Comparison - Nissan Murano Platinum 2018 - vs - Toyota Fortuner Crusade 2018

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Nissan Murano Z51

Also called:

Hilux SW4,Toyota SW4

Average Price: 
43,580
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
44,811
Converted from AUD
Updated: 
02 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.00gals
21.13gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Arctic Blue Metallic
#303F65
Brilliant Silver
#DEE0DF
Cayenne Red
#770000
Gun Metallic
#62615D
Java Metallic
#534640
Magnetic Black
#020202
Pacific Sunset
#B1572C
Pearl White
#EBECE7
Color: 
GLACIER WHITE
#D6D4D7
SILVER SKY
#8F898D
GRAPHITE
#545454
ECLIPSE BLACK
#1C1A1D
PHANTOM BROWN
#8C6869
NEBULA BLUE
#5376B6

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Nissan Murano ranked #9 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Nissan Murano has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 35 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
High-end cabin
Extremely comfortable seats
Easy-to-use tech features
Fuel-efficient for a V6 SUV

Cons
Poor rear visibility
Slow steering response

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Nissan Murano adds better active safety to complement its sharp looks and easy-driving nature.

Pros
Sharp exterior style
Comfortable drive
Better safety features this year
Every trim has navigation and big touchscreen
Relatively good fuel economy…

Cons
…but still no hybrid powertrain
CVT doesn’t like to be pressed on time
Lacking upper-level interior touches like wood trim
Style won’t be for everyone

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2018, the Nissan Murano now includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and navigation on every model. Options have been distilled into two packages, with options from previous model years (i.e., adaptive cruise control, heated rear seats) now spread throughout the lineup as standard features.

PROS
Delivers right balance of power and fuel-efficiency
Interior highlighted by high-quality materials and unique design
Front seats are exceptionally comfortable
Spacious rear seats accommodate passengers and car seats with equal ease

CONS
Stylish exterior design creates compromised outward visibility
Can't tow heavy weekend toys like some competitors
Modest cargo capacity limits practicality

By: 
edmunds.com

The Fortuner may only be the latest of many additions to the confusion of choice that is a booming SUV market segment, but Toyota has a steely-eyed confidence about it. “Fortuner definitely lives up to the promise of its road-less-travelled 4WD heritage
“Fortuner is positioned perfectly between Kluger and Prado; diesel alternatives to Kluger are selling around 1400 vehicles a month, or almost 17,000 a year. Fortuner will give us a significant slice of that action.

“It’s a great choice for people who aspire to a luxury SUV … they want a stylish vehicle, they want seven seats and the safety of a high-seating position and great visibility; they also want genuine 4X4 ability.

The Fortuner, shorter and narrower than Kluger and Prado, is chunky and solid; it looks like a mad scientist fused a Land Cruiser, Prado and Kluger together, threw in a bit of RAV4 for a laugh and then pumped the resulting mix full of steroids. It looks good; not too city-smooth, as do plenty of modern-day 4WDs, but country tough with class.

Driving position is nice, high and secure; the seats are comfortable and offer plenty of support. Steering is rake- and reach-adjustable. The paddle shifts will seem like a nice touch for some, but we reckon they’re wasted here. Visibility from the driver’s seat is more than generous with open spaces all-round.

By: 
practicalmotoring.com.au

The Toyota Fortuner boasts impressive off-road credentials, along with the benefit of thousands of kilometers of local engineering and testing, with Toyota’s local engineering team involved in a great deal of design and testing for the Fortuner

While it may look big from the outside, the Fortuner is actually shorter and narrower than both the Prado and Kluger. Despite the exterior size deficit, the cargo capacity wins out on volume and versatility. With the third row in place, there is 200 liters of cargo volume on offer (to the roof). The rear door is manually operated on GX and GXL variants, while the top-spec Crusade gets a motorised rear door.

High quality materials and premium fit and finish sets the Fortuner apart from the HILux (except the bit of trim that popped out unexpectedly on the passenger side door). Leather-look highlights on the top-spec Crusade model make it feel more like a Prado than an SUV derived from a commercial vehicle.

Under the Fortuner’s shell is a dual-range transmission with switchable four-wheel drive. The driver can switch between a two- and four-wheel drive high-range mode and a four-wheel drive low-range mode

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Normally, when a car maker launches an all-new product, it opens not just a chapter in that vehicle’s history, but an entirely new volume. That said, Toyota didn’t get the memo with the all-new Fortuner. Granted it looks sleeker and much more sophisticated than ever before, it adheres too closely to the concept of kaizen or continuous improvement. It ends up telling pretty much the same story, remixed and retold

Toyota has done with the Fortuner’s design. While the first-generation model looked sturdy, the new one is sleek. It’s all fluid and swoopy with a strong crossover-vibe.

Moving to the second and third row though, the experience feels largely unchanged. Yes, it’s still quite roomy, but there’s surprisingly not a lot of head room available (especially the middle occupant in the second row and the entire third row). Apart from that, it doesn’t learn any new tricks. The second row still folds, slides, and tumbles in a 60/40 split, but a one-touch tumble mechanism allows easier access to the third row. The third row meanwhile still flips to the side, but a spring loaded mechanism and rear-mounted latch point, attached to the rearmost seat belts, make it easier to store

By: 
carguide.ph

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Diesel
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
v
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.80L
Torque: 
240ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
331ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
260hp
at 6 000rpm
174hp
at 3 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
40.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
remote audio control
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Beverage holders front seats
2 cup holders
2 bottle holder/s
Passenger door bin
Lockable Glovebox
Illuminated glovebox
Rack & Pinion

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.80in
188.77in
Width: 
75.40in
73.03in
Height: 
67.80in
72.24in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
10.90in
Front Track: 
64.60in
60.80in
Rear Track: 
64.60in
61.02in
Wheel Base: 
111.20in
108.07in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
41.30
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
40.28
Front Leg Room: 
40.50in
41.89in
Rear leg room: 
38.70in
31.30in
Front Hip Room: 
55.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.50in
58.39in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.80in
53.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
65.00cu.ft
66.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.10cu.ft
27.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
13.80degrees
30.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.40degrees
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4064.00lbs
4706.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
LED instrumentation
Odometer
LED PES Projection
Headlamp Automatic Leveling
Electric + Auto Retractable Outer Rear View Mirror
Mud Guard
Air Spats
Muffler Cutter

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated Mirrors
Power mirrors
Adjustable ORVM
Electrically adjustable Exterior mirror
Body colour Exterior mirro
Hydraulic Power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver Seat Adjustment
Adjustable Head-rests
Sports Front seat
Manual Slide adjustment
Manual Recline adjustment
Manual Height adjustment
60:40 Split fold rear seats
8-way power adjustable driver's seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Multi-Level Heating
Split-folding rear seatback
Split Third Row Seat
2 headrests

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Independent, double wishbone type, coil springs, gas dampers and jointed mount anti-roll bar.
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Multi-link, coil spring and anti-roll bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
12V Power Outlets
Rear air outlet
Body colour Exterior door handles
Halogen Headlight bulb
Headlights Complex surface Lens
Body colour rear and front Bumpers

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Bose premium brand stereo system
11 total speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
2 subwoofer(s)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Standard MP3
single CD
11 total speakers
Remote audio controls
8" Capacitive Display
Voice Recognition

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Power horizontal
Auxiliary transmission fluid cooler
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 7.5
18
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Fullsize spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-tensioner seatbelts
Front seat belts force limiter
Height adjustable seatbelts
3-point Seatbelts
Hill-start Assist Control
Downhill Assist Control
Electronic Brake-force Distribution

Options

Packages: 
Cargo Package
Convenience Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Exterior Options: 
Premium Paint
Rear Bumper Protector
Splash Guards
20" Split 5-Spoke Bright PVD Alloy Wheels
Roof Spoiler
Chrome Door Handles
Fender Flares
Chrome Exhaust Tip
Chrome Radiator Grill
Day Time Running Lights
Door Mirrors
Powered/Retractable
Front Fog Lamps
Rear Parking Sensors
Interior Options: 
Exterior Accent Lighting
Illuminated Kick Plates
Interior Accent Lighting
Carpeted Floor Mats And Cargo Mat
Fabric Seats
Central Locking
Foldable Rear Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#9C9486
Cashmere, cloth
#393C42
Graphite, cloth
Color: 
fawn leather
#9E7B5B
dark brown leather
#4B4243