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2020 Nissan Murano vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent Review

New 2020 Nissan Murano

2020 Nissan
Murano

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New 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Subaru
Ascent

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MSRP*
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$31,730 to $45,530
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$32,295 to $45,445
Invoice* $29,793 to $42,728 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 20 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 28 26 - 27
Engine(s) V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
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 Subaru Ascent, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Ascent 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 Subaru Ascent, 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 Subaru Ascent, 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. The Nissan Murano will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Ascent.

Dimensions
The Nissan Murano is about the same width as the Subaru Ascent. The Nissan Murano is slightly shorter than the Subaru Ascent, 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 Subaru Ascent.

Handling
The Nissan Murano has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Ascent, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Subaru Ascent is clearly the choice over the Nissan Murano for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Nissan Murano and the Subaru Ascent.

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

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