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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon I4 FWD (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD 21 29 $23,777 $26,275
4-Door Wagon I4 AWD 20 28 $25,090 $27,725
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD 19 26 $25,290 $28,100
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD 18 25 $26,595 $29,550
2WD 4-Door S
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Trim

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
$23,777
$25,504
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,275
$27,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$438 / month
$461 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Either as an alternative to a mid-size sedan or a taller crossover SUV, the 2010 Toyota Venza makes a lot of sense; it's just hard to muster much excitement. 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 21 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.2 43.6
Front Hip Room (in) 56.0 54.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.1
Second Hip Room (in) 56.5 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.0 59.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108 108.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 27.7 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 63.4
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 111.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 74.1
Track Width, Front (in) 64.2 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 7.4
Length, Overall (in) 189.0 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in) 63.4 67.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 30.7 31.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 70.1 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) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x - TBD - 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) 12.8 x - TBD - 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) 17.7 21.7
Steering
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.19
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.1 38.1
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/55R19 P235/65TR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/55R19 P235/65TR18
Spare Tire Size T165/90D18 T165/90D18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3760 3855
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 4 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 182 @ 4200 248 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA VQ35
Displacement 2.7L/163 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 5800 265 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.28 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Continuously Variable
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.33 NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 NA
Trans Type 6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Automatic (CVT)
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Utility
Vehicle Name Toyota Venza Nissan Murano
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-Link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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