Compare 2008 Mazda CX-7 vs 2009 Nissan Murano

2008 Mazda CX-7
2009 Nissan Murano
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AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-7 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $26,188 $28,000
CX-7 AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $23,811 $25,450
CX-7 AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $25,442 $27,200
CX-7 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 22 $24,603 $26,300
CX-7 FWD 4-Door Sport 17 22 $22,225 $23,750
CX-7 FWD 4-Door Touring 17 22 $23,857 $25,500
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2WD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Murano 2WD 4-Door S 18 23 $25,504 $27,680
Murano 2WD 4-Door SL 18 23 $26,930 $29,230
Murano AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $34,315 $37,260
Murano AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $26,975 $29,280
Murano AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $28,401 $30,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,188
$25,504
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,000
$27,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$467 / month
$461 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mazda CX-7 is a good choice for single folks or couples who might not prioritize backseat or cargo space but want sport-sedan performance with a lot more utility. The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.7 108.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 59.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 58.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 111.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.4
Length, Overall (in)
184.0 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
64.8 67.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.9 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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.6 64.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 X 0.7 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)
11.6 X 1.1 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.2 21.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.19
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/65TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/65TR18
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D18 T165/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
3929 3855
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.4 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.3L/138 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
244 @ 5000 265 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
DISI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 248 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA VQ35
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.75 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-7 Nissan Murano
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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