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2020 Nissan Pathfinder Vs. Murano Comparison

A dynamic duo is set to square off amidst the top crossover and SUV models in their classes: 2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2021 Murano. Read through our guide to these two family-friendly, future-oriented SUV standouts and see if a ride featuring the smooth adjustments of Nissan zero-gravity seats, an intuitive driver-assistance system, and premium materials made the cut in your larger car of choice.

SUVs That Don't Have To Stress To Impress

When you get behind the wheel of an SUV, there are some things you should expect from a car that promises to remain "large and in charge" at every twist and turn. An SUV should provide the strength necessary to take on any challenge the road presents, have more than enough room for the whole family and all of their bags, backpacks, and tablets, and to carry its high-performance capabilities forward for many years and miles to come. This daring duo of car choices presents you with two cars that pride themselves on being complete. Each of these new Nissan SUVs for sale is more than capable of taking on all manner of challenges with a full head of steam.

The 2021 Nissan Murano stands strong on a slightly shorter frame than the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, which is a little more than six inches longer too. That allows it to seat an additional two passengers and adds an adjustable rear row. The Murano may seat less passengers, but they'll enjoy quilted-leather seat comforts and wood-accented designer details that make you feel like you're settling into the cushiest couch in a luxurious home theatre. Crafted comfort and room for growing arms and legs exists in both models but those priorities will be paramount for picking out your particular Nissan SUV standout.

Frequently Asked Questions About 2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2021 Murano

These two eye-catching road warriors are some of the most popular models in their class because they bring it every day. Consistency is key for both of these models and so is the constant interest we receive about them. Here are some of our most commonly received questions about two of the top SUV models on the market.

Which is better Nissan Murano or Pathfinder

Car purchases or car lease deals come down to a couple of key components, one of which we believe to be very central to our team's culture and performance: buy the car that fits you. We believe in this so deeply because "better" often comes down to whether the car in question helps you accomplish your daily tasks, makes good times more accessible, creates a driving experience you enjoy as the hours pile up, and whether you can depend on your car with confidence as you go through life's journeys.

So take note of what you have in store for your next SUV, how long you'd like to have it and whether size, style, towing capacity, room to stretch, room to stack stuff, or seats that feel like a hearty hug are chief on your priority list. From there, you'll be able to pick through the elegant leathers available on the interiors of the various trims in our Nissan Murano lease deals.

Add in a persistent perusal of the massive movers abound in our Nissan Pathfinder lease specials and "better" will find its way to you.

  2021 PATHFINDER 2021 MURANO
MSRP Starting from $25,750
Starting from $32,610
ENGINE 2.5L DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6 Engine
HORSEPOWER
181 HP 260 HP
MPG CITY/HIGHWAY 27/35 21/28
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY Up to 1,102 lbs. Up to 1,500 lbs.
CARGO (REAR SEAT UP) 39.3 cu. ft. 32.1 cu. ft.
CARGO (REAR SEAT DOWN) 70.0 cu. ft. 67.0 cu. ft.
SEATING 5 5

Which is more expensive Murano or Pathfinder?

Those that prioritize price will note that these two SUV standouts are very similarly priced. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder has a starting price point of $31,980 MSRP.1 The Nissan Murano crossover comes in at a slightly higher starting price point of $32,810 MSRP1, just a hair over the full size SUV. So if price is your concern, consider that problem taken care of. These price points encourage prospective SUV purchasers or leasers to truly consider the other elements in play. Don't get bogged down with dollar signs and choose the car that you feel best in after a test-drive and complete see-through. You'll learn about elements embedded in our cars specifically to suit the customer's comfort, like Nissan zero-gravity seats.

What Nissan SUV is comparable to Nissan Pathfinder

The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is returning in 2022 after receding to the shadows in 2021. The redesign promises a new and improved setup inside and out, marking another evolution of Nissan's continuous search for the perfect combination of size, speed, and strength. For immediate solutions, consider taking on the Nissan Armada, another big bruiser that can haul along plenty of passengers, bags, and more.

How does the Nissan Murano vs. Pathfinder cargo space stack up?

The Nissan Pathfinder has more cargo space when you fold down the rear row to equal the 5-seater Nissan Murano. The Nissan Murano has 32.1 inches of cargo volume with the rear seat up while the Pathfinder has 47.4 with the second row up and the third row folded flat. As you might expect, the barely larger car can fit more inside it. But rest assured, there's plenty of room inside the crossover SUV.

Two MVP SUV Models

Drivers eager for larger cars that conquer to-do lists with ease will love driving either of these two models. Both stand out with several safety options to keep the driver focused and alert at all times and able to adjust quickly if danger presents itself. Some of those features even earned the 2021 Nissan Murano a 2021 Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the foremost expert in measuring the safety standards of every vehicle that Americans drive.

Find your way into a vehicle that fits at your local Nissan dealership. Someone from the amazing showroom staff team will welcome you with a friendly smile and set you up to test drive each of these popular SUV picks through our hassle-free buy-or-lease process.

1All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price

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