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2021 Nissan Murano vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner Review

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2021 Nissan
Murano

MSRP*: $32,810 to $45,910
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2021 Toyota
4Runner

MSRP*: $36,765 to $50,745
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Invoice* $30,805 to $43,084 $33,823 to $46,684
MPG - City 20 MPG 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 65.0 - 67.0 ft3 88.8 - 89.7 ft3
Engine V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 260 hp 270 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 192.8 in 190.2 - 191.3 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 75.8 in
Leg Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 32.9 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.9 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.8 in
Front 38.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 38.6 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Murano than in the Toyota 4Runner. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Nissan Murano and the Toyota 4Runner.

Convenience
The Nissan Murano requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota 4Runner, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Nissan Murano will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota 4Runner. 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 4Runner have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Nissan Murano is about the same width as the Toyota 4Runner. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Murano takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota 4Runner.

Handling
The Nissan Murano has a larger turning radius than the Toyota 4Runner, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota 4Runner is clearly the choice over the Nissan Murano for pulling heavy loads. The Nissan Murano has a little less horsepower than the Toyota 4Runner.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Nissan Murano doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota 4Runner.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Nissan Murano and the Toyota 4Runner. The Nissan Murano has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota 4Runner.

Warranty
The Nissan Murano comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota 4Runner.