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2012 Nissan Murano

2012 Toyota Highlander

  2012 Nissan Murano 2012 Toyota Highlander FWD 4-door V6 (SE) Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$29,960
$28,240
Invoice $27,601 $25,783
MPG
City/Highway
18/24 17/25
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line It's stylish and refined, but the 2012 Nissan Murano isn't the most space-efficient crossover. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Strong, smooth powertrain
  • Right-sized for urban duty
  • Coherent styling, outside and in
  • Refined, across the board

Dislikes:

  • Strange toothy grille
  • Visibility an issue
  • Interior feels a little tight
  • CVT and its lack of manual mode
  • Fairly high prices

Likes:

  • Fuel-efficient four-cyl and Hybrid versions
  • Hideaway feature for second row
  • Road-oriented AWD
  • Quiet, comfortable ride

Dislikes:

  • Soft suspension makes it drive 'bigger'
  • Steering too light on center
  • Small third-row seat is hard to access
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