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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 18 24 $26,585 $28,530
2WD 4-Door SV 18 24 $29,458 $31,620
2WD 4-Door SL 18 24 $33,048 $35,480
2WD 4-Door LE 18 24 $35,364 $37,970
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $28,250 $30,320
AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $30,946 $33,220
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $34,536 $37,080
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $36,852 $39,570
FWD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door F Sport 18 26 $44,368 $47,450
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $38,486 $41,160
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $37,177 $39,760
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,585
$37,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,530
$39,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$476 / month
$663 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Nissan Murano is stylish and refined, but lacks some of the space and efficiency found in competitors. While the 2014 Lexus RX may not be over-the-top luxurious, it's a plush, lavish crossover that delivers the right premium impression.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 57.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 57.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 43.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.6 99.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 55.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 39
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.4 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 7.3
Length, Overall (in) 189.9 187.8
Height, Overall (in) 67 66.7
Liftover Height (in) 30.8 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.4 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 107.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 74.2
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 64.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 64 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 31.6 40
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 54.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.6 40
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 29.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 32.5 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 12.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 12.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 38.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/65TR18 P235/60VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/65TR18 P235/60VR18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 3500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3841 4178
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 -
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 4400 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5 L/213 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.77 4.15
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 - 0.44 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17 4.40
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.61
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.42
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.71
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Nissan Murano Lexus RX 350
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.0 8.6 (Est)
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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