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2021 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2020 Nissan Murano Review

New 2021 Mazda CX-9

2021 Mazda
CX-9

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New 2020 Nissan Murano

2020 Nissan
Murano

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MSRP*
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$33,960 to $46,605
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$31,730 to $45,530
Invoice* $32,130 to $44,085 $29,793 to $42,728
MPG - City 20 - 22 20
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 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 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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-9 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively 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.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Mazda CX-9 seats a lot fewer people than the Nissan Murano. 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.