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2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet vs. 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet than the Volkswagen Beetle. The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Beetle you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Beetle, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Beetle.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Handling
The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet has a significantly larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Beetle, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Beetle. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and the Volkswagen Beetle. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Warranty
The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2014 Nissan
Murano CrossCabriolet

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MSRP*: $41,995

2015 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $25,345 - $29,595
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City MPG: 17 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 22 31 - 40
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Invoice*: $39,108 $24,331 - $28,411

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