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2021 Nissan Murano vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

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2021 Nissan
Murano

MSRP*: $32,810 to $45,910
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2021 Volvo
XC40

MSRP*: $33,700 to $41,450
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Invoice* $30,805 to $43,084 $31,678 to $38,963
MPG - City 20 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 30 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 65.0 - 67.0 ft3 47.2 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 260 hp 187 - 252 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 192.8 in 174.2 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 73.3 in
Leg Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.9 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.8 in
Front 37.6 - 39.0 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.1 in
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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Murano than in the Volvo XC40. The Nissan Murano will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40.

Convenience
The Nissan Murano requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volvo XC40, 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). The Nissan Murano is somewhat more expensive than the Volvo XC40. 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 Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Murano is much wider than the Volvo XC40, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Nissan Murano, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Nissan Murano has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC40, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volvo XC40 is clearly the choice over the Nissan Murano for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Murano greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC40.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Nissan Murano transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC40.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Nissan Murano and the Volvo XC40. With the Nissan Murano, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Murano is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC40.