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2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2009 Toyota Venza 2009 Nissan Murano
     
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)
4dr Wgn I4 FWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (SE)
2WD 4dr S
  • 2WD 4dr S
  • 2WD 4dr SL
  • AWD 4dr S
  • AWD 4dr SL
  • AWD 4dr LE

Prices

MSRP $34,700 $25,975 $27,680
Invoice $31,577 $23,506 $25,504
Avg. Paid $18,443 $14,955 $12,369

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.8 8.7 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.9 8.3 8.6
Performance 8.5 7.7 8.2
Interior 8.0 8.9 8.4
Operating Cost 8.0 7.9 7.6
Safety 8.9 9.4 9.0
Reliability 5.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

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

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric V6 3.3L/- TBD - Gas 4-cyl 2.7L/163 Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD -
MPG 27 City / 25 Hwy 19 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.8 109.3 111.2
Length, Overall (in) 188.4 189.0 188.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.2 75.0 74.1
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 63.4 67.0

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4508 3760 3855

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 145.4 108 108.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 39.6 40.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.2 40.2 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 60.0 59.6
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 56.0 54.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.3 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.4 39.1 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 59.0 58.7
Second Hip Room (in) 56.3 56.5 55.4
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 94.1 70.1 64.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 42.3 30.7 31.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

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

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 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard 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
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Gas 4-cyl Gas V6
Displacement 3.3L/- TBD - 2.7L/163 3.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 209 @ 5600 182 @ 5800 265 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 212 @ 3600 182 @ 4200 248 @ 4400
Transmission CVT Automatic Automatic Continuously Variable
Turning diameter 39.0 39.1 38.1

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 26 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 17.7 21.7

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard Standard