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2021 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2021 Nissan Murano Review

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2021 Mazda
CX-9

MSRP*: $34,160 to $46,805
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2021 Nissan
Murano

MSRP*: $32,810 to $45,910
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Invoice* $32,319 to $44,273 $30,805 to $43,084
MPG - City 20 - 22 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 71.2 ft3 65.0 - 67.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 227 hp 260 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 199.4 in 192.8 in
Exterior Width 77.5 in 75.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
Head Room Front 39.3 - 40.1 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 38.1 - 39.9 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.8 in
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 Mazda CX-9 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 Mazda CX-9 and the Nissan Murano.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-9 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 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. Both the Mazda CX-9 and the Nissan Murano have similar Destination Charges.

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. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mazda CX-9, which is slightly longer 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
When considering towing capacity, the Mazda CX-9 is clearly the choice over the Nissan Murano for pulling heavy loads. The Mazda CX-9 has a little less horsepower than the Nissan Murano.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-9 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively 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. The Mazda CX-9 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Nissan Murano.

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