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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Nissan Murano Review

New 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda
Pilot

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New 2020 Nissan Murano

2020 Nissan
Murano

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MSRP*
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$32,250 to $49,920
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$31,730 to $45,530
Invoice* $29,490 to $45,607 $29,793 to $42,728
MPG - City 19 - 20 20
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
The Honda Pilot offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Nissan Murano, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda Pilot and the Nissan Murano.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Pilot as you will with the Nissan Murano, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Honda Pilot 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 Honda Pilot and the Nissan Murano have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Pilot is much wider than the Nissan Murano, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda Pilot, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Murano.

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

Handling
The Honda Pilot has the same turning radius as the Nissan Murano, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Honda Pilot is clearly the choice over the Nissan Murano for pulling heavy loads. The Honda Pilot has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Murano.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Honda Pilot more than the Nissan Murano, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Honda Pilot, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan Murano.

Warranty
The Honda Pilot comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Murano.