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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $37,349 $40,560
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $35,758 $38,830
AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $32,355 $35,130
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $29,073 $31,560
2WD 4-Door LE 18 24 $35,878 $38,960
2WD 4-Door SL 18 24 $34,286 $37,230
2WD 4-Door SV 18 24 $30,884 $33,530
2WD 4-Door S 18 24 $27,601 $29,960
4-Door 3.6R Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 3.6R Premium 16 21 $28,727 $30,595
4-Door 3.6R Limited 16 21 $30,657 $32,595
4-Door 3.6R Touring 16 21 $33,703 $35,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,601
$28,727
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,960
$30,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$510 / 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. The 2012 Subaru Tribeca has excellent all-weather handling and top-notch safety, though it's fallen behind the curve in features and interior appointments.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 38.2
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 57.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.6 133.5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 58.1
Third Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Third Head Room (in) - 36.2
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 51.3
Third Leg Room (in) - 30.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 189.9 191.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.0 66.7
Liftover Height (in) 30.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 108.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 73.9
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 8.3
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 37.6
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 74.4
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 12.6 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 12.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 16.9
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 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.8 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/65TR18 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size T165/90D18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65TR18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3889 4173
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 6000 256 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas Flat 6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 4400 247 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/222
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/Sportshift
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.76 2.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.26
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37-0.43 3.54
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.47
Trans Type 1 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Nissan Murano Subaru Tribeca
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
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 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 3
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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