2024 Nissan Murano vs. 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime Review

Picture of the 2024 Nissan Murano

2024 Nissan
Murano

MSRP*: $38,190 to $47,900
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Picture of the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime

2023 Toyota
RAV4 Prime

MSRP*: $43,090 to $46,960
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MPG - City 20 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 65.0 - 67.0 ft3 63.1 - 63.2 ft3
Engine
  • 260-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 302-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 260 hp 302 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 2,500 lbs
Exterior Length 192.8 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.9 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.8 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Nissan Murano than the Toyota RAV4 Prime. The Toyota RAV4 Prime will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Murano.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Nissan Murano or the Toyota RAV4 Prime, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Murano is much wider than the Toyota RAV4 Prime, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Nissan Murano, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Handling
The Nissan Murano has a larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4 Prime, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota RAV4 Prime is clearly the choice over the Nissan Murano for pulling heavy loads. The Nissan Murano has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Nissan Murano does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Nissan Murano and the Toyota RAV4 Prime. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Nissan Murano as you will in the Toyota RAV4 Prime.