Compare 2018 Nissan Murano vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Nissan Murano
2018 Toyota Highlander
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AWD Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Murano AWD Platinum 21 28 $41,322 $44,030
Murano AWD S 21 28 $30,608 $32,600
Murano AWD SL 21 28 $37,825 $40,300
Murano AWD SV 21 28 $33,701 $35,900
Murano FWD Platinum 21 28 $39,823 $42,430
Murano FWD S 21 28 $29,108 $31,000
Murano FWD SL 21 28 $36,326 $38,700
Murano FWD SV 21 28 $32,202 $34,300
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Hybrid LE V6 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE V6 AWD 30 28 $33,662 $36,870
Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum V6 AWD 29 27 $44,263 $48,480
Highlander Hybrid Limited V6 AWD 29 27 $41,414 $45,360
Highlander Hybrid XLE V6 AWD 29 27 $38,283 $41,930
Highlander LE I4 FWD 20 24 $28,512 $31,230
Highlander LE Plus V6 AWD 20 27 $33,891 $37,120
Highlander LE Plus V6 FWD 21 27 $32,558 $35,660
Highlander LE V6 AWD 19 26 $31,718 $34,740
Highlander LE V6 FWD 20 27 $30,385 $33,280
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 AWD 20 26 $42,784 $46,860
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 FWD 21 27 $41,451 $45,400
Highlander Limited V6 AWD 20 26 $39,935 $43,740
Highlander Limited V6 FWD 21 27 $38,602 $42,280
Highlander SE V6 AWD 20 26 $38,119 $41,750
Highlander SE V6 FWD 21 27 $36,785 $40,290
Highlander XLE V6 AWD 20 26 $37,051 $40,580
Highlander XLE V6 FWD 21 27 $35,717 $39,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,322
$33,662
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,030
$36,870
Monthly Payment Estimate
$734 / month
$615 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Nissan Murano adds better active safety to complement its sharp looks and easy-driving nature. The 2018 Toyota Highlander delivers much of what families want in a three-row crossover at a reasonable price; the Highlander Hybrid is icing on the cake.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Station Wagons Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.8 144.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 57.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 59.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 39.9
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 44.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 40.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 55
Third Leg Room (in)
- 27.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 45.6
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.6 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 8
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 192.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.6 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 75.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65 83.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
31.1 13.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.1 42.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55TR20 P245/60TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55TR20 P245/60TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1499 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1499 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1499 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4017 4398
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 4400 215 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6000 306 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 30
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.67 3.54
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
0.96 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 - 0.38 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Murano Toyota Highlander
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 6.1
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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