Compare 2012 Nissan Murano vs 2012 Toyota Venza

2012 Nissan Murano
2012 Toyota Venza
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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
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4-Door Wgn I4 AWD LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 AWD LE 20 25 $26,422 $28,875
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 AWD XLE 20 25 $28,416 $31,225
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 FWD LE 21 27 $25,095 $27,425
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 FWD XLE 21 27 $27,097 $29,775
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 AWD LE 18 25 $27,937 $30,700
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 AWD Limited 18 25 $34,502 $37,915
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 AWD XLE 18 25 $30,076 $33,050
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 FWD LE 19 26 $26,618 $29,250
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 FWD Limited 19 26 $33,183 $36,465
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 FWD XLE 19 26 $28,756 $31,600

Pricing

Invoice Price

$35,878
$26,422

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$38,960
$28,875

Monthly Payment Estimate

$649 / month
$481 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
7.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

It's stylish and refined, but the 2012 Nissan Murano isn't the most space-efficient crossover. The 2012 Toyota Venza isn't pulse-raising, but its smooth styling and calming, practical, comfortable interior provide just what some families or empty-nesters want.

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Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

24 mpg 25 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

36.3 39.1

Front Head Room (in)

38.3 39.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

104.8 108

Second Hip Room (in)

55.4 56.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.6 60.0

Second Head Room (in)

38.1 39.3

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.7 59.1

Front Leg Room (in)

43.6 40.3

Front Hip Room (in)

54.8 56.0

Exterior Dimensions

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)

189.9 189.0

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

NA - TBD -

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 -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

32.5 - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

64.0 70.2

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 -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

29.6 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

31.6 30.7

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

54.7 - TBD -

Brakes

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

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

21.7 17.7

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

39.8 - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

18.5 15.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.1 40.7

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.2 2.9

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P235/65TR18 P245/55R19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/65TR18 P245/55R19

Spare Tire Size

T165/90D18 T165/90D18

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

525 150

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 1000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4096 3945

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel - TBD -

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 19 x 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 18 x 4

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 19 x 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

10.0 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

240 @ 4400 182 @ 4200

Engine Order Code

NA 1AR

Displacement

3.5L/- TBD - 2.7L/163

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

260 @ 6000 182 @ 5800

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

24 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 20

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

20 22

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.42

Trans Type

1 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA - TBD -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.76 4.14

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.90

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

5.17 2.27

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA - TBD -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.60

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.37-0.43 3.33

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Nissan Murano Toyota Venza

Body Style

Sport Utility 4 Door Wagon

Suspension

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

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.1 8.3

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 -

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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