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Nissan Murano vs. Volvo XC40

In comparing the Nissan Murano to the Volvo XC40, 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, interior volume and base engine power. The Volvo XC40 has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Nissan Murano versus the Volvo XC40, the Nissan Murano is a better car than the Volvo XC40.

Nissan Murano versus Volvo XC40 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Nissan Murano ranges from $22,988 to $36,042 while a used Volvo XC40 from the same model year range is priced between $29,999 to $40,994. For a new model, the Nissan Murano's price is between $35,875 and $50,207, with the Volvo XC40 priced between $41,887 and $51,530.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Nissan Murano’s base engine makes 260 horsepower, and the Volvo XC40 base engine makes 194 horsepower. The Murano is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 532 miles. The XC40 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 454 miles. The Murano uses regular unleaded, and the XC40 uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Nissan Murano, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Volvo XC40, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Nissan Murano has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Volvo XC40 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Volvo XC40 has higher safety ratings than the Nissan Murano, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.90 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Nissan Murano and the Volvo XC40 have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2023 Nissan Murano

2023 Volvo XC40

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$35,875 - $50,207

Used Asking Price:

$22,988 - $36,042

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$41,887 - $51,530

Used Asking Price:

$29,999 - $40,994

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49%

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:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

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

Not yet available

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

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

S, SV, SL, Platinum

Trim Levels

B4 Ultimate Bright Theme, B4 Plus Bright Theme, B4 Core, B4 Plus Dark Theme, B4 Ultimate Dark Theme, B5 Ultimate Bright Theme, B5 Plus Bright Theme, B5 Core, B5 Plus Dark Theme, B5 Ultimate Dark Theme

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:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

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):

5 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:

194 hp @ 4800 rpm

Torque:

221 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

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

0.052 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:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

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

24 / 32 / 27

Range (city/hwy):

341 / 454 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

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:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

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:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

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:

39 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Cargo Space:

20.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

57.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

118.7 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:

3726 lbs

Width:

80.1 inches

Height:

65.2 inches

Length:

174.8 inches

Wheelbase:

106.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.1 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:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/55R18