The 2020 GMC Acadia and Nissan Murano are popular options in the SUV sector of vehicles. With the ability to seat seven people in the Acadia and five in the Murano, these adventure vehicles are both functional and fabulous. If you are in the Pottsville area of Pennsylvania, we would love for you to come in and meet our team at Bob Weaver Auto. Until then, we have put together some information that we hope will be useful in making a decision between two capable vehicles such as the Acadia and Murano.
Price / Fuel Efficiency = Comparable
Where the starting price is concerned, the Acadia and Murano only differ by about $2,000 with the Acadia starting at $33,800 compared to the Murano which starts at $31,730. As the Acadia is a larger SUV, this price difference doesn’t come as a surprise, however, you still get more bang for your buck at a very small price increase.
The Fuel Efficiency for these SUVs are similar with the Murano getting up to 20 mpg City / 28 mpg Highway and the Acadia sitting at 21 mpg City / 27 mpg Highway. Once again, the fuel efficiency of the Acadia is quite impressive considering its larger size.
If adventure is your middle name then the Acadia is exactly what you have been looking for. Compared to the disappointing max towing capacity of 1,500 lbs. that the Murano has, the Acadia can tow up to an astounding 4,000 lbs.
In the power output department, each SUV has its strengths. The Murano produces 260 horsepower and 240 lb. ft. of torque, whereas the Acadia produces 230 horsepower and 258 lb. ft. of torque.
Acadia also has an available Drive Mode Selector. The Front Wheel Drive models feature Normal, Snow, Sport, and Trailer/Tow (if equipped) modes. The All-Wheel Drive models feature 4x4 (AWD), 2x4 (AWD Disconnect), Sport, Off-Road, and Trailer/Tow (if equipped) modes. The ability to switch between these different driving modes allows for a much more controlled driving experience no matter what conditions you find yourself in.
The Acadia and Murano both have available Hands-Free Power Programmable Liftgates and come with Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control and Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control respectively.
The Acadia also comes standard with Keyless Open and Start, whereas in the Murano these features are upgrades.
Another benefit that the Acadia has due to its larger size is the amount of cargo and passenger space it provides. If the rear seating is all folded down, the Acadia has a max of 79 cubic feet of cargo space and the Murano has a max of 74.4 cubic feet cargo room. The Acadia has 41.70 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, compared to the 37 cubic feet the Murano has behind its second row. With both the rear seats in their upright position, the Acadia has 12.80 cubic feet of cargo room for anything you need to pack along with your sizable group of family or friends.
Whether you are driving to work or taking your family on the open road for an adventure, the Acadia and Murano are both well-equipped and offer many features to ensure that every ride is a comfortable one.
Both vehicles have Dual Panel Panoramic Sun- or Moon-roofs. They also both have available Heated and Ventilated driver and front passenger seats, available Heated Rear Outboard Seats, and Heated Power-Adjustable, Power-Folding Outside Mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators.
With the standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ that both the Acadia and Murano come with, you can stay entertained with the music of your choice on every drive.
The ability to stay connected during every drive is more imperative than ever before. Although both vehicles offer some advanced infotainment features, the Acadia takes a few of them one step further than the Murano. For example, the Murano only offers up to four USB ports whereas the Acadia offers up to five USB ports and has available Wireless Charging capabilities that the Murano doesn’t offer. The Acadia also comes standard with 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot capability, which isn’t available in the Murano. The Murano also doesn’t have an available Heads-Up Display which is available in the Acadia.
Where safety features are concerned, the Acadia and Murano come out pretty evenly in this category. Both vehicles are very well equipped with, and have available upgraded safety features in which you are sure to feel better prepared for every excursion no matter the distance.
In this competition, the Acadia comes out on top. We like the extra seating and extra features that make this SUV a great ride. It’s definitely the vehicle that provides the most bang for your buck! Don’t wait one more day to come in and take a test drive of your new Acadia!