When looking for the top SUV on the market, it can be an intense feud. There are a lot of great SUVs out there, so choosing the one for you can be difficult. However, sitting at the top of the bracket is the Toyota Highlander and the Nissan Murano. To determine which is the best of the best, we're putting these two vehicles in the ring to fight for the title of ultimate SUV!
It's round one for the fight of best new SUV near Charlotte!
Performance that packs a punch
The two SUVs spar off with same-size engines. Under the hood of both are 3.5 liter V6 engines, but the new Toyota Highlander in N Charlotte has more power. Our new Toyota SUV can generate up to 270 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque. More power means more capability. The 2016 Toyota Highlander can tow up to 2,000 pounds, but the Nissan Murano can only tow 1,500 pounds. Our N Charlotte Toyota SUV also has an optional tow package and trailer hitch that is not available with its Nissan counterpart. The Toyota Highlander also has an available hybrid model for amplified fuel efficiency!
Space for swinging
The Toyota Highlander and Nissan Murano may be in the same weight class, but our N Charlotte Toyota SUV is much bigger. Not only does it have more room for seating, but it's also equipped with more space for cargo and comfort.
The 2016 Toyota Highlander has three rows of seating with a seating capacity of up to eight, and the Nissan Murano can only seat up to five. Behind the third row the new Toyota Highlander has 13.9 cubic feet of cargo space, but behind the second row it has up to 42.3 cubic feet. The Nissan Murano has just 39.6 cubic feet of cargo space to work with. In addition, our Toyota SUV has more headroom than the Nissan Murano in the front and rear, as well as more leg room in the front!
The Toyota Highlander has the Nissan Murano on the ropes!
Counter with convenience
An easy drive time comes standard with the 2016 Toyota Highlander near Charlotte. Both the Toyota SUV and Nissan offer auxiliary input jacks, MP3 players, cruise control, keyless entry, and backup cameras. The new Toyota Highlander has a better stance in this round, because it has convenience features the Nissan Murano doesn't, including:
- Rear cargo window
- Remote hatch release
- Rear climate control
- Heated exterior mirrors
In the final round, the Toyota SUV and Nissan SUV are at a draw because they are close in price range. The 2016 Nissan Murano SV has a starting price of $33,620 and the 2016 Toyota Highlander LE Plus has an MSRP of $34,190. While the Toyota SUV is more expensive, it also offers a lot more like extra seating, space, and technology.
The final bell has been rung, the Nissan Murano is out for the count, and the champion has been named - the 2016 Toyota Highlander is the ultimate full-size SUV! When put in the ring against the 2016 Nissan Murano, the new Toyota Highlander in N Charlotte wins by a knock out! Our new Toyota SUV offers more capability and convenience features than the Nissan Murano, making it the ultimate SUV.
You can get behind the wheel of the 2016 Toyota Highlander and see why it's a winner. To take a test drive in the champion SUV, visit our new Toyota dealership near Charlotte! We're located at 13429 Statesville Road, just off of I-77 at exit 23!