When comparing the 2018 Nissan Murano's and the 2018 Mazda CX-9's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Nissan Murano has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars and base engine power. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. The 2018 Nissan Murano and 2018 Mazda CX-9 have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2018 Nissan Murano's and the 2018 Mazda CX-9's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is a better car than the 2018 Nissan Murano.
2018 Nissan Murano vs. 2018 Mazda CX-9 Pricing
A used 2018 Nissan Murano ranges from $16,500 to $27,990 while a used 2018 Mazda CX-9 is priced between $18,026 to $29,493.
2018 Nissan Murano vs. 2018 Mazda CX-9 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2018 Nissan Murano loses 49.8 percent of its value and the 2018 Mazda CX-9 loses 46.3 percent of its value. This means the 2018 Mazda CX-9 retains 3.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2018 Nissan Murano.
2018 Nissan Murano vs. 2018 Mazda CX-9 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Nissan Murano is 8.2 out of 10 while the Mazda CX-9's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the Nissan Murano being ranked 12 out of 30 Best Midsize SUVs and the Mazda CX-9 being ranked 11 out of 30. Out of 66 Best Crossover SUVs, the Nissan Murano is ranked 17 and the Mazda CX-9 is ranked 14.
2018 Nissan Murano vs. 2018 Mazda CX-9 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Nissan Murano is 8.2 out of 10. For the Mazda CX-9 the reliability rating is 8.7 out of 10. This gives the Mazda CX-9 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Nissan Murano.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2018 Nissan Murano’s base engine makes 260 horsepower, and the 2018 Mazda CX-9 base engine makes 250 horsepower. Both the Murano and the CX-9 are rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 532 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front leg room and rear leg room. The 2018 Nissan Murano has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2018 Nissan Murano and the 2018 Mazda CX-9 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.