2016 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2016 Nissan Murano

The Nissan crossover and SUV family is home to very different members. There is the compact and daring Juke on one end of the spectrum and the truck-like Armada on the other. In between these two bookends, side-to-side are the Nissan Murano and the Pathfinder. Both fit within the midsize range, although the Pathfinder leans more towards the full size sport utility vehicles.

These two SUVs are going to share some things in common being apart of the same brand, but at the same time, are geared specifically for different drivers; find out the key differences by taking the the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2016 Nissan Murano.

The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder is the larger vehicle of the two, but it certainly doesn’t dwarf its smaller brother. It’s approximately two inches wider, five inches longer, and four inches taller. The extended size of the Pathfinder does allow for a third row of seating, increasing passenger capacity to seven. The 2016 Murano does not offer a third row option but rather focuses on creating a wide and spacious cabin for front and rear seat passengers.

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2016 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2016 Nissan Murano
7 Seating 5
20 city/ 27 hwy mpg Fuel Economy Rating 28 city/ 31 hwy mpg
3.5L V6 Base Engine 3.5L V6
No Hybrid Yes

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The Nissan Pathfinder and Murano do share one large common denominator and that is their engine--a 3.5L V6. Capable of producing 260 horsepower, both vehicles manage very different fuel economy ratings. The 2016 Murano is going to be the more efficient option of the two but if towing capability is necessity, the Pathfinder provides best-in-class towing while still managing a respectable fuel economy rating judging by its size.

The 2016 Nissan Murano is only able to tow a maximum of 1,500 lbs while the Pathfinder has the brawn to pull up to 5,000 lbs and offers a maximum of 79.8 cu-ft of cargo space compared to the Murano which can create up to 67 cu-ft of space. Depending on the size of the vehicle that you need and physical capabilities that you’re searching for, this is where the two vehicles branch off in very different directions.

Both the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan Murano are available with a wide spectrum of entertainment technology and creature comforts. Features such as the Nissan Intelligent Key, Bluetooth hands-free Phone system, remote engine start, Around View Monitor, and a dual panorama moonroof are just a few of the features found across the two vehicles’ trim levels. To learn more about specific packages and features unique to either vehicle, we encourage you to come by Glendale Nissan to learn more. Take either SUV for a test drive and find out which is the better fit for you and your family!

aerial view of 2016 nissan pathfinder
interior cabin design of 2016 nissan pathfinder
rear cargo space of nissan murano
front seat interior view of 2016 nissan murano