Childre Nissan Compares 2010 Nissan Murano VS 2010 Infiniti EX35 Near Dublin, GA

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2010 Nissan Murano

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2010 Infiniti EX35

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Nissan Murano are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Infiniti EX35 has only front height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the Murano and the EX35 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available all wheel drive.

Warranty Comparison

There are almost 7 times as many Nissan dealers as there are Infiniti dealers, which makes it much easier to get service under the Murano’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

The EX35’s redline is at 7600 RPM, which causes more engine wear, and a greater chance of a catastrophic engine failure. The Murano has a 6600 RPM redline.

The Murano’s reliability is better than the EX35’s. In Consumer Reports, the Murano’s reliability is 8% better.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Murano AWD gets better fuel mileage than the EX35 AWD (18 city/23 hwy vs. 16 city/23 hwy).

The Murano has 1.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the EX35 (21.7 vs. 20 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Murano has larger tires than the EX35 (235/65R18 vs. 225/60R17).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Murano S/SL has standard 18 inch wheels. Smaller 17 inch wheels are standard on the EX35. The Murano LE’s 20 inch wheels are larger than the 18 inch wheels optional on the EX35 Journey.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For greater off-road capability the Murano has a 1.7 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the EX35 (7.4 vs. 5.7 inches), allowing the Murano to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis Comparison

To almost totally eliminate engine vibration in the passenger area, the Murano has an electronically controlled liquid-filled engine mounts. A computer controlled electric current in the liquid changes its viscosity, allowing the mount to dampen the engine completely at all RPMs. The EX35 uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Murano SL AWD is quieter than the EX35 AWD:



At idle

35 dB

42 dB


71 dB

75 dB

70 MPH Cruising

66 dB

69 dB

Passenger Space Comparison

The Murano has 1.9 inches more front hip room, 4.8 inches more front shoulder room, 1 inch more rear headroom, 7.8 inches more rear legroom, 5.4 inches more rear hip room and 3.6 inches more rear shoulder room than the EX35.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Murano’s rear seats recline. The EX35’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Murano has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the EX35 with its rear seat up (31.6 vs. 18.6 cubic feet). The Murano has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the EX35 with its rear seat folded (64 vs. 47 cubic feet).

The Murano’s cargo area is larger than the EX35’s in almost every dimension:



Length to seat (2nd/1st)



Max Width



Min Width






To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults or children, the Murano (except S) offers an optional power rear liftgate, which opens and closes completely automatically by pressing a button on the key fob. The EX35 doesn’t offer a power liftgate.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Murano’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The EX35’s intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall.

To help keep rear passengers entertained, the Murano (except S) offers optional rear seat controls for the radio. The EX35 doesn’t offer rear seat audio controls.

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