Comparison - Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring 2017 - vs - Nissan Murano Platinum 2017

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Mazda CX-3 Maxx

Also called:

Nissan Murano Z51

Model: 
Average Price: 
25,092
Updated: 
23 Nov 2016
30,667
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.90gals
19.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ceramic Metallic
#F1F1F3
Crystal White Pearl Mica
#E6E6E8
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#242F4F
Dynamic Blue Mica
#0688C6
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Meteor Gray Mica
#4A5575
Soul Red Metallic
#78191F
Titanium Flash Mica
#75755A
Color: 
Arctic Blue Metallic
#303F65
Brilliant Silver
#DEE0DF
Cayenne Red
#770000
Gun Metallic
#62615D
Java Metallic
#534640
Magnetic Black
#020202
Pacific Sunset
#B1572C
Pearl White
#EBECE7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 ranks 2 out of 12 Subcompact SUVs. The Mazda CX-3 is bursting with fun, featuring best-in-class performance and sporty handling that more resembles a car than an SUV. It has a comparatively low base price, yet the interior is marked by impressive materials and a handsome design. The CX-3 comes up short on rear passenger room and cargo space, however, which detracts from its convenience.

Pros
Excellent athletic handling
Class-leading fuel economy
Impressive interior design
Outstanding crash test results

Cons
Cramped rear seat
Small cargo area

By: 
usnews.com

Many compact crossover SUVs aren't so "compact" anymore. But the petite 2017 Mazda CX-3 might be just what you're after. It's stylish, easy to park and fun to drive. If interior space isn't a priority, this could be your ideal crossover.For 2017, the CX-3 carries over unchanged.

Pros
Excellent fuel economy
Sporty handling helps you have fun behind the wheel
Impressively quiet at highway speeds
Front seats are very comfortable and supportive
Attractive, high-quality interior with appealing features.

Cons
Snug rear seat and humble cargo capacity limit the CX-3's versatility.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 keeps the most attractive features from last year: its price and its handling.Looks only tell half of the 2017 Mazda CX-3's story: The body cladding and badging on the CX-3 point toward a soft-roader based on the fun-to-drive Mazda 3, but there's more to its tale.The CX-3 earned a 7.2 overall rating on our scale, which is fairly high for the budget hatchback. We like its fuel economy and features, but it has room to improve on features and overall comfort.

Pros
Ample features and good value
Available all-wheel-drive system
Good handling and impressive performance for segment
Easy to learn infotainment

Cons
No manual, paddle shifters only on top models
Not a lot of rear seat room
Monochrome gauges look cheap
Head-up display is nice, but not very useful

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Nissan Murano is smooth and polished—and that may be just the ticket for buyers who want a high seating position and the availability of all-wheel drive.
The 2017 Nissan Murano is a five-seat crossover that sort of defies convention. Instead of following its rivals by trying to appeal to growing families or those intent on at least looking the off-road part, the Murano is plush and comfortable, something of a more palatable luxury crossover.

Pros
Dramatic exterior styling
Superb ride quality
Silent cabin
Classy interior design

Cons
Safety tech should be available on S, SV
Passenger seat lacks height adjustment
Ride harshness with 20-inch wheels
Value proposition not as impressive on SL, Platinum

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Nissan Murano ranks 6 out of 18 Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Nissan Murano offers the comfort, performance and refinement typical of luxury SUVs, but without the hefty price tag. Its interior outclasses those of most competing vehicles, and it delivers a cushioned, smooth ride over most surfaces. However, you may wish it were a bit more engaging to drive.

Pros
Posh cabin
Very comfortable seats
Intuitive tech features
Fuel-efficient for a V6 SUV

Cons
Poor rear visibility
Slow steering response

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Nissan Murano is a versatile five-passenger midsize crossover with ample room for all passengers. It's a smart choice if you want an upscale, V6-powered vehicle without the luxury brand premium.
For 2017, the Nissan Murano adds Apple CarPlay functionality and a drowsy driver warning system. New driver assistance features are now available for the SV trim, while the Platinum trim gets a new Midnight Edition styling package.

Pros
High-quality interior materials and unique design features
Exceptionally comfortable front seats
Right balance of power and fuel efficiency
Spacious rear seats that accommodate passengers and car seats with equal ease

Cons
Modest cargo capacity limits practicality
Can't tow heavy weekend toys like some competitors
Funky exterior design creates compromised outward visibility
Advanced safety features are only available on upper trim levels

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
v
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
146ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
240ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
146hp
at 6 000rpm
260hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
38.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.30in
192.40in
Width: 
69.60in
75.40in
Height: 
60.90in
67.80in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
6.90in
Front Track: 
60.00in
64.60in
Rear Track: 
59.90in
64.60in
Wheel Base: 
101.20in
111.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
39.90
Front Hip Room: 
52.30in
55.40in
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
40.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.50in
59.50in
Rear Head Room: 
37.20
39.80
Rear Hip Room: 
49.00in
55.20in
Rear leg room: 
35.00in
38.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
50.40in
58.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
42.30cu.ft
67.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
10.10cu.ft
32.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
13.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
2952.00lbs
4017.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
2 one-touch power windows
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather/suede
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
4 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
cloth
Bucket front seats
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Front independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
4 Months of provided satellite radio service
Bose premium brand speakers
7 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
Bose premium brand stereo system
6 total speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
2 subwoofer(s)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0
20 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R16
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Self-leveling headlights
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Parking Sensors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests

Options

Packages: 
I-ACTIVSENSE Package
Cargo Package
Platinum Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Front and Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Crystal White Pearl Mica Paint Charge
Roof Rack Side Rails
Soul Red Metallic Paint Charge
Wheel Locks
Premium Paint
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Splash Guards
20" Split 5-Spoke Bright PVD Alloy Wheels
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Interior Lighting Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Door Sill Trim Plates
Compass and Auto-Dimming Mirror
Floors Mats and Cargo Area Protector
Illuminated Kick Plates
Interior Accent Lighting

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#1D2326
Black/Parchment
#B9BCB9
Color: 
#9C9486
Cashmere, cloth
#393C42
Graphite, cloth