2014 Nissan Murano Vs. 2014 Toyota Highlander Vs. 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe
The Crossover SUV segment has long been a tricky one to pin down. Some lean more heavily toward trucks in some areas, while sticking to car-like traits in terms of driving dynamics or interior profiles. Even the name of the segment suggest a certain amount of vagueness: Crossover SUVs tend to land everywhere on the spectrum between cars and trucks.
Analyzing these three--the 2014 Nissan Murano and competitors Toyota Highlander and Hyundai Santa Fe--perfectly exhibits the diversity of the segment. In base models, the Highlander leans heavily toward car-like power with a truck-like profile, while the Santa Fe tries for a truck-like impression. Both use standard automatic 6-speed transmissions. Only the 2014 Nissan Murano, it seems, tried to check all the boxes. It packs a strong punch under the hood, posting 260 horsepower, and by virtue of its CVT, it drives as smoothly as any vehicle in its class. By also delivering competitive fuel economy for the lowest sticker price of the three, the 2014 Nissan Murano is the clear choice.
The 2014 Nissan Murano manages to be a true Crossover SUV in every sense of the word. Its high-quality, spacious interior neatly accentuates the smooth and comfortable ride, and its strong 3.5-liter V6 and 3500-lb towing capacity leave very few situations that will leave drivers wanting.
Meanwhile, the technology features available in the Murano leave no luxuries on the draft board. Available Rear-Seat DVD monitors give passengers hours of unobtrusive entertainment via wireless headsets, while drivers will crave the Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System to safely make and receive calls without distracting from your journey. Those who enjoy hassle-free maneuvering may also desire the convenience of the Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System, which provides real-time traffic and weather updates, while the rearview monitor allows you to safely avoid what’s directly behind you while reversing.
The 2014 Nissan Murano continues to turn heads nationwide, but you can find yours right here at Robbins Nissan in Humble, a northern neighbor of Houston, TX. Test drive yours today.