2019 Nissan Murano vs. Its Competition

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Most crossover SUVs sized like the Murano come with three rows of seats, even though not all buyers need seating for more than five.

For those who don’t want to pay for more chairs than they need, the new Honda Passport should be on the list.

The Passport is a Pilot with half a foot hacked off its tail end, and that’s just fine with us.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Edge have plied for for these shoppers for a while.

Though the Jeep shows its age, it’s still comfortable and upscale even in base Laredo trim.

The Edge delivers good turbo power and is surprisingly frugal.

This year, the Hyundai Santa Fe was reworked as a five-seater to make room for the big Palisade.

The new model is stylish and very comfortable, if inefficient when it comes to fuel consumption given its modest power.

And though the Mazda CX-9 comes with three rows of seats, the rearmost spots are for kids only and they hardly detract from its good driving dynamics and bucks-up interior.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Nissan Murano delivers traditional comfort wrapped up in an eye-catching shape.
The 2019 Ford Edge doubles down on safety technology, and on uprated handling with a new ST model.
The 2019 Honda Passport makes tremendous sense for buyers who don’t need three rows of seats.
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is a convincing crossover SUV with room for families and cargo.
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a hugely capable off-roader—or track warrior—wrapped in a smart package.
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 delivers heavily on style, but it’s just adequate in other respects.
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Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
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FWD SSE FWDSport FWDSE 2.4L Automatic AWDAltitude 4x2Sport FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors     
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Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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