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 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
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 Leg Room (in)
38.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 21.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.8
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/65TR18
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3838 4096
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
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
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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Nissan Murano
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5
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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