San Leandro Nissan put together this comparison that explains which one better serves your driving needs. Let’s explore the differences!
A leather-wrapped steering wheel can be added to either SUV to spruce up your dashboard, but only the Murano offers leather wrapping or a smooth leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Seamlessly, the Nissan provides the option for climate-controlled front seats, while the Ford adds them separately to your trim. They’re easily adjustable to suit the weather within the cabin and do not involve individual dials.
Although both cars offer available 10-way power driver’s seats, only the Murano adds 2-way power lumbar support to further upgrade your comfort.
To get a view surrounding your car, the Nissan lets you upgrade to an Intelligent Around View® Monitor that combines multiple views for an entire 360 degrees. It also shows specific areas in split-screen modes if you choose. While the Ford supplies an available Rear View Camera, it does not span the entire car, so you’re missing part of the view.
When you’re driving late at night, just wanting to go home, the Murano safeguards you with standard Intelligent Driver Awareness. If it senses that you need to take a break due to drifting, it sends out audible and visual alerts to let you know. Unfortunately, a comparable system does not appear in the Edge.
To keep up with changing traffic signs and speed limits, the available Traffic Sign Recognition in the Nissan stays on top of it. Again, the Ford does not contain this useful safety tool, either.
You’ll also benefit from the flexible Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission), which easily shifts into your desired gear. This is the only engine configuration that you need, and it’s available in Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) or available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD).
If you choose the Ford, it uses a standard 2.0L EcoBoost® engine that can generate up to 250 horsepower. As you can tell, it issues slightly less muscle than the Murano. Additionally, an 8-speed automatic transmission shifts you into gear.
Test drive the Murano at San Leandro Nissan to see those differences in action.