2015 Nissan Murano vs. 2015 Honda Crosstour

2015 Nissan Murano

2015 Nissan Murano
2015 Honda Crosstour

2015 Honda Crosstour

The 2015 Nissan Murano is a compelling vehicle for many reasons. It offers a powerful V6 engine that yields good fuel economy with its continuously variable transmission, it offers car-like driving dynamics, and it offers many exciting features. It might make many drivers in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area happy, but if you’re shopping for a family crossover, you should not miss out on the unique 2015 Honda Crosstour. The Crosstour bests the Murano in many areas – in fact, it’s simply a better choice. Find out why below!

Fuel Economy

The most efficient 2015 Honda Crosstour is rated by the EPA at 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway* with two-wheel drive and a four-cylinder engine. The EPA only gives the 2015 Nissan Murano a 21 mpg city/28 mpg highway rating, so count on spending a lot more on gas if you go with the Nissan Murano!


If power is a priority, you’ll want the V6-powered 2015 Honda Crosstour. This model still easily beats the 2015 Nissan Murano when it comes to fuel economy with up to 30 mpg on the highway*, according to EPA estimates, and it also produces a muscular 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. The Murano comes with a V6 that only makes 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque.


The 2015 Honda Crosstour starts at $27,530 MSRP while even the most basic 2015 Nissan Murano starts at $29,560 MSRP. Add that $2,000 to the money you’ll save on gas with the Crosstour, and the gap really starts to widen.

Exterior Features

The 2015 Honda Crosstour comes standard with upscale features such as:

  • A power moonroof
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Automatic headlights
  • Fog lights

The 2015 Nissan Murano is lacking all of those! Remember that the Murano costs more and offers less.

Interior Features

The 2015 Honda Crosstour gets some important interior features, including:

  • A rearview camera
  • Floor mats
  • A power driver seat
  • A stereo anti-theft system

The 2015 Nissan Murano, once again, is missing these features.

2015 Nissan Murano 2015 Honda Crosstour
21 mpg city/28 mpg highway EPA rating 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway* EPA rating
No Rearview Camera Standard Rearview Camera
260 hp V6 standard 278 hp V6 available
$29,560 MSRP $27,530 MSRP

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

The Honda Crosstour is the clear choice in this comparison. Come drive it here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. today! We’re your local Elgin and Crystal Lake area Honda dealer, and we hope to see you soon!

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.