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2012 Nissan Murano S

4dr Front-wheel Drive

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

Front-wheel Drive

2012 Toyota Highlander Base

4dr Front-wheel Drive

2012 Nissan Murano
(2012 Nissan Murano 4dr AWD shown)
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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
(2012 Hyundai Santa Fe FWD shown)
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2012 Toyota Highlander
(2012 Toyota Highlander 4dr AWD shown)
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MSRP $29,960 $23,225 $28,240
Destination Charge $845 $825 $845
Invoice Price $27,601 $22,328 $25,783
Total List Price $30,805 $24,050 $29,085
Available Engines 260-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas) 175-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas) 187-hp, 2.7-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 2-speed CVT w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 18 mpg 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 24 mpg 28 mpg 25 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side - Pole, Side - Pole
Side, Rear Seat
Overall, Overall
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR)
Front, Overall Front
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT)
Front, Driver's
Side, Front Seat
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier
Front, Passenger's
Side, Overall Side
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Side, Driver Torso Good Good Good
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Acceptable Good Acceptable
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Acceptable Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Marginal Good Good
Side, Overall Side Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Good
Overview 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
Audio Overview AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 6, window grid and roof mount diversity antenna AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, fixed antenna
Interior 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic manual manual
Air conditioning, rear N/A N/A with separate controls
Auxiliary visors dual driver side dual
Cargo concealed storage Standard Standard N/A
Gear shift knob trim leather metal-look urethane
12V DC power outlet 3 4 3
Lighter elements N/A front N/A
Ashtray N/A Standard Available
1-Touch Window Up driver and passenger driver driver
1-Touch Window Down driver and passenger driver driver
Driver information center Standard N/A Available
Trip computer Standard Standard Available
Service interval warning Standard N/A Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Available
Lighting - glovebox Standard Standard N/A
Lighting - map lights front & rear front front
Fuel door release power mechanical mechanical
Steering wheel material plastic/vinyl plastic/vinyl urethane
Seats 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 7 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way 6-way 8-way
Rear seats 60-40 split-bench 60-40 split-bench bucket
Rear armrest Standard Standard N/A
3rd row seats N/A N/A 50-50 split-bench
3rd row fold into floor N/A N/A manual
Entertainment 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Radio AM/FM stereo, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted 6-disc in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
Steering wheel audio controls N/A Standard Available
Speed-Sensitive Volume N/A Standard Standard
1st row LCD screen 1 N/A Available:
1
Bluetooth Compatibility Available Standard Available
Safety and Security 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row
Airbags, knee protection N/A N/A driver
Height adjustable safety belts front and rear front front
Exterior light control N/A auto off fully automatic
Delay off headlamps N/A N/A Standard
Headlight washer N/A N/A Standard
Daytime running lights N/A N/A Standard
LED brakelights Standard N/A N/A
Door curb lights 2 N/A 2
Keyless access system Standard N/A N/A
Content theft-deterrent alarm system N/A Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard N/A Available
Warranty 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 60/60,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 120/100,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 84/unlimited 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) N/A 60/unlimited 24/25,000
Warranty - Maintenance (mths/miles) N/A N/A 24/25,000
Exterior 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Antenna window grid and roof mount integrated roof fixed
Body material composite/galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Bodyside insert chrome N/A chrome
Grille trim chrome body-colored w/chrome surround silver
Heated side mirrors N/A Standard Available
Spoiler N/A N/A lip
Roof rails N/A Standard Available
Rear step bumper N/A N/A Standard
Tires P235/65TR18.0 BSW AS P235/65TR17.0 BSW AS P245/65SR17.0 BSW AS
Wheels 18" silver aluminum 17" silver aluminum 17" machined aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel full-size aluminum
Mechanical 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Engine 3.5L V-6 2.4L I-4 2.7L I-4
Speed sensitive steering Standard N/A Standard
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link strut
Tiptronic automatic N/A Standard Standard
Transmission 2-spd CVT w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 5.17 3.20 4.36
Specifications 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Exterior length 189.9 " 184.1 " 188.4 "
Exterior body width 74.1 " 74.4 " 75.2 "
Exterior height 67.0 " 67.9 " 68.1 "
Engine 3.5L V-6 2.4L I-4 2.7L I-4
Horsepower 260 @ 6,000 rpm 175 @ 6,000 rpm 187 @ 5,800 rpm
Torque 240 @ 4,400 rpm 169 @ 3,750 rpm 186 @ 4,100 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant N/A Standard N/A
Fuel economy - city 18 mpg 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 24 mpg 28 mpg 25 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.76 / 3.20 " 3.46 / 3.82 " 3.54 / 4.13 "
Curb weight 3,841 lbs. 3,725 lbs. 3,946 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 5,287 lbs. 4,916 lbs. 5,500 lbs.
Payload 1,165 lbs. N/A N/A
Maximum Trailer Weight 3,500 lbs. 2,000 lbs. 1,500 lbs.
Wheelbase 111.2 " 106.3 " 109.8 "
Front track 63.4 " 63.6 " 64.0 "
Rear track 63.4 " 63.8 " 64.2 "
Turning radius 19.0 ' 17.7 ' 19.4 '
Drag coefficient .37 .38 .34
Front legroom 43.6 " 42.6 " 43.2 "
Rear legroom 36.3 " 36.8 " 38.3 "
Third row legroom N/A N/A 29.9 "
Front headroom 40.1 " 40.2 " 40.6 "
Rear headroom 39.4 " 39.6 " 40.1 "
Third row headroom N/A N/A 36.3 "
Front hiproom 54.8 " 55.8 " 56.7 "
Rear hiproom 55.4 " 55.0 " 56.5 "
Third row hiproom N/A N/A 42.3 "
Front shoulder room 59.6 " 59.5 " 59.7 "
Rear shoulder room 58.7 " 58.6 " 59.5 "
Third row shoulder room N/A N/A 55.0 "
Luggage volume 31.6 cu.ft. 34.2 cu.ft. 10.3 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 64.0 cu.ft. 78.2 cu.ft. 95.4 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 109 cu.ft. 108 cu.ft. 146 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 21.7 gal. 18.0 gal. 19.2 gal.