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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 $28,336 $29,995
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd 16 21 $30,727 $32,595
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $32,937 $34,995
4-Door 7-Pass 16 21 $29,081 $30,995
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd 16 21 $31,483 $33,595
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $33,690 $35,995
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/DVD/Nav 16 21 $35,352 $37,795
4-Door 5-Pass Special Edition 16 21 $29,539 $31,295
4-Door 7-Pass Special Edition 16 21 $29,644 $31,595
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
$28,336
$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 2009 Subaru Tribeca has a different personality than other mid-size crossovers, and it’s worth consideration for those who haven’t found the right look and feel. 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 Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.2 108.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 40.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 59.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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) 8.3 NA
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 21.7
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40 39.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.0 18.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T165/90D18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 P235/65TR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/55HR18 P235/65TR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4140 3855
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 490 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 247 @ 4400 248 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA VQ35
Displacement 3.6L/221.5 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 256 @ 6000 265 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas 6-cyl Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
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
Trans Type 5 1
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again w/Sportshift Automatic (CVT)
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Tribeca Nissan Murano
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front Strut Type Independent Strut
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
 
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