Comparison: 2017 Nissan Murano vs 2017 Ford Edge

Comparison: 2017 Nissan Murano vs 2017 Ford Edge 

Drivers in Virginia tend to put their family first and foremost, so we get a lot of questions about the safety of our vehicles. We're proud to say that Nissan is consistently rated highly by both major safety organizations, so we're not afraid to compare our models against the competition.

For example, let's look at the 2017 Nissan Murano versus the 2017 Ford Edge. Both mid-size crossovers offer assertive styling and powerful engines, but differences arise when you look closely. Let's see how these two stack up in our one-to-one comparison:

Safety

Nissan Murano

Staunton drivers are usually sold on the Murano once we mention its safety ratings. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it best-possible scores in all categories, making the 2017 Murano a Top Safety Pick. Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it a 5-Star Overall Review.

The Murano is available with the Driver Assist Package, which includes an Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror, Blind Spot Warning System, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Driver Attention Alert, and HomeLink universal transmitter. Upper trims also feature Intelligent Cruise Control, Forward Emergency Braking, and Predictive Forward Collision Warning.

Ford Edge

The IIHS gave the 2017 Edge good ratings in all categories except small overlap front impact, where it received an Acceptable score. Meanwhile, the NHTSA gave it a 5-Star Overall Rating.

The Ford Edge is available with Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Information System, Reverse Sensing System, Lane-Keeping System, and Enhanced Active Park Assist.

Features

Nissan Murano

The Murano comes in four trims - S, SV, SL, and Platinum - and even the base model is well equipped. The Murano S has standard dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, Nissan Intelligent Key with push-button start, Advanced Drive-Assist Display, and Nissan Navigation System with multi-touch control color display. Additionally, all models have Bluetooth tech, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice recognition, RearView Monitor, and Sirius XM Radio.

Upper trims feature a power panoramic moonroof, power liftgate, remote engine start, heated steering wheel, leather seating, heated rear seats, and interior ambient lighting.

Ford Edge

The 2017 Edge comes standard with AM/FM radio, manual air conditioning, and the Ford SYNC infotainment system with voice recognition, 4.2-inch display, and app access. Upper trims come available with SYNC 3 with 8-inch color display, Sony audio system, Sirius XM Radio, navigation system, and interior ambient lighting. You can also opt for heated and cooled front seats, heated outboard seats, leather trim, and a panoramic vista roof. The Edge is not available with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or a power liftgate.

Pricing

Nissan Murano

Starting at $29,740 MSRP

Ford Edge

Starting at $28,950 MSRP