Compare 2013 Nissan Murano vs 2013 Lexus RX 350

2013 Nissan Murano
2013 Lexus RX 350
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2WD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 18 24 $26,203 $28,440
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $27,849 $30,230
2WD 4-Door SV 18 24 $29,044 $31,530
AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $30,516 $33,130
2WD 4-Door SL 18 24 $32,594 $35,390
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $34,066 $36,990
2WD 4-Door LE 18 24 $34,884 $37,880
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $36,355 $39,480
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $37,083 $39,660
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $38,392 $41,060
AWD 4-Door F Sport 18 26 $44,274 $47,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,203
$37,083
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,440
$39,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$474 / month
$661 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Nissan Murano trades away some utility and space-efficiency in the name of style and refinement. The 2013 Lexus RX is plush and premium, and it delivers on that luxury impression, but it's not the over-the-top lavish expression some might seek.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.500
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 43.100
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 55.500
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 36.800
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.000
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.6 99.700
Second Hip Room (in)
55.4 54.500
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 57.900
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 37.700
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.0 67.700
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.800
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 107.900
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 74.200
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 64.200
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 7.300
Length, Overall (in)
189.9 187.800
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 40.000
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 80.300
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x 0.6 12.200 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)
13.6 x 1.1 12.900 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 19.200
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 38.800
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.790
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.8 40.000
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 14.800
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/90D18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P235/65TR18 P235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P235/65TR18 P235/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 525
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3889 4178
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA N/A
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.76 4.148
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.900
Trans Order Code
NA N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 4.398
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.608
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37-0.43 3.300
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.420
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Nissan Murano Lexus RX 350
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 Double-Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4 (2012)
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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