Compare 2014 Nissan Murano vs 2014 Lexus RX 350

2014 Nissan Murano
2014 Lexus RX 350
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 18 24 $26,585 $28,530
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $28,250 $30,320
FWD 4-Door SV 18 24 $29,458 $31,620
AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $30,946 $33,220
FWD 4-Door SL 18 24 $33,048 $35,480
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $34,536 $37,080
FWD 4-Door LE 18 24 $35,364 $37,970
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $36,852 $39,570
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $37,177 $39,760
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $38,486 $41,160
AWD 4-Door F Sport 18 26 $44,368 $47,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,585
$37,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,530
$39,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$476 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
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
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.4 54.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 64.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.5 -
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 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.9
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 19.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 38.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3841 4178
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
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
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
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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