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2021 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD
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2021 Nissan Murano
Platinum AWD
MSRP
$45,610
Invoice
$42,803
Average Price Paid
$42,768
25 listings nationwide

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2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
MSRP
$36,510
Invoice
$33,334
Average Price Paid
$33,888
313 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Nissan Murano
Platinum AWD
Fair Price
$44,392
Good Price
$42,425
Great Price
$41,301
2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Fair Price
$34,746
Good Price
$33,113
Great Price
$32,179

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Nissan Murano
Platinum AWD
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2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Toyota hardly needs any help selling three-row Highlanders. It already sits close to the top of the sales charts for its segment, and few vehicles carry the name recognition as the Hig...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

Specs

2021 Nissan Murano
Platinum AWD
2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed CVT 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19 gal 17.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
260 hp @ 6,000 RPM
295 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque
240 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
10.8:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.78 in x 3.19 in
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 8 seats
Front Legroom 40.5 in 42 in
Back Legroom 38.7 in 41 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 31.1 cu ft 16 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,143 lbs 1,605 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.8 in 194.9 in
Width 75.4 in 76 in
Height 67.8 in 68.1 in
Wheelbase 111.2 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2021 Nissan Murano
Platinum AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Boulder Gray Pearl
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Pearl
  • Mocha Almond Pearl
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • Sunset Drift Chromaflair
  • [E10-1] Special Paint - Pearl White

Option Packages

  • [W10] Wheels: 20" Satin Black Alloy
2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber
  • Special Color

Option Packages

  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (Set)
  • Running Boards (Set)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver & Trailer Wire Harness (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000) (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000) (Set)

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