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2012 Nissan Murano S

4dr 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 Toyota Highlander
(2012 Toyota Highlander 4dr AWD shown)
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MSRP $29,960 $28,240
Destination Charge $845 $845
Invoice Price $27,601 $25,783
Total List Price $30,805 $29,085
Available Engines 260-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (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
Fuel Economy City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 24 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
Side, Driver Torso Good Good
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Acceptable Acceptable
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Marginal Good
Side, Overall Side Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good
Overview 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
N/A Available:
immobilizer
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 6, window grid and roof mount diversity antenna Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, fixed antenna
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, window grid diversity antenna
N/A Available:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
N/A Available:
radio steering wheel controls
Interior 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic manual
Air filter Standard Standard
Air conditioning, rear N/A with separate controls
Underseat ducts Standard Standard
Auxiliary visors dual dual
Cargo concealed storage Standard N/A
Cargo net N/A Available
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard
Clock in-dash in-dash
Compass N/A Available
Cruise control Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather urethane
12V DC power outlet 3 3
Ashtray N/A Available
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full
Floor mats Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A Available:
carpeted front & rear
Front windows power power
Rear windows power power
1-Touch Window Up driver and passenger driver
1-Touch Window Down driver and passenger driver
Instrumentation analog analog
Driver information center Standard Available
Tachometer Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Available
Water temp gauge Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Available
Lighting - glovebox Standard N/A
Lighting - map lights front & rear Standard:
front
N/A Available:
front & rear
Lighting - dome light fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger Available:
driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard
Rearview mirror day-night Standard:
day-night
N/A Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release power mechanical
Retained accessory power Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard
Steering wheel material plastic/vinyl urethane
Seats 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Front seat type bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 7 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way Standard:
8-way
N/A Available:
8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way
Lumbar support driver Available:
driver
Front armrests center center
Front head restraints adjustable Standard:
adjustable
N/A Available:
adjustable w/tilt
Heated front seats N/A Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Rear seats 60-40 split-bench bucket
Rear armrest Standard N/A
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
3rd row seats N/A 50-50 split-bench
Seat trim cloth Standard:
cloth
N/A Available:
premium cloth
N/A Available:
leather
3rd row fold into floor N/A manual
Entertainment 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Radio AM/FM stereo, seek-scan Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted 6-disc in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls N/A Available
Speakers 6 6
Speed-Sensitive Volume N/A Standard
Entertainment system N/A Available:
with DVD
Navigation system N/A Available:
with voice activation
1st row LCD screen 1 Available:
1
2nd row LCD screen N/A Available:
2
N/A Available:
1
Bluetooth Compatibility Available Available
Safety and Security 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row
Airbags, knee protection N/A driver
Occupant sensor Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Stolen-vehicle tracking N/A Available
Height adjustable safety belts front and rear front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front
Headlights halogen halogen
Exterior light control N/A fully automatic
Delay off headlamps N/A Standard
Headlight washer N/A Standard
Daytime running lights N/A Standard
LED brakelights Standard N/A
Door curb lights 2 2
Illuminated entry Standard Standard
Parking assist N/A Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Standard N/A
Panic alarm Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system N/A Standard
Ignition disable Standard Available
First aid kit N/A Available
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard
Warranty 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) N/A 24/25,000
Warranty - Maintenance (mths/miles) N/A 24/25,000
Exterior 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Antenna window grid and roof mount Standard:
fixed
N/A Available:
window grid
Body material composite/galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone Standard:
clearcoat monotone
N/A Available:
pearlcoat monotone
N/A Available:
metallic monotone
Bodyside moldings N/A Available:
body-colored
Bodyside insert chrome chrome
Grille trim chrome silver
Fog/driving lights N/A Available:
front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door liftgate liftgate
Tinted windows deep deep
Rear window type fixed Standard:
fixed
N/A Available:
flip-up
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors N/A Available
Spoiler N/A lip
Roof rack N/A Available
Roof rails N/A Available
Rear step bumper N/A Standard
Tires P235/65TR18.0 BSW AS P245/65SR17.0 BSW AS
Wheels 18" silver aluminum Standard:
17" machined aluminum
N/A Available:
machined aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel full-size aluminum
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent
Rear window wipers fixed interval fixed interval
Running boards N/A Available
Fender flares N/A Available
Mud flaps Available Available
Mechanical 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Engine 3.5L V-6 2.7L I-4
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Recommended fuel regular unleaded regular unleaded
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard
Suspension tuning regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link strut
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic N/A Standard
Transmission 2-spd CVT w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 5.17 4.36
Remote vehicle starting system N/A Available
Specifications 2012 Nissan Murano S 2012 Toyota Highlander Base
Exterior length 189.9 " 188.4 "
Exterior body width 74.1 " 75.2 "
Exterior height 67.0 " 68.1 "
Engine 3.5L V-6 2.7L I-4
Horsepower 260 @ 6,000 rpm 187 @ 5,800 rpm
Torque 240 @ 4,400 rpm 186 @ 4,100 rpm
Fuel economy - city 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.76 / 3.20 " 3.54 / 4.13 "
Curb weight 3,841 lbs. 3,946 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 5,287 lbs. 5,500 lbs.
Payload 1,165 lbs. N/A
Maximum Trailer Weight 3,500 lbs. Standard:
1,500 lbs.
N/A Available:
3,500 lbs.
Wheelbase 111.2 " 109.8 "
Front track 63.4 " 64.0 "
Rear track 63.4 " 64.2 "
Turning radius 19.0 ' 19.4 '
Drag coefficient .37 .34
Front legroom 43.6 " 43.2 "
Rear legroom 36.3 " 38.3 "
Third row legroom N/A 29.9 "
Front headroom 40.1 " 40.6 "
Rear headroom 39.4 " 40.1 "
Third row headroom N/A 36.3 "
Front hiproom 54.8 " 56.7 "
Rear hiproom 55.4 " 56.5 "
Third row hiproom N/A 42.3 "
Front shoulder room 59.6 " 59.7 "
Rear shoulder room 58.7 " 59.5 "
Third row shoulder room N/A 55.0 "
Luggage volume 31.6 cu.ft. 10.3 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 64.0 cu.ft. 95.4 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 109 cu.ft. 146 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 21.7 gal. 19.2 gal.