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2016 Nissan Murano vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Nissan Murano offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Toyota Highlander, with comparable head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander 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 Toyota Highlander, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Nissan Murano will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Highlander. 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 Toyota Highlander have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Nissan Murano is about the same width as the Toyota Highlander. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Murano takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Highlander.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Nissan Murano doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota Highlander.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the Nissan Murano for pulling heavy loads. The Nissan Murano has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Nissan Murano seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander. The Nissan Murano has less cargo space than the Toyota Highlander, 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 Toyota Highlander.

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2016 Nissan
Murano

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MSRP*: $29,660 - $40,700

2016 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $30,490 - $44,990
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 3.75%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.46% As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 21 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 28 24 - 25
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $27,852 - $38,201 $27,837 - $41,077

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.