If you're after a stylish crossover, the Murano is hard to beat, but there are many that offer more room or better gas mileage.
The Ford Edge, for example, offers a turbocharged four-cylinder with pep and efficiency, plus MyFord Touch and its voice-driven, LCD-equipped control interface for phone, climate, navigation, and more.
The Acura RDX was new last year, and like the Murano offers a smooth V-6 engine, but paired with a more responsive six-speed automatic transmission and a healthy standard equipment list--plus better seating all around, and a price to match the higher-tier Murano trims.
The Toyota Highlander, and Lexus RX, for that matter, are smooth and offer hybrid variants, but don't offer the character and style of the Murano.
Dodge's Journey, on the other hand, offers its own unique style, an surprises with its useful, nearly van-like interior.
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|Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|FWD 4-Door S||FWD 4-Door||FWD 4-Door SE||4-Door SE FWD||FWD 4-Door||FWD 4-Door I4 LE (SE)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|