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Nissan Murano vs. Mazda 3

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Nissan Murano

$495
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Mazda 3

$433
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Nissan Murano Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 15th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $495 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Mazda 3 Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $433 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are both much lower than other vehicles, so the 3 is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$495
inexpensive
expensive
$433
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.37
not often
very often
0.26
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent
8%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5 star
(0)
4 star
(14)
3 star
(9)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(2)
The Nissan Murano ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in electrical.
“This is actually the worst vehicle I've ever owned. I purchased it in 2011 and it was a 2006. I purchased it from a dealer (Kelly Nissan in Beverly Ma) and they said the vehicle was pre-certified...”
“This is actually the worst vehicle I've ever owned. I purchased it in 2011 and it was a 2006. I...”
5 star
(4)
4 star
(11)
3 star
(6)
2 star
(4)
1 star
(0)
The Mazda Mazda3 ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in heating.
“Loved this little car. Only complaints were that air conditioning was weak and the low profile tires, while good looking, make the ride a tad rough. I know it's a sporty little wagon but you defini...”
“Loved this little car. Only complaints were that air conditioning was weak and the low profile ti...”
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