How Does the New Nissan Murano Compare to the Toyota Highlander?


Whether you have a family or are just looking for lots of versatility in your next vehicle, the new 2017 Nissan Murano offers the space, capability and comfort to do it all. The new Murano is stylish both inside and out, with comfortable seating for five plus plenty of cargo room, allowing you to take your family, friends, and all your equipment on the road with you. The Murano isn't just any crossover SUV, however. It comes equipped with an athletic engine that produces ample horsepower and maintains impressive fuel economy, providing you with the best of both worlds. In order to provide you with some perspective surrounding just how unique and fitting the new Nissan Murano can be for your lifestyle, we're going to compare it to the new Toyota Highlander so you can see side by side where the new Murano shines!

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2017 Nissan Murano vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander

  • Price: The Murano has a lower starting MSRP price than the Toyota Highlander does, starting at $29,740 compared to the $30,630 starting MSRP price of the Highlander.
  • Engine Size: If you're looking for a fun athletic driving experience, the new Murano offers a larger and more powerful standard engine than the Highlander does. The Murano comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 260-horsepower while the new Highlander comes equipped with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that falls short with 185-horsepower.
  • Fuel Economy: Since the new Murano has such a larger engine than the Highlander, you'd expect it to have worse fuel economy, but that's not the case. The Murano offers a higher estimated fuel economy than the Highlander in both the city and on the highway, allowing you to save money on fuel every mile you don't have to stop to fill up.

When you're ready to learn more about the new Murano and how it can accommodate your lifestyle, we welcome you to come see our entire selection of new Nissan Murano models in person and take a model of your choosing out for a test drive around Fairfax, VA today! With five well-equipped trim levels to choose from, we're confident that we have a new Murano model here that's right for you. Our dealership is located right in Fairfax and we serve drivers from all over Washington DC, Alexandria, Manassas, and Centreville!