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Murano vs X3

The Nissan Murano SL AWD AT 4dr sport utility vehicle '04 has the following advantages over the BMW X3 3.0i 4dr sport utility vehicle '04:

General
Lower price
Longer powertrain warranty

Mechanical
Larger engine
More horsepower
Full and part-time four wheel drive system
Center differential lock

Exterior
Black paint standard
18 in wheels
Side windows privacy glass
Rear windows privacy glass

Interior
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
Rear air conditioning ducts
Cruise control
Driver seat lumbar adjustment
Reclining rear seats
Compass
Automatic drive indicator on dashboard
Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Safety
Active front-seat head restraints
Vehicle Security System

Weight & Fuel Economy
Better fuel economy on EPA city cycle

Dimensions
Larger fuel capacity
Longer wheelbase
Smaller curb to curb turning circle
Greater headroom in front
Greater leg room in front
More shoulder room in front
More shoulder room in rear
Greater interior passenger space volume
Greater cargo capacity, seats down, to roof
Greater departure angle
Greater approach angle

Murano vs RX330

The Nissan Murano SL AWD AT 4dr sport utility vehicle '04 has the following advantages over the Lexus RX 330 AWD 4dr sport utility vehicle '04:

General
Lower price

Mechanical
Larger engine
More horsepower
4 ventilated discs
Full and part-time four wheel drive system
Center differential lock

Exterior
18 in wheels
T tire rating tires

Interior
Rear map lights

Safety
Active front-seat head restraints

Weight & Fuel Economy
Lower curb weight
Better fuel economy on EPA city cycle

Dimensions
Larger fuel capacity
Longer wheelbase
Greater headroom in front
Greater headroom in rear
More hip room in rear
Greater interior passenger space volume
Greater departure angle

Murano vs Touareg

The Nissan Murano SL AWD AT 4dr sport utility vehicle '04 has the following advantages over the Volkswagen Touareg 3.2 V6 Tiptronic 4dr sport utility vehicle '04:

General
Lower price

Mechanical
Larger engine
More horsepower
Full and part-time four wheel drive system

Exterior
Pearl paint standard
18 in wheels
Roof spoiler
Heat reflective glass

Interior
Driver seat lumbar adjustment
Driver seat tilt adjustment
Driver power adjustable seat
Reclining rear seats

Safety
Active front-seat head restraints

Weight & Fuel Economy
Lower curb weight
Better fuel economy on EPA city cycle
Better fuel economy on EPA highway cycle

Dimensions
Smaller curb to curb turning circle
Greater headroom in front
Greater headroom in rear
Greater leg room in front
More shoulder room in front
More shoulder room in rear
Greater interior passenger space volume
Greater cargo capacity, with all seats in place
Greater cargo capacity, seats down, to roof

These are all similarly priced in the mid 30's. Once you add features to the BMW X3, its very easy to watch it sore over top of the lower 40's. The RX330 has a lot of optional features that the Murano includes as standard equipment yet also scrapes the realm of low 40's. Finally, the Touareg seems to be pretty well placed among the Murano and the others but its V6 is underpowered for the vehicle size and the reliability as of late is questionable at best. I imagine the most reliable would be their V10 turbodiesel, which, believe me, will be eating into H2 and X5 territory before it even thought about competing with the mid-30's, low 40's. Anyway, all in all, through my research on Nissan's comparison site done by an outside party, the Murano is not only the best bang for the buck but its also one of the most powerful and stylish. Go figure.

P.S. - How is Nissan selling this thing for so little?
 

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AND don't forget!

Rattles are standard on the Murano and they are not even available on the other 3!

Homer:D
 
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