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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 $26,985 $29,290
2WD 4-Door SV 18 23 $30,269 $32,860
2WD 4-Door SL 18 23 $33,523 $36,400
2WD 4-Door LE 18 23 $35,271 $38,300
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $28,456 $30,890
AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $31,740 $34,460
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $34,995 $38,000
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $36,742 $39,900
FWD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $35,363 $39,075
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $36,630 $40,475
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,985
$35,363
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,290
$39,075
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$651 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Nissan Murano isn't the most practical choice among crossovers, but it's a gem for style and refinement. Much of the appeal of the 2011 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h rests in the way they provide comfort and security to driver and passengers while sealing out the world.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 37.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 57.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 55.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 37.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.6 99.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.4 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 7.3
Length, Overall (in) 189.9 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.0 66.3
Liftover Height (in) 30.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.4 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 107.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 74.2
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 64.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 29.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.6 40.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 54.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 32.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 64.0 80.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x 0.6 12.2 x - TBD -
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 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 38.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electronic Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.8 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 14.8
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/65TR18 P235/60R18
Spare Tire Size T165/90D18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65TR18 P235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3889 4178
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 6000 275 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 4400 257 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.76 4.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37-0.43 3.30
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.42
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.71
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Nissan Murano Lexus RX 350
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
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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