Compare 2009 Nissan Murano vs 2009 Toyota Venza

2009 Nissan Murano
2009 Toyota Venza
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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 Wgn I4 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 AWD 18 25 $24,818 $27,425
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 FWD 19 26 $23,506 $25,975
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 AWD 18 25 $26,325 $29,250
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 FWD 19 26 $25,020 $27,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,504
$24,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,680
$27,425
Monthly Payment Estimate
$461 / month
$457 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior. The 2009 Toyota Venza adds another flavor to the crossover melting pot, but it's a mild one.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Sport utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.6 108
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 56.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.4 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 60.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
67.0 63.4
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 27.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 109.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 75.0
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 189.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.8 30.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.5 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.6 11.7 x - TBD -
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 12.8 x - TBD -
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 17.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.19 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 39.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/90D18 T165/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65TR18 P245/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65TR18 P245/55R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3855 3945
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4400 182 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
VQ35 NA
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 2.7L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 182 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.42
Trans Type
1 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic (CVT) NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 - TBD -
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 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Murano Toyota Venza
Body Style
4 Door Utility 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Dual-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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