2017 Nissan Murano vs 2017 Toyota Highlander

Now that it’s 2017, the fullsize SUV segment is becoming one of the most popular in the automotive world. Not only do SUVs provide a little more security to drivers - they are bigger than sedans - but they also can provide more power and comfort to drivers and passengers. Whether you’re looking for more space, power or features, you can find it in either the 2017 Nissan Murano or 2017 Toyota highlander. If you’re curious about some of the key differences between the vehicles, read on.

Under the hood of the Nissan Murano rests a powerful V6 engine that outputs a whopping 260 horsepower - so, if you want to feel a quick response, the Murano is the way to go. The Highlander’s 2.7-Liter Inline 4 engine gives drivers a significant amount of power as well - just not as much as the Murano. Where the vehicles truly differ is in terms of space and technology. If you’re curious to learn more about the vehicles in this respect, keep on reading.

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2017 Nissan Murano vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander
3.5-Liter V6 Base Engine 2.7-Liter Inline 4
260 Horsepower Engine Output 185 Horsepower
32.1 cu.ft. Cargo Capacity 13.8 cu.ft.
5 Seating 8

Cargo capacity, seating and space

The 2017 Murano offers drivers the most in terms of cargo space, with 32.1 cubic feet when the seats are in place. However, once the seats are out of the way, the Highlander offers about 15 cubic feet more (83.7 cubic feet versus the Murano’s 76.0). In addition to offering more cargo space, the base level Highlander also has more room for passengers. Up to 8 people can fit into the fullsize Highlander, while only 5 can fit in the Nissan Murano. In this area, your choice will depend on your need for extra space.

An ample amount of technology is included in each of these SUV models, beginning with standard Bluetooth. The Nissan Murano does offer a bit more standard technology - like Keyless Ignition and Satellite Radio.

2017 Nissan Murano
2017 Nissan Murano interior
2017 Toyota Highlander interior seating black
2017 Toyota Highlander grille

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