New Nissan Murano vs. Toyota Highlander in Santa Barbara, CA

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If you are in search of a versatile and well-equipped SUV, the new Nissan Murano should be on your test drive list. This spacious 5-passenger SUV is packed with Nissan's latest technology and safety features; plus, it comes standard with a potent V6 engine that makes it highly capable of tackling any daily adventures.

The new Nissan Murano is often compared with the Toyota Highlander, as they are similar in size and price. While both are popular options, let's see how these two SUVs stack up when it comes to standard features.

V6 Power and Performance Come Standard on Nissan's New Murano

When you are shopping for a new SUV, you expect it to come standard with power and capability needed for everyday driving. The new Nissan Murano certainly delivers impressive standard power and performance; the Toyota Highlander, however, falls a bit short in that department. You see, Nissan's Murano comes standard with a 260-hp 3.5-liter V6 that delivers robust power -- even when your Murano is filled with passengers for cargo. Toyota's Highlander is available with V6 power but in base trim, it comes equipped with a 185-hp inline 4-cylinder that feels underpowered for this size of vehicle. The Murano also tops the Highlander when it comes to its efficiency, thanks in large part to the standard Nissan Xtronic CVT that delivers improved fuel economy over a traditional automatic transmission -- like the one found in the Highlander.

The Nissan Murano is Packed with Standard Features

Even with its lower starting price than the Toyota Highlander, Nissan's new Murano SUV comes packed with an impressive array of standard amenities. Inside, the Murano's standard automatic dual-zone climate control, proximity key and push-button start, driver seat lumbar support, illuminated glove box and tire-specific low tire pressure warning are not offered on the Highlander base model. Like many other new Nissan vehicles, the latest Nissan Murano gets standard LED daytime running lights. For similar features on Toyota's Highlander, you would have to upgrade to another trim level and spend significantly more money than if you had opted for the value-priced and feature-rich Murano from Nissan!

Visit Santa Barbara Nissan Today

Drivers and families near Goleta, Lompoc and Santa Barbara, California can explore the new Nissan Murano at Santa Barbara Nissan. Prior to visiting our full-service Nissan dealership in Santa Barbara, you can get pre-approved for a new auto loan and shop our complete selection of new Nissan vehicles at great prices. The sales staff here at Santa Barbara Nissan look forward to assisting you soon!

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