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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $20,941 $22,240
2WD 4-Door SLT 16 22 $23,075 $24,560
2WD 4-Door R/T 16 21 $23,075 $24,560
4WD 4-Door SE 15 21 $22,488 $23,900
4WD 4-Door SLT 15 21 $24,622 $26,220
4WD 4-Door R/T 16 20 $24,622 $26,220
2WD 4-Door S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 18 23 $25,504 $27,680
2WD 4-Door SL 18 23 $26,930 $29,230
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $26,975 $29,280
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $28,401 $30,830
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $34,315 $37,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,941
$25,504
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,240
$27,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / month
$461 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
7.2
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TCC Rating
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8.6
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 43.6
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 108.6
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 40.1
Second Hip Room (in) 47.4 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 59.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 40.8 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 67.0
Liftover Height (in) 33.3 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 63.4
Wheelbase (in) 108.8 111.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 74.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 7.4
Length, Overall (in) 178.9 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.1 31.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 65.2 64.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 0.5 12.1 x 0.6
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 21.7
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.42 3.19
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T165/90D18
Front Tire Order Code TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P225/75R16 P235/65TR18
Rear Tire Order Code TRY NA
Front Tire Size P225/75R16 P235/65TR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3971 3855
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 248 @ 4400
Engine Order Code EKG VQ35
Displacement 3.7L/226 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 265 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Type 4 1
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Automatic (CVT)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 NA
Trans Order Code DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Continuously Variable
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Nitro Nissan Murano
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
 
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