Compare 2014 Toyota Venza vs 2014 Nissan Murano

2014 Toyota Venza
2014 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 20 26 $25,575 $27,950
4-Door Wagon I4 AWD LE 20 26 $26,901 $29,400
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD LE 19 26 $27,090 $29,770
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD LE 18 25 $28,409 $31,220
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD XLE 20 26 $28,947 $31,810
4-Door Wagon I4 AWD XLE 20 26 $30,266 $33,260
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD XLE 19 26 $30,603 $33,630
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD XLE 18 25 $31,923 $35,080
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD Limited 19 26 $34,688 $38,120
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD Limited 18 25 $36,008 $39,570
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 18 24 $26,585 $28,530
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $28,250 $30,320
FWD 4-Door SV 18 24 $29,458 $31,620
AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $30,946 $33,220
FWD 4-Door SL 18 24 $33,048 $35,480
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $34,536 $37,080
FWD 4-Door LE 18 24 $35,364 $37,970
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $36,852 $39,570
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,575
$26,585
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,950
$28,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$466 / month
$476 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you don't need a rugged SUV, the 2014 Toyota Venza is a practical, even stylish alternative with some strong wagon and hatchback leanings. The 2014 Nissan Murano is stylish and refined, but lacks some of the space and efficiency found in competitors.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56.5 55.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60 59.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.2 43.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108 108.6
Front Hip Room (in)
56 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.4
Length, Overall (in)
189 189.9
Height, Overall (in)
63.4 67
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111.2
Liftover Height (in)
28 30.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 74.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.2 31.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
70.2 64
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.2 31.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 54.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 29.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 32.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.6
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 12.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 21.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/55SR19 P235/65TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/55SR19 P235/65TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3760 3841
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 5800 260 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
182 @ 4200 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7 L/163 3.5 L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 2.37 - 0.44
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.36 5.17
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 -
Trans Type
6 1
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Toyota Venza Nissan Murano
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 9.0
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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