See How the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Outperforms the 2019 Nissan Murano in Glendale, CA

If you're like most people, you want an SUV that's fun to drive - a vehicle you'll look forward to driving to work in each day. People in Glendale, CA also want one that's fuel-efficient, so they can spend less on gas and have more money left over for other things. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 has stylish good looks, better handling than most crossovers, and it gets good gas mileage. The 2019 Nissan Murano is also an attractive SUV with a top-notch interior. But here at Star Mazda, we think the CX-5 performs and rides better than the Murano. Keep reading to see why.

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Nissan Murano

  • Driving Enjoyment: Like most Mazda's, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is a joy to drive, with a powerful engine, agile handling, and a smooth ride. The 2019 Nissan Murano also has a comfortable ride, but its numb steering can make it difficult to keep the Murano straight. It also has noticeable body lean when cornering and during quick maneuvers. Drivers in Glendale will like the CX-5's sharp steering and crisp handling for nimbly navigating busy city streets.
  • Fuel Economy: The Mazda CX-5 delivers outstanding gas mileage, getting 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with its base four-cylinder engine. People in Glendale who really want lower fuel costs will appreciate the available diesel engine, which gets it 27 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. The Nissan Murano only gets 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with its lone available engine.
  • Maneuverability: The Mazda CX-5 is only 178.7 inches long, and its light steering makes it a breeze to park in tight spaces and navigate through narrow city streets. The Murano is over 192 inches long, and its less-responsive steering makes it harder to maneuver through crowded lanes.
  • Acceleration: Glendale drivers want an SUV that can quickly get them to work when they're running late. The CX-5 can go from 0 to 60 in just 6.4 seconds when properly equipped. The Murano takes 7.3 seconds to get from 0 to 60 with its only available engine.
  • Towing Capability: If you want to take your SUV out for camping trips or helping someone move, you need one that has some towing ability. The Mazda CX-5 can pull up to 3,500 pounds, enough to tow a small boat or camper. The Nissan Murano can't even pull half as much weight, with a towing capacity of just 1,500 pounds.
  • Safety: The Mazda CX-5 was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and received a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Nissan Murano also got five stars from the NHTSA, but it hasn't been rated yet by the IIHS. The CX-5 comes standard with blind spot monitoring, which is only optional on the Murano.

Choose from a Wide Range of CX-5 Models at Star Mazda

Both the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Nissan Murano have nice cabins with a slew of standard features. However, the CX-5 comes standard with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, which isn't even available on the Murano. The CX-5 is much more engaging to drive, and people in Glendale can find a wide range of models at Star Mazda. Visit our dealership to experience Mazda quality for yourself.



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