|2015 Nissan Murano||VS||2015 Toyota Venza|
|21/28 mpg||Max Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)||20/26 mpg|
|260 hp||Standard Horsepower||181 hp|
|39.6 cu.ft.||Cargo Volume||32.2 cu.ft.|
|147.7 cu.ft.||Total Interior Volume||140.6 cu.ft.|
Among crossover SUVs, the 2015 Nissan Murano and the 2015 Toyota Venza are the exception rather than the rule. Most crossover SUVs aim for a sweet spot between functionality and affordability, which sometimes results in less-than-desirable performance profiles and cut-rate interior materials. For these two, however, this is clearly not the case. Instead, the Murano and Venza aim for a higher degree of sophistication than the so-called economy crossovers, offering greater technology, more welcoming interior cabins, and higher-quality upholstery materials. But how, we wonder, do these two models stack up side-by-side?
Well, with the release of the totally redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano, the dynamic between the two has shifted considerably. For the last model year, to be honest, the Venza might have had a slight edge over a Murano model on the verge of a refresh. Now, however, the Venza might understand that it’s time to go back to the drawing board. The Murano greatly outpaces the Venza in terms of interior volume and cargo volume, while the powertrain of the Murano--a 3.5L V6 delivering 260 hp and an excellent 28 highway mpg--totally dwarfs the Venza’s standard 2.7L four-cylinder on all fronts, while yielding such a great edge in fuel economy over the Venza’s available V6 that the negligible disparity in power hardly even registers.
Sorry, Toyota Venza. This just wasn’t your year.
The restyling of the 2015 Nissan Murano has been a long time coming, and now that it’s here, the dividends are pretty obvious to see. The muscular styling, highlighted by the boomerang headlights, V-Motion Grille and floating roofline, have turned heads since its unveiling, and now that it’s here, there have been no shortage of drivers to reinforce that it was well worth the wait. Over a decade after the first Murano created what has become the standard-bearer for the upscale crossover SUV, the latest edition of Nissan’s most refined offering has reinvented the wheel yet again.
And now, with its release at Robbins Nissan, you can experience this reinvention for yourself. The 2015 Nissan Murano is now available at Robbins Nissan, where we’d be happy to help you select the colors and options that will make the Murano the vehicle that you and your family will love for years to come. Stop by Robbins Nissan today to find out for yourself what all of the buzz is about!