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Compare 2016 Nissan Murano vs 2015 Toyota Venza

2016 Nissan Murano
2015 Toyota Venza
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AWD 4-Door Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Murano AWD 4-Door Platinum 21 28 $38,276 $40,780
Murano AWD 4-Door Platinum Hybrid 26 30 $41,088 $43,780
Murano AWD 4-Door S 21 28 $29,427 $31,340
Murano AWD 4-Door SL 21 28 $36,354 $38,730
Murano AWD 4-Door SL Hybrid 26 30 $39,166 $41,730
Murano AWD 4-Door SV 21 28 $32,296 $34,400
Murano FWD 4-Door Platinum 21 28 $36,775 $39,180
Murano FWD 4-Door Platinum Hybrid 28 31 $39,588 $42,180
Murano FWD 4-Door S 21 28 $27,927 $29,740
Murano FWD 4-Door SL 21 28 $34,855 $37,130
Murano FWD 4-Door SL Hybrid 28 31 $37,667 $40,130
Murano FWD 4-Door SV 21 28 $30,796 $32,800
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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 26 $27,920 $30,515
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 AWD XLE 20 26 $30,539 $33,560
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 FWD LE 20 26 $26,594 $29,065
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 FWD XLE 20 26 $29,219 $32,110
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 AWD Limited 18 25 $36,345 $39,940
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 AWD XLE 18 25 $32,396 $35,600
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 FWD XLE 19 26 $31,077 $34,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,276
$27,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,780
$30,515
Monthly Payment Estimate
$680 / month
$509 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Smooth, quiet and comfortable, the 2016 Nissan Murano is a stylish choice for empty-nesters who aren't concerned with sportiness or off-road capability. The Toyota Venza gives up all SUV styling pretenses in favor of big-hatchback utility and a truly carlike atmosphere.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 59
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 40.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 56
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.1 108
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 60
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.6 63.4
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 28
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 75
Track Width, Front (in)
64.6 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 189
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
39.6 36.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.9 70.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
39.6 36.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 11.7
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 12.8
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)
19 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 40.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1499 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1499 1000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1499 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4017 3945
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)
150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 582
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400 182 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.7 L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6000 181 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
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)
2.41 - 0.38 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.68 4.36
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.42
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Nissan Murano Toyota Venza
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 8.0 (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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