2023 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2024 Nissan Murano Review

Picture of the 2023 Mazda CX-9

2023 Mazda
CX-9

MSRP*: $38,750 to $48,460
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Picture of the 2024 Nissan Murano

2024 Nissan
Murano

MSRP*: $38,190 to $47,900
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MPG - City 20 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 6 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 71.2 ft3 65.0 - 67.0 ft3
Engine
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 227 hp 260 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 199.4 in 192.8 in
Exterior Width 77.5 in 75.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 38.1 - 39.9 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.8 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
The Mazda CX-9 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan Murano. The Mazda CX-9 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Murano.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-9 as you will with the Nissan Murano, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Mazda CX-9 is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Murano.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-9 is much wider than the Nissan Murano, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mazda CX-9, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Murano.

Handling
The Mazda CX-9 has the same turning radius as the Nissan Murano, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Mazda CX-9 is clearly the choice over the Nissan Murano for pulling heavy loads. The Mazda CX-9 has a little less horsepower than the Nissan Murano.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-9 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Murano.

Utility
The Mazda CX-9 offers greater seating capacity than the Nissan Murano, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mazda CX-9 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Nissan Murano.