2019 Ford Edge vs Nissan Murano

July 17th, 2019 by

2019 Ford Edge vs Nissan Murano

Spoiler warning: there is no shortage of ways that the 2019 Ford Edge is a better midsize SUV than the Nissan Murano. You name a category, and we’ll show you how this comparison is more than a little bit lopsided.

2019 Ford Edge Exterior

Price: 2019 Ford Edge

The 2019 Ford Edge is less burdensome on your budget in the competition between these two SUVs. To get things rolling, the Edge starts at $29,995 while its top-tier trim level goes for $42,355. Meanwhile, the Nissan Murano starts at $31,270 with a top-trim selling for $43,540. The base Edge SE trim boasts more features than the Murano S, except for the lack of smartphone integration. We recommend the SEL trim level to pick that up, along with dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and power-adjustable front seats.

2019 Ford Edge Rugged

Performance: 2019 Ford Edge

The 2019 Ford Edge is the sportier of the two SUVs as well. Capable of going zero to 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds, the Edge would beat the Murano in a street race, since the Nissan does the same task in 7.3 seconds. The Edge’s success is from its two strong engines. The base 250-horsepower engine is great for daily driving, while the twin-turbocharged V6 dishes out 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the Nissan Murano has only a single engine option. And though this V6 has 10 more horsepower than the base engine on the Edge, there’s 35 fewer pound-feet of torque on offer.

2019 Ford Edge on the Road

Fuel Economy: 2019 Ford Edge

Despite being better in performance than the Nissan Murano, the 2019 Ford Edge gets better gas mileage. To be specific, the Edge gets 22 city miles and 29 highway miles per gallon. Meanwhile, the Murano gets 20 city and 28 highway mpg.That’s obviously not a huge difference, but still quite an engineering feat, since the Edge is heavier and more athletic than its rival.

Passenger Room: 2019 Ford Edge

Yes, you heard us right, the Ford Edge is simultaneously thriftier and heavier than the Nissan Murano? Why is the Edge heavier? That’s something to do with the fact that the Edge has more passenger room. While both the Ford and Nissan SUVs seat the same number of people, the Edge outdoes the Murano in terms of wiggle room for each. Specifically, the Edge has more head- and legroom. The difference is especially noticeable in back where the Edge has a full two inches of legroom more than the Murano.

2019 Ford Edge Interior

Cargo Room: 2019 Ford Edge

Before you go thinking that the extra passenger room on the 2019 Ford Edge cuts into its cargo space, the opposite is actually true. The Edge boasts 39.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity while the Nissan Murano offers only 32.1 cubes. That’s a whopping seventeen more paper grocery bags, if you can get them to stack on top of each other.

As you can see, the 2019 Ford Edge is the SUV to beat, since the Edge wins out in virtually every category. Come see for yourself at a local dealership.

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