Compare 2010 Lexus RX 350 vs 2010 Nissan Murano

2010 Lexus RX 350
2010 Nissan Murano
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2WD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 18 23 $26,111 $28,340
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $27,582 $29,940
2WD 4-Door SL 18 23 $28,061 $30,460
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $29,532 $32,060
2WD 4-Door LE 18 23 $34,177 $37,110
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $35,648 $38,710
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,049
$26,111
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,625
$28,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$472 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Lexus RX 350 leaves few owners wanting more luxury or practicality, but the "passionate pursuit of perfection" could use a little more passion. The 2010 Nissan Murano appeals to those who value style and refinement above absolute practicality.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 108.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 59.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 43.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 111.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 7.4
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 67.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.0 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)
80.3 64.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - 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)
12.9 x - TBD - 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)
19.2 21.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.19
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 39.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R18 P235/65TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R18 P235/65TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4178 3855
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
257 @ 4700 248 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA VQ35
Displacement
3.5L/211 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 6200 265 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.40 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Sequential-Shift Continuously Variable
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic w/OD Automatic (CVT)
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4-Door SUV 4 Door Utility
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 350 Nissan Murano
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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