Compare 2017 Lexus RX vs 2017 Nissan Murano

2017 Lexus RX
2017 Nissan Murano
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RX 350 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RX RX 350 AWD 19 26 $41,718 $44,620
RX RX 350 F Sport AWD 19 26 $47,235 $50,520
RX RX 350 F Sport FWD 20 27 $45,926 $49,120
RX RX 350 FWD 20 27 $40,409 $43,220
RX RX 450h AWD 31 28 $49,853 $53,035
RX RX 450h F Sport AWD 31 28 $53,105 $56,495
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2017.5 AWD Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Murano 2017.5 AWD Platinum 21 28 $38,678 $41,210
Murano 2017.5 AWD S 21 28 $29,455 $31,370
Murano 2017.5 AWD SL 21 28 $36,513 $38,900
Murano 2017.5 AWD SV 21 28 $32,454 $34,570
Murano 2017.5 FWD Platinum 21 28 $37,179 $39,610
Murano 2017.5 FWD S 21 28 $27,956 $29,770
Murano 2017.5 FWD SL 21 28 $35,014 $37,300
Murano 2017.5 FWD SV 21 28 $30,955 $32,970
Murano AWD Platinum 21 28 $38,276 $40,780
Murano AWD S 21 28 $29,427 $31,340
Murano AWD SL 21 28 $36,354 $38,730
Murano AWD SV 21 28 $32,296 $34,400
Murano FWD Platinum 21 28 $36,775 $39,180
Murano FWD S 21 28 $27,927 $29,740
Murano FWD SL 21 28 $34,855 $37,130
Murano FWD SV 21 28 $30,796 $32,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,718
$38,678
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,620
$41,210
Monthly Payment Estimate
$744 / month
$687 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
As a style-conscious statement of indulgence, the Lexus RX shines like never before. Its looks are polarizing and it's not all that fun to drive even in F Sport form, but the RX continues to excel in many ways. The 2017 Nissan Murano is smooth and polished—and that may be just the ticket for buyers who want a high seating position and the availability of all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
121.3 108.1
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 59.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.8
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64 64.6
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 111.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 75.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 64.6
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 192.4
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 66.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.4 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.3 67
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.4 32.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 45
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 33.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 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)
13.3 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45.2 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/65VR18 P235/55TR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65VR18 P235/55TR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4387 4017
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/211 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6300 260 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.28 4.68
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 -
Trans Type
8 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 0.96
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 2.41 - 0.38
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX Nissan Murano
Body Style
Sport Utility 2017.5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
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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