New 2022 Nissan Murano

*Maus Nissan of New Port Richey offers a comparison between the 2022 Nissan Murano and the 2022 Mazda CX-5.

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2022 Nissan Murano vs. 2022 Mazda CX 5

If you are in the market for a midsize crossover SUV, you’ve likely heard of the 2022 Nissan Murano or the 2022 Mazda CX5. While both are mainstays in the SUV market, which one is the best choice for you?

That’s where our team at Maus Nissan New Port Richey comes in! Today, we put the 2022 Nissan Murano and the 2022 Mazda CX 5 to a head-to-head test. Let’s see which one comes out on top!


The 2022 Nissan Murano and Mazda CX-5 are both considered luxury midsize crossover SUVs, and though they have many similarities, there are notable differences that make each vehicle unique.

The 2022 Murano comes with luxury faux leather upholstery and heated front seats and now comes standard on the SV trim. The Midnight Edition appearance package, with all black accents, is available again for this model year.

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 comes equipped with a redesigned front grille, 19″ alloy wheels, and a matching body paint-colored front bumper.


The 2022 Nissan Murano comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and an Xtronic CVT transmission. It offers 28 mpg on the highway, ready to take you on your next adventure.

The Murano comes with a 4-wheel independent suspension which offers responsive handling and a more comfortable ride. Rebound springs and rigid stabilizer bars help when turning corners and soak up bumps on uneven terrain. Vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering is light at lower speeds and firms up when you’re cruising the highway.

The Murano has a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs. to haul a boat or camper for your weekend road trips!

The 2022 Mazda CX 5 comes with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine which won’t give you any thrills but is fine for everyday driving. To get more power you will have to upgrade to the turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. But it will cost you!

It is estimated that the CX 5 gets 30 mpg on the highway, and it can tow up to 2,000 lbs.


Once you sit inside the Murano’s premium interior, you’ll see why. With semi-aniline leather appointments and dark wood-tone accents, the Murano’s interior is unmatched. And with 67 cubic feet of cargo space, there is enough room for groceries, sports equipment, or suitcases for your next trip.

Sitting up front, you get climate-controlled front seats that you can easily tailor to your perfect temperature. Upgrades include Remote Engine Start System and Intelligent Climate Control.
Other amenities include:

● Heated steering wheel
● Dual-zone automatic temperature control
● Driver’s memory system
● Zero Gravity Seats
● Motion-activated liftgate
● Rear door alert

The 2022 Mazda CX5’s interior offers wood trim and Nappa leather-trimmed seats. Other amenities include:

● Dual-zone automatic climate control
● Proximity keyless entry
● Moonroof
● Universal garage door opener
● Ambient interior lighting


With the 2022 Nissan Murano technology features, you get the power to interact with your vehicle on a more personal level. You can access NissanConnect services, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto at the touch of a button on its 8.0-inch touchscreen.

Plus, there are 11 strategically placed Bose speakers to create surround sound for your podcasts or music while on the move. The Murano is also fully Bluetooth compatible, giving you access to hands-free texting, voice commands, access to maps, and more!

Upgrade to the Murano’s Advanced Driver-Assist Display and you’ll get:

● Turn by turn directions
● Bluetooth Audio
● Tire pressure monitor
● Compass
● Sirius XM Radio

The Mazda CX 5 has similar technology features including a 10.25 infotainment display, Mazda Connected Services, two USB ports, and a four-speaker stereo. The infotainment system is controlled by a combination of voice commands, buttons on the steering wheel, and a rotary controller which can be a hassle to use while driving especially because some functions are hidden with multiple menus.


The 2022 Nissan Murano comes standard with Standard Safety Shield 360, which offers six different Nissan Intelligent Mobility features that monitor in front of you, behind you, and on your sides to keep you safe from every angle.

Safety features include:

● Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
● Rear automatic braking
● Blind spot warning
● Rear cross-traffic alert
● Lane departure warning
● High beam assist

Also available is Nissan’s Intelligent Around-View Monitor which makes parking a breeze with a 360-degree birds-eye view of your Murano. Other upgradeable features include:

● Intelligent forward-collision warning
● Intelligent cruise control
● Intelligent lane intervention
● Traffic sign recognition
● Intelligent driver alertness
● Driving aids

The 2022 Mazda CX 5 also comes with similar safety features including:

● Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
● Lane keep assist
● Lane departure warning
● Adaptive cruise control
● Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert

Plus a few upgraded safety features:

● Mazda Radar Cruise Control with stop and go
● Smart City Brake Support with pedestrian detection

Bottom Line

Both crossover SUVs offer many amenities and safety options, and though the Mazda CX 5 edges out the Murano slightly in towing capacity, the Murano still makes more sense than the CX 5. With its amazing safety features, beautiful interior, and ample upgrades, the Murano is a vehicle that you can personalize exactly to fit your unique needs and tastes.

Test Drive the 2022 Nissan Murano

What are you waiting for? If you are ready to put the 2022 Nissan Murano to the test for yourself, come visit us at Maus Nissan New Port Richey for a test drive or call us at (727) 999-6287 to learn more today!