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Nissan Murano vs. Ford Edge
Nissan Murano
Ford Edge
At a Glance: Murano vs. Edge

Nissan Murano

When it comes to your future midsize crossover SUV, you want comfort, style, and performance. Two of these 5-passenger SUVs stand out: the Nissan Murano and the Ford Edge. They’re both excellent vehicles that are great for work and play, but there are some differences between them.

What are they? The folks at Crabtree Nissan are here to answer those questions, and help drivers in the Middlebury, CT areas decide which SUV is better.



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Nissan Murano

As mid-size crossover SUVs, the Nissan Murano and the Ford Edge come with certain expectations, and that begins under their respective hoods. You expect them to have enough oomph to get you and your crew reliably from Point A to Point B. Let’s check out what these two powerhouses have to offer.

Power Straight Out of the Gate

The Ford appears to have the “edge” since it offers two engines compared to one for the Nissan. However, when comparing their standard offerings, it becomes clear that the Nissan Murano actually edges out its competitor.

The Ford Edge comes standard with a 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 motor that puts out 250 horsepower. While respectable, it’s exceeded by the Murano’s 3.5L V6 that generates 260 horsepower.

So, if you want maximum horsepower without having to upgrade to a higher trim level, you’ll want to choose the Murano.

What Drives Their Drivetrains?

So, what type of transmission does each one equip to move that power from the engine to the wheels?

The Ford Edge comes with a 7- or 8-speed automatic transmission, depending on the trim you select. Either one can provide smooth handling and a solid performance while preserving fuel economy.

However, it pales in comparison to the Nissan Murano’s Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). The CVT® provides seamless acceleration and gear changes while keeping RPMs low and consistent, yielding superior fuel economy compared to a traditional automatic transmission.



Nissan Murano

Still, you don’t spend your time perched on the engine block. So, you’ll want to be sure the cabin of your SUV offers the comfort and conveniences you not only want but deserve.

Driver Comfort

When you’re behind the wheel, being comfortable translates to a more enjoyable ride, especially if it’s a long one. The Nissan Murano and the Ford Edge both provide standard Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control so you and your copilot can each set your individually preferred climate. Meanwhile, rear-seat passengers can use directional air vents located at the back of the center console.

These SUVs also do an equally great job of ensuring maximum comfort by way of available features such as climate-controlled (heated and cooled) front seats, heated steering wheels, and much more.

When looking at their standard offerings, though, the Nissan can do more for you than the Ford. The Murano provides a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and a 4-way adjustable front-passenger’s seat. Meanwhile, the Edge comes standard with a 4-way driver’s seat and a passenger’s seat that can be repositioned just two ways.

Tech for Today’s Driver

Auto manufacturers understand that another must-have aspect of all modern vehicles is technology. When you’re behind the wheel, you’ll want to be able to remain informed, connected, engaged, and even entertained.

The Murano and the Edge both provide touchscreens and standard 6-speaker sound systems, offering available premium audio systems with speakers in the double digits.

However, the Nissan Murano provides the following standard tech features that are only available with upgrades in the Ford Edge:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • Voice Recognition
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant

So, if you want more conveniences without having to pay extra for them, the Murano is the right choice for you.



Nissan Murano

In today’s world, safety is more important than ever. Many drivers rely on their car to act as a second set of eyes while they drive, which has helped minimize the number of dangerous situations that occur on the road. The engineers of the Murano and the Edge recognize this, and as such, both SUVs offer so much when it comes to safety.

Standard Safety Suites

All Ford Edge vehicles come equipped with Ford Co-Pilot 360™, a standard package of safety features. Likewise, the Nissan Murano has standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360, a lineup that has some similarities to that of the Ford, such as:

  • Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • High Beam Assist
Stepped-Up Safety

However, the Nissan Murano includes several standard safety features that are not available with the Ford Edge, adding an extra layer of protection for you and everyone on board.

One such feature is Intelligent Driver Alertness, which monitors your behind-the-wheel behavior for signs of drowsy or distracted driving. If any are detected, you’ll be alerted that it may be time to pull over and take a break. As stated, the Ford Edge has no similar feature.


The Final Word

Nissan Murano

We hope this comparison between the 2023 Nissan Murano and the Ford Edge has helped you reach a decision about which of these amazing SUVs will be better for your lifestyle. If you ask the folks at Crabtree Nissan, we’d say that drivers in Middlebury, CT would prefer the Murano to the Edge due to its safety features and driver comfort.

When you’re ready, schedule a test drive at our Nissan dealer by calling, going online, or stopping by in person!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Murano for yourself are conveniently available right here online.