2015 Nissan Murano Comparisons
For anyone interested in midsize SUVs, you’ve likely come across the 2015 Nissan Murano at least once. But how does this compact crossover compare to other vehicles available in the Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown area?
That’s exactly what you’ll discover in this detailed 2015 Nissan Murano vehicle comparison. Our team at Montgomeryville Nissan put the Nissan Murano up against four other SUVs to see what features they had in common and which ones set them apart.
2015 Nissan Murano
The Nissan Murano underwent a complete redesign for the 2015 model year, featuring an updated interior, refined ride experience, and the latest technology features. Durable cloth upholstery comes standard, and owners can opt for a convenient heated steering wheel.
In terms of technology, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth®, a USB port, and a six-speaker sound system all come standard. You’ll also receive a proximity key, which allows for keyless access and push-button start, in addition to a standard rearview camera for backing in and out of difficult spots.
For the interior, the 2015 Nissan Murano features 69.9 cubic feet of cargo volume, with 39.9 cubic feet available behind the second row. And to help you customize your cargo space needs even more, the Nissan Murano comes with a 60/40 split folding backseat.
The standard engine of the Nissan Murano is a powerful 3.5-liter V6. Generating 260 horsepower, this engine provides optimal fuel efficiency when paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This system gives drivers the ease of an automatic with the improved fuel consumption of a manual.
Nissan Murano vs. 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Similar to the 2015 Nissan Murano, the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport features dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, and push-button start as standard technology equipment. However, the Santa Fe Sport doesn’t allow for remote engine start, something drivers will get with the 2015 Murano. You also won’t find a CVT.
What you will find in the 2015 Santa Fe Sport is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a standard six-speed automatic transmission system. You’ll also find a 17-gallon fuel tank, although the Nissan Murano is equipped with a 19-gallon tank.
The Santa Fe Sport also has less available cargo room behind the second row, which means you’ll have to settle with just 35.7 cubic feet when all of the seating positions are in use.
Nissan Murano vs. 2015 Ford Edge
Unlike the Nissan Murano, the 2015 Ford Edge comes standard with a manual climate control system. This system not only lacks automatic capabilities, but there’s no dual-zone functionality either.
The 2015 Ford Edge does, however, have an available push-button start as well as an intelligent access key that allows you to lock/unlock the doors or remotely start the engine, just like you can with the Nissan Murano.
The similarities continue inside the vehicle, with standard cloth seating, a tire-selective pressure monitoring system, and a six-speaker audio system. But that’s where the similarities begin to fade between the Nissan Murano and the Ford Edge.
For one, the 2015 Ford Edge has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine equipped with a standard six-speed automatic transmission. This system generates a total of 245 horsepower, which is substantially less horsepower than drivers will find in the 2015 Murano.
Nissan Murano vs. 2015 Acura RDX
Both the Nissan Murano and the Acura RDX feature upscale interiors with comfortable seats and solid build materials, But on the outside, the vehicles begin to differ. One significant difference is the LED brake lights and LED daytime running lights of the Nissan Murano. The Acura RDX, however, doesn’t provide these same features standard.
Technology in the 2015 Acura RDX starts with a proximity key capable of remote engine start, just like the Nissan Murano. However, where the Nissan Murano comes with three 12-volt DC outlets for charging your electronic devices, the Acura RDX only comes standard with two.
Other technology features, however, like Bluetooth and a large in-vehicle display, are available in both the 2015 Nissan Murano and the 2015 Acura RDX. You’ll also fine hands-free phone capabilities and convenient steering wheel–mounted controls.
Finally, the Acura RDX comes with a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine, which is the same size engine of the 2015 Nissan Murano. But unlike the Murano, the RDX is given a standard six-speed automatic transmission, not a CVT.
Nissan Murano vs. 2015 Honda Pilot
Last up is the Honda Pilot. Featuring dual-zone automatic climate control and keyless entry, both the Honda Pilot and the Nissan Murano offer drivers a variety of technology and convenience features. However, standard SiriusXM radio compatibility isn’t one of them. For that, drivers will have to turn to the 2015 Murano.
And while both of these SUVs offer hands-free calling, available navigation, and a large display, performance features aren’t as similar. For example, although the 2015 Honda Pilot is equipped with a standard V6 engine, the same type of engine in the 2015 Nissan Murano, the Pilot offers less horsepower. The Pilot also comes standard with a five-speed automatic transmission, not a fuel-efficient CVT.
Learn More About the Nissan Murano
If you’d like to learn more about the 2015 Nissan Murano, the next step is to take one for a test drive. If you’re in the Philadelphia, Lansdale, or Doylestown area, you can find the Nissan Murano at the Montgomeryville Nissan.
Our friendly and knowledgeable automotive experts can guide you through all of the features and specifications of the Nissan Murano as well as explain how it compares to other models on the market. Plus you’ll have the chance to get behind the wheel and take it for a test drive.
Contact us today to find out more about the 2015 Nissan Murano!