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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE (Natl)
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Trim

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 V6 AWD LE 18 25 $27,937 $30,700
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD XLE 21 27 $27,097 $29,775
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
2WD 4-Door S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $37,349 $40,560
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $35,758 $38,830
AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $32,355 $35,130
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $29,073 $31,560
2WD 4-Door LE 18 24 $35,878 $38,960
2WD 4-Door SL 18 24 $34,286 $37,230
2WD 4-Door SV 18 24 $30,884 $33,530
2WD 4-Door S 18 24 $27,601 $29,960
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,095
$27,601
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,425
$29,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$457 / month
$499 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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) 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 21.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.7 38.1
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
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/55R19 P235/65TR18
Spare Tire Size T165/90D18 T165/90D18
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 525
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3760 3889
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 4 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 5800 260 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
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 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 24
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Wagon Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Toyota Venza Nissan Murano
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-Link Multi-link
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
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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