Although it's a Nissan, the Murano is priced more in line with luxury-brand models—especially when you add a few options to the S or SL models, or simply get the LE.
Is it worth it? Depends on your motives.
It has nearly as much interior polish, but fails to include the top-notch dealership experience that you'd get from Lexus or Infiniti.
Ford’s Edge is similar in size to the Murano and, like it, comes with only two rows of seating.
The Mazda CX-7 is slightly smaller and feels much sportier, with tauter handling and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
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|2010 Nissan MuranoBrowse Used Listings||2009 Lexus RX 350Browse Used Listings||2008 Ford EdgeBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mazda CX-7Browse Used Listings||2008 Subaru TribecaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota HighlanderBrowse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas 6-cyl||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door S||FWD 4-Door||4-Door SE FWD||FWD 4-Door Sport||4-Door 5-Pass||FWD 4-Door Base (SE)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Utility||4-Door SUV||4 Door SUV||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||4 Door|
|Continuously Variable||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic|
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