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Selected Style 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
FWD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 23 $33,742 $37,700
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $34,995 $39,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,504
$33,742
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,680
$37,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$461 / month
$628 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. The 2009 Lexus RX 350 is a well-liked, competitive utility vehicle that has everything but personality.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 39.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.4 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 57.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 42.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.6 102.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 30.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.4 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 72.6
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 7.1
Length, Overall (in) 188.5 186.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.0 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.8 38.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 64.5 84.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA - TBD -
Brakes
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) 12.6 x 1.1 12.6 x - TBD -
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) 12.1 x 0.6 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 19.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.19 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65TR18 225/65SR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/65TR18 225/65SR17
Spare Tire Size T165/90D18 225/65SR17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3855 3870
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 248 @ 4400 251 @ 4700
Engine Order Code VQ35 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.52
Trans Type 1 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again Automatic (CVT) NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.77 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.36
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) NA 4.24
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Murano Lexus RX 350
Body Style 4 Door Utility 4-Door SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
 
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