Compare 2012 Toyota Venza vs 2012 Nissan Murano

2012 Toyota Venza
2012 Nissan Murano
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4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE 21 27 $25,095 $27,425
4-Door Wagon I4 AWD LE 20 25 $26,422 $28,875
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD LE 19 26 $26,618 $29,250
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD XLE 21 27 $27,097 $29,775
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD LE 18 25 $27,937 $30,700
4-Door Wagon I4 AWD XLE 20 25 $28,416 $31,225
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD XLE 19 26 $28,756 $31,600
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD XLE 18 25 $30,076 $33,050
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD Limited 19 26 $33,183 $36,465
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD Limited 18 25 $34,502 $37,915
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2WD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 18 24 $27,601 $29,960
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $29,073 $31,560
2WD 4-Door SV 18 24 $30,884 $33,530
AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $32,355 $35,130
2WD 4-Door SL 18 24 $34,286 $37,230
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $35,758 $38,830
2WD 4-Door LE 18 24 $35,878 $38,960
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $37,349 $40,560
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,095
$27,601
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,425
$29,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$457 / month
$499 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Toyota Venza isn't pulse-raising, but its smooth styling and calming, practical, comfortable interior provide just what some families or empty-nesters want. It's stylish and refined, but the 2012 Nissan Murano isn't the most space-efficient crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 43.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108 108.6
Front Hip Room (in)
56.0 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.5 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 59.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.7
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)
189.0 189.9
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 - 29.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.7 31.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 32.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
70.2 64.0
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 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 38.1
Tires
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
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 525
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3760 3889
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum 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 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum 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
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
182 @ 4200 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
1AR NA
Displacement
2.7L/163 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 5800 260 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.37-0.43
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.14 1.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Venza Nissan Murano
Body Style
4 Door Wagon Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA 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
8.0 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4
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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