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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door S
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Drivetrain

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
FWD 4-Door I4 (Natl)
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Engine

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 20 25 $25,783 $28,240
FWD 4-Door I4 SE 20 25 $29,987 $32,845
FWD 4-Door V6 18 24 $26,838 $29,395
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $31,042 $34,000
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $32,635 $35,745
4WD 4-Door V6 17 22 $28,161 $30,845
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,366 $35,450
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $33,959 $37,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,601
$25,783
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,960
$28,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$471 / 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 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid to roomy, three-row family crossover wagons what the Camry is to mid-size sedans: comfortable, safe, and full-featured—but more than a little bland.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 7
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
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 Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 10.3
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 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 -
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 38.7
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
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - 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) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.76 4.15
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 NA
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
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 9.1 8.3
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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