2021 Nissan Murano vs. 2021 Honda CRV

2021 Nissan Murano vs. 2021 Honda CRV

Choosing which SUV to buy is a battle for the ages in today's SUV market. There are almost too many choices to pick from, and you can never really know if you're getting the best value, luxury, and technology for your money. And while they are similar in many ways, the 2021 Nissan Murano and the 2021 Honda CRV are two of the most popular SUVs you'll find on the roads around the North Tampa area. The battle between these two SUV titans is a toss-up for many, and it's time we answered the question of which one is best once and for all! Of course, they are both excellent SUVs, but we are here to determine which one comes out on top. So, let's do just that.

2021 Nissan Murano Vs. 2021 Honda CRV

While, at first glance, these two SUVs may appear to hold up against the other, the truth is that there is a clear winner when you dive into the feature for feature and spec for spec. We're going to take you through an in-depth comparison battle so that you can make the best choice for you and your family, and when you conclude that the Nissan Murano is a must-have vehicle, visit our showroom at Maus Nissan North Tampa to take one for a test drive!

Let's see how they stack up against each other, shall we? 

Infotainment Features

The Murano comes with an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system, while the CRV only has a standard 5-inch screen, which can be hard to see for many. You should never have to squint to see where you're going on your navigation. The good news is that you can upgrade to a 7" screen, but this does cost extra and counts against Honda.

The Nissan Murano also comes standard with features like Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and USB ports. However, the CRV has all these things in an additional package that you have to pay for. You can also upgrade Murano's sound system to enjoy premium Bose speakers, which blow anything the CRV offers out of the water. 

Engine & Performance

The Honda's upgraded engine option gives the Murano's single available engine a run for its money, and at first, glance appears it wins out in this section. But the standard 3.5-liter V6 with 260-horsepower engine on the Murano is better when compared to the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder 184-horsepower engine on the CRV. 

If you want to pay for the upgrade on the CRV, you can get your hands on its turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 190-horsepower. As a result, you'll be able to have better fuel economy and somewhat quicker acceleration than the Murano. 

Safety & Features

While you would think because the CRV was named the 2019 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, we would pick it as the clear winner here, guess again. To access all the safety features that come inside the CRV, you have to be willing to add on to your price tag and pay for upgrades and package options. 

However, with the Murano, Nissan's state-of-the-art driver safety and assistance features in their Safety Suite come standard. With features like a lane departure warning system, backup cameras, and adaptive cruise control, you'll drive safer than ever before with the Murano. Plus, the Murano scored 5 out of 5 stars for overall safety by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and five stars in both frontal and side crash tests. 

Bottom Line

The proof is in the pudding, as they say. And that proof is clear that the Murano and the standard features, power, and technology that it's packed with leave the CRV in the dust unless you want to shell out fistfuls of cash for all the bells and whistles, including driver safety and assistance features, with the Honda CRV. 

A quick recap of the ways the Murano beats the CRV: 

Better standard engine and power. 
Standard driver assistance technology.
Premium sound package.
More standard technology and infotainment features. 

Test Drive A 2021 Nissan Murano Today!
If the 2021 Murano has intrigued you with this head-to-head battle, there's one with your name on it waiting for you to take for a test drive! 
Swing by Maus Nissan North Tampa today or give us a call to schedule your test drive at (813) 800-6287!