2009 Nissan Murano vs. Its Competition

2009 Nissan Murano
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Ford’s Edge is similar in size to the Murano and, like it, comes only with two rows of seating.

The same’s true of the Lexus RX 350 and Mazda CX-7, but those crossovers offer distinctly different driving experiences.

The Lexus is geared to smooth driving and the industry-leading service provided by its dealers, while Mazda’s CX-7 is a sporty alternative to typical crossovers with tauter handling and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior.
8.4
The 2009 Lexus RX 350 is a well-liked, competitive utility vehicle that has everything but personality.
8.2
If you don't require a third-row seat, the 2008 Ford Edge is a fashionable, satisfying alternative in the crowded pack of mid-size crossovers.
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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.
MSRP From   
$27,680$37,700$25,735$23,750
Gas Mileage   
18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I4
EPA Class   
2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Style Name   
2WD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door4-Door SE FWDFWD 4-Door Sport
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Utility4-Door SUV4 Door SUV4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Transmission   
Continuously VariableAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2009 Nissan Murano vs. 2009 Lexus RX 3502009 Nissan Murano vs. 2008 Ford Edge2009 Nissan Murano vs. 2008 Mazda CX-7