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2022 Nissan Pathfinder Vs. 2022 Nissan Murano Comparison



A dynamic duo is set to square off amidst the top crossover and SUV models in their classes: the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2022 Nissan Murano. Read through our guide to these two family-friendly, future-oriented SUV standouts and see if a ride featuring the smooth adjustments of Nissan zero-gravity seats, an intuitive driver-assistance system, and premium materials made the cut in your mid-size crossover SUV of choice.

SUVs That Don't Have To Stress To Impress

When you get behind the wheel of an SUV, there are some things you should expect from a vehicle that promises to remain "large and in charge" at every twist and turn. An SUV should provide the power and capability necessary to take on any challenge the road presents, have more than enough room for the whole family and all of their bags, backpacks and tablets, and deliver dependable performance for many years and miles to come. This daring duo of SUV choices presents you with two Nissan models that pride themselves on being highly versatile. Each of these new Nissan SUVs for sale is more than capable of taking on all manner of challenges with a full head of steam.

The 2022 Nissan Murano stands strong on a slightly shorter frame than the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, which is a little more than six inches longer. The Pathfinder's longer length allows it to seat additional passengers in an adjustable third row. The Murano may seat fewer passengers in its two rows. Still, they'll enjoy available quilted-leather seat comforts and wood-accented designer details that make you feel like you're settling into the cushiest couch in a luxurious home theatre. Crafted comfort and room for growing arms and legs exist in both models, but those priorities will be paramount for picking out your particular Nissan SUV standout.

Frequently Asked Questions About 2022 Pathfinder vs. 2022 Murano

These two eye-catching road warriors are some of the most popular models in their class because they bring it every day. Consistency is key for both of these models, and so is the constant interest we receive about them. Here are some of our most commonly received questions about two of the top SUV models on the market.

Which is Better, Nissan Murano or Pathfinder?

Car purchases or car lease deals come down to a couple of key components, one of which we believe to be very central to our team's culture and performance: buy the car that fits you. We believe in this so deeply because "better" often comes down to whether the car in question helps you accomplish your daily tasks, makes good times more accessible, creates a driving experience you enjoy, and provides confidence as you go through life's journeys.

So take note of what you have in store for your next SUV, and whether size, style, towing capacity, room to stretch, room to stack stuff, or seats that feel like a hearty hug are chief on your priority list. From there, you'll be able to pick through the elegant leathers available on the interiors of the various trims in our Nissan Murano lease deals.

Check out our Nissan Pathfinder lease specials to see just how affordable upgrading to a new Nissan crossover SUV can be!

Nissan Pathfinder and Murano SUV Specs

Consider these quick stats about the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder and 2022 Nissan Murano to help with your SUV search:

  2022 PATHFINDER 2022 MURANO
MSRP Starting from $33,4101
Starting from $32,9101
ENGINE 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6
HORSEPOWER
284 HP 260 HP
MPG CITY/HIGHWAY 21/27 20/28
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY Up to 6 000 lbs. Up to 1,500 lbs.
SEATING 8 5

Which is More Expensive, Murano or Pathfinder?

Those that prioritize price will note that these two Nissan SUV standouts are very similarly priced. The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder has a starting price point of $33,410 MSRP.1 The Nissan Murano crossover comes in at a slightly lower starting price point of $32,910 MSRP1, just a hair over the three-row SUV. So if price is your concern, consider that problem taken care of. These price points encourage prospective SUV buyers or leasees to truly consider the other elements in play. Don't get bogged down with dollar signs; choose the crossover that you feel best in after a test drive and complete tour. You'll learn about elements embedded in these sport-utes designed to suit driver and passenger comfort, like Nissan's zero-gravity seats.

What Nissan SUV is Comparable to Nissan Pathfinder?

The Nissan Pathfinder is returning with an all-new design for the 2022 model year. This redesign promises a new and improved setup inside and out, marking another evolution of Nissan's continuous search for the perfect combination of power, space and versatility. For those shopping for a three-row SUV, you can also consider the Nissan Armada, another big bruiser that can haul along plenty of passengers, bags, and more. But if two rows will do just fine, then the Nissan Murano is certainly a smart and luxurious option.

How Does the Nissan Murano vs. Pathfinder Cargo Space Stack Up?

The Nissan Pathfinder has more cargo space when you fold down the rear row to equal the 5-seater Nissan Murano. The Nissan Murano has 32.1 inches of cargo volume with the rear seat up, while the Pathfinder has 47.4 with the second row up and the third row folded flat. As you might expect, the barely larger car can fit more inside it. But rest assured, there's plenty of room inside the crossover SUV.

Two MVP SUV Models

Drivers eager for larger vehicles that conquer to-do lists with ease will love driving either of these two models. Both the Nissan Pathfinder and Murano stand out with several safety options to keep the driver focused and alert at all times and able to adjust quickly if danger presents itself. For instance, both of these mid-size crossover SUVs for sale offer Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of advanced driver-assist and safety systems designed to add confidence and peace of mind to every journey.

Find your way into a vehicle that fits at your local Salem, NH, Nissan dealership. A member of our helpful sales team will welcome you with a friendly smile and set you up to test drive each of these popular Nissan SUV picks. Then, should you want to proceed with securing a new Nissan Pathfinder or Murano, you can utilize our hassle-free buy-or-lease process.

Patriot Nissan proudly serves Nashua, New Hampshire, area motorists with new and used car sales, financing, parts and service. Contact our team for more details on your preferred Nissan SUV!

1All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price

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