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2018 Nissan Murano Vs. 2018 Honda CR-V

split screen comparison image showing black nissan murano and silver honda cr-v

Crossovers are the fastest-growing segment in the automotive industry and for good reason. These innovative vehicles give you the handling and fuel-efficiency of a car alongside the interior space, ride height and capability of an SUV. They’re the perfect middle-ground of specs and features and, as such, have given rise to a segment that is competitive and full of options for drivers. Breaking this segment down into classes, drivers have a choice between compact, mid-size and large crossovers.

Today, we’re going to be comparing two top models in their respective classes. In the one corner, the Nissan Murano brings style and luxury to the mid-size crossover class. Elegantly-crafted and full of interior refinement, the 2018 Nissan Murano is emblematic of Nissan’s commitment to going above and beyond. Going up against the 2018 Murano is the 2018 Honda CR-V, the current iteration of a compact crossover class veteran.

2018 Nissan Murano


2018 Honda CR-V

3.5L V6 / 260 horsepower Engine / horsepower 2.4L l4/ 184 horsepower
XTRONIC® CVT transmission Standard transmission 2-speed CVT
Standard Intelligent key access Available
108 cubic feet Passenger space 106 cubic feet
Yes Standard emergency braking? No
Standard Apple CarPlay / Android Auto compatibility? Available
111.2 inches Wheelbase 104.7 inches
11 speakers Available audio system 9 speakers

See the Luxury of the 2018 Nissan Murano For Yourself at Charlie Clark in El Paso

The 2018 Nissan Murano offers an uncommonly-luxurious and composed ride in the saturated segment of crossovers everywhere. Unlike the chunky, oversized wagons that are dominating city streets across the nation, the Murano is smooth and elegant with rearward sweeping contours and a futuristic floating roof.

The 2018 Honda CR-V, for all of its merits, tends to blend in with the pack. Unable to match the passenger space and ride quality of the 2018 Nissan Murano, the CR-V is relegated to be a compact crossover that is just…fine?

But for the 2018 Nissan Murano, ambitions are higher than being simply adequate. It’s a vehicle designed and engineered for drivers who want more than just an adequate experience when they drive.

This is especially evidenced by the sporty wagon’s standard engine and transmission combination that guarantee on-demand power without jarring gear shifts. It’s also proven by the Murano’s focus on driver comfort and convenience technology that sees the top trim levels get an immersive 11-speaker audio system.

Since the elevated level of luxury and elegance found in the 2018 Nissan Murano is the kind which must be experienced first-hand, we’d like to invite you down to Charlie Clark Nissan in El Paso to test-drive this sophisticated mid-size crossover.