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2009 Ford Flex 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2009 Nissan Murano
     
4dr SE FWD
  • 4dr SE FWD
  • 4dr SEL FWD
  • 4dr SEL AWD
  • 4dr Limited FWD
  • 4dr Limited AWD
4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (SE)
2WD 4dr S
  • 2WD 4dr S
  • 2WD 4dr SL
  • AWD 4dr S
  • AWD 4dr SL
  • AWD 4dr LE

Prices

MSRP $28,550 $34,700 $27,680
Invoice $26,842 $31,577 $25,504
Avg. Paid $12,737 $18,443 $12,369

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.8 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.7 8.9 8.6
Performance 7.6 8.5 8.2
Interior 8.1 8.0 8.4
Operating Cost 7.5 8.0 7.6
Safety 9.4 8.9 9.0
Reliability 3.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Roomy, functional, upscale interior
  • Adult-sized third row
  • Smooth ride
  • Great safety ratings
  • Optional third row for family-friendly capacity
  • Seamless hybrid powertrain
  • Quiet ride, especially for a hybrid
  • Sporty for an SUV
  • Upscale interior
  • Top reliability rating
Cons
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Underpowered engine
  • Some poor-quality interior materials
  • Fuel savings may not justify the premium price
  • Base stereo system is disappointing
  • Needs premium fuel
  • Poor rearward visibility

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas/Electric V6 3.3L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD -
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 27 City / 25 Hwy 18 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 117.9 109.8 111.2
Length, Overall (in) 201.8 188.4 188.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 75.2 74.1
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 68.1 67.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4498 4508 3855

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard Standard
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Optional Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Optional Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 118.0 145.4 108.6
Front Head Room (in) 41.8 40.6 40.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 43.2 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 59.7 59.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 56.7 54.8
Second Head Room (in) 40.5 39.8 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 44.3 38.4 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 59.3 58.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 56.3 55.4
Third Leg Room (in) 33.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 83.2 94.1 64.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 43.2 42.3 31.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 20.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard
Dual Zone A/C Optional Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Optional

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.3L/- TBD - 3.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 262 @ 6250 209 @ 5600 265 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 248 @ 4500 212 @ 3600 248 @ 4400
Transmission Automatic CVT Automatic Continuously Variable
Turning diameter 41.0 39.0 38.1

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 27 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 17.2 21.7

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front - TBD - MacPherson Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear - TBD - Dual-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - TBD - Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - TBD - Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard Standard