2016 Nissan Murano vs 2016 Toyota Highlander

Crossover to the SUV side of the street where choices are from far from slim pickin’s. Now perhaps the most popular category of vehicles, crossover SUVs are able to fit the lives of so many different drivers; college students, families, empty-nesters, and everything far and in between. With a wide selection though, choosing the right fit for you and your family can be a tough decision and that’s precisely why we would like to compare the 2016 Nissan Murano vs 2016 Toyota Highlander.

Redesigned for 2015, Nissan has dubbed the latest Murano to be the most social car it has ever designed. The interior was crafted to let communication easily flow between front and back seat passengers. Signature zero gravity seats are cushioning and designed to reduce body tension and fatigue; they also can be heated or cooled to your liking. It’s attention to little details like this that turn a vehicle’s interior into a place as comfortable as the living room in your own home.

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2016 Nissan Murano vs 2016 Toyota Highlander
3.5L V6 Base Engine 2.7L 4-cylinder
21 city/28 hwy mpg Fuel Economy Rating 20 city/25 hwy mpg
5 Total Seating 8
4 Trim Levels 4

2016 Nissan Murano: Stunning Inside and Out

The 2016 Toyota Highlander is a larger vehicle choice which can be a deterrent for some drivers, especially those who don't utilize all of the extra passenger space and don’t enjoy trying to park and navigate a larger SUV. This is precisely where the 2016 Murano excels; it’s stunning body is sleek and aerodynamic, helping this midsize crossover to earn 21 city/ 28 hwy mpg. Even with its 4-cylinder and V6 engine choices, the Toyota Highlander still is unable to match the Murano in terms of efficiency.

Helping to create a more comfortable ride for everyone inside the 2016 Nissan Murano, extra space was carved out so that backseat passengers will have a better view of the road ahead, while an available 8” multi-touch color center display is located between the driver and front seat passenger. Total seating in the 2016 Nissan Murano remains at five, giving everyone plenty of personal space and with just the pull of a lever, the seats can be folded flat to open up a maximum of 70.0 cu.ft. of cargo space. The 2016 Toyota Highlander does provide an optional third row, providing seating for eight, although the back really only is comfortable enough for children

 Both the 2016 Nissan Murano and 2016 Toyota Highlander have excellent road side manners, delivering smooth and controlled rides. Overall, it’s a quiet and refined ride for everyone inside the eye-catching Nissan Murano. Also, no matter which spot passengers may be sitting in, the power panoramic moonroof extends the length of the Murano, giving everyone the best seat in the house.

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