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2021 Nissan Murano vs. 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Review

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2021 Nissan
Murano

MSRP*: $32,810 to $45,910
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2022 Nissan
Pathfinder

MSRP*: $33,410 to $48,090
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Invoice* $30,805 to $43,084 $31,053 to $44,676
MPG - City 20 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 65.0 - 67.0 ft3 80.5 ft3
Engine V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Four-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 260 hp 284 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 3,500 - 6,000 lbs
Exterior Length 192.8 in 197.0 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 77.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 44.3 in
Rear 35.5 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.9 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.8 in
Front 41.1 - 42.3 in
Rear 38.4 - 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Murano than in the Nissan Pathfinder. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Murano.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Murano as you will with the Nissan Pathfinder, 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). Whether you pick the Nissan Murano or the Nissan Pathfinder, 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. Both the Nissan Murano and the Nissan Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

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

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

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

Warranty
The Nissan Murano comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Pathfinder.