Compare 2010 Lexus RX 350 vs 2009 Nissan Murano

2010 Lexus RX 350
2009 Nissan Murano
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2WD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 18 23 $25,504 $27,680
2WD 4-Door SL 18 23 $26,930 $29,230
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $26,975 $29,280
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $28,401 $30,830
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $34,315 $37,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,049
$25,504
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,625
$27,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$461 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Lexus RX 350 leaves few owners wanting more luxury or practicality, but the "passionate pursuit of perfection" could use a little more passion. The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 59.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 108.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 7.4
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 67.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 111.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 74.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 64.5
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 - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.0 31.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
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)
12.2 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)
12.9 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 21.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.19
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 39.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R18 P235/65TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R18 P235/65TR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4178 3855
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD -
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
Aluminum 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
Displacement
3.5L/211 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 6200 265 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
257 @ 4700 248 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA VQ35
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic w/OD Automatic (CVT)
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.40 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Sequential-Shift Continuously Variable
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 NA
Summary
Body Style
4-Door SUV 4 Door Utility
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 350 Nissan Murano
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 -

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