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2020 Lexus NX 300 vs. 2020 Nissan Murano Review

New 2020 Lexus NX 300

2020 Lexus
NX 300

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New 2020 Nissan Murano

2020 Nissan
Murano

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MSRP*
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$36,870 to $45,360
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$31,730 to $45,530
Invoice* $34,473 to $42,412 $29,793 to $42,728
MPG - City 22 20
MPG - Hwy 27 - 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 Lexus NX 300, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Lexus NX 300 and the Nissan Murano.

Convenience
With the Nissan Murano, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus NX 300, 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). Whether you pick the Lexus NX 300 or the Nissan Murano, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Lexus NX 300 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Nissan Murano.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus NX 300 is much slimmer than the Nissan Murano, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Lexus NX 300, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Murano.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Lexus NX 300 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Murano.

Handling
The Lexus NX 300 has a larger turning radius than the Nissan Murano, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Lexus NX 300 is clearly the choice over the Nissan Murano for pulling heavy loads. The Lexus NX 300 has a little less 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 Lexus NX 300 and the Nissan Murano. The Lexus NX 300 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Nissan Murano.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus NX 300 than that of the Nissan Murano.