2016 Ford Edge vs 2016 Nissan Murano

2016 Ford Edge at Berglund Cars

The 2016 Ford Edge and Nissan Murano both stand out from the crowd with their ability to be stylish and practical at the same time. The Murano is less flashy and unique than it used to be after Nissan listened to input from drivers. Today, the Edge and Murano are fairly similar, but one still pulls ahead in the competition.

Engine Choices

Instead of giving drivers a choice, Nissan decided to pair all Muranos with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. While it gets a respectable 260 horsepower and a torque of 240 pound-feet, it remains the only option. By comparison, the Ford Edge lets you pick between two different engines. You can get a comparable V6 or opt for a 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet. If you know you want the V6, either model would be fine. However, for those who want the ability to choose, the Ford Edge clearly wins this category.

Drive Feel

Get behind the wheel of the vehicles, and you will notice that the Ford Edge has an advantage in terms of cabin isolation, as you will barely notice any vibrations or road noise. It also has a lead in terms of smoothness on the highway along with damper rebound control. Most reviewers also prefer the effort and weight of steering in the Edge over that of the Murano. The Murano is perhaps a bit more fun to drive, but not by much, and the Edge’s advantages more than make up for this.

Towing and Cargo

Not everyone wants to tow with their crossover, but if you think this is a possibility in the future, you will want to go with the Ford. The Nissan Murano can tow up to 1,500 pounds, an OK amount for the class. If you add the available tow package to your Ford Edge, on the other hand, it will more than double this figure, letting you handle over 3,500 pounds. The Ford Edge even has more cargo space than the Murano and a lower load floor that makes it easy to take advantage of.

Whether you want more engine options, a better drive feel, greater cargo capacity, or the best towing capacity, the 2016 Ford Edge is the clear winner in this matchup. Get behind the wheel of this Ford crossover at Berglund of Bedford and Berglund Ford in Salem, Virginia.

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