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2020 Nissan Murano vs. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

New 2020 Nissan Murano

2020 Nissan
Murano

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New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

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MSRP*
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$31,730 to $45,530
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$30,545 to $49,795
Invoice* $29,793 to $42,728 $29,292 to $47,754
MPG - City 20 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 28 22 - 24
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Nissan Murano, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Murano is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Murano takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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 Cross Sport.

Handling
The Nissan Murano has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Nissan Murano and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. The Nissan Murano has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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