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2014 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2014 Nissan Murano Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-9 than in the Nissan Murano. 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 Mazda CX-9.

Convenience
The Nissan Murano requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-9, 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 Mazda CX-9 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. In this case, the Mazda CX-9 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Nissan Murano.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-9 is much wider than the Nissan Murano, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mazda CX-9, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Nissan Murano.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-9 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Murano.

Handling
The Mazda CX-9 has the same turning radius as the Nissan Murano, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Mazda CX-9 will do just as well as the Nissan Murano, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Mazda CX-9 has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Murano.

Utility
The Mazda CX-9 offers greater seating capacity than the Nissan Murano, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Mazda CX-9, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan Murano.

Warranty
The Mazda CX-9 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Murano.

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2014 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $29,985 - $36,625

2014 Nissan
Murano

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MSRP*: $28,530 - $39,570
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 16 - 17 18
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 23 - 24
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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*: $28,382 - $34,658 $26,585 - $36,852

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