 L/241 3.6 L/220 4.0 L/241
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 5600 285 @ 6400 261 @ 5600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 271 @ 4400 260 @ 4800 281 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 40.7 34.9 37.7


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17 (Est) 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21 (Est) 22
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 18.6 21.1


Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Leading Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Trailing Arm Leaf


Automatic Standard Optional Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
5-Speed Automatic Standard Optional Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual 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.