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The 2017 Nissan Murano vs. the Competition


 Copyright: Canadian Auto Press Inc. 

Mid-size SUVs have become the bread and butter staple of most manufacturers' lineups, and therefore the Murano plays an important role for Nissan. 

To this end, the sporty five-seat Murano combines with the larger seven-passenger Pathfinder for a comprehensive mid-size crossover SUV lineup. Nissan's Murano has always been a sleek, stylish, near-premium crossover SUV that appeals strongly to sophisticated urbanites. 


 


To help you figure out how the Murano compares against others in its busy market segment, including the Pathfinder, we decided to organize a simple, straightforward, point-form list of key standard features and specifications from the base trim levels of some top-selling models in the class, such as the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Ford Edge, GMC Acadia, Toyota Highlander, and Mazda CX-9, thus leaving it up to you to choose the mid-size SUV that best fits for your family's needs: 


  Nissan MuranoHyundai Santa Fe  Ford EdgeGMC Acadia  Toyota Highlander Mazda CX-9Nissan Pathfinder 

 MSRP

 $30,998

$28,599  

$33,199 

$35,095 

$35,500 

$35,600 

$32,598 

 Navigation
 
Yes

No 
 
No 

No  

No  

No  

No  
Heated front seat  YesYes No  No  No   YesNo  
 Infotainment display size 8.0 inches  5.0 inches 6.0 inches  7.0 inches 5.0 inches  7.0 inches   8.0 inches
 
USB Ports
 
2

 N/A


 5



Dual-zone auto HVAC  YesNo No Yes  NoYes (3-zone)  Yes (3-zone)

Satellite radio 
 
Yes 
 
No  
 
No 
 
Yes 
 
No 
 
No 
 
No  
 
XM Traffic
 
Yes
   
No   
   
No   
   
No   
 
No  
 
No  
 
No   
Garage door opener No   No  No NoNoNo  No 
Passive keyless entry Yes  NoYes Yes No Yes No
 Pushbutton ignitionYes  NoYes Yes No Yes Yes 
Auto-dimming rearview mirror  No NoNo No No  NoNo 
Fuel Economy (city/hwy)  11.0 / 8.3 11.1 / 8.611.5 / 8.0 11.0 / 9.2 11.8 / 8.7 10.6 / 8.4 11.6 / 8.5 

Power (hp) 

260 
 
185

245 

193 

295 
 
227

 284
Transmission type CVT 6-speed auto 6-speed auto 6-speed auto  8-speed auto 6-speed autoCVT  

Alloy wheel size 

18 
 
17

18 

 17

18 

1

18 
Front legroom (mm) 1,028 1,120  1,0811,041  1,1231,0411,072 
2nd row legroom  (mm) 981 1,000 1,0381,008 976 1,001 1,059 

Seats 



 5

 
7

 
7
Cargo Volume (seats up/down) 908 / 1,897 1,003 / 2,0251,111 / 2,078  1,180 / 2,237  1,198 / 2,370  1,082 / 2,017 1,354 / 2,260 

Roof rails

Yes 

Yes 

No 

No  

No  

No  
 
No  

Special airbags 
 
Dual front knee
 
Driver's knee

Dual front knee 

Driver's knee 
 
Driver's knee

Driver's knee 

No


Value for money is one of the standout Murano strengths, thanks to the second-lowest price point yet more high-end standard features than its closest rivals. What's more, the Murano offers one of the highest output engines in the class, yet provides some of the best fuel economy, which results in another win-win combination. Yes, it's slightly smaller than some of its competitors, but that only adds to the Murano's sporty nature, and besides the equally impressive Pathfinder is available for those who require more room. Nissan's mid-size SUV lineup is clearly a best of both worlds' scenario, and the Murano should be at the top of your shortlist. 


 

There's a lot more to the stylish 2017 Murano than we've shown you here, so make sure to contact North Vancouver Nissan at (604) 985-9311 or drop by the showroom at 819 Automall Drive, North Vancouver to find out more.

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