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2022 Nissan Murano vs. 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Review

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2022 Nissan
Murano

MSRP*: $33,310 to $46,560
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2022 Volkswagen
Atlas

MSRP*: $34,335 to $51,505
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MPG - City 20 MPG 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 65.0 - 67.0 ft3 96.8 ft3
Engine
  • 260-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 276-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 260 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 192.8 in 200.7 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.9 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.8 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 40.4 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 Nissan Murano offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Atlas, with comparable head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Atlas will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Murano.

Convenience
The Nissan Murano requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas, 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 Volkswagen Atlas.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Murano is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Nissan Murano is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Atlas, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Nissan Murano doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Atlas.

Utility
The Nissan Murano has less seating than the Volkswagen Atlas, making the Volkswagen Atlas the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Nissan Murano has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas.