|2015 Nissan Murano||VS||2015 Lexus NX|
|260 hp||Horsepower||235 hp|
|39.6 cu.ft.||Cargo Space||17.7 cu.ft.|
|28 mpg||Highway MPG||28 mpg|
You’ve probably heard the story of Rocky vs. Apollo. You definitely know what’s implied by the battle of David vs. Goliath. To those iconic struggles, can we now add the 2015 Nissan Murano vs the 2015 Lexus NX? Well, if you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed that, despite the more ballyhooed pedigree for the Lexus model, the Murano has been making noise all throughout the crossover SUV class. And, as Nissan’s most sophisticated model in its entire lineup, there’s little doubt that the Murano has its sights set directly on the more so-called “luxurious” models in the segment. Don’t look now, Lexus, but the Murano has just gate-crashed your black-tie affair.
Despite its sticker price starting at nearly $5,000 beneath the competing Lexus NX, the 2015 Nissan Murano certainly packs a pretty impressive quiver of arrows. Enough to dethrone the Lexus? Well, see for yourself: the Murano easily bests the Lexus in terms of standard power, even as it matches the highway fuel efficiency of the Lexus NX in the process. And what about cargo space, you ask? The Murano takes the scalpel to the Lexus’ offering, delivering over 20 cubic feet more than the NX behind the rear seat. And, since it’s adorned with only the top-quality materials throughout its incredibly well-appointed cabin, the Murano should be viewed not as a mid-level vehicle that is pretending to the luxury throne; rather, think of it as the new belle of the ball, perhaps a little late to the party but no less welcome among the luxury ranks.
Once you’ve gotten past that the competing vehicle is Oooooooh a Lexus, you can’t deny that the 2015 Nissan Murano presents itself quite well. Thirteen years after the Murano created the crossover SUV segment as we know it, we now receive a fully redesigned model that again shakes up the very foundation of its model class. With the eye-catching floating roofline, signature V-Motion Grille and Z-inspired boomerang headlights, the Murano isn’t a vehicle that backs down from a fight, even when it’s a Lexus staring at it from across the ring.
Powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that offers a muscular 260 horsepower, the Murano represents a composite vision for the future of the crossover SUV: composed during travel, yet powerful enough to confidently tow a boat or trailer if the situation calls for it. Meanwhile, it’s interior cabin aims high and succeeds at every turn. Upscale upholstery materials and next-generation technology features blend seamlessly to offer up to five occupants a level of comfort and quality that might be expected from a far more expensive vehicle. You know, like a Lexus NX.
The 2015 Nissan Murano is now available at Robbins Nissan, where it continues to turn heads and change minds regarding what it truly means to be classified as a “luxury car.” Does it mean an exorbitant sticker price, or might it be better reflected by features and performance that truly represent the highest heights in the segment? Visit Robbins Nissan today; the 2015 Nissan Murano has your answer.