Compare 2011 Nissan Murano vs 2011 Toyota Highlander

2011 Nissan Murano
2011 Toyota Highlander
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2WD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 18 23 $26,985 $29,290
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $28,456 $30,890
2WD 4-Door SV 18 23 $30,269 $32,860
AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $31,740 $34,460
2WD 4-Door SL 18 23 $33,523 $36,400
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $34,995 $38,000
2WD 4-Door LE 18 23 $35,271 $38,300
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $36,742 $39,900
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FWD 4-Door L4 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door L4 Base 20 25 $25,647 $28,090
FWD 4-Door V6 Base 18 24 $26,700 $29,245
4WD 4-Door V6 Base 17 22 $28,025 $30,695
FWD 4-Door L4 SE 20 25 $29,851 $32,695
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $30,905 $33,850
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,229 $35,300
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $32,498 $35,595
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $33,822 $37,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,985
$25,647
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,290
$28,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$468 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
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. The very family-friendly Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid impress us with their space and versatility, but show no sign of enthusiasm.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 43.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.6 145.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.4 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 59.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 40.1
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42.3
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.0
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.0 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
189.9 188.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
29.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.6 42.3
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 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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)
3.2 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/90D18 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65TR18 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65TR18 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3889 3946
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400 186 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 2.7L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6000 187 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 4.36
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 0.61
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.76 4.15
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Nissan Murano Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
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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