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2020 Nissan Murano vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review

New 2020 Nissan Murano

2020 Nissan
Murano

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New 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas

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MSRP*
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$31,730 to $45,530
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$31,545 to $50,725
Invoice* $29,793 to $42,728 $30,251 to $48,617
MPG - City 20 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 28 22 - 24
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Volkswagen Atlas, with comparable head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Atlas 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
The Nissan Murano requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Nissan Murano will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Atlas. 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 Volkswagen Atlas.

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

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

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

Utility
The Nissan Murano has less seating than the Volkswagen Atlas, making the Volkswagen Atlas the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Nissan Murano has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Murano is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Atlas.