Dont know much about xterras but
the rubicon has lockers, more ground clearance, solid axles which give you more suspension travel, short wheelbase better for offroad, american made...i can keep going.
If you dont get stuck, you're not trying hard enough.
The X had a lot more powerful engine (265 hp) and about the same mileage -
The X had e-select 4hi/4lo-very quick and easy to switch and the OR had a rear e-locker-
They both had about the same diff clearance and the X was very comfy, with more cargo area and could be driven all day with its powerful engine (V6) but was a little more top heavy and had the IFS in the front--they weren't to easy to lift and the aftermarket is pitifully small-
The JK Rubi has a gold mine Xfer case that the X doesn't have and also has e-swaybar disco's and the X didn't-the JK Rubi has the front e-locker and the X didn't-
The X has a "lift gate" which is not quite as handy as the JKs gate/window
i was looking at one before i got my jeep, 8900 bucks OTD for a 2001 xterra with 123k miles or 11500 bucks OTD with 2 year warrenty for a 2001 TJ sport with 66k miles. it was an easy choice...
now that i have the jeep im soooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! glad i got the wrangler and not the Nissan.
2001 TJ 4.0L Automatic, D35/30, both hard and soft top, full doors,JKS quicker Disconnects, 31" discoverer ATR, American racing 767 offset 15" wheel. ProComp Genuine steel bumpers front and back. glass pack muffler, Rugged Ridge extended fender flares, 130w KC daylighters, motorcycle light for reverse lights. 86,000k miles (11-7-2012)
I've seen Xtera's on the trail one time . . . I got to play bumper cowboy helping to keep their asses down going down the waterfall on Dishpan . . . it was fun to see them out on the trail but there's a pretty good reason that Jeeps out number Xtera's 1000 to 1 out on the trail.
Bite the hand that feeds you . . . you've had more than enough to eat already.
meh shows how little i know about import pos "Xterras" lol
I hate to be the one to post the bad news...I have an X and a YJ, the X was built in The USA and the YJ in Canada...the imports may be import engineered but they're still "Built in the USA". Just my 2 cents.
OH, and I'd never take the X on the trail!
You're never to old to have toys!
'90 YJ, 4" RC Suspension lift, 1" Shackle lift, SYE and CV, Holley Carb, 33/12.50/15 Dynapro M/T's. RIP my old friend.