2016 Nissan Murano vs. 2016 Honda Pilot
Finding a great SUV doesn’t have to be an impossible feat. However, there are a wide variety of options available on the market that can make narrowing down the selection prove quite difficult. To help you find the right SUV to get you around the East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket area, we’re going to look closely at the popular Nissan Murano and the Honda Pilot.
In our vehicle comparison of these similar models, we’ll be looking at fuel efficiency, entertainment and technology amenities, and safety features. Reading this comparison will help you differentiate between these two models. You may even figure out which one you’d prefer. For a full review of the 2016 Nissan Murano, view here.
2016 Nissan Murano vs. 2016 Honda Pilot Fuel Efficiency
There’s no rule written that states that SUVs have to be gas guzzlers. However, some rise above others in this regard. The Nissan Murano, with its 3.5-liter V6 engine, features the Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission). This particular transmission not only provides smooth accelerations, but it adds a little bit of efficiency to the vehicle’s performance, allowing it to get an EPA-estimated 21/28 mpg city/highway*. The Honda Pilot, on the other hand, doesn’t offer such a high SUV fuel efficiency with its similar 3.5-liter V6. This vehicle, fitted with a 6-speed automatic transmission, only gets an EPA-estimated 18/26 mpg city/highway.
Entertainment & Technology Amenities
The Nissan Murano and the Honda Fit are both equipped with radios and CD players with MP3 capabilities. The Nissan Murano also features a 3-month trial subscription or SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. This service provides you with more than 150 different stations of music, news, sports, and comedy.
Each vehicle features Bluetooth® technology. This feature allows you the ability to make hands-free phone calls and to stream audio from your phone. Additionally, the Nissan Murano uses the Bluetooth® for the Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, which displays your texts on the dashboard mounted screen.
The Nissan Murano and the Honda Fit are both equipped with advanced airbags which adjust their inflation pressure to counteract the severity of impact. These airbags include front, side, and side curtain airbags. Each vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. However, this system in the Nissan Murano features the individual tire pressure display, which shows you the exact tire that’s low on air.
2016 Nissan Murano vs. 2016 Honda Fit Comparison Verdict
Drivers from the East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket area learned all about the 2016 Nissan Murano and the 2016 Honda Fit in this vehicle comparison. So far, you learned that the Nissan Murano takes the lead with fuel efficiency. When we looked at the entertainment and technology amenities, we saw the Nissan Murano features more entertainment options, and even a more versatile Bluetooth® system.
When it comes to the safety features of both SUVs, it’s easy to see that the Tire Pressure Monitoring System in the Nissan Murano is more helpful because it specifies which tires are afflicted. The Nissan Murano clearly has many advantages over the Honda Pilot.
*2016 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison purposes only.