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2017 Ford Explorer vs. 2017 Nissan Murano Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Explorer offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan Murano. The Ford Explorer will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Murano.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Explorer as you will with the Nissan Murano, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Murano. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Explorer and the Nissan Murano have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Nissan Murano, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Explorer, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Murano.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Explorer transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Murano.

Handling
The Ford Explorer has the same turning radius as the Nissan Murano, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford Explorer is clearly the choice over the Nissan Murano for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Murano.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Nissan Murano, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Ford Explorer has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Nissan Murano.

Warranty
The Ford Explorer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Murano.

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2017 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $31,660 - $53,235

2017 Nissan
Murano

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MSRP*: $29,740 - $40,780
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City MPG: 16 - 19 21
Highway MPG: 22 - 27 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $30,553 - $50,839 $27,927 - $38,276

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.