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Nissan Murano vs Acura RDX Car Comparison

2017 Nissan Murano (1)(c)If you’re buying a luxury SUV, it should offer more than just creature comforts. Both the 2017 Nissan Murano and 2017 Acura RDX are impressive vehicles with plenty of amenities. However, which offers Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown drivers the more well-rounded package?

Our team at Montgomeryville Nissan wants you to make an informed choice, which is why we’ve put together this comparison that examines the major specs of each SUV.

Murano Safety vs. RDX Safety

The top priority of every vehicle ought to be passenger safety. Nissan understands this; and so, the 2017 Murano has been designed with the rigid Zone body. The construction includes:

These fortifications allow the Murano to stand up against even the toughest impacts, and are bolstered by a series of additional technologies.

Among these features is an active brake limited slip, which when paired with the G sensor, adds tremendous braking power and precision. Stability and traction control systems are also added.

The 2017 Acura RDX includes its own suite of safety technologies, such as stability and traction control, as well as front and rear crumple zones. However, it lacks the number of dynamic reinforcements that make the Murano framework so unyielding.

Nissan Murano Interior vs. Acura RDX Interior

When you imagine the ideal luxury vehicle, you’re probably thinking comfort. Comfort, though, is impossible in a vehicle if you’re cramped.

It may end up feeling a little crowded in the RDX with only 103.5 cubic feet of passenger space and 26.1 cubic feet of cargo space. During long road trips, backseat passengers might have to sacrifice personal space for their luggage.

2017 Nissan Murano Technology (1)(c)This shouldn’t be a problem in the 2017 Nissan Murano, however. With 108.1 cubic feet of space, passengers can move freely. They’ll also have an ample 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space to stow their belongings in.

2017 Nissan Murano Performance vs. 2017 Acura RDX Performance

Both the Murano and the RDX are equipped with 3.5L six-cylinder engines. With this sort of powertrain, both SUVs are able to generate a considerable amount of power. However, which is the more efficient option?

The RDX manages to maintain 27 mpg highway and 19 mpg city. The Murano, on the other hand, maintains 28 mpg highway and 21 mpg city.1

This difference is achieved in large part by the Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) found in the Murano. The streamlined CVT channels engine power far more efficiently than the standard six-speed automatic in the RDX, cutting down on eco-impacts as well.

2017 Nissan Murano vs 2017 Acura RDX: Experience the Difference

Some SUVs just won’t give you your money’s worth. With the well-rounded suite of features found in the 2017 Nissan Murano, this isn’t something you’ll have to worry about. The 2017 Acura RDX, on the other hand, doesn’t quite meet expectations.

Any drivers in the Philadelphia, Lansdale, or Doylestown area who would like to experience these differences for themselves should contact Montgomeryville Nissan. We’d be happy to help you get behind the wheel. Schedule your test drive today!


Get more information on the Nissan Murano. See how it compares to the Honda Pilot in this car comparison.


1 2017 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 21 city/28 highway. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.