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Nissan Xterra vs. Jeep Wrangler Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending December 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2007 - 2016 Jeep Wrangler Reliability by Generation2007 - 2016 Jeep Wrangler
42.5714285714% Best 112% Worst
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2005 - 2015 Nissan Xterra Reliability by Generation2005 - 2015 Nissan Xterra
20.8571428571% Best 74% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Nissan Xterra

Nissan Xterra Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
In spite of the fact that this car normally receives a reliability rating of 5/10, I have found that if you perform the required preventive maintenance, the car will provide outstanding reliability. full 2012 Nissan Xterra review
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Bulletproof. Drive and enjoy. Wear and tear is the only things you will care about. Trust me, I owned 4 of them, and they all are still in the family. This vehicle withstands a real abuse. If you do minimal maintenance - it will serve you for 10 years at least. full 2012 Nissan Xterra review
2008 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
I've had my X for almost two years now and have had absolutely no problems. I get my scheduled maintenance done at the dealer and change my oil myself ever 3,500 miles. This has been a very reliable vehicle full 2008 Nissan Xterra review
2006 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Body-on-frame construction offers better rigidity and durability for off road use than a unibody. full 2006 Nissan Xterra review
2006 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
We have only had one issue with the vehicle in 4.5 years and nearly 60,000 miles and that is the serpentine belt tensioner need to be replaced under warranty. There is some black trim that has faded, but the structural integrity is the same as new. full 2006 Nissan Xterra review
2005 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Same engine as 350Z has a good reputation as being reliable. Timing Chain and 100K tune ups. full 2005 Nissan Xterra review
2004 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Nissan has a good reputation full 2004 Nissan Xterra review
2001 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
for the most part this truck has been very reliable, only minor things like power window issues after 60,000 miles but other then a couple of windows power not working completely its been great full 2001 Nissan Xterra review
Nissan Xterra Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
Interior materials are not particularly durable for an SUV marketed to people who actually use them to go off road and to partake in outdoor activites. Have had a coolant hose and power sterring hose go bad for no apparent reason. full 2003 Nissan Xterra review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
I know that I can go anywhere at anytime with this car. It fires up, handles well in rain, sleet, snow, ice, dry, on road and off. full 2009 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Engine is bullet proof. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
HUGE disappointment! TERRIBLE construction. WORST fit and finish. My Jeep Wranglers soft top roof leaked from the start. I blew THOUSANDS of dollars over four years of ownership trying to get Jeep dealership to repair the problem. No luck. Always got the run around. At one point, Jeep repair even admitted '...of course it leaks. It's a Wrangler.' Every time it rained, I'd have half an inch of water on the floor, and dashboard soaked. Seats were like sponges. I was tired of the Jeep bullsh*t and sold it off with 30k miles. Heartbreaking. Wranglers are fun, but very very unreliable and breathtaking how POORLY built they are. Don't waste your money. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
I simply like the fact that they have a history of being reliable. I’m not basing that on any study or any collection of stats that I’ve seen. I’m just basing it on my experience and the experience of my Jeep friends. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
The Jeep is solid...I expect it to last. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Brand is known for its off road strength. that is certainly reflect in this new model full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Built very tough with a full frame and axles. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
past experience with the jeep brand full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Prior experience has shown to be reliable and so far so good on this one full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2007 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Being a new model, the JK has certainly had its share of issues, but from an off-road standpoint it is a very strong and reliable vehicle full 2007 Jeep Wrangler review
Jeep Wrangler Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Needed a new engine at 44000kms. Not good. full 2011 Jeep Wrangler review
2010 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
At 18,000 miles the differential started leaking and the clock spring failed requiring a major repair. I drive mainly highway miles in nice weather. full 2010 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Vehicle has a lot of issues..leaky roofs, clunky steering, electrical problems ect.. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2008 2dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Roof will leak badly no matter what model you buy. Hard top or soft top. It's insulting how badly made Jeeps are. Think I'm kidding? Search 'leaking jeep roof' on YouTube and you'll see tons of videos from owners like me documenting how BADLY jeeps leak. Like a running faucet on your damn head. full 2008 Jeep Wrangler review
2007 4dr SUV 202-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
4 visits to dealership over 6 months trying to solve "death wobble" problem. Over $2,000 worth of work done (covered by extended warranty), including completely rebuilt steering assembly, etc. Still did not fix problem. Traded in at 50k miles. full 2007 Jeep Wrangler review