Compare 2009 Nissan Murano vs 2008 Subaru Tribeca

2009 Nissan Murano
2008 Subaru Tribeca
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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
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4-Door 5-Pass
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tribeca (Natl) 4-Door 5-Pass 16 21 $28,311 $29,995
Tribeca (Natl) 4-Door 5-Pass Ltd 16 21 $30,702 $32,595
Tribeca (Natl) 4-Door 5-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $32,912 $34,995
Tribeca (Natl) 4-Door 7-Pass 16 21 $29,056 $30,995
Tribeca (Natl) 4-Door 7-Pass Ltd 16 21 $31,458 $33,595
Tribeca (Natl) 4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/DVD/Nav 16 21 $35,327 $37,795
Tribeca (Natl) 4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $33,665 $35,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,504
$28,311
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,680
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$461 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior. The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is mainstream now, in style and performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.6 104.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.4 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
67.0 66.4
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 29.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 108.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 191.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA 44
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.8 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA 32.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 67.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.5 74.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA 43.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.6 12.4 x 0.71
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)
12.6 x 1.1 12.3 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.19 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.8 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 18.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/90D18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65TR18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65TR18 P255/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3855 4140
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 490
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4400 247 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
VQ35 NA
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/221.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 256 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-cyl
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.47
Trans Type
1 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic (CVT) w/Sportshift
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 2.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.26
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.54
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Murano Subaru Tribeca (Natl)
Body Style
4 Door Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Upper A-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Strut Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 .55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 .98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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