2020 Nissan Murano vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

The 2020 Nissan Murano and 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport are excellent rivals. Both models seat five passengers, are roughly the same size, and offer luxurious amenities like leather-trimmed seats, heated and cooled front seats, memory driver seats, and all-wheel drive (AWD). Despite the similarities, the 2020 Nissan Murano and 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport offer some major differences that should be noted. To help make spotting the differences easier, read our 2020 Nissan Murano vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport comparison below.

2020 Nissan Murano


2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport

3.5L V6 Engine with 260 Horsepower and 240 Lb-Ft of Torque Engine Options

2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine with 235 Horsepower and 258 Lb-Ft of Torque

3.6L V6 Engine with 276 Horsepower and 266 Lb-Ft of Torque
20 City MPG, 28 Highway MPG, 23 Combined MPG* Fuel Economy Up to 21 City MPG, 24 Highway MPG, 22 Combined MPG
60-Months/60,000-Miles Powertrain Warranty 48-Months/50,000-Miles
Standard Proximity Key Available


Differences Between the 2020 Nissan Murano and 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport

Performance is a key factor that drivers should consider. The 2020 Nissan Murano includes the muscular 3.5L V6 engine with 260 horsepower and 240, beating the strength of the Atlas Cross Sport’s standard option. While the Atlas Cross Sport does offer a V6 that is a bit stronger, it will require extra money out of the driver’s pocket. If you wish to save some gas money, the Murano also holds the advantage. Regardless if you choose FWD or AWD, you will experience fantastic fuel economy ratings. Meanwhile, the Atlas Cross Sport isn’t as efficient and loses even more efficiency as you upgrade to AWD, its available V6 engine, or both.

The Murano continues to add value to its drivers by supplying them with a lengthy powertrain warranty lasting 60 months or 60,000 miles. Compared to the Atlas Cross Sport’s 48 months and 50,000 miles, that’s a huge upgrade. In addition, every Murano will include a proximity key for added convenience.

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*2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 20 City MPG / 28 Highway MPG / 23 Combined MPG for Murano®. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

Driver angle of a blue 2020 Nissan Murano
Front interior in the 2020 Nissan Murano
Front driver angle of a white 2020 Nissan Murano driving in winter