Compare 2014 Nissan Murano vs 2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Nissan Murano
2014 Toyota Highlander
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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 I4 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 LE 20 25 $26,673 $29,215
FWD 4-Door V6 LE 19 25 $27,864 $30,520
AWD 4-Door V6 LE 18 24 $29,199 $31,980
FWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 19 25 $29,892 $32,740
AWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 18 24 $31,225 $34,200
FWD 4-Door V6 XLE 19 25 $32,905 $36,040
AWD 4-Door V6 XLE 18 24 $34,238 $37,500
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 25 $36,191 $39,640
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $37,524 $41,100
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 19 25 $38,465 $42,130
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 18 24 $39,798 $43,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,585
$26,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,530
$29,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$476 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Nissan Murano is stylish and refined, but lacks some of the space and efficiency found in competitors. The 2014 Toyota Highlander covers familiar territory, without straying too far into Adventure Land.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 40.7
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.4 57.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 59.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 44.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.6 145
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 55
Third Leg Room (in)
- 27.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 45.6
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.9
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 8
Length, Overall (in)
189.9 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
67 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 64.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.6 42.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
29.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64 83.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
31.6 13.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
54.7 -
Brakes
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
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
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 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65TR18 P245/60SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65TR18 P245/60SR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3841 4134
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 Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.7 L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6000 185 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400 184 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
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
Vehicle Name
Nissan Murano Toyota Highlander
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.0 8.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5.0 (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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