2017 Nissan Murano vs. Its Competition

2017 Nissan Murano
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Nissan Murano really squares off best against the Ford Edge.

Neither model goes after family buyers and both deliver nearly luxury-level features inside and out.

They've both targeted the tremendously successful Lexus RX, which costs more—but also generally feels like it's worth the extra coin.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is also a rare five-seat SUV or crossover, and while it's capable off-road, it is a great on-road vehicle as well.

And from the Acura camp, the RDX and MDX essentially split the difference; the RDX is a five-seater at a lower price point with fewer luxuries, but the classy MDX is larger and pricier than the Murano.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Nissan Murano is smooth and polished—and that may be just the ticket for buyers who want a high seating position and the availability of all-wheel drive.
The 2017 Acura MDX is one of the best-driving, most technologically advanced three-row luxury crossovers, and a new Sport Hybrid model and active suspension should only add to that reputation.
The 2017 Acura RDX is one of the smoothest, most responsive-driving compact crossover SUVs—even though it prioritizes practicality.
The 2017 Ford Edge skips third-row seats for better road manners, but it could stand a round of comfort and safety upgrades.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a benchmark SUV; it's a luxury vehicle, a talented off-roader, a scalding-hot track runner, and a family wagon extraordinaire.
As a style-conscious statement of indulgence, the Lexus RX shines like never before. Its looks are polarizing and it's not all that fun to drive even in F Sport form, but the RX continues to excel in many ways.
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Midsize Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
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FWD SFWDFWDSE FWD75th Anniversary Edition 4x2 *Ltd Avail*RX 350 FWD
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