Compare 2012 Ford Edge vs 2012 Nissan Murano vs 2012 Toyota Highlander

2012 Ford Edge
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2012 Nissan Murano
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2012 Toyota Highlander
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Edge 4-Door Limited AWD 18 25 $34,250 $36,785
Edge 4-Door Limited FWD 19 27 $32,566 $34,935
Edge 4-Door SE FWD 19 27 $26,323 $27,770
Edge 4-Door SEL AWD 18 25 $30,741 $32,930
Edge 4-Door SEL FWD 19 27 $29,057 $31,080
Edge 4-Door Sport AWD 17 23 $36,229 $38,960
Edge 4-Door Sport FWD 19 26 $34,545 $37,110
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2WD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Murano 2WD 4-Door LE 18 24 $35,878 $38,960
Murano 2WD 4-Door S 18 24 $27,601 $29,960
Murano 2WD 4-Door SL 18 24 $34,286 $37,230
Murano 2WD 4-Door SV 18 24 $30,884 $33,530
Murano AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $37,349 $40,560
Murano AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $29,073 $31,560
Murano AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $35,758 $38,830
Murano AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $32,355 $35,130
Murano CrossConvertible AWD 2-Door Convertible 17 22 $41,009 $44,540
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4WD 4-Door V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 17 22 $28,161 $30,845
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $33,959 $37,195
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,366 $35,450
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 20 25 $25,783 $28,240
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 SE 20 25 $29,987 $32,845
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 18 24 $26,838 $29,395
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $32,635 $35,745
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $31,042 $34,000
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 28 28 $35,617 $38,715
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Limited 28 28 $40,598 $44,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,250
$35,878
$28,161
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,785
$38,960
$30,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$613 / month
$649 / month
$514 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Ford Edge rises to the top of the five-seat crossover niche with forward-thinking technology and a gas-saving EcoBoost option. It's stylish and refined, but the 2012 Nissan Murano isn't the most space-efficient crossover. The 2012 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid to roomy, three-row family crossover wagons what the Camry is to mid-size sedans: comfortable, safe, and full-featured—but more than a little bland.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.6 36.3 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.3 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.4 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 59.6 59.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.4 104.8 145.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.1 40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.7 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 43.6 43.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.8 56.7
Third Head Room (in)
- - 36.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- - 55.0
Third Leg Room (in)
- - 29.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- - 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.0 74.1 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 63.4 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.4 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
184.2 189.9 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.0 67.0 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 63.4 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 111.2 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.2 31.6 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 32.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.9 64.0 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 29.6 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 1.1 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.1 x 0.6 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 21.7 19.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.2 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 18.5 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.3 38.1 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/60R18 P235/65TR18 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60R18 P235/65TR18 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/90D18 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 525 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4234 4096 4266
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.0 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4000 240 @ 4400 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
99C NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6500 260 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 5.17 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 NA 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.37-0.43 4.24
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 NA 1.52
Trans Type
6 1 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.76 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 NA 2.36
Trans Order Code
44J NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Edge Nissan Murano Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.9 0.79 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 0.98 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.1 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2011) 4 3
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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