Compare 2012 Ford Edge vs 2012 Nissan Murano

2012 Ford Edge
2012 Nissan Murano
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 19 27 $26,323 $27,770
4-Door FWD SEL 19 27 $29,057 $31,080
4-Door AWD SEL 18 25 $30,741 $32,930
4-Door FWD Limited 19 27 $32,566 $34,935
4-Door AWD Limited 18 25 $34,250 $36,785
4-Door FWD Sport 19 26 $34,545 $37,110
4-Door AWD Sport 17 23 $36,229 $38,960
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2WD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 18 24 $27,601 $29,960
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $29,073 $31,560
2WD 4-Door SV 18 24 $30,884 $33,530
AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $32,355 $35,130
2WD 4-Door SL 18 24 $34,286 $37,230
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $35,758 $38,830
2WD 4-Door LE 18 24 $35,878 $38,960
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $37,349 $40,560
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,323
$27,601
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,770
$29,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$463 / month
$499 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Ford Edge rises to the top of the five-seat crossover niche with forward-thinking technology and a gas-saving EcoBoost option. It's stylish and refined, but the 2012 Nissan Murano isn't the most space-efficient crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
FWD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 59.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.4 108.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 43.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.6 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.4
Length, Overall (in)
184.2 189.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
67.0 67.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 111.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.0 74.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 32.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.9 64.0
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 - 29.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.2 31.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 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)
- TBD - 12.6 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 21.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.3 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P235/65TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P235/65TR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4056 3889
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4000 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99C NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6500 260 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.37-0.43
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 NA
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Edge Nissan Murano
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.9 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2011) 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 9.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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