Compare 2009 Dodge Nitro vs 2009 Nissan Murano

2009 Dodge Nitro
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2WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $20,941 $22,240
4WD 4-Door SE 15 21 $22,488 $23,900
2WD 4-Door R/T 16 21 $23,075 $24,560
2WD 4-Door SLT 16 22 $23,075 $24,560
4WD 4-Door R/T 16 20 $24,622 $26,220
4WD 4-Door SLT 15 21 $24,622 $26,220
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2WD 4-Door S
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.6
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
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 39.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.4
Length, Overall (in)
178.9 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 21.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 38.1
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
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 P235/65TR18
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3971 3855
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
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
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
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Utility
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Nissan Murano
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Multi-link
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5

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