2015 Nissan Murano vs. 2015 Toyota Venza
Looking for the perfect sport utility vehicle to drive around the Doylestown, Lansdale, and Philadelphia area? Well, look no further. We know how tough it can be on the neck, shoulders, eyes, and back (not to mention your state of mind) to read through the umpteenth list of features while feeling like you’re not getting far. To make this problem a relic, here’s a vehicle comparison of some of the big differences between the 2015 Nissan Murano and the 2015 Toyota Venza.
The 2015 Toyota Venza’s four-cylinder, 2.7-liter engine gives you a respectable 181 horsepower at 5,800 RPM and 182 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 RPM. Overall, that record isn’t bad.
The 2015 Nissan Murano, however, boasts a 3.5-liter V6 that unleashes a full 260 horses at 6,000 RPM. On top of that, expect to leverage 240 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 RPM. This gap in strength is exemplified by the Murano’s superior maximum towing capacity, which rests at a solid 1,500 lbs to the Venza’s 1,000 lbs.
Both vehicles come equipped with all-wheel drive, which is a definite plus, but there’s a significant disparity in transmissions. The Venza’s is a simple automatic, while the Murano has a continuously variable Xtronic automatic transmission, making for an exceptionally smooth ride.
Given how much refueling can cost these days, every driver has to concern himself or herself with vehicle efficiency. SUV drivers are no exception, which is why we broke down the rate of fuel consumption for both options being compared:
- The 2015 Toyota Venza gives you a decent estimated 20 mpg while driving in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, for a combined estimated average of 22 mpg.
- The advantage of the 2015 Nissan Murano should be immediately apparent. This SUV achieves an estimated 21 mpg driving in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, for an estimated combined average of 24 mpg.
Add to that the fact that the Murano’s fuel capacity is about 19 gallons, where the Venza’s tank will only hold approximately 17.7 gallons, and the uptick in fuel economy is even more useful for those long road trips.
Overall, it becomes clear that, with the Nissan Murano, you’ll make far fewer pit stops, which will positively impact your budget.
Finally, here are a few features that come standard with the 2015 Murano but aren’t available with the 2015 Toyota Venza.
- Dual power front seats
- Roof rails
- Alloy wheels
In addition, premium wheels and a sun/moonroof are available.
Test Drive the 2015 Nissan Murano Today!
Hearing the open roads calling yet? Anyone in the Doylestown, Lansdale, and Philadelphia area is encouraged to dispel any remaining shred of doubt they might have by taking the winner of this contest for a spin and review the 2015 Nissan Murano for yourself firsthand. To make it so, simply call Montgomeryville Nissan and schedule a test drive today!