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2012 Mazda CX-9 2012 Buick Enclave 2012 Nissan Murano
     
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring
Base FWD
  • Base FWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Base AWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Premium AWD
AWD 4dr LE
  • 2WD 4dr S
  • AWD 4dr S
  • 2WD 4dr SV
  • AWD 4dr SV
  • 2WD 4dr SL
  • AWD 4dr SL
  • 2WD 4dr LE
  • AWD 4dr LE
  • AWD 2dr Convertible

Prices

MSRP $29,725 $36,500 $40,560
Invoice $28,125 $34,675 $37,349
Avg. Paid $20,686 $27,013 $27,204

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.3 8.3
Critics' Rating 9.0 9.0 8.1
Performance 8.4 8.0 8.1
Interior 7.9 8.4 8.4
Operating Cost 7.6 7.7 7.8
Safety 8.7 9.3 8.5
Reliability 4.0 3.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sporty handling
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Opulent cabin
  • Composed handling
  • Excellent cargo capacity
  • Upscale cabin
  • Ample engine power
Cons
  • Firmer ride quality than some rivals
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Low safety score among 2012 affordable midsize SUVs

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.7L/227 Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD -
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 18 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.2 118.9 111.2
Length, Overall (in) 200.2 201.8 189.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.2 79.0 74.1
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 72.5 68.1

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4328 4780 4250

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 7 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 139.4 153.0 104.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.4 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 41.3 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 62.0 59.6
Front Hip Room (in) 56.5 57.4 54.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.0 38.1
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 36.9 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 61.4 58.7
Second Hip Room (in) 56.0 57.0 55.4
Third Leg Room (in) 32.4 33.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 100.7 115.0 64.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 48.3 65.9 31.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 17.2 23.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag 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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.7L/227 3.6L/217 3.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 273 @ 6250 288 @ 6300 260 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 4250 270 @ 3400 240 @ 4400
Transmission Automatic Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 37.4 40.4 39.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.1 22.0 21.7

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link H-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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