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2009 Nissan Murano

2008 Mazda CX-7

  2009 Nissan Murano 2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport
MSRP
$27,680
$23,750
Invoice $25,504 $22,225
MPG
City/Highway
18/23 16/22
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior. Read Full Review The 2008 Mazda CX-7 is a good choice for single folks or couples who might not prioritize backseat or cargo space but want sport-sedan performance with a lot more utility. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Much richer interior styling and materials
  • just-right size for city driving
  • available all-wheel drive
  • smooth, powerful V-6 engine

Dislikes:

  • Oddly styled grille
  • Slightly snug interior
  • CVT works well, but takes getting used to

Likes:

  • Bargain price
  • Overtly sporty design
  • Crisp, responsive steering and handling
  • Good passive and active safety

Dislikes:

  • Back-seat isn’t very roomy
  • Usable cargo space is deceptively small
  • Engine noise can be too prominent
  • Coarse road surfaces bring a lot of road noise
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