Posted Thursday, August 11, 2022
If you are looking for an affordable midsize SUV in Indianapolis, the Ford Edge and the Nissan Murano are good options to consider. These compact models have much in common but still offer their pros and cons. Let’s take a closer look at them to define your winner.
The Nissan Murano and the Ford Edge have similar backgrounds. They are built based on a front-wheel-drive model, although they are equipped with optional all-wheel-drive. Both are medium-sized SUVs with spacious interiors. They don’t have a third row of seats for the sake of attractive, elongated rear proportions and a spacious luggage compartment.
But if these SUVs have much in common, how to choose the best one? We compared the 2016 Ford Edge vs. the 2016 Nissan Murano to help you make the right choice.
|2016 Ford Edge||2016 Nissan Murano|
|Price Range according to Edmunds||$18,538 – $26,989.||$19,590 – $28,990|
|Power||250 hp @ 5,500 RPM||260 hp @ 6,000 RPM|
|2016 Ford Edge|
|Price Range according to Edmunds||$18,538 – $26,989.|
|Power||250 hp @ 5,500 RPM|
|2016 Nissan Murano|
|Price Range according to Edmunds||$19,590 – $28,990|
|Power||260 hp @ 6,000 RPM|
Both models represent refined driving styles and dynamics.
The rear seat space in the Ford Edge is 1,031mm. In Nissan Murano, this figure is 983 mm. Thus, Ford has another slight advantage. However, this advantage of Edge is just on paper. It turns out that the legroom for passengers in the rear seat of the Nissan Murano is more spacious and comfortable.
The cargo space of the Nissan Murano is 909 liters. The luggage compartment of the Ford Edge is 1110 liters. It offers more space and a lower boot floor, making loading and unloading easier.
The Nissan Murano is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine (260 hp, 325 Nm). For smooth operation, the power unit is supplemented with a variator. The V6 + CVT combination guarantees instant linear acceleration without any peaks.
Like the Murano, the Ford Edge has a 3.5-liter V6 engine, but the fuel consumption is quite high. A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine was also offered as an alternative. Its power is 250 hp. The maximum torque is 373 Nm. However, even this engine, paired with an all-wheel-drive system, delivers higher fuel consumption than the Murano’s V6:
The Murano Platinum AWD weighs 1,823 kg, which is more than 25 kg less than the Edge Titanium AWD (1,850 kg). This is noticeable when going through corners. In this case, the Murano performs better, resembling the feeling of a passenger car, while in the Ford Edge, it is difficult to forget that you are driving a crossover.
In terms of braking, Edge wins. The Murano has to put in more force when pressing down on the pedal. In terms of steering effort, the Edge also wins, although the advantage here is not too great.
For those looking for the best SUV for towing, the Ford Edge will be a better choice. It comes with a special equipment package that allows towing over 1587 kg. For Murano, the official limit is 680 kg.
You can check recalls of the model you are going to buy on the NHTSA website.
Transmission problems are uncommon for these SUVs.
The average lifespan of these sport utility vehicles is 200,000 miles. With the Murano, you can expect at least 13 years of good service. The Edge is sound enough to provide you with over 15 years easily.
The best way to find out which SUV will be your best suit is to take each of them for a test drive. Visit Indy Auto Man in Indianapolis and get behind the wheel of your favorite model today!