Acura RDX vs Nissan Murano

There's a lot that goes into choosing the right midsize SUV to help you tackle the hilly roads throughout the Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo area, especially when you're torn between the Acura RDX and the Nissan Murano. Both of these midsize SUVs offer a great deal of performance and features to their respective drivers. But when it's time to decide, which vehicle do you choose? Our team at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo can help you make up your mind. 

We're going to take these two popular vehicles and place them next to each other to see which one is a better fit for you. In our comparison of the 2017 Acura RDX vs. 2017 Nissan Murano, we're going to focus on important deciding factors like performance and power, media and connectivity, and even safety features. By learning how these vehicles differ, your decision will be easier to make.

2017 Acura RDX vs 2017 Nissan Murano: Performance & Power

Both the 2017 Acura RDX and the 2017 Nissan Murano are equipped with respective 3.5L V6 engines. The Acura RDX features a six-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters. The Nissan Murano features a Continuously Variable Transmission, which provides smooth acceleration, but it's often regarded as loud and distracting.

Since both vehicles feature very similar engine styles, one would assume that they would each deliver the same performance. However, the Acura RDX provides 279 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. The Nissan Murano, on the other hand, maxes out its performance at 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque.

Media & Connectivity

Each of these midsize SUVs features a dashboard-mounted screen that provides quick and easy access to the media and features. The Acura RDX features a seven-speaker Acura premium sound system, which delivers high quality audio entertainment, while the Nissan Murano comes standard with a six-speaker system.

Each vehicle comes with an AM/FM radio, USB/auxiliary inputs, and a three-month trial subscription of SiriusXM®, which provides more than 150 different stations of varying music genres and audio entertainment. The Acura RDX also features Pandora® connectivity, providing even more options for audio entertainment.

Acura RDX vs Nissan Murano: Safety Features

The Acura RDX and the Nissan Murano each feature stability and traction control systems that are designed to provide extra control during slippery conditions. Each vehicle even features brake-force distribution. This feature varies the amount of brake pressure that's applied to the front and rear wheels. These midsize SUVs even feature a rearview camera. However, the Acura RDX features the multi-angle rearview camera, which allows you to toggle between views for a better view. 

2017 Acura RDX vs 2017 Nissan Murano

At Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo, we hope that this comparison of the 2017 Acura RDX vs. 2017 Nissan Murano illustrated the clear differences between these two midsize SUVs. You learned all about the advantages that the Acura RDX has over the Nissan Murano. But you can learn even more about the Acura RDX by taking it out on the road.

Schedule a test drive with us at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo. We're always happy to help our neighbors in the Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo make the right decision.

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