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Features Comparison: Nissan Murano vs. Mazda CX-5

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Model Year 2014 2015 2015 2015
Model Murano CX-5 CX-5 CX-5
Trim CrossCabriolet Sport Touring Grand Touring
Engines (show)  
3.5L V6
265 hp@6000
248 lb-ft@4400
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)  
235/55R20 tires      
235/65R18 tires      
225/65HR17 tires  
225/55VR19 tires      
Audio Systems (show)  
Bose, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)      
Unbranded, 4 speakers      
Unbranded, 6 speakers      
Bose, 225W, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)    
Accessories (show)  
Cruise control
Heated steering wheel      
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.  
Remote window/roof operationOperate the power windows, sunroof, and/or convertible roof using buttons on the keyfob.      
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power      
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.  
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.  
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.
Auto-raising roll bars / headrestsIn some convertibles. Automatically raise when a rollover is sensed.      
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.
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.  
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.  
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).
Termporary 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  
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.  
Second-row low consoleSecond-row center console that does not rise above the level of the seat cushions.      
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
A/V input jacksJacks for a video camera, game console, or other device with A/V output.      
Air conditioning
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.
Media drive, largeDrive with over 10 GB of storage for MP3 and other audio files.      
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.  
Pandora internet radio connectivityRequires connected compatible phone.  
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.  
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.      
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.
SD Card slotSD, CF, PCMCIA, or other digital media reader.      
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.  
Surround sound    
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.      
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 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  
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.      
Paint, special red  
Paint, special white  
Power convertible top      
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 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.  
Interior ambient lightingLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.      
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      
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.  
Powertrain (show)  
Lockable center differentialThe center differential can be manually locked using a button. Only for use at low speeds on loose surfaces. Engaging low range (where available) usually locks the center differential automatically.      
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-person bench      
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 door panel trim      
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.    
Leather-wrapped steering wheel  
Manual height adjuster, driver seat      
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.      
Memory system, driver seat      
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.  
Upgraded leather upholsteryNo additional value over leather upholstery because no way to standardize across all models.      
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

Navigation Package

SD Card slot
Bluetooth audio streaming
Navigation system
Voice control for nav and audio
Media drive, large
Traffic + travel information

Bluetooth Audio Package

Bluetooth audio streaming
Voice control for audio system
Pandora internet radio connectivity
Bluetooth cell phone link
HD radio
SMS text-to-speech reader
911 assist

Moonroof / Bose Package

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

Technology Package

Steering-linked headlights
Xenon HID headlights
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
Automatic braking, low-speed
Speed limit information
Navigation system
Universal garage door opener
Universal garage door opener
Rain-sensing wipers

Technology Package

Steering-linked headlights
Xenon HID headlights
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
Automatic braking, low-speed
Speed limit information
Navigation system
Universal garage door opener
Universal garage door opener
Rain-sensing wipers

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