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2014 Nissan Murano vs. 2015 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Nissan Murano offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Forester, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Nissan Murano and the Subaru Forester.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Murano as you will with the Subaru Forester, 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 Nissan Murano is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Forester. 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 Nissan Murano and the Subaru Forester have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Murano is much wider than the Subaru Forester, 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 Nissan Murano, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Nissan Murano does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Subaru Forester.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Nissan Murano is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Murano greatly out-muscles the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Nissan Murano and the Subaru Forester. The Nissan Murano has less cargo space than the Subaru Forester, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Nissan Murano comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Forester.

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2014 Nissan
Murano

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MSRP*: $28,530 - $39,570

2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.05% --
City MPG: 18 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 23 - 24 28 - 32
Engine(s): V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 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*: $26,585 - $36,852 $20,995 - $30,927

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