|2016 Ford Edge||2016 Nissan Murano|
|3,500 pounds||Max. Tow Capacity||1,500 pounds|
|30 mpg||Top Highway Mileage||28 mpg|
|73.4 cubic feet||Max. Cargo Space||67 cubic feet|
2016 Ford Edge vs 2016 Nissan Murano
Drivers who want a smaller vehicle with great visibility will naturally start looking at small and midsize crossover SUVs, like the two featured in this 2016 Ford Edge vs 2016 Nissan Murano comparison. Both of these vehicles feature spacious room for five people and a lot of versatility, but differences appear when we look more carefully at their engine options and interior capacity. The Murano is available in S, SV, SL, and Platinum trim levels. Trim levels on the Edge are SE, SEL, Titanium and Sport. Front-wheel drive is standard on both models, but all-wheel drive is also available.
One of the advantages that the 2016 Ford Edge offers to drivers who like a little more excitement is a variety of engines that are available. Options range from the respectable 245-horsepower standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, all the way up to the Sport trim's elite 2.7-liter V6 rated for 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, the 2016 Nissan Murano comes with only one engine option: a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque.
Fuel Efficiency of the 2016 Ford Edge
Another powertrain advantage we see in the Ford Edge compared to the Nissan Murano is in fuel efficiency. Once again, the Murano suffers from its lack of versatility. The standard Murano engine offers a very respectable 28 on the highway, but the 2016 Ford Edge base engine offers up to 30 mpg. This means that the 2016 Ford Edge can save crossover shoppers money thanks to a lower purchase cost, and then save money again thanks to efficiency at the pump.
Another key consideration for midsize SUV shoppers is the spaciousness of their vehicle. Once again, when comparing the 2016 Ford Edge vs 2016 Nissan Murano, both of these vehicles can deliver excellent space, but only one pulls ahead. In addition to offering significant more towing capacity (which can be extremely useful for towing a boat or trailer on family vacations, or just helping a child move to college), the 2016 Ford Edge features 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, compared to the Murano's 32.1 cubic feet. That's a lot of extra room for luggage. To learn more about the 2016 Ford Edge near Atlanta GA, contact a member of our Akins Ford sales team at 866-625-1965.