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2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2014 Nissan Murano Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Nissan Murano. The Nissan Murano will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Explorer.

Convenience
The Nissan Murano requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Explorer, making it more convenient to drive.

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 a larger turning radius than the Nissan Murano, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Murano is clearly the choice over the Ford Explorer 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. With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan Murano.

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

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2015 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,700 - $43,100

2014 Nissan
Murano

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MSRP*: $28,530 - $39,570
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 17 18
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 23 - 24
Engine(s): 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*: $28,935 - $40,191 $26,585 - $36,852

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