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2020 Nissan Murano vs. 2021 Kia Telluride Review

New 2020 Nissan Murano

2020 Nissan
Murano

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New 2021 Kia Telluride

2021 Kia
Telluride

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MSRP*
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$31,730 to $45,530
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$31,990 to $44,090
Invoice* $29,793 to $42,728 $30,871 to $42,105
MPG - City 20 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 28 24 - 26
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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 Kia Telluride than in the Nissan Murano, 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 Nissan Murano and the Kia Telluride.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Murano as you will with the Kia Telluride, 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 Nissan Murano is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Telluride. 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 Nissan Murano will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Kia Telluride.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Murano is much slimmer than the Kia Telluride, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Nissan Murano is slightly shorter than the Kia Telluride, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Nissan Murano doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Telluride.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Telluride is clearly the choice over the Nissan Murano for pulling heavy loads. The Nissan Murano has a little less horsepower than the Kia Telluride.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Nissan Murano seats a lot fewer people than the Kia Telluride. The Nissan Murano has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Telluride.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Murano is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Telluride.