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2015 Acura RDX vs. 2014 Nissan Murano Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Acura RDX offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Nissan Murano, with comparable head- and legroom. The Nissan Murano will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Acura RDX.

Convenience
The Nissan Murano requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura RDX, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura RDX is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Murano. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Acura RDX and the Nissan Murano have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is about the same width as the Nissan Murano. The Acura RDX is slightly shorter than the Nissan Murano, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura RDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Murano.

Handling
The Acura RDX has a larger turning radius than the Nissan Murano, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Murano is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura RDX has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Murano.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura RDX and the Nissan Murano. The Acura RDX has less cargo space than the Nissan Murano, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura RDX than that of the Nissan Murano.

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2015 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*: $35,095 - $36,495

2014 Nissan
Murano

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MSRP*: $28,530 - $39,570
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.45% --
City MPG: 19 - 20 18
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 23 - 24
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $32,962 - $34,258 $26,585 - $36,852

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