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2020 Nissan Murano vs. 2020 Mazda CX-9 Review

New 2020 Nissan Murano

2020 Nissan
Murano

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New 2020 Mazda CX-9

2020 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*
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$31,730 to $45,530
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$33,890 to $46,215
Invoice* $29,793 to $42,728 $32,064 to $43,716
MPG - City 20 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 28 26 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 6 - 7
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 Nissan Murano offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mazda CX-9, with comparable 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 Mazda CX-9.

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

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Murano is much slimmer than the Mazda CX-9, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Nissan Murano is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-9, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Nissan Murano has much lower torque than the Mazda CX-9, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Nissan Murano has the same turning radius as the Mazda CX-9, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mazda CX-9 is clearly the choice over the Nissan Murano for pulling heavy loads. The Nissan Murano has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
The Nissan Murano has less seating than the Mazda CX-9, making the Mazda CX-9 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Nissan Murano has less cargo space than the Mazda CX-9, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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