2011 Nissan
Murano
vs. 2012 Honda
Civic Hybrid

2011 Nissan Murano

9.6

starting from

$47,200

Reasons to buy the Nissan Murano

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OK brakes
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OK performance
17.1 lb/hp
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Average power
260 HP @ 6,000 RPM
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OK drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

9.2

Runner-up

Honda Civic Hybrid

starting from

$27,520
"Civic Hybrid takes bumps in stride, with good absorbency and little float or wallow."
consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com | talking about the Civic's handling
"The seats astutely blend support and comfort."
consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com | talking about the Civic's seating

Reasons to buy the Honda Civic Hybrid

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Fantastic city fuel efficiency
44 mpg
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Is a hybrid
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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
44 mpg
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Fantastic range in the city
581 miles
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.5
2011 Nissan Murano Winner: Murano
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Murano 's power seats; not available on the Civic Hybrid
Cost 9.2 vs 10.0
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Winner: Civic Hybrid
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  • Gets around 2.5x more miles per gallon in the city, 44 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $19,680 cheaper (more than 40% less), $27,520 vs $47,200
Performance - vs -
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  • Fewer gears
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  • Both come standard with navigation systems
  • Neither offers roof rails
  • Both have very limited cargo room
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
Overall 9.6 vs 9.2

Luxury Features

Nissan
Murano
2011 Nissan Murano
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Honda
Civic Hybrid
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Murano 's power seats; not available on the Civic Hybrid
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Cost

Nissan
Murano
2011 Nissan Murano
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Honda
Civic Hybrid
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MSRP $47,200 vs $27,520 The Civic Hybrid has a reasonable price, while the Murano is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 44 mpg The Civic Hybrid gets great city mileage, and the Murano gets OK mileage
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Performance

Nissan
Murano
2011 Nissan Murano
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Honda
Civic Hybrid
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Horsepower 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 110 HP @ 5,500 RPM The Murano is of average power, but the Civic Hybrid is underpowered
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs Continuously variable Fewer gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 17.1 lb/hp vs 26.1 lb/hp The Murano has OK performance while the Civic Hybrid gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The Murano has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 35.4 ft

Practicality

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Murano
2011 Nissan Murano
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Honda
Civic Hybrid
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Passengers 4 vs 5 The Civic Hybrid has the usual number of seats, while the Murano has very few
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Highway driving range 499 miles vs 581 miles The Civic Hybrid has good highway range and the Murano is reasonable
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Cargo space 21.3 ft3 vs 10.7 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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front seats Unknown vs 53.7 ft3
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Murano 's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Civic Hybrid
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with navigation systems
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Cupholders 4 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

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Murano
2011 Nissan Murano
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Honda
Civic Hybrid
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0-60 mph 7.6 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 136 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 16.0 s @ 91 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed 118 mph vs Unknown

Safety Features

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Murano
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2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Honda
Civic Hybrid
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Murano has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

Nissan
Murano
2011 Nissan Murano
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Honda
Civic Hybrid
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Entertainment System

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Murano
2011 Nissan Murano
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Honda
Civic Hybrid
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Number of speakers 7 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Murano 's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Nissan Murano SL 2011 Honda CR-V EX Murano SL vs CR-V EX
2011 Nissan Murano LE 2011 Infiniti FX35 Murano LE vs FX35
2011 Nissan Murano SL 2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Murano SL vs Outback 3.6R
2011 Nissan Murano 2011 Nissan Rogue SV Murano vs Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Murano LE 2011 Mazda CX-7 s Touring Murano LE vs CX-7 s Touring
2012 Honda Civic DX 2011 Honda Fit Civic DX vs Fit
2012 Honda Civic Si 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Civic Si vs Impreza WRX
2012 Honda Civic Si 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS Civic Si vs Lancer GTS
2012 Honda Civic EX 2011 Honda CR-V Civic EX vs CR-V
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid 2011 Honda Insight Civic Hybrid vs Insight

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