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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door S
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 18 24 $26,203 $28,440
2WD 4-Door SV 18 24 $29,044 $31,530
2WD 4-Door SL 18 24 $32,594 $35,390
2WD 4-Door LE 18 24 $34,884 $37,880
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $27,849 $30,230
AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $30,516 $33,130
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $34,066 $36,990
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $36,355 $39,480
FWD 4-Door I4 (Natl)
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Engine

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 20 25 $26,494 $29,020
FWD 4-Door V6 18 24 $27,751 $30,395
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $31,553 $34,560
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $34,649 $37,950
4WD 4-Door V6 17 22 $29,074 $31,845
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,876 $36,010
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $35,972 $39,400
FWD 4-Door I4 Plus 20 25 $27,824 $30,475
FWD 4-Door V6 Plus 18 24 $29,079 $31,850
4WD 4-Door V6 Plus 17 22 $30,402 $33,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,203
$26,494
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,440
$29,020
Monthly Payment Estimate
$474 / month
$484 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Nissan Murano trades away some utility and space-efficiency in the name of style and refinement. No matter which facet or dimension you measure--except excitement--the 2013 Toyota Highlander offers competent performance, great space, and good value.
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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
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
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 59.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 43.2
Third Head Room (in) - 36.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 55.0
Third Leg Room (in) - 29.9
Third Hip Room (in) - 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.0 68.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 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) 13.6 x 1.1 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 19.2
Steering
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 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 38.7
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size T165/90D18 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3889 3946
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17 4.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.76 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Nissan Murano Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 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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