2015 Nissan Murano vs 2015 Lexus RX

August 11th, 2015 by


2015 Nissan Murano vs 2015 Lexus RX

When it comes to a luxury feel and quality materials, Nissan raises the bar for non-premium automakers. While Infiniti is Nissan’s premium brand, that doesn’t mean the vehicles like the Nissan Murano aren’t more luxurious than your go-to luxury brands like Lexus. As it turns out, the 2015 Lexus RX could learn a thing or two from the 2015 Nissan Murano.

Both vehicles carry an all-wheel drivetrain, but that’s where the similarities end. The Murano proves its worth in fuel economy alone with an EPA-estimated 21 city/28 hwy/24 combined mpg. In comparison, the RX earns an EPA-estimated 18 city/ 24 hwy/ 20 combined mpg.

The Murano took on a new, fresh look for the 2015 model year and rides on 20 inch machined alloy wheels. The RX, on the other hand, hasn’t had a refresh in quite a while and rides on 18 inch wheels, a little small for the vehicle.

The Murano also packs in heated and cooled front seats, zero gravity seats, LED headlights, navigation, 147.7 cubic feet of interior volume, and easy-fill tire alert as standard features. The RX doesn’t offer either seat option or the easy-fill tire alert, and while the rest are available, they are add-ons that will cost you extra.

The Nissan Murano took safety home too. Standard safety features include around view monitor, moving object detection, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic alert. Predictive forward collision warning is optional.

The Lexus RX only offers blind spot warning as an optional feature, leaving every other option unavailable altogether.

Price-wise, with a $999 down payment, a monthly lease for the Murano comes in at $468, while the RX costs $486.

We here at Carriage Nissan don’t want to push any buttons, but when it comes to luxury at a value price, the Murano takes the top spot.