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Compare 2020 Nissan Murano Vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander In Metairie, LA

Premier Nissan of Metairie 2020 Nissan Murano Vs Toyota Highlander
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Are you shopping for a new crossover or SUV to help you take on our Metairie, Louisiana, roads? In that case, we invite you and drivers from nearby New Orleans to visit Premier Nissan of Metairie and discover the 2020 Nissan Murano. This new SUV for sale will increase your versatility and performance, whether you're headed to a campsite, running errands around town, or headed to work on Monday morning.

If you are early in your research and still looking for the best new SUV for you and your family, you might be wondering how the 2020 Nissan Murano compares to the competition. To help you make an informed decision, we've put together a comparison of the new Murano and its chief rival from Toyota: the 2020 Toyota Highlander.

In this review of the 2020 Nissan Murano, we compare the specs, performance, price, connectivity features, and more, so you can see how the Murano outperforms the new Highlander.

After you read our Murano review and comparison, we're confident you'll want to come in for a test drive. Complete the form to the right to book your appointment.

The Advantages Of The Nissan Murano Over The Toyota Highlander

The Nissan Murano is designed and engineered as a premium crossover SUV, complete with sharp driving dynamics and sporty styling that backs up its stellar performance. Toyota's Highlander is really only meant as a family vehicle, so it's less inspiring to drive.

Nissan's has outfitted its Murano mid-size crossover SUV with standard V6 performance for years. Toyota just joined this thinking by finally making a V6 standard in its Highlander for the 2020 model year. Although the larger Highlander offers slightly more horsepower and torque than the Murano, it's also much heavier. Test drive these two V6-powered crossover SUVs and we're confident that you'll be more impressed by the Nissan's performance!

Both of these popular SUVs offer smartphone integration, driver-assist and safety technologies and other modern features. They each are available in a range of distinct trims, too. However, the 2020 Highlander starts at thousands of dollars more than the 2020 Murano.

Take a look at our comparison chart for a quick view of how these two new crossover SUVs for sale compare, then speak with our finance associates about how to secure an affordable Nissan lease.

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Nissan Murano

Toyota Highlander


2020 Nissan Murano

2020 Toyota Highlander

Engine & Performance

3.5L V6
240 lb-ft of torque

3.5L V6
263 lb-ft of torque

Standard Curb Weight

3,823 Pounds

4,145 Pounds

Fuel Economy

20/28 MPG (City/Highway)

21/29 MPG (City/Highway)

Standard Cargo Volume

32.1 Cubic Feet

16 Cubic Feet

Surround View Camera



Advanced Safety Suite




  • Available Features On The 2020 Murano
  • Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof
  • Smooth leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Climate-controlled front seats (heated and cooled)
  • Semi-aniline leather-appointed seats with diamond-quilted inserts
  • Intelligent Around View® Monitor
  • Nissan Door to Door Navigation with Premium Traffic
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Intelligent Lane Intervention
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • High Beam Assist
  • Available Features On The 2020 Highlander
  • Seating for up to eight
  • 60/40 split second- and third-row seats
  • Bird's eye view camera
  • USB ports
  • Height-adjustable liftgate
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • SofTex®-trimmed seats
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • Smart Key System
  • Push button start
  • Power moonroof

Schedule A Nissan Test Drive In Metairie, LA

Now that you've discovered how the 2020 Nissan Murano and 2020 Toyota Highlander compare, which do you prefer? If you're still on the fence, you'll want to visit our Metairie, LA, auto dealership for a new Murano tour and test drive. Before then, you can shop our current inventory of new Nissan vehicles for sale near New Orleans.

At Premier Nissan of Metairie, we work to make your upgrade to a new Nissan highly affordable. With attractive finance and lease offers, trade-in appraisals and hassle-free auto loans, you could be driving home in a new Murano shortly. Remember to reach out to our Nissan specialists if you'd like more information on any of the latest Nissan models available at our full-service new and used car dealership!