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2016 Nissan Murano vs. 2016 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Murano than in the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has 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 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. The Nissan Murano will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Forester.

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. If you go with the Nissan Murano, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with 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 significantly larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Nissan Murano will do just as well as the Subaru Forester, since they have about the same towing capacity. 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Nissan Murano as you will in the Subaru Forester.

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

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2016 Nissan
Murano

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MSRP*: $29,740 - $40,780

2016 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,395 - $33,795
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.58% --
City MPG: 21 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 28 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*: $27,927 - $38,276 $21,179 - $31,569

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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