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BMW X5 vs. Nissan Murano

When comparing the BMW X5 to the Nissan Murano, the BMW X5 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Nissan Murano has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and overall quality score. The BMW X5 and Nissan Murano have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the BMW X5 versus the Nissan Murano, the Nissan Murano is a better car than the BMW X5.

BMW X5 versus Nissan Murano Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW X5 ranges from $42,990 to $63,344 while a used Nissan Murano from the same model year range is priced between $22,988 to $36,042. For a new model, the BMW X5's price is between $65,718 and $95,593, with the Nissan Murano priced between $35,875 and $50,207.

BMW X5 versus Nissan Murano Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X5 is 8.0 out of 10 while the Nissan Murano's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the BMW X5 being ranked 7 out of 11 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs for the Money and the Nissan Murano being ranked 9 out of 25 Best Midsize SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW X5’s base engine makes 335 horsepower, and the Nissan Murano base engine makes 260 horsepower. The X5 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 569 miles. The Murano is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 532 miles. The X5 uses premium unleaded, and the Murano uses regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The BMW X5 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Nissan Murano has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Nissan Murano has higher safety ratings than the BMW X5, with an average rating of 4.90 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.31 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Nissan Murano has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$65,718 - $95,593

Used Asking Price:

$42,990 - $63,344

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$35,875 - $50,207

Used Asking Price:

$22,988 - $36,042

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

8.6 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

6.5 / 10

Safety:

9.9 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 21
5 / 67
8 / 21
12 / 25
16 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 61
9 / 25
9 / 25
9 / 15
10 / 25
12 / 28
13 / 61
14 / 25
27 / 61
46 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

Nissan’s two-row Murano crossover targets those buyers looking for comfort and style. Unlike many SUV-style vehicles in this segment, the Murano is more like a large sedan than its peers.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Plush interior
  • Smooth V6 engine
  • Dynamic styling

  • Starting to show its age
  • Needs an infotainment update
  • No green (hybrid/electric) trims now available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

sDrive40i, xDrive40i, M50i

Trim Levels

S, SV, SL, Platinum

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.31 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.90 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

335 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

330 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.069 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

260 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

240 foot-lbs @ 4400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.067 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 26 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

460 / 569 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 28 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

380 / 532 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

39.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

60 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.1 inches

Cargo Space:

33.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

72.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.9 inches

Cargo Space:

32.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

67 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

140.2 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4828 lbs

Width:

87.3 inches

Height:

68.7 inches

Length:

194.3 inches

Wheelbase:

117.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3865 lbs

Width:

75.4 inches

Height:

67.8 inches

Length:

192.8 inches

Wheelbase:

111.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

265/50R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

P235/65R18