2015 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2015 Nissan Xterra

Off-road enthusiasts in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge are probably familiar with the 2015 Jeep Wrangler and the 2015 Nissan Xterra. These are two of the frontrunners in their class of off-road powerhouses. It can be difficult to sort between the many similarities and differences between the two, so we’ve pit the two against each other to help you in your search.

Trim Levels and Price

With the Wrangler and Xterra, Medicine Hat drivers have a variety of options when it comes to trim levels:

  • The Jeep Wrangler’s trim levels are organized in three categories: Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon. There are Unlimited versions of each for further customization. The Sport starts at $20,195 and includes tow hooks, a tinted windshield, electronic stability control with hill start assist, and more. The Sport S ($25,345) tacks on more interior refinements. The Sahara ($31,570) adds 18-inch aluminum wheels, heavy-duty suspension, and remote keyless entry. Finally the Rubicon, at $34,570, includes the Dana 44 heavy-duty front axle, performance suspension, and the Rock-Trac heavy-duty part-time four wheel drive system.
  • The Nissan Xterra comes in two different trim levels: the S and the Pro-4X. The S, priced at $34,013, comes with power door locks, remote keyless entry, a tubular roof rack, and an anti-lock braking system. The Pro-4X ($35,998) adds fog lights, 16-inch machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and leather seating surfaces.

It should be apparent that Lethbridge drivers will get more for less with the 2015 Wrangler.


Both the Wrangler and Xterra have built their identity around off-road capability. On the Wrangler, everything from the suspension to the tires and powertrain are engineered for off-road success. Trail Rated across all trim levels, the Wrangler includes advanced off-road features like heavy-duty suspension with locating arms, track/stabilizer bars, and a front steering damper. The Command-Track shift-on-the-fly feature makes it easy for drivers to quickly change between two-wheel and four-wheel drive.

The Xterra utilizes heavy-duty steel suspension, available hill descent control and hill start assist, and a electronic locking rear differential for advanced traction.

Powertrain and Efficiency

The Wrangler is powered by the 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 engine with a best-in-class 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque for ultimate off-road power. Two-door models equipped with a six-speed manual transmission still manage 14.2 L/100 km in the city and 11 L/100 km on the highway.

The Xterra gets its off-road muscle from the 4.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine and continuously variable valve timing system. The Xterra pulls off 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque while manages 16 L/100 km in the city and 12 L/100 km on the highway.

The 2015 Jeep Wrangler not only gives Medicine Hat more power, but it offers superior fuel economy, too.

Test Drive the 2015 Jeep Wrangler at Jackson Dodge

We have the 2015 Jeep Wrangler at Jackson Dodge. Our expert sales representatives are happy to arrange a test drive and answer any questions you may have. We are located at 1500 Strachan Road S.E. in Medicine Hat, AB, just a short drive from Lethbridge.