2011 Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
vs. 2011 Nissan
Xterra PRO-4X

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

9.9

starting from

$40,040
"Another strong point: You name your preferred electronic feature, the Grand Cherokee's got it."
edmunds.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's controls
"Robust, refined chassis."
edmunds.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's build-quality

Reasons to buy the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

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Comparable towing weight
1650 lb
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
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Better suspension
Independent
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Quite powerful
290 HP @ 6,400 RPM
2011 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X

9.2

starting from

$30,480

Reasons to buy the Nissan Xterra PRO-4X

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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
9.5"
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Very inexpensive
$30,480
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Premium radio
Standard
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CD changer
Standard
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 6.6
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • Almost the same
  • The Grand Cherokee Limited can carry around 90% more weight, 1650 lb vs 881 lb
  • Almost the same, 68.7 ft3 vs 65.7 ft3
Cost 9.5 vs 10.0
2011 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X Winner: Xterra PRO-4X
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  • The best price we've seen is $9,560 cheaper (more than 20% less), $30,480 vs $40,040
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • Almost the same
  • The Grand Cherokee Limited has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 9 vs 8
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Performance 10.0 vs 9.9
Too close to call
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  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.9 vs 9.2

Luxury Features

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X Nissan
Xterra PRO-4X
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Grand Cherokee Limited's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Grand Cherokee Limited's power seats; not available on the Xterra PRO-4X
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Grand Cherokee Limited; the Xterra PRO-4X only offers cloth seats

Practicality

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Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X Nissan
Xterra PRO-4X
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 68.7 ft3 vs 65.7 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 54.6 ft3 vs 57.1 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1650 lb vs 881 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the Xterra PRO-4X, but the Grand Cherokee Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 6 vs 6 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X Nissan
Xterra PRO-4X
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MSRP $40,040 vs $30,480 The Xterra PRO-4X has a reasonable price, while the Grand Cherokee Limited is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 16 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Entertainment System

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Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X Nissan
Xterra PRO-4X
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Number of speakers 9 vs 8 The Grand Cherokee Limited has more speakers and the Xterra PRO-4X is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Xterra PRO-4X's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Grand Cherokee Limited does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Xterra PRO-4X's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Yes The {better} has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Grand Cherokee Limited; no amount of money can buy it on the Xterra PRO-4X

Safety Features

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Grand Cherokee Limited
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2011 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X Nissan
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system Uconnect vs None

Performance

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Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X Nissan
Xterra PRO-4X
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Horsepower 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 261 HP @ 5,600 RPM The Grand Cherokee Limited is fairly powerful, but the Xterra PRO-4X is not far behind
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Xterra PRO-4X has more gears and the Grand Cherokee Limited is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.7 lb/hp vs 16.9 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.1 ft vs 37.3 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Road Tests

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X Nissan
Xterra PRO-4X
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0-60 mph 8.4 seconds vs 7.7 seconds The Xterra PRO-4X has a good 0-60 time, but the Grand Cherokee Limited is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 128 ft vs 135 ft The Grand Cherokee Limited has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Xterra PRO-4X is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.3 s @ 86 mph vs 16.2 s @ 87 mph The Xterra PRO-4X's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Grand Cherokee Limited's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.73 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs 110 mph

Crash Test Ratings

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X Nissan
Xterra PRO-4X
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 3 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the Xterra PRO-4X
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

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