Nissan Murano vs. Toyota Highlander
When you live in the Philadelphia, Lansdale, or Doylestown area, you face a wide variety of weather extremes. From major snowstorms in the winter to those summertime downpours, the roads can get pretty rough. When that happens, you’ll need one tough SUV to get through.
So, which is going to get you to your destination safer and faster: the 2017 Nissan Murano or the 2017 Toyota Highlander? In this comparison, our team at Montgomeryville Nissan is going to show you.
The Muscle You Need
In order to weather a rough storm, there are two key factors your SUV needs: power and handling.
The 2017 Nissan Murano has both. With its 3.5L V6 engine, it can generate as much as 260 horsepower while maintaining 28 mpg highway and 21 mpg city1. Plus, when equipped with the available intuitive all-wheel drive, it can manage this power with total handling precision.
You’d have a much harder time navigating those poor conditions with the front-wheel drivetrain found in the 2017 Toyota Highlander. With its less efficient 2.7L inline four-cylinder, generating only 185 horsepower, you’re bound to get there much slower.
Nissan Murano vs. Toyota Highlander: Technology
Of course, if you’re going to have a high-powered engine, then it’s reasonable to expect that you’re going to have some cutting-edge technology in your vehicle, too. In the case of the Murano, this is true.
Available in the Murano is the NissanConnectSM system, an expansive entertainment system including an eight-inch touchscreen, full mobile integration with Apple CarPlay™, as well as its own navigation system.
Navigation is an exceptionally helpful feature, but it is unfortunately not available in the less expansive Entune™ suite found in the Highlander. On the contrary, this audio system even features a smaller touchscreen and less integration.
Stay Safe with the Right SUV
So, you’ve got horsepower and you’ve got technology. Perhaps the most important aspect of any car is safety, and while both these SUVs have a firm foundation, one clearly goes the extra mile.
In both the Highlander and the Murano, drivers will benefit from dynamic crumple zones and side-impact door beams. These features can absorb collision impacts as well as deflecting them away from the passenger cabin.
However, even more reinforcements can be found in the Murano, such as hood-buckling creases and an energy-absorbing steering column. Thanks to these additions, the Murano stands strong under even more pressure.
2017 Nissan Murano vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander
When Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown drivers want the SUV with the most horsepower, technology, and safety, they will have to turn to the 2017 Nissan Murano. The 2017 Toyota Highlander, unfortunately, just won’t cut it.
See what we mean by testing a Murano yourself. Contact Montgomeryville Nissan today to schedule your test drive!
1 2017 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 21 city/28 highway. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.