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2021 Nissan Murano vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

Picture of the 2021 Nissan Murano

2021 Nissan
Murano

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2021 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

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MSRP*
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$32,810 to $45,910
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$30,855 to $50,025
Invoice* $30,805 to $43,084 $29,590 to $47,973
MPG - City 20 17 - 21
MPG - Hwy 28 23 - 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
The Nissan Murano requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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). 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. Both the Nissan Murano and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport have similar Destination Charges.

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.