2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2017 Nissan Murano
Crossover SUVs have never been more popular then they are right now and there are many options available to customers. Nissan alone, has numerous SUV options, which can make the decision making process a little bit more difficult. If you are looking at a Nissan SUV take a look at this 2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2017 Nissan Murano comparison to get detailed information on these two crossovers are similar and different to help you better decide what model is the right one for you.
The main notice between the Pathfinder and Murano is that the Pathfinder is a larger crossover. The 2017 Pathfinder is a seven-passenger crossover SUV while the 2017 Murano is a five-passenger crossover. If you know for certain more than a five-passenger seating capability won't be needed then the 2017 Murano might be the way to go due to its cargo volume and passenger seating offers. The Pathfinder does offer less cargo volume with the third-row upright but for larger families the Pathfinder would be the one for the job.
|2017 Nissan Pathfinder||VS||2017 Nissan Murano|
|16.0 Cubic Feet||Cargo Volume||32.1 Cubic Feet|
|6,000 lbs.||Towing Capability||1,500 lbs.|
|3.5-Liter DOHC 24-Valve V6 Engine with 284 Horsepower||Engine||3.5-Liter DOHC 24-Valve V6 Engine with 260 Horsepower|
Differences Between the Pathfinder and Murano
While the 2017 Pathfinder and 2017 Murano are powered by the same engine, the Pathfinder has a higher horsepower output. Both crossovers are also available with all-wheel drive. If towing is something you need, you will be happy to find out that the 2017 Pathfinder is capable of towing up to 6,000 pounds while the 2017 Murano is capable of towing up to 1,500 pounds. The Pathfinder's astonishing towing power is above average for most three-row crossover SUVs. Of course, the Pathfinder and Murano offer different standard features. The Pathfinder S is the base model which gives customers LED running lights, roof rails, tri-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, keyless ignition and entry, cloth upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen, sliding and folding second-row seat and more. The Murano S is also the base model and customers will receive standard automatic headlights, a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone app integration, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control and more.
The best way to find out what Nissan model is the best fit for you is to schedule a test drive. Come in to McNeill Nissan in Wilkesboro, North Carolina and test drive the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder or the 2017 Nissan Murano and see what one fits the bill. We will be happy to assist and answer any questions you have on either models. Please contact us today.