The Murano’s closest rival is the one that the development team behind the Murano had in mind from the start: the Ford Edge.
And just like the Murano, the Edge has also been recently redesigned, though with a different take on the same theme.
The Edge isn't as flamboyant as the Murano on the outside, but it is more daring under the hood, with a base turbocharged four-cylinder engine an an available turbo V-6.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee also can't be ignored.
As the best-seller in this segment of roomy mid-size crossovers with two rows of seating, it has a markedly more rugged presentation (and far more off-road ability), but it’s cross-shopped with the Murano surprisingly often.
The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport goes it a little more conservatively in styling and features, though its turbocharged four-cylinder engine will also likely do a bit better on fuel than the Murano’s V-6.
The Lexus RX 350 is what Nissan aspired to rival in designing and engineering this Murano, and its quiet interior and comfortable ride really do stand up against the manners of that luxury best-seller—even if the badge and dealership experience aren’t quite up to the same standards.
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|21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Midsize Station Wagons||Small SUV 2WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small SUV 2WD|
|FWD 4-Door S||4-Door SE FWD||RWD 4-Door 75th Anniversary||4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2016 Nissan Murano vs. 2016 Ford Edge||2016 Nissan Murano vs. 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee||2016 Nissan Murano vs. 2015 Toyota Venza|