Comparison - Nissan Murano Platinum 2020 - vs - Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Nissan Murano Z51

Also called:

CX-9 Azami

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
45,330
Updated: 
01 Oct 2019
$
43,350
Updated: 
21 Dec 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
4
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.00gals
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Gun Metallic
#62615D
Magnetic Black Pearl
#020202
Cayenne Red Metallic
#770000
Pearl White Tricoat
#EBECE7
Deep Blue Pearl
#2A5790
Mocha Almond Pearl
#442D27
Brilliant Silver Metallic
#DEE0DF
Sunset Drift Chromaflair
#D55B1E
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#242F4F
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E4E9EE
Jet Black Mica
#080808
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Machine Gray Metallic
#70747D
Soul Red Crystal Mica
#9E1A0D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Nissan Murano comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.Advanced safety features now standard on SV trim and above.These same features are now optional on all other Murano models.

Pros
Interior highlighted by high-quality materials and unique design
Spacious rear seating
Front seats are exceptionally comfortable

Cons
Modest cargo capacity limits practicality
Can't tow heavy weekend toys like some competitors
Stylish exterior design creates compromised outward visibility

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2020, Nissan makes only minor changes to the Murano lineup. This includes expanding the availability of its suite of safety and driver assists—called Nissan Safety Shield 360—to all models. The Murano SV now has standard adaptive cruise control, heated exterior mirrors, and rear parking sensors. The SL model adds traffic-sign recognition and the Platinum has a new leather-wrapped steering wheel. Super Black joins the list of paint colors.

Pros
Unmistakable appearance, luxurious interior, every model has cutting-edge content.

Cons
Indifferent driving experience, transmission exacerbates engine noise, minimal tow rating.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.Several previously optional safety features are now standard on the base Sport trim level.New options, such as a 9-inch infotainment touchscreen and second-row captain's chairs.Two USB ports added to the third row on Grand Touring and Signature models.Maximum torque output goes from 310 to 320 lb-ft with 93-octane fuel.

PROS
Premium interior, especially in the top-level Signature trim
Sporty handling
Comfortable and quiet on the highway

CONS
Cargo capacity isn't as generous as in competitors
Third-row seats aren't especially accommodating

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a crossover SUV that rewards drivers more than it does other passengers.

Pros
Very attractive
Well-done interior
Good safety gear
Engaging responsiveness

Cons
Lousy infotainment
Cramped third-row and cargo space
Limited lineup

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Mazda has given the CX-9 several upgrades for 2020, not least of which is a standard suite of driver-assistance features called i-Activsense. The bundle includes automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist. Also now standard are heated front seats with power adjustments for the driver, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic headlamps, and heated exterior mirrors. Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature models now come with a larger 9.0-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a new key-fob design, and power-adjustable second-row seats.

Pros
Snappy driving dynamics, great fuel economy, premium cabin.

Cons
Small cargo bay, third row is only for kids, low towing capacity.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
240ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
310ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
260hp
at 6 000rpm
227hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
38.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.80in
199.40in
Width: 
75.40in
77.50in
Height: 
67.80in
69.00in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
8.80in
Front Track: 
65.00in
Rear Track: 
64.70in
Wheel Base: 
111.20in
115.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
40.10
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.50in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.70in
39.40in
Front Hip Room: 
55.40in
56.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.50in
57.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.20in
57.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.90in
58.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
65.00cu.ft
71.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.10cu.ft
14.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
13.80degrees
16.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.40degrees
21.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
4129.00lbs
4388.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Premium Leather
Driver Cooled Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leather
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding center armrest
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
11 Total Speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
12 total speakers
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
1 Subwoofer(S)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
20 X 7.5 In.
20 x 8.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Cargo Package
Exterior Options: 
Premium Paint
Rear Bumper Protector
20" Satin Black Alloy Wheels
Splash Guards
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Exterior Accent Lighting
Interior Accent Lighting
Carpeted Floor Mats And Cargo Mat
Illuminated Kick Plates
2nd-Row Captain's Chairs
Interior Lighting Kit
Retractable Cargo Cover
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo And Side Storage Nets Package
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Illuminated Door Sill Trim Plates

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Graphite, premium leather
#1E2128
Mocha, premium leather
#534840
Cashmere, premium leather
#978E7D
Color: 
Black, leather
#2F2F2F
Sand, leather
#A48E74