2009 Nissan Murano vs. Its Competition

2009 Nissan Murano
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director


The 2009 Nissan Murano offers good value in all three of its trim levels.

But if you live in a warm climate, the added expense and weight of all-wheel drive probably isn’t necessary.

Nissan’s navigation system, offered as an option, is also expensive, but it’s one of the better systems around.

If you need a three-row family vehicle, the Murano’s not it--but Nissan is expected to replace its minivan with a crossover larger than the 2009 Nissan Murano.

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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.
8.2
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$25,735$23,750
Gas Mileage  
18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V6Gas V6Gas I4
EPA Class  
2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Style Name  
2WD 4-Door S4-Door SE FWDFWD 4-Door Sport
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door Utility4 Door SUV4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Transmission  
Continuously VariableAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2009 Nissan Murano vs. 2008 Ford Edge2009 Nissan Murano vs. 2008 Mazda CX-7