Nissan Pathfinder vs Murano Comparison

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Nissan Pathfinder

Trying to find an SUV that's not only spacious and comfortable but powerful and efficient? Nissan offers two spectacular options: the 2018 Pathfinder vs. the 2018 Murano. So, with so much to love about both vehicles, how will you choose between them?

That's what we at Courtesy Nissan hope to help you do with this comparison. Shoppers in Richardson, Garland, Addison, and Plano should read ahead to see which model is the perfect thing for them!

Pathfinder vs Murano: Performance Specifications

Nissan Pathfinder

The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2018 Nissan Murano are standardly powered by similar 3.5L V6 engines. However, the Pathfinder kicks power up a notch with added standard Direct Injection Gasoline™ (DIG) technology. This boosts this model's power output to 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque.

The Murano isn't far behind, though, with a power output of 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque.

The Pathfinder's little bit of extra power goes a long way and enables it to tow a best-in-class standard towing capacity1of up to 6,000 pounds.2Though you won't be able to tow this much in the Murano, its smaller size benefits its fuel economy-the Murano achieves a respectable EPA-estimated 21 city/28 highway MPG.3

Pathfinder vs Murano: Cargo & Passenger Space

The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2018 Nissan Murano differ quite a bit when it comes to their interiors. Since the Pathfinder is a full-size SUV and the Murano is a midsize crossover, you'll have two more seats in the Pathfinder. However, both models offer plenty of space for their passengers with the following dimensions:



Front/Second-Row Headroom

42.2/39.4 inches

39.9/39.8 inches

Front/Second-Row Hip Room

56.8/56 inches

55.4/55.2 inches

Front/Second-Row Legroom

42.2/41.7 inches

40.5/38.7 inches

Front/Second-Row Shoulder Room

60.9/60.4 inches

59.5/58.8 inches

Standard/Maximum Cargo Room

16.2/79.5 cubic feet

32.1/67 cubic feet

As you can see, you may have two extra seats in the Pathfinder, but the Murano offers quite a bit of extra cargo space without sacrificing any seats.

Pathfinder vs Murano: Advanced Technology Features

Nissan Pathfinder

As Nissan vehicles, both the 2018 Pathfinder and 2018 Murano offer some incredible pieces of technology that will change the way you drive. Both models come equipped with intuitive infotainment systems featuring 8-inch color multi-touch displays, Bluetooth® connectability, hands-free text messaging assistant, and available Nissan Navigation.

However, Nissan doesn't stop here. These touchscreens can be paired with an available Intelligent Around View® Monitor in either vehicle. Use this feature to get a 360-degree bird's-eye view of your vehicle's surroundings right on your infotainment screen.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2018 Nissan Murano: Which One?

As you can see, whether you go with the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder or the 2018 Nissan Murano, you'll be taking home a great vehicle. The only way to know for sure which one is the best fit for you, though, is to take a test drive. Shoppers in Richardson, Garland, Addison, and Plano can test drive these vehicles at Courtesy Nissan-just give us a call today

1Comparison based on 2018 Pathfinder vs. 2018 Ford Explorer, 2017 Honda Pilot, and 2018 Toyota Highlander. Based on manufacturers' websites. Towing capability varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information. 2018 Ford Explorer Base, 2017 Honda Pilot LX and 2018 Toyota Highlander LE are not part of the Wards' Segmentation.

2Ward's Segmentation. 2018 Pathfinder vs. latest in-market Large Cross/Utility Vehicle class competitors. Towing capability varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information. Based on manufacturers' websites.

32018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 21 city / 28 highway. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions - use for comparison only.


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