2018 Ford Edge vs 2018 Nissan Murano

At Ray Price Stroud Ford, we know that a midsize SUV has a lot to offer drivers in the East Stroudsburg, Nazareth, and Easton areas. Two popular models currently are the 2018 Ford Edge and the 2018 Nissan Murano.

While either one would make a great pick, we wanted to know which is better suited to the Stroudsburg and Lehigh Valley lifestyle. So, we put them head-to-head in this Ford Edge vs. Nissan Murano comparison.

Ford Edge vs Nissan Murano: Powertrain

If you want a powerful engine under the hood of your SUV, both the 2018 Edge and Nissan Murano deliver with an available V6 engine. The Murano offers a single engine as a standard feature: a 3.5L V6 that generates 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque.

The Ford Edge, on the other hand, provides three engine options and two V6 engines. The first is a 3.5L V6 that produces 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. The Sport trim also comes standard with a 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 that puts out 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

As for their drivetrain, both the Edge and Murano come standard with front-wheel drive (FWD), with which both SUVs manage an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of at least 27 MPG. However, if you need something to keep you moving on a snowy winter day, an intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD) system is available for both.

This system monitors your road conditions and redistributes torque as necessary to help you keep a firm grip on the road. They can also ease off to save fuel when cruising at highway speeds. However, with a higher torque output, drivers in the Edge may notice a smoother acceleration in low-traction conditions.

2018 Edge vs 2018 Murano: Interior Dimensions

If you're someone who likes to hit the road on the weekends, you'll enjoy that both the Ford Edge and Nissan Murano are road-trip ready. Both SUVs seat a total of five passengers and make Bluetooth® connectivity standard, so you can stay connected or stream your favorite music on-the-go. With voice command features, you can even do this without taking your hands off the wheel.

However, travelers in the Murano may have to pack a bit lighter than those in the Edge. The Ford Edge provides 39.2 cubic feet of trunk space behind the rear seat, compared to just 32.1 cubic feet in the Murano. Even with the second row folded down, the Edge offers more, with 73.4 cubic feet of total cargo volume, compared to just 67 cubic feet in the Murano.

Ford vs Nissan: Driver-Assist Features

As you make your way to Point B, both the Ford Edge and Nissan Murano offer convenient driver-assist features to help you get there safely. With available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-traffic alerts in both SUVs, you'll be much more aware of cars in your blind spots, making it easier to merge and change lanes.

When you reach your destination, however, the Ford Edge offers the advantage of available Enhanced Active Park Assist. This system can locate an available perpendicular or parallel parking space and help you steer your way into it. All you have to do is follow the prompts to shift, accelerate, and brake, and let your Edge do the rest.

Without this kind of feature available, drivers in the Murano may have a more difficult time parking, especially when parallel parking on a busy street.

2018 Ford Edge vs 2018 Nissan Murano: Our Top Pick

After comparing the 2018 Ford Edge vs 2018 Nissan Murano, we found that the Edge has more to offer drivers in the Stroudsburg, Easton, and Nazareth areas in terms of engine power, cargo space, and driver-assist features.

If you want to give our top pick a try for yourself, come to Ray Price Stroud Ford near East Stroudsburg and Lehigh Valley to take it for a spin. Contact us to test drive the Ford Edge today!

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