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Compare 2014 Nissan Murano vs 2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Nissan Murano
2014 Toyota Highlander
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AWD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Murano AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $36,852 $39,570
Murano AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $28,250 $30,320
Murano AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $34,536 $37,080
Murano AWD 4-Door SV 18 23 $30,946 $33,220
Murano FWD 4-Door LE 18 24 $35,364 $37,970
Murano FWD 4-Door S 18 24 $26,585 $28,530
Murano FWD 4-Door SL 18 24 $33,048 $35,480
Murano FWD 4-Door SV 18 24 $29,458 $31,620
Murano CrossConvertible AWD 2-Door Convertible 17 22 $39,108 $41,995
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AWD 4-Door V6 Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $37,524 $41,100
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 LE 18 24 $29,199 $31,980
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 18 24 $31,225 $34,200
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $37,524 $41,100
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 18 24 $39,798 $43,590
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 XLE 18 24 $34,238 $37,500
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 LE 20 25 $26,673 $29,215
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 25 $36,191 $39,640
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 LE 19 25 $27,864 $30,520
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 19 25 $29,892 $32,740
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 25 $36,191 $39,640
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 19 25 $38,465 $42,130
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 XLE 19 25 $32,905 $36,040
Highlander Hybrid AWD 4-Door Limited 27 28 $43,185 $47,300
Highlander Hybrid AWD 4-Door Limited Platinum 27 28 $45,459 $49,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,852
$37,524
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,570
$41,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$660 / month
$685 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Nissan Murano is stylish and refined, but lacks some of the space and efficiency found in competitors. The 2014 Toyota Highlander covers familiar territory, without straying too far into Adventure Land.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 44.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.8 142.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.4 57.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 59.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39.6
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.6
Third Hip Room (in)
- 45.6
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 55
Third Leg Room (in)
- 27.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 8
Length, Overall (in)
189.9 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
67 68.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.8 42.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
29.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.5 83.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
31.8 13.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
54.7 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.9
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 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55TR20 P245/55SR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55TR20 P245/55SR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4155 4509
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 4.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - 0.44 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 4.15
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.42
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Nissan Murano Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.0 9.7 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3.0 (Est)
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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