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Compare 2012 Mazda CX-7 vs 2012 Nissan Murano

2012 Mazda CX-7
2012 Nissan Murano
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AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-7 AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 17 21 $32,066 $33,540
CX-7 AWD 4-Door s Touring 17 21 $26,923 $28,155
CX-7 FWD 4-Door i SV 20 27 $21,555 $22,190
CX-7 FWD 4-Door i Sport 20 27 $22,337 $22,995
CX-7 FWD 4-Door i Touring 20 27 $25,826 $26,590
CX-7 FWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 18 24 $30,443 $31,840
CX-7 FWD 4-Door s Touring 18 24 $25,300 $26,455
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,066
$35,878
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,540
$38,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$559 / month
$649 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you'd rather not be seen in a minivan and think most crossovers are a snooze to drive, the 2012 Mazda CX-7 is a great alternative. It's stylish and refined, but the 2012 Nissan Murano isn't the most space-efficient crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 59.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 104.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 7.4
Length, Overall (in)
184.3 189.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
64.8 67.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.6 64.0
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
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 29.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.9 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 -
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)
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)
11.7 X 1.1 12.6 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.2 21.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/65TR18
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D18 T165/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/65TR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4001 4096
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Engine
Displacement
2.3L/138 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
244 @ 5000 260 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
Trans Type
6 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 1.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.74 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.14 2.37-0.43
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-7 Nissan Murano
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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