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Nissan Murano (2016) vs. Mazda CX-5 (2016) Features

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Features Comparison: Nissan Murano vs. Mazda CX-5

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Model Year 2016 2016 2016
Model CX-5 CX-5 CX-5
Trim Sport Touring Grand Touring
Engines (show)  
2.0L I4
155 hp@6000
150 lb-ft@4000
2.5L I4
184 hp@5700
185 lb-ft@3250
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed manual    
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Drivetrains (show)  
Tires (show)  
225/65HR17 tires
225/55VR19 tires    
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 4 speakers    
Unbranded, 6 speakers    
Bose, 225W, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)  
Accessories (show)  
Adaptive cruise controlAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Minimum speed around 30 mph. Replaces regular cruise control, and includes its value.    
Cruise control  
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.  
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
911 assistAutomatically contacts 911 through a linked cell phone in the event of a severe collision.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Automatic braking, high-speedIf collision detection system senses imminent collision, applies moderate braking.    
Automatic braking, low-speedAutomatically brakes car to avoid low-speed collisions.  
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.  
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Following distance indicatorIndicates number of seconds behind preceding car.    
Forward collision warningAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.    
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.    
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.  
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Temporary spare tire
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo cover
Cargo mat
Cargo net
Cargo tray
Class II trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 3,500 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.
Roof railsNo crossbars.
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.
Audio controls on steering wheel  
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.    
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.    
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.  
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.  
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear wiper
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.
Surround sound  
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.  
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.    
Voice control for audio systemSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.    
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.  
Exterior (show)  
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)Protective cladding extending partly onto the doors.
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.
Deep-tinted rear windows  
Paint, special red
Paint, special white
Rear bumper protector
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Wheel-lip moldingsExtensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming headlightsHigh beams automatically turned on and off.    
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.  
Automatic-off headlightsHeadlights automatically turn off.    
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.    
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only  
LED tail lightsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.  
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Rear reading lights
Speed limit informationDisplays the current speed limit. Included with nav on an increasing number of cars. No feature value here because incomplete info on availability.  
Steering-linked headlightsHeadlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.  
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors
Visor mirror, driver    
Visor mirror, passenger    
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench    
Second-row 3-section 3-person split bench  
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row  
Door sill trim plates
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats    
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.    
Leather-wrapped steering wheel  
Manual height adjuster, driver seat    
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat  
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.    
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat  
Power height adjuster, driver seat  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.    
Power recliner, driver seat  
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.    
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.

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Option Package Contents

Mazda Connect

SMS text-to-speech reader
911 assist
App support

Rear Camera Package

Rearview camera
HD radio

Moonroof / Bose Package

Surround sound
Bose, 225W, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)

Technology Package

Navigation system
Universal garage door opener
Steering-linked headlights
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
Automatic braking, low-speed
Speed limit information
LED tail lights
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only
LED tail lights
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only


Adaptive cruise control
Auto-dimming headlights
Lane departure warning system
Automatic braking, high-speed
Forward collision warning
Following distance indicator

Technology Package

Navigation system
Universal garage door opener
Steering-linked headlights
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
Automatic braking, low-speed
Speed limit information
LED tail lights
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only
LED tail lights
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only

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