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Lexus RX vs. Nissan Murano MPG

Chart is based on 465 fuel economy reports for the Lexus RX and 375 fuel economy reports for the Nissan Murano.

Lexus RX MPG

Lexus RX Lexus RX 2016 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2012 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2012 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2011 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2011 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2011 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2010 17.3 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2010 20.8 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2010 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2010 33.4 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2009 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2008 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2008 19.6 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2008 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2008 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2008 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2007 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2007 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2007 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2006 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2006 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2006 25.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2006 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2005 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2005 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2005 17.2 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2004 20.8 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2004 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2004 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2003 17.6 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2002 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 23 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2002 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 24 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2001 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 3.5L V6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 30 60 10 75 17.5  
2012 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 10 60 20 70 20.9  
2012 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 0 10 70 20 70 28.0  
2011 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 20 80 70 22.6  
2011 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 1 17 44 37 110 19.7  
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 4 12 32 51 75 26.9  
2010 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 27 32 21 22 65 17.3  
2010 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 6 27 66 102 20.8  
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med hvy 19 21 16 44 68 29.4  
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt light 1 11 20 69 101 33.4  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 10 10 10 70 65 23.0  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 15 48 33 66 21.9  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 20 20 50 10 60 19.6  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 10 27 30 34 66 20.1  
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 0 65 2 32 69 22.4  
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 2 56 16 26 94 24.6  
2007 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 9 28 31 32 67 20.3  
2007 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 60 24.0  
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med hvy 0 10 52 38 72 23.5  
2006 4dr SUV 223-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 15 15 40 30 75 17.0  
2006 4dr SUV 223-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 1 4 40 55 70 24.5  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 15 23 33 30 73 25.9  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 6 28 19 48 65 24.5  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 30 30 35 65 19.0  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
hills light light 3 20 38 40 68 20.2  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 6 38 7 49 65 17.2  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 21 26 44 65 20.8  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 4 6 21 70 69 25.3  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 14 10 40 37 62 20.2  
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 0 90 0 10 65 17.6  
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 18 20 40 23 63 18.5  
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 18 24 34 24 64 20.1  
2001 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 6 12 34 48 67 19.0  

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Nissan Murano MPG

Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2014 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2013 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2013 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2012 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2011 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2011 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2010 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2010 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2009 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2009 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2007 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2007 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2007 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2006 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2006 19.3 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2006 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2005 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2005 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2005 18.6 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2004 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2004 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2004 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2003 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2003 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat light hvy 3 0 50 48 70 22.1  
2013 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light none 1 5 24 70 75 22.3  
2013 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat light none 1 12 24 63 106 20.9  
2012 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat light none 1 0 36 63 71 21.5  
2011 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light light 5 10 30 55 60 20.2  
2011 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat med light 4 46 16 34 89 20.0  
2010 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light light 0 0 50 50 60 22.4  
2010 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat light light 9 15 26 49 62 21.3  
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light light 11 27 20 42 64 22.7  
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
hills med light 1 49 13 36 77 19.2  
2007 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light light 5 24 31 40 70 21.2  
2007 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat med light 9 21 16 55 68 20.6  
2007 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med hvy 8 8 8 78 73 21.8  
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat med light 12 31 26 31 65 19.2  
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat med light 10 32 22 36 71 19.3  
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med none 17 0 53 30 70 20.9  
2005 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light light 13 17 21 49 73 21.1  
2005 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat med none 10 21 21 48 66 21.3  
2005 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 4 38 13 45 88 18.6  
2004 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat med hvy 11 49 14 27 60 20.9  
2004 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat med light 10 25 22 43 73 20.1  
2004 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med light 6 14 51 29 70 19.0  
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 2 27 23 48 59 19.0  
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat light light 15 21 14 49 87 20.2  

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Lexus RX vs. Nissan Murano MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Lexus RX

Lexus RX Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 The new transmission doesn't affect EPA city mpg, which remains a competitive if not outstanding 18. Highway mpg receives a bump from 24 to 26, putting it two to three mpg over most competitors. At a steady 75 mph, the F Sport engine is spinning 1,950 rpm, vs. 2,300 in the regular RX with a six-speed automatic. In suburban driving with the engine warmed up the trip computer typically reported 22 mpg. A very light foot bumped this by three mpg, while a heavy one sunk it by about the same. Buyers who put a high priority on fuel economy will prefer the RX 400h hybrid. It earns EPA ratings of 32 city, 28 highway, and is even a little quicker than the RX 350. Real-world suburban mpg appears to be about 29. see full Lexus RX review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Lexus RX

Lexus RX Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I drive about 10% traffic, 30% city, 20% suburban and 40% highway (75-80 mph). My driving is quite smooth. Fuel consumption is 28 MPG see full Lexus RX review
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
On flat ground with cruise control on it will get 29 mpg. I find that outstanding. 23-25 mpg is average. see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Averaging 26+ on highway, higher in city driving see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
We compared the 2008 RX400h (discounted) vs the 2009 Nissan Murano. The gas savings by going with the Hybrid exceeded the difference between the two vehicles. see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Like the fact that it is a hybrid and a "greener" choice for an SUV see full Lexus RX review
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Not quite as good as advertised but what I realistically expected see full Lexus RX review
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
I researched this a fair bit. I did not want an SUV but the space offered, reliability, and fuel economy sold me. I regularly get 26-27 MPG city/hwy combined, way better then any other SUV (Highlander excepted) see full Lexus RX review
Lexus RX Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
about 5mpg less given same driving habits see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Poor fuel economy compared to the 3 series sports sedan. Some people have quoted 26mpg - good for an SUV but not good in general terms. see full Lexus RX review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2015 Within today's Nissan, fuel economy seems a far higher priority than performance. The Murano's base engine remains a naturally aspirated, port-injected 3.5-liter V6 good for 265 horsepower. In some applications Nissan's V6 can be thirsty. But in the Murano it's somehow efficient. Much credit is likely due the CVT (continuously variable transmission). Together the pair achieves EPA ratings of 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway with either drive train--very good for a crossover of this size and power. Ford also offers a naturally-aspirated, port-injected 3.5-liter V6, but rated for 280 horsepower. Paired with a six-speed automatic it manages only 18/26 with front-wheel drive (FWD) and 17/25 with all-wheel drive (AWD)--well short of the Nissan's figures. A new performance engine, a 315-horsepower turbocharged, direct-injected 2.7-liter V6, earns ratings similar to the 3.5's. The new base engine, a 245-horsepower turbocharged, direct-injected, 2.0-liter four-cylinder, does about as well as the Nissan's V6, 20/30 with FWD and 20/28 with AWD. But a four never sounds or feels as a good as a V6, even if it is as strong. If we compare apples to apples, the Nissan scores a clear win on fuel economy. I wasn't able to drive either car on my regular route, so I cannot comment yet on real-world fuel economy. My experiences in other Nissans and Fords suggest that the Nissan's advantage will be larger in typical driving. see full Nissan Murano review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
Good fuel economy for an SUV and has powerful engine. see full Nissan Murano review
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
Once you are at a steady speed, the MPG climb to above 30mpg easily, whether at 30 MPH or 75MPH. My average mileage is above 24MPG- 5 MPG better than the EPA estimate see full Nissan Murano review
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
Once at a constant speed, the MPG hovers between 27-32- much better then the EPA estimates. My average MPG with combined city and highway driving is 24- 5MPG better than the EPA tests. see full Nissan Murano review
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
My average is well above the EPA estimate of 19- mine is closer to 24-25, with combo city and highway driving. Once at a steady speed, the MPGs hover at 27-33 at both 40mph and 75 mph see full Nissan Murano review
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
Good on gas, about 24 mpg on the highway. see full Nissan Murano review
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
My previous vehicle was a Mazda Tribute which was a smaller SUV by comparison. Exact same type of driving got me about 17 mpg vs 21 mpg w/the Murano. I get better mileage than the EPA lists for the vehicle because I hypermile when I can. see full Nissan Murano review
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
I get 21 around town, and 25+ highway which I think is very good for a vehicle this size and weight. see full Nissan Murano review
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
The In car Computer Tells me that It Averages over 30 MPG on the Highway, and over 22 in the city, the range is just under 600km on 89 octane fuel. see full Nissan Murano review
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
Good due to CVT transmission in balance with its HP. see full Nissan Murano review
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
Saved me a ton of money in gas and insurance see full Nissan Murano review
Nissan Murano Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
Fuel economy in town has been below 16MPG. Itís not bad, but the lack of economy does not deliver exciting performance as it does with other similarly sized SUVís that get comparable mileage. see full Nissan Murano review
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
Wish it was better with the CVT see full Nissan Murano review
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
Uses Premium gas see full Nissan Murano review
2007 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
Excellent. see full Nissan Murano review
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
For a midsize SUV is very good at 22-23MPG on the HWY. But still is not much, especially at $3.50 per gallon! see full Nissan Murano review
2005 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Fuel economy is fine for me. I get 22-24mpg without the trailer, a light gas peddle foot, and under 70mph, But if you accelerate fast and drive fast without reguard to MPG you will easily slip into the 18mpg range. With trailer MPG is 13-15. see full Nissan Murano review
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
if you are worried about fuel economy buy an economy car. i pay for the power. see full Nissan Murano review
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
since day one. I did the calculation about the Fuel Economy and it never went over 16MPG. the computer on board is not correct when it tells you 21 or 23 MPG I drove this car since it has 5 miles till now which is almost 100,000 Miles. Fuel Economy 15MPG see full Nissan Murano review