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Selected Style 4-Door 5-Pass
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 5-Pass 16 21 $28,311 $29,995
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd 16 21 $30,702 $32,595
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $32,912 $34,995
4-Door 7-Pass 16 21 $29,056 $30,995
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd 16 21 $31,458 $33,595
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $33,665 $35,995
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/DVD/Nav 16 21 $35,327 $37,795
2WD 4-Door S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 18 23 $25,504 $27,680
2WD 4-Door SL 18 23 $26,930 $29,230
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $26,975 $29,280
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $28,401 $30,830
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $34,315 $37,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,311
$25,504
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$27,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$461 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is mainstream now, in style and performance. The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.2 108.6
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 59.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 39.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.9 74.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 7.4
Length, Overall (in) 191.5 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 44 NA
Height, Overall (in) 66.4 67.0
Liftover Height (in) 29.2 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 63.4
Wheelbase (in) 108.2 111.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 32.9 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 67.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 74.4 64.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 43.3 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 44.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 37.6 31.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.2 12.6 x 1.1
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) 12.4 x 0.71 12.1 x 0.6
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 21.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 39.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.0 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 38.1
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.19
Tires
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 P235/65TR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/55HR18 P235/65TR18
Spare Tire Size Compact T165/90D18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4140 3855
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 490 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 130
Engine
Displacement 3.6L/221.5 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 256 @ 6000 265 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas 6-cyl Gas V6
Fuel System MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 247 @ 4400 248 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA VQ35
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
Transmission
Trans Type 5 1
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again w/Sportshift Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.37 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.26 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Tribeca (Natl) Nissan Murano
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .55 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .98 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front Strut Type Independent Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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