2024 Nissan Murano vs. 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

Picture of the 2024 Nissan Murano

2024 Nissan
Murano

MSRP*: $38,190 to $47,900
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Picture of the 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2024 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

MSRP*: $36,985 to $51,880
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MPG - City 20 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 65.0 - 67.0 ft3 77.8 ft3
Engine
  • 260-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 269-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 260 hp 269 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 192.8 in 195.5 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.9 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.8 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.8 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport than in the Nissan Murano, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Murano as you will with the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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). Whether you pick the Nissan Murano or the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, it's going to cost you about the same.

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.

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.

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 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.