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Vehicle Comparisons:
Nissan Murano vs Honda CR-V


If you’re looking for a capable midsize SUV, the 2018 Nissan Murano and the 2018 Honda CR-V are two excellent options. Both offer spacious interiors, energetic engines and a variety of safety and technology features, but which one is right for you?

Drivers in East Providence, Cranston and Pawtucket can find out the differences between these two SUVs with our 2018 Nissan Murano vs. 2018 Honda CR-V comparison.


The Nissan Murano uses a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. This lively engine shuttles power to the front wheels or all four wheels through a refined continuously variable transmission, and with its upgraded suspension, it readily absorbs the road imperfections for a smooth, relaxing ride. Properly equipped, this model can tow up to 1,500 pounds.

The Honda CR-V is equipped with a 2.4-liter inline-four that makes 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. It’s also available in front- or all-wheel drive and uses a continuously variable transmission. Like the Nissan Murano, the Honda CR-V focuses on providing a quiet ride to its passengers, though it isn’t designed for light towing.


The Murano is the epitome of a modern crossover SUV. Instead of sticking with a boxy SUV shape, it favors the floating roofline, swept-back headlights and statement grille, as well as voluptuous sculpting and arches for an interesting, distinctive look. Inside, the look is equal parts sporty and luxurious, though the overall design is focused on space and visibility.

The CR-V has a rounded profile with a sweeping roofline that increases the visual height. High-mounted taillights and wrap-around headlights are used to increase safety, while an oversized front bumper and a chrome and plastic grille keep the design unique. Inside, the focus is on practicality and usability, rather than upscale touches.


The Murano comes with low-speed automatic emergency braking on all models, which helped it earn its high crash test ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS. A rearview camera is also standard, and features like blind-spot monitors, a surround-view camera and adaptive cruise control are also available.

The CR-V performed well in safety tests as well and includes stability control, anti-lock brakes and six airbags as standard safety equipment. The Honda Sensing safety suite is available for higher trim levels as well, which includes features like active lane control, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.

Test Drive the 2018 Nissan Murano at Stateline Nissan

The 2018 Nissan Murano and the 2018 Honda CR-V share many advantages, so choosing between them comes down to the subtle differences highlighted in this comparison. We hope that reading this article helped you come a little bit closer to figuring out the right option for you, based on the features you value most.

Drivers in East Providence, Cranston and Pawtucket can find out more about what’s available for the 2018 Nissan Murano when they visit Stateline Nissan. Call or stop by our dealership today to experience the Murano firsthand by scheduling a test drive!