2011 Nissan
Murano S
vs. 2012 Honda
Civic EX

2012 Honda Civic EX

9.7

starting from

$20,475
"A model of simplicity."
edmunds.com | talking about the Civic's stereo
"Slick shifter."
edmunds.com | talking about the Civic's transmission

Reasons to buy the Honda Civic EX

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Average number of gears
5
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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
36 mpg
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Fantastic city fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Moon roof
Standard
2011 Nissan Murano S

9.1

Runner-up

Nissan Murano S

starting from

$30,100

Reasons to buy the Nissan Murano S

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Average-sized back seats
48.6 ft3
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Average-sized front seats
60.3 ft3
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Average power
260 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Luxury Features 7.8 vs 10.0
2012 Honda Civic EX Winner: Civic EX
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Civic EX's standard sun roof
Entertainment System 8.0 vs 10.0
2012 Honda Civic EX Winner: Civic EX
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  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Civic EX's satellite radio
  • The Civic EX's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Civic EX has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 7 vs 6
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Nissan Murano S Winner: Murano S
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  • Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Murano S; optional upgrade on the Civic EX
Performance 9.4 vs 10.0
2012 Honda Civic EX Winner: Civic EX
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  • The Civic EX has 5 more gears, which can improve performance, 5 vs Continuously variable
  • The Civic EX needs around 10% less space to turn, 35.5 ft vs 38.1 ft
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Nissan Murano S Winner: Murano S
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  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 20% more room, 60.3 ft3 vs 50.7 ft3
  • Room for around 5.5x more stuff, 64.0 ft3 vs 11.7 ft3
  • A single tank lasts around 10% longer, 499 miles vs 475 miles
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2012 Honda Civic EX Winner: Civic EX
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  • Gets around 60% more miles per gallon in the city, 28 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $9,625 cheaper (more than 30% less), $20,475 vs $30,100
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.1 vs 9.7

Luxury Features

Nissan
Murano S
2011 Nissan Murano S
2012 Honda Civic EX Honda
Civic EX
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Civic EX's standard sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Entertainment System

Nissan
Murano S
2011 Nissan Murano S
2012 Honda Civic EX Honda
Civic EX
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Number of speakers 6 vs 7 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Civic EX's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs Yes The Civic EX has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Safety Features

Nissan
Murano S
2011 Nissan Murano S
2012 Honda Civic EX Honda
Civic EX
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Not Available Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Murano S; optional upgrade on the Civic EX
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

Nissan
Murano S
2011 Nissan Murano S
2012 Honda Civic EX Honda
Civic EX
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Horsepower 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 140 HP @ 6,500 RPM The Murano S is of average power, but the Civic EX is underpowered
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs 5 The Civic EX has an OK number of gears, while the Murano S has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The Murano S's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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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 14.9 lb/hp vs 19.1 lb/hp The Murano S is a sporty car, while the Civic EX is just average
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.1 ft vs 35.5 ft The Civic EX can make tight turns, and the Murano S is comparable to most other vehicles

Practicality

Nissan
Murano S
2011 Nissan Murano S
2012 Honda Civic EX Honda
Civic EX
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 499 miles vs 475 miles Average highway range
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Cargo space 64.0 ft3 vs 11.7 ft3 The Murano S has OK cargo room, while the Civic EX has very little
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front seats 60.3 ft3 vs 50.7 ft3 The Murano S has average-sized front seats, while the Civic EX is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Nissan
Murano S
2011 Nissan Murano S
2012 Honda Civic EX Honda
Civic EX
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MSRP $30,100 vs $20,475 The Civic EX has a great price and the Murano S is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 28 mpg The Civic EX gets great city mileage, and the Murano S 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

Road Tests

Nissan
Murano S
2011 Nissan Murano S
2012 Honda Civic EX Honda
Civic EX
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0-60 mph 7.6 seconds vs 8.9 seconds The Murano S's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Civic EX is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 136 ft vs 126 ft The Civic EX has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Murano S is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.0 s @ 91 mph vs 16.8 s @ 82 mph The Murano S's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Civic EX's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.81 g
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Top speed 118 mph vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Nissan
Murano S
2011 Nissan Murano S
2012 Honda Civic EX Honda
Civic EX
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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

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 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 DX 2011 Honda Fit Civic DX vs Fit
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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