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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Nissan Murano Review

New 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Acura
RDX

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New 2020 Nissan Murano

2020 Nissan
Murano

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MSRP*
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$38,200 to $48,000
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$31,730 to $45,530
Invoice* $36,269 to $45,552 $29,793 to $42,728
MPG - City 21 - 22 20
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Murano than in the Acura RDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Acura RDX offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Nissan Murano, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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. In this case, the Acura RDX will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Nissan Murano.

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 the same turning radius as the Nissan Murano, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
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.