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2018 Nissan Murano vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 nearChicago, IL

2018 Nissan Murano vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 near Chicago, ILThe vehicle pictured above is the 2018 Nissan Murano with available features.

With so many vehicles on the road, it sometimes is hard to differentiate which is best for you and your family. We decided to pin the 2018 Nissan Murano up against the 2018 Mazda CX-9, so you can see why the Murano outperforms its competitors. The best part is that the Murano can be found right here at Thomas Nissan of Joliet. All you have to do is swing by our dealership, located at 1427 North Larkin Avenue in Joliet, IL, to speak with a representative of our friendly staff, and to take the Murano out for a test drive.

Let’s start this comparison under the hood where the Murano boasts a thrilling performance. This crossover is equipped with a 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine that generates a marvelous 260 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. When compared to the CX-9, there is no competition. This Mazda crossover SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder motor that produces a meager 227 horsepower. The Murano will also save you some money at the pump thanks to the 21/28 MPG city/hwy1. While the AWD version of the CX-9 offers a 20/26 MPG city/hwy1 fuel economy, not as efficient as the Murano.

Safety is the most important feature of any family vehicle, and you can rest assured that the 2018 Murano will protect you and your family. This crossover is equipped with the standard Nissan Advanced Airbag System2 with dual-stage supplemental front airbags2 and seat-belt and occupant-classification sensors. Taking safety to new heights is the standard roof-mounted curtain supplemental airbags2 for side-impact and rollover head protection for front and rear-seat outboard occupants. The CX-9 includes advanced airbags2 that will keep you safe, but not to the extent of the Murano.

Having a vehicle that is equipped with advanced technology will add more joy to every commute down I-355. The Murano comes standard with six speakers, but you can opt for the available Bose® Premium Audio System with AM/FM/CD, and that includes 11 speakers including dual subwoofers. With this type of technology at your disposal, you can jam out to your favorite tunes with concert-quality sound. So now, when you drive to Millennium Park for a day out with the family, let your kids jam out to their playlist. You will also have upwards to 150 channels of music and talk shows thanks to the standard SiriusXM Satellite Radio®3. The best part is that it comes with a 3-month complimentary trial subscription.

When comparing the 2018 Nissan Murano vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 near Chicago, IL, the Murano takes the cake. Visit us at Thomas Nissan of Joliet to check out this crossover up close and personal. Our friendly staff will take good care of you. We look forward to your business!


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Awards

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Best SUVs for Families: Finalist (2018 Model)
- US News

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Best SUVs for the Money: Finalist (2018 Model)
- US News

Award
Mid-Size CUV of Texas (2018 Model)
- Texas Auto Writers Association

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Vehicle Satisfaction Award: Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV (2018 Model)
- Auto Pacific

Classy Interior of the 2018 Murano

Sales Hours

(815) 741-5353

Additional Vehicle Information

  • Features
  • Specs

Features

Features

  • Technology
  • Exterior
  • Safety
  • Comfort
  • Mechanical
  • Interior

Technology

Instrumentation

Warnings and reminders low battery, lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, low washer fluid, maintenance due, turn off headlights, tire fill alert
Trip computer
Electroluminescent instrumentation
Driver information system
Clock
Gauge tachometer
Compass
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Multi-function display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Trip odometer 2

Audio System

Radio voice operated, touch screen display, AM/FM, HD radio
Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Premium brand Bose
Antenna type diversity, mast
In-Dash CD single disc, MP3 Playback
Subwoofer 2
Total speakers 9
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM

Telematics

Navigation system memory card, touch screen display, voice operated
Electronic messaging assistance with read function, voice operated
Driver assistance app roadside assistance
Smart device app function maintenance status, lock operation, horn/light operation
Wireless data link Bluetooth
Phone hands free
Real time traffic

In Car Entertainment

Connected in-car apps SiriusXM Travel Link, Google POIs, weather, sports, stocks, Google search
Infotainment NissanConnect, Apple CarPlay ready, Android Auto ready
Infotainment screen size 8 in.

Exterior

Roof

Moonroof / Sunroof tilt/slide, power panoramic, power sunshade, one-touch open/close, anti-trapping
Roof rails
Roof rails color silver

Lights

Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights
Taillights LED
Headlights LED, auto delay off, auto on/off

Tires and Rims

Wheels aluminum alloy
Spare tire size temporary
Tire type all season
Spare tire mount location inside
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Doors

Rear door type sensor-activated, power liftgate with closure assist
Liftgate window fixed

Windows

Rear wiper intermittent, with washer
Window defogger rear
Front wipers speed sensitive, variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse, remotely operated
Rear privacy glass
Solar-tinted glass front

Exterior Features

Front bumper color body-color
Door handle color chrome
Mirror color body-color
Rear spoiler roofline
Exhaust tip color chrome
Grille color black with chrome accents
Rear spoiler color black
Exhaust dual tip
Window trim chrome
Rear bumper color black

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Cross traffic alert rear
Driver attention alert system
Autonomous braking
Pre-collision warning system audible warning, visual warning
Camera system surround view
Automatic emergency braking front
Impact sensor post-collision safety system
Active head restraints dual front
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Hood buckling creases
Energy absorbing steering column
Safety brake pedal system
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Blind spot safety sensor/alert
Crumple zones front, rear

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Knee airbags driver
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear
Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor

Security

Power door locks anti-lockout, auto-locking
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer, alarm with remote
2-stage unlocking doors

Mirrors

Side mirrors integrated turn signals, heated
Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding, reverse gear tilt

Comfort

Convenience Features

Memorized settings liftgate, 2 driver, steering wheel, driver seat, side mirrors
Cupholders front, rear
Adaptive cruise control
Power outlet(s) 12V cargo area, two 12V front
One-touch windows 2
Reading lights front, rear
Power steering variable/speed-proportional
Cargo area light
Retained accessory power
Multi-function remote panic alarm, proximity entry system, trunk release
Power windows lockout button
Footwell lights
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone, voice control
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Assist handle rear, front
Remote engine start
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Steering wheel power tilt and telescopic
Rearview mirror auto-dimming
Easy entry power driver seat
Universal remote transmitter Homelink - garage door opener
Storage front seatback, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, sunglasses holder, door pockets
Ambient lighting

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row
Air filtration

Comfort Features

Shift knob trim leather
Heated steering wheel
Armrests rear center folding with storage, rear center with cupholders
Steering wheel trim leather
Interior accents metallic-tone
Floor material carpet

Mechanical

Suspension

Rear stabilizer bar diameter 27 mm
Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type multi-link
Rear spring type coil
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms
Rear shock type twin-tube gas
Front stabilizer bar diameter 26 mm
Front shock type twin-tube gas

Drivetrain

Axle ratio 4.68
4WD type on demand
Center differential mechanical
Locking differential center

Brakes

Rear brake type ventilated disc
Front brake width 1.1
Rear brake width 0.6
Rear brake diameter 12.1
Front brake diameter 12.6
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control

Engine

Battery saver
Alternator 150 amps

Towing and Hauling

Tow hooks rear

Interior

Seats

Driver seat power adjustments height, 8, lumbar, reclining
Passenger seat heated, cooled
Driver seat heated, cooled
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Rear seat folding split, flat
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Passenger seat power adjustments 4, reclining
Front seat type bucket
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench
Rear seat manual adjustments reclining
Upholstery leather-trimmed
Rear seat heated, power return

Seatbelts

Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt force limiters front
Emergency locking retractors rear, front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point

Steering

Steering ratio 18.3
Turns lock-to-lock 3.3

Specs

Specs

Drive Type

Drive Type AWD

Seating

Standard Seating 5
Max Seating 5
Head Room (front) 38.1 in
Head Room (rear) 37.8 in
Hip Room (front) 55.4 in
Hip Room (rear) 55.2 in
Shoulder Room (front) 59.5 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 58.8 in
Leg Room (front) 40.5 in
Leg Room (rear) 38.7 in
Seating Rows 2

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 192.4 in
Width 75.4 in
Width (without mirrors) 75.4 in
Height 67.8 in
Wheelbase 111.2 in
Ground Clearance 6.9 in
Angle of Approach 13.8 degrees
Angle of Departure 24.4 degrees
Track Width (front) 64.6 in
Track Width (rear) 64.6 in
Break-over Angle 15.8 degrees

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 5280 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 5001-6000 lbs
Curb Weight 4064 lbs
Max Towing Capacity 1500 lbs

Truck Specifications

Max Payload 1216 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 31.1 cu ft
Interior Volume 133.9 cu ft
Passenger Volume 102.8 cu ft
Cargo Volume (rear seats down) 65 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Aerodynamic Drag 0.31 Cd
Turning Circle 38.7 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 19 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type P235/55R20
Front Wheel Diameter 20.0 x 7.5 in
Rear Tire Type P235/55R20
Rear Wheel Diameter 20.0 x 7.5 in

Dealership Information

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III ULEV70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
5
1
5
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
5
1
5
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

Crash-Test Ratings

2018 Nissan Murano SUV AWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

Testimonials

Excellent experience!

Nicholas George
3-27-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

he experience my fiance and I had at Thomas Nissan was hands down, by far the best dealer experience we've ever had. Matt Richards did a great job helping us with our purchase. He was very professional, courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. Colin in finance, went above and beyond to help get my fiance and I financed. I will definitely choose Thomas Nissan the next time I am in the market for a vehicle.

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1. 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 21 city / 28 highway. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

2. Air bags are only a supplemental restraint system; always wear your seat belt. Even with the occupant-classification sensor, rear-facing child restraints should not be placed in the front-passenger’s seat. All children 12 and under should ride in the rear seat properly secured in child restraints, booster seats, or seat belts according to their size. Air bags will only inflate in certain accidents; see your Owner’s Manual for more details.

3. Feature availability is dependent on vehicle model, trim level, packaging and options. Compatible connected device may be required and feature availability may be dependent on device’s capability. Refer to connected device’s owner’s manual for details. Late availability for some features.