2021 Nissan Murano vs. 2021 Acura MDX

When it comes to finding the right compact SUV for your needs, the choices can feel endless. There are SUVs of every size on the market today, especially if you've been paying attention while driving around the Crystal River area. However, figuring out which one is the best option for you with all the handling and features you want can feel like finding a needle in a haystack.

Fortunately, your friends at Maus Nissan of Crystal River are here to help simplify your car search with this side-by-side comparison of two of the most popular compact SUVs on the market-the 2021 Nissan Murano and the 2021 Acura MDX.


Nissan knows how to pack a punch with every one of their cars, and the 2021 Murano doesn't disappoint. Thanks to the 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 260-horsepower, you can have a little zip, and the Xtronic CVT transmission helps provide a crisp, close touch with the road on every turn.

While the Acura doesn't quite hold up, especially when accelerating. A 2.0-liter 16-valve turbocharged 4-cylinder engine gets 272-horsepower but can feel like it takes its time getting there.

Interior & Infotainment

The 2021 Nissan Murano has a standard 8-inch infotainment suite that features a 6-speaker audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. Nissan even added extra charging ports for USB-A and USB-C, so no one is disconnected on those long road trips! If you want to go with the higher trim levels, you can get premium sound with extra speakers and more luxury features.

The Acura MDX comes with a standard 10.2-inch infotainment suite, but it is not a touchscreen. Instead, you need to use the Acura touchpad controller to navigate the screen. They provided charging plugs, just like the Murano, and a 9-speaker audio system with similar connectivity. While they're comparable, the Nissan offers better safety with a touchscreen infotainment system that allows you never to take your eyes off the road.


Safety & Reliability

The 2021 Nissan Murano comes with a 5-star safety rating for the overall, front, and side crash tests thanks to their state-of-the-art ProPilot Assist driver safety suite of features. In addition, Nissan packed some excellent safety features standard in the Murano like automatic emergency braking, standard rear parking sensors, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, standard cross-traffic alert, and more!

The 2021 Acura MDX comes with similar features like standard lane-keeping assists, forward collision warning, road departure mitigation system, and multi-view rear camera. Still, for the top-end safety features, you will need to upgrade your trim package.

Test Drive A 2021 Nissan Murano at Maus Nissan Of Crystal River Today!

If you're ready to stop wasting time figuring out which compact SUV is best for you and discover the style, handling, and luxury that the 2021 Nissan Murano has to offer

Come down to Maus Nissan of Crystal River today, or give us a call to schedule your test drive