Two of the most popular two-row crossover SUVs on the market today are the 2018 Nissan Murano and 2018 Honda CR-V. If you are stuck between these two on your hunt for the best new crossover, then this review is for you! We aim to make clear how these two models compare across various categories and determine which comes out on top.

If you have any lingering questions after reading about the differences between the Murano and CR-V, call (866)534-2093 to speak to a product specialist at our dealership in Springfield, MO.

2018 Nissan Murano vs. 2018 Honda CR-V: Engine Specs

Every new Nissan Murano comes equipped with a tough V6 engine. The 2018 Honda CR-V has two engine options, but only the base model uses the 2.4L I4, and all other trims use a 1.5L Turbo I4. The Nissan is significantly more powerful than the Honda CR-V, and it's also more satisfying to drive thanks to its strong off-the-line power and smooth ride.

2018 Nissan Murano

Model

2018 Honda CR-V

3.5L V6

Engine

1.5L Turbo I4

260 HP

Horsepower

190 HP

240 lb.-ft.

Torque

179 lb.-ft.

2018 Nissan Murano vs. 2018 Honda CR-V: Interior

Although both the Nissan Murano and Honda CR-V have five seats, passengers will be much more comfortable in the Nissan Murano. It has more headroom than the CR-V, as well as more shoulder and hip room in both the front and rear seats. Furthermore, the Murano has a better selection of features than the CR-V.

  • Only the Nissan Murano comes standard with push button start
  • Only the Nissan Murano is available with a power-tilt-and-telescoping steering column
  • Although both models come standard with rear air vents, the Nissan Murano also comes with standard dual-zone climate control
  • Although both models are available with heated front seats, the Nissan Murano is also available with a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, and heated rear outboard seats
  • The Nissan Murano comes standard with multiple USB ports, including one for rear passengers
Murano Interior

2018 Nissan Murano vs. 2018 Honda CR-V: Safety & Technology

Although the Honda CR-V offers a huge number of safety and entertainment features as options, the Nissan Murano includes all the tech features you want from the get-go, and offers several additional features you can't find on the Honda CR-V.

Model/Feature

2018 Nissan Murano

2018 Honda CR-V

Media Display

8-in. touchscreen

5-in. LCD screen or 7-in. touchscreen

Infotainment

Standard

Optional

App Suite

Standard

Optional

Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™

Standard

Optional

Navigation

Standard

Optional

Sound System

6 or 11 speakers

4, 6, 8, or 9 speakers

SiriusXM®

Standard

Optional

HD Radio®

Standard

Optional

Forward Collision Warning

Standard

Optional

Automatic Emergency Braking

Standard

Optional

Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Optional

Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Optional

Optional

Driver Attention Monitor

Optional

N/A

Parking Camera

Rearview or Surround View

Rearview

Test Drive a New Nissan Murano in Springfield, MO

Of these two vehicles, the Nissan Murano provides the best value for your money, especially when you consider the great lease and finance offers available from Youngblood Nissan in Springfield, MO. Learn about all the trim packages available in our new vehicle inventory with our new Murano overview, and then schedule a test drive.

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