2023 Nissan Murano vs. 2022 Ford Edge

 

When you need an SUV that can be the ideal companion for all of your daily activities, two vehicles come to mind. Finding everything you're looking for in a single car can be challenging, but that's why the professionals at Maus Nissan of Brooksville are here to compare the 2023 Nissan Murano and the 2022 Ford Edge to help you make the right choice!

 

2023 Nissan Murano vs. 2022 Ford Edge

 

The brand-new 2023 Murano is an excellent SUV with a low starting price of $33,660 which is a great deal considering that it's the latest model with up-to-date features. The 2022 Edge, on the other hand, somehow costs more with a starting price of $37,945 despite it being a model that's heading out the door and with much less to offer. With that in mind, let's take a look at how the Murano seems to surpass the Edge in every category.

 

Performance

 

The 2023 Murano comes equipped with a hefty 3.5L V6 engine combined with an Xtronic CVT to bring you an impressive horsepower rating of 260. This powertrain is capable of towing up to 1,500 pounds which automatically makes it a great option for road trips. But for a more dynamic ride, you can enjoy additional driving-enhancement features like the Traction Control System that adjusts for slippery roads, an Anti-Lock Braking System that helps you brake safely, a Vehicle Dynamic Control system that accounts for over and understeer, Hill Start Assist which brings you more power on inclines, a 4-wheel independent suspension for a smoother ride, and an available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive feature that automatically transfers power between the wheels as needed. That may be a mouthful, but at least you know that you're getting the most for your money!

 

The 2022 Edge technically has a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine capable of 335 horsepower, but you can only get that powertrain in the ST trim which will run you an additional $10k or more. Every other trim comes equipped with a lesser 2.0L EcoBoost engine at 250 horsepower which is 10 horses less than the Murano's standard. Aside from putting its most powerful engine on display, the Edge doesn't have much else to brag about in terms of driving quality.

 

Safety Features

 

With Nissan, you're expected to be treated with the standard Safety Shield 360 suite of essential safety features. But on top of your basics, the Murano gives you more with the availability of Intelligent features such as an Around View Monitor, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Intervention, Driver Alertness, and Intelligent Cruise Control along with Traffic Sign Recognition and a series of driving aids. When it comes to the vehicle itself, the frame utilizes Zone Body construction to direct the impact of the blow to less dangerous areas of the Murano in the case of an accident. Needless to say, the engineers at Nissan thought of everything in regard to your safety.

 

The thing about Ford is they're not entirely direct when it comes to the exact details of their safety features. You'll be presented with a seemingly complete collection of standard safety features which they call Ford Co-Pilot360, but upon closer inspection, half of the features that are listed are only available upon further payment. For instance, the Blind Spot Information System, Lane-Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist, and Rear View Camera come standard, but you'll have to pay extra in order to receive Adaptive Cruise Control, Evasive Steering Assist, Auto High Beams, and Enhanced Active Park Assist even though everything technically falls under the Co-Pilot360 package. Ford really takes precedence to the phrase, "buyer beware".

 

Standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 Features

       Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection

       Rear Automatic Braking

       Blind Spot Warning

       Rear Cross Traffic Alert

       Lane Departure Warning

       High Beam Assist

 

Interior

 

Hopping inside a Murano is a special treat with an abundance of features designed for your comfort. Zero Gravity seats make it feel like you're floating in a dreamlike state, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control keeps all passengers feeling great without needing to lift a finger, and the heated steering wheel will be your sanctuary during colder months. You can even set up your Murano for maximum comfort long before you get inside with available Remote Engine Start and Intelligent Climate Control paired with climate-controlled front seating. With 67 cubic feet of cargo space, you can carry as much as you want during road trips, or you can shop to your heart's content. And for longer drives, you can get a Bose premium audio system with 11 speakers to keep you company.

 

The most distinct design aspect of the Edge is the portrait layout of the infotainment screen. Although this appears new and unique, using the thing can be a nightmare. Compared to your traditional horizontal screen, the Edge's vertical screen can feel very disorienting and even a tad claustrophobic since your information needs to be adjusted for a smaller width. It could take some getting used to, but a good SUV is one that makes you feel at home from day one.

 

Bottom Line

 

For an SUV that's worth every penny, you can't go wrong with the 2023 Nissan Murano. It provides everything you need for both daily drives and the occasional road trip while the 2022 Edge feels empty by comparison and may end up costing you more.

 

Take the 2023 Nissan Murano for a Test Drive!

 

We know the 2023 Nissan Murano is up to the task, and we would love to prove it to you with a fun little test drive! Stop by Maus Nissan of Brooksville anytime for assistance from our friendly staff, or call us ahead of time at (352) 423-6287 for more information.


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