Compare 2013 Acura RDX vs 2013 Nissan Murano

2013 Acura RDX
2013 Nissan Murano
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,540 $35,720
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $36,965 $39,420
RDX FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,245 $34,320
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,669 $38,020
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2WD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Murano 2WD 4-Door LE 18 24 $34,884 $37,880
Murano 2WD 4-Door S 18 24 $26,203 $28,440
Murano 2WD 4-Door SL 18 24 $32,594 $35,390
Murano 2WD 4-Door SV 18 24 $29,044 $31,530
Murano AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $36,355 $39,480
Murano AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $27,849 $30,230
Murano AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $34,066 $36,990
Murano AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $30,516 $33,130
Murano CrossConvertible AWD 2-Door Convertible 17 22 $41,009 $44,540

Pricing

Invoice Price

$33,540
$34,884

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$35,720
$37,880

Monthly Payment Estimate

$595 / month
$631 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2013 Acura RDX improves on the sporty crossover theme with refined ride quality, more features, and better fuel economy. The 2013 Nissan Murano trades away some utility and space-efficiency in the name of style and refinement.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

53.8 55.4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.6 59.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

103.5 104.8

Second Head Room (in)

38.1 38.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.2 58.7

Front Leg Room (in)

42.0 43.6

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

55.7 54.8

Second Leg Room (in)

38.3 36.3

Front Head Room (in)

38.7 38.3

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

63.1 63.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.1 7.4

Length, Overall (in)

183.5 189.9

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - NA

Height, Overall (in)

66.1 67.0

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - 30.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.4 63.4

Wheelbase (in)

105.7 111.2

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - NA

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.7 74.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

61.3 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)

26.1 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)

12.0 x - TBD - 13.1 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 - TBD - 13.6 x 1.1

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16.0 21.7

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.0 18.5

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.0 38.1

Steering Type

Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.74 3.2

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - 39.8

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/60VR18 P235/65TR18

Spare Tire Size

NA T165/90D18

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/60VR18 P235/65TR18

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 525

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 3500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3838 4096

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA 18 x 7.5

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

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 Torque @ RPM

251 @ 5000 240 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.5L/212 3.5L/- TBD -

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

273 @ 6200 260 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 18

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 20

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.484 NA

Trans Type

6 1

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.754 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.269 1.76

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.094 NA

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.250 5.17

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.065 NA

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.555 NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.359 2.37-0.43

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura RDX Nissan Murano

Body Style

Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.87 0.98

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-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)

0.75 0.79

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- TBD - 5

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.3 9.1

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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