Many American drivers are switching over from sedans to crossovers and SUVs, and they have more options than ever before. With so many options, it’s worth knowing the clear frontrunners, like the 2019 Nissan Murano and the 2019 Honda CR-V. Both of these vehicles offer premium SUV capabilities in an easily maneuverable vehicle and advanced technologies throughout. Curious how they stack up against one another? Here’s a comparison guide.
The 2019 Nissan Murano offers one fierce powertrain option to drivers, and one is all you need. The Murano comes equipped with a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that pumps out 260 horsepower, 240 lb-ft of torque, and 28 mpg on the highway. To channel the engine’s power, the Murano features an advanced Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission.
Although the Honda CR-V offers a respectable amount of power, it falls far short of the Murano’s performance. The CR-V comes equipped with a standard 2.4-liter in-line four-cylinder engine that pumps out 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The upgraded engine option can’t compete either, as it is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.
Interior Design & Tech
The Murano is a luxury SUV, and its interior is crafted with high-quality materials and comfort technologies. To maintain top-notch comfort, the Murano features standard dual-zone automatic temperature control (with an in-cabin microfilter) and offers leather seating appointments, steering wheel, and shift knob. The cabin’s infotainment system features standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration technology, allowing you to stream your favorite tunes and access apps directly on the system’s display.
The CR-V’s interior is comfortable and well-equipped, featuring a conventional design rather than an upscale one. The CR-V doesn’t offer standard smartphone integration technology; instead, it features standard Bluetooth® wireless technology, which is less convenient than Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. However, these features are available as you move up to higher trim levels.
To learn more about the 2019 Nissan Murano, or to take it for a test drive, contact us at James Ceranti Nissan.
*Murano: 2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates: 20 city / 28 highway / 23 combined. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.