How Does the New Nissan Murano Compare to Competitors Like the Ford Edge

SUVs have been an increasingly popular part of the auto industry for years now, and their prominence is only growing with time. That being the case, the competition to draw in potential customers has grown more intense. It's not just enough to deliver a comfortable interior and a powerful engine. To get noticed in the modern market, an SUV has to truly stand out.

That is exactly what the 2018 Nissan Murano does. It offers the spacious entire and the great engine, but it also works hard to provide a baseline of great technology and great features. Add a range of solid options aimed at attracting buyers of all sorts, and you get an SUV that stays in your mind from your first glance to your final test drive.

It's not the only good SUV available, however. Competitors like the 2018 Ford Edge also provides a solid driving experience complete with good performance and attractive amenities. The big question for you, of course, is how it and top-quality vehicles like the Murano compare. Let's take a look at what each has to offer.

The 2018 Nissan Murano

Replete with soft touch materials and offering a bevy of above average standard features, the Nissan Murano is a rock-solid five-seater. Offering a winning combination of technology and performance, it's one of the more popular models from Nissan's lineup.

Performance: 3.5-liter V6 260 horsepower, 240 pounds-feet of torque, 21/28 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Advanced Drive-Assist Display, Nissan Intelligent Key with Push-Button Start, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Speed-Sensitive Volume Control, NissanConnect Infotainment System, Remote Start Heated Seating, Heated Exterior Mirror

Safety Options: Automatic Emergency Braking, Rearview Camera, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control, Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection

Starting Price: $31,500

The 2018 Ford Edge

A spacious and comfortable five-seat SUV, the Ford Edge offers three powertrain options for people interested in driving with a bit more vehicular muscle. It also offers some more-than-decent feature options that are sure to satisfy everyone inside.

Performance: 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (245 horsepower, 275 pounds-feet of torque, 20/29 miles per gallon), 3.5-liter V6 (280 horsepower, 250 pounds-feet of torque, 17/26 miles per gallon), 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (315 horsepower, 350 pounds0feet of torque, 17/24 miles per gallon

Starting Price: $30,000

The Ford Edge does have some genuine advantages over the Murano that might interest you, depending on what you consider essential. Its starting price is a little bit lower, for instance, and its three powertrain options deliver a higher peak of power than the Murano's uniform V6 engine.

That being said, the Edge's base model also comes with a weaker spread of standard features, especially on the safety front where you'll miss things that Murano offers like automatic emergency braking. While the Murano only has one engine options, its V6 is more powerful than the Edge's base inline-4. It also offers better fuel economy than the Edge's higher-level powertrains.

While the decision of which is one's right for your life ultimately lies with you, we feel the 2018 Nissan Murano offers an overall package that's richer and more valuable than what the Edge brings to the table. If you'd like to learn more about the new Murano, contact County Line Nissan. The staff at our location in Middlebury, CT would be more than happy to answer any questions you have. We can arrange a test drive and show other options you might enjoy from our inventory of new Nissan cars. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us today. We're always happy to hear from our customers.


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