2021 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2020 Nissan Murano

2021 MAZDA CX-9


2020 Nissan Murano
Turbocharged Four-Cylinder

Standard Engine

Naturally-Aspirated V6
22 mpg city/28 mpg highway*

Combined MPG

20 mpg city/28 mpg highway
250 hp with 93 octane fuel**

Max. Horsepower

260 hp

Rows of Seating

7 passengers

Max. Seating Capacity

5 passengers


Trying to decide between the 2021 Mazda CX-9 and the 2020 Nissan Murano? Let us here at Mazda of Bedford make the decision a little easier on you with our Mazda CX-9 vs. Nissan Murano comparison! While there are many Mazda models for sale at Mazda of Bedford, the Mazda CX-9 is your premier Mazda midsize SUV option. Despite this classification, it manages to fit in up to 7 passengers, something the Nissan Murano can’t say. Plus, it offers similar max horsepower specs and superior efficiency, compared to the Murano. Learn more below, or contact us for additional information. 

MAZDA CX-9 vs. Nissan Murano: Performance & Efficiency

Out of all the Mazda SUV models, the Mazda CX-9 comes equipped with one of the most powerful engines. Running on premium 93-octane fuel, you’ll get around 250 hp from this engine. The Nissan Murano engine offers a scant 10 more horsepower, but loses out on 2 mpg around town. That’s hardly a worthy opportunity-cost for most savvy Mentor SUV shoppers:

2021 MAZDA CX-9 Engine and MPG

  • Engine: 2.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine 
  • Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined): 22/28 mpg*

2020 Nissan Murano Engine and MPG

  • Engine: 3.5L V6 engine
  • Fuel Economy (City/Highway): 20/28 mpg

MAZDA CX-9 vs. Nissan Murano: Interior Features & Space

Even though both the Mazda CX-9 and the Nissan Murano are both midsize SUVs, one has far more versatility than the other, and it’s not the Nissan! That’s because the 2021 Mazda CX-9 offers three standard rows of seating, while the 2020 Nissan Murano doesn’t even offer a third row. That’s in spite of the fact that the Murano has 140.2 cubic feet of interior volume vs. the 135.1 cubic feet inside the CX-9. To say the Mazda makes more ingenious use of its interior would be an understatement.

Experience a New MAZDA CX-9 at Mazda of Bedford

Performance, efficiency and passenger space are just three aspects where the Mazda CX-9 outshines the Nissan Murano. There are so many more ways to compare the Mazda CX-9 vs. Nissan Murano! We invite you to give us a call to learn more. When you’re ready, you can even explore our new Mazda CX-9 inventory from your home in Cleveland or Beachwood. Then, apply for financing online!

*Up to an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG for 2020 Mazda CX-9 FWD models. AWD models, 20 city/26 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

**250 hp with 93 octane fuel. 227 hp with 87 octane fuel.

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