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2020 Nissan Murano vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review

New 2020 Nissan Murano

2020 Nissan
Murano

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New 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*
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$31,730 to $45,530
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$31,980 to $44,910
Invoice* $29,793 to $42,728 $29,726 to $41,724
MPG - City 20 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 28 26 - 27
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the Nissan Murano, due to its greater head- and legroom. 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). The Nissan Murano is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Pathfinder. 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.

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

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.

Utility
The Nissan Murano has less seating than the Nissan Pathfinder, making the Nissan Pathfinder the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Nissan Murano has less cargo space than the Nissan Pathfinder, 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 Nissan Pathfinder.