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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 24 $27,601 $29,960
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $29,073 $31,560
2WD 4-Door SV 18 24 $30,884 $33,530
AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $32,355 $35,130
2WD 4-Door SL 18 24 $34,286 $37,230
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $35,758 $38,830
2WD 4-Door LE 18 24 $35,878 $38,960
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $37,349 $40,560
FWD 4-Door i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door i SV 20 27 $21,555 $22,190
FWD 4-Door i Sport 20 27 $22,337 $22,995
FWD 4-Door s Touring 18 24 $25,300 $26,455
FWD 4-Door i Touring 20 27 $25,826 $26,590
AWD 4-Door s Touring 17 21 $26,923 $28,155
FWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 18 24 $30,443 $31,840
AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 17 21 $32,066 $33,540
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,601
$21,555
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,960
$22,190
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$370 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line It's stylish and refined, but the 2012 Nissan Murano isn't the most space-efficient crossover. If you'd rather not be seen in a minivan and think most crossovers are a snooze to drive, the 2012 Mazda CX-7 is a great alternative.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 55.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 41.7
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 Volume (ft³) 108.6 101.7
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.0 64.8
Liftover Height (in) 30.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.4 63.9
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 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 189.9 184.3
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 29.9
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 58.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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 11.7 X 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 15.8
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 P215/70HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/65TR18 P215/70HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3889 3496
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 110
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 4400 161 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 6000 161 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.76 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.92
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37-0.43 3.62
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.28
Trans Type 1 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Nissan Murano Mazda CX-7
Suspension
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 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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