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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 Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 22 $22,225 $23,750
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 22 $23,857 $25,500
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 22 $24,603 $26,300
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $23,811 $25,450
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $25,442 $27,200
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $26,188 $28,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,504
$22,225
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,680
$23,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$461 / month
$396 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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 2008 Mazda CX-7 is a good choice for single folks or couples who might not prioritize backseat or cargo space but want sport-sedan performance with a lot more utility.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 55.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.6 101.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 54.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 39.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.4 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 58.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 67.0 64.8
Liftover Height (in) 30.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.4 63.5
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 73.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 188.5 184.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.8 29.9
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 58.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x 0.6 11.9 X 0.7
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 11.6 X 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 18.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.19 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size T165/90D18 T155/90D18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65TR18 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/65TR18 P235/60HR18
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 3710
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 9.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 248 @ 4400 258 @ 2500
Engine Order Code VQ35 NA
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 6000 244 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI DISI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.56
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again Automatic (CVT) NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.77 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) NA 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Murano Mazda CX-7
Body Style 4 Door Utility 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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