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Nissan Murano vs. Toyota Highlander MPG

Chart is based on 375 fuel economy reports for the Nissan Murano and 230 fuel economy reports for the Toyota Highlander.

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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Toyota Highlander MPG

Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2016 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2015 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2014 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2013 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2012 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2012 32.5 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2011 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2011 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2011 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2010 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2010 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2008 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2008 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2008 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2007 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 8 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2007 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2007 30.1 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 19.9 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2005.5 15.9 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2005 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2005 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2004 16.8 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2004 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2004 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 19.6 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2002 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2002 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2001 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 85 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 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 0 5 95 75 24.2  
2015 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 30 20 50 70 23.5  
2014 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
mtns med hvy 0 10 10 80 75 23.7  
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 30 0 70 100 19.4  
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 16 10 34 41 57 21.0  
2012 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
hills light light 0 20 45 35 70 32.5  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 1 1 80 18 67 21.5  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 1 7 28 65 60 20.5  
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med light 23 28 25 25 85 28.8  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 100 0 0 17.0  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 5 10 85 65 21.9  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 1 2 2 95 80 24.9  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 15 19 27 40 68 22.5  
2009 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light none 9 20 36 35 64 24.7  
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 0 5 45 50 75 24.0  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 15 85 73 25.0  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 1 15 47 37 90 21.2  
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med none 14 27 15 44 110 26.5  
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat lead light 13 15 63 8 80 24.2  
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 20 50 0 30 65 22.6  
2007 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 30.1  
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 6 14 22 58 73 20.3  
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 15 12 16 57 92 19.9  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 19 26 23 32 66 25.8  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 9 28 35 27 69 25.4  
2005.5 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 5 20 60 15 100 15.9  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 22 24 25 28 60 18.0  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 2 16 34 47 70 20.5  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 9 59 14 18 61 16.8  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 6 12 6 76 98 21.5  
2004 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 10 55 35 60 20.0  
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med hvy 10 20 60 10 75 21.4  
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 8 18 5 68 63 19.6  
2003 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 18 30 25 28 85 22.3  
2003 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 3 50 18 30 70 18.9  
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 55 14 31 63 21.0  
2002 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 7 2 3 88 60 26.9  
2001 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 15 85 70 22.4  

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Nissan Murano vs. Toyota Highlander MPG

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Nissan Murano and Toyota Highlander's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of their real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
good for the size see full Nissan Murano review
Nissan Murano Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
Uses Premium gas see full Nissan Murano review
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
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 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
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
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average 22 mpg is exceptional for an SUV of this size. see full Toyota Highlander review
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
29mpg highway, >30mpg city in hybrid trim so far see full Toyota Highlander review
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
lowest in class see full Toyota Highlander review
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For a daily driver it was nice to be able to get a vehicle with all the space with above 20 MPG fuel rating. see full Toyota Highlander review
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I am averaging 27 mpg on my 2.7L engine on my mostly highway commute. During summertime it is close to 30 and during winter it goes to about 25, with snow tires. Best MPG for a 7 passenger non-hybrid out there. see full Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Best in class see full Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Tremendous, how 2.8 tons of weight use as much as 7L/100km - outstanding! see full Toyota Highlander review
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Very good for sucha large and capable vehicle. see full Toyota Highlander review
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
For a SUV 20 MPG is pretty good, I can drive a car i like without suffering to much at the pump see full Toyota Highlander review
2002 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Making conscious choices to drive gas-sparingly, I often get over 400 miles per fill up. see full Toyota Highlander review
Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
A complete pig. Yes, we were doing mostly urban assault driving but 14.8 MPG (according to the trip computer I reset when we drove away - did not calculate actual mileage since it was a rental and do not know how full the tank was when we received it) is pretty deplorable. see full Toyota Highlander review
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far city driving is at 14 mph - hoped for better see full Toyota Highlander review
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Consumes btwn 19 and 24 MPg (cdn) city/hwy see full Toyota Highlander review
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Same as the pilot, but with premuim fuel recommended see full Toyota Highlander review