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Nissan Murano vs. Chevrolet Equinox

When we compare the Nissan Murano to the Chevrolet Equinox, the Nissan Murano has the advantage in the areas of interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Chevrolet Equinox has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. Based on this comparison of the Nissan Murano versus the Chevrolet Equinox, the Nissan Murano is a better car than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Nissan Murano versus Chevrolet Equinox Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Nissan Murano ranges from $25,901 to $41,102 while a used Chevrolet Equinox from the same model year range is priced between $21,281 to $32,447. For a new model, the Nissan Murano's price is between $33,605 and $48,632, with the Chevrolet Equinox priced between $25,493 and $36,850.

Nissan Murano versus Chevrolet Equinox Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Nissan Murano is 8.2 out of 10 while the Chevrolet Equinox's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Nissan Murano being ranked 13 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs and the Chevrolet Equinox being ranked 28 out of 61.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Nissan Murano’s base engine makes 260 horsepower, and the Chevrolet Equinox base engine makes 175 horsepower.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Nissan Murano, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Chevrolet Equinox, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and rear leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

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

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2023 Nissan Murano

2023 Chevrolet Equinox

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$33,605 - $48,632

Used Asking Price:

$25,901 - $41,102

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,493 - $36,850

Used Asking Price:

$21,281 - $32,447

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47.6%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

6.5 / 10

Safety:

9.9 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

8.8 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 61
9 / 25
9 / 25
10 / 25
13 / 61
14 / 25
27 / 61
46 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 24
10 / 24
15 / 24
20 / 61
20 / 61
28 / 61
43 / 61

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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Summary Review

The Chevrolet equinox is a compact five-person SUV with a comfortable interior and a smooth ride. The current Equinox was redesigned for the 2018 model year, with new models costing an average of $28,912 and 3-year-old models averaging $21,742.

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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

Pros and Cons

  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Comfortable and spacious interior
  • High predicted reliability

  • Mediocre interior quality
  • Only one powertrain
  • Low on cargo space

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Platinum, S, SL, SV

Trim Levels

LT, Premier, LS, RS

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.90 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.79 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

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

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

175 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

203 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

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

0.053 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

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

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

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

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet 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

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:

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:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.5 inches

Cargo Space:

29.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

63.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

133.4 cubic feet

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3274 lbs

Width:

72.6 inches

Height:

65.4 inches

Length:

183.1 inches

Wheelbase:

107.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.6 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

P235/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

P225/65R17