2024 Nissan Murano vs. 2024 Volvo XC40 Review

Picture of the 2024 Nissan Murano

2024 Nissan
Murano

MSRP*: $38,190 to $47,900
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2024 Volvo
XC40

MSRP*: $40,500 to $49,300
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MPG - City 20 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 65.0 - 67.0 ft3 57.5 ft3
Engine
  • 260-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 247-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 260 hp 247 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 192.8 in 174.8 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 75.2 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 in
Rear 38.3 in

*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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Nissan Murano and 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Nissan Murano will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
The Nissan Murano is about the same width as the Volvo XC40. 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. The Nissan Murano has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC40.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Nissan Murano doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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. The Nissan Murano has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volvo XC40.