2021 Nissan Murano vs. Its Competition

2021 Nissan Murano
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

If you don’t need a third row of seats but want decent stretch-out room, the Hyundai Santa Fe is an especially strong choice.

For around $43,000, a fully-equipped Santa Fe is a terrific value, too.

You’ll spend more for a Jeep Grand Cherokee, but this evergreen off-roader remains a favorite even as its design shows its age.

The Honda Passport is essentially a shorter Pilot, and while it’s light on charm it is spacious and well-equipped.

Ford’s Edge delivers good turbo power and sportier chassis moves than some rivals—don’t miss it.

The new Toyota Venza is a frugal choice thanks to its hybrid powertrains, and it has classy lines that will grab attention.

2021 Nissan Murano2021 Nissan Murano
2021 Ford Edge2021 Ford Edge
2021 Honda Passport2021 Honda Passport
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2021 Toyota Venza2021 Toyota Venza
Quick Specs
The 2021 Nissan Murano’s windswept shape still looks good and safety is strong, but it’s showing its age.
The 2021 Ford Edge soldiers on with stellar safety figures and good value in affordable versions.
The 2021 Honda Passport stamps its own personality from Pilot running gear, with a slight tilt in the off-road direction.
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe makes premium gains with hybrid and turbo-4 power and a Palisade-like interior.
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L performs on road and off, has lots of space, and competes with luxury brands in its top models.
The 2021 Toyota Venza brings an upscale flair to the compact crossover class to go with its efficient and reasonably powerful hybrid powertrain.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy40 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Electric I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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