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2023 Nissan Murano vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander Review

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2023 Nissan
Murano

MSRP*: $33,660 to $46,910
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2023 Toyota
Highlander

MSRP*: $36,420 to $51,225
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MPG - City 20 MPG 21 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 28 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 65.0 - 67.0 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine
  • 260-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 265-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 260 hp 265 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 192.8 in 194.9 - 197.4 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.7 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.9 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.8 in
Front 38.4 - 39.9 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in

*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
The Nissan Murano offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Toyota Highlander, 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 Toyota Highlander.

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.

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.

Handling
The Nissan Murano has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Highlander, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver 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. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Nissan Murano and the Toyota Highlander.

Powertrain
The Nissan Murano has much lower torque than the Toyota Highlander, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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