2016 Toyota Highlander vs 2016 Nissan Murano
Toyota offers a pretty expansive lineup of utility vehicles, within its already expansive overall lineup. But it wouldn’t be difficult to argue that the Highlander is perhaps the most popular of them all. Having been original introduced at the turn of the millennium and running strong as a midsize crossover ever since, few vehicles on the lineup have a better reputation. We thought we’d see how it measures up to a vehicle that has had a similar life-cycle since being introduced just a couple years after the vehicle in question, by comparing the 2016 Toyota Highlander vs 2016 Nissan Murano.
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Highlander
As you glance at the table above, it looks as though the two vehicles are pretty comparable, but upon closer inspection it’s pretty obvious that the Highlander has quite a few hefty advantages. Starting with the top row, the Highlander offers 10 extra horsepower, which isn’t a huge leg up and most of what makes the two vehicles seem so comparable. 10 hp wouldn’t be immensely noticeable if driving the two cars back to back, but it does improve the driving experience a bit.
Moving on, the Highlander smokes the Murano in terms of max cargo capacity, offering an extra 16.7 cu. ft. of space with the seats folded flat. And with the seats up and filled, your passengers will have an extra 18.5 cu. ft. of space to stretch out and get comfortable in. That’s an important advantage, as you don’t want your friends or family to be cramped and crabby on a road trip.
Lastly, if you ever need to tag anything along behind your crossover, then the Highlander is the obvious choice as it delivers an extra 3,500 lbs. of towing capacity compared to the Murano’s 1,500 lbs. limit. All of these advantages add up to provide a pretty obvious choice in our eyes, so be sure to schedule a test drive right here on out website if you’re inclined to agree. And feel free to give us a call with any questions that might arise.