2018 Nissan Murano vs 2018 Honda Pilot

The mid-size crossover SUV market has grown exponentially over the last 15 years. During that period, two models have emerged as the best in the mid-size crossover SUV class. This is especially true in the 2018 model year. The 2018 Nissan Murano and 2018 Honda Pilot are two of the best overall vehicles of 2018, let alone the best SUVs. However, there can't be two bests. To discover which of these two great vehicles is the best, they must be compared against one another. For this comparison, we will focus on each vehicle's base models; the Nissan Murano S and the Honda Pilot LX.

2018 Nissan Murano


2018 Honda Pilot

$30,800* Starting MSRP $30,900
3.5L V6 / Continuously Variable Base Engine / Transmission 3.6L V6 / 6-Speed Automatic
260 hp / 240 ft-lbs Engine Power / Engine Torque 280 hp / 262 ft-lbs
21 mpg / 28 mpg** Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 19 mpg / 27 mpg

*All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.
**2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 21 city / 28 highway. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

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As you can see from the table above, the 2018 Nissan Murano and the 2018 Honda Pilot are both very well matched in all the categories. The Murano performs better in terms of fuel economy, especially in the city, while the Pilot offers better engine power and torque. This is not all that surprising, as it is common for vehicles with great gas mileage to not perform as well in engine performance metrics. Where the 2018 Murano really pulls away from the 2018 Pilot is in the features it has available. These excellent features include:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ Connectivity
  • NissanConnect® Services Powered by SiriusXM®
  • Many More

If the features highlighted above intrigue you, then you should consider stopping by Nissan of Lee's Summit to check out the 2018 Nissan Murano for yourself! Our terrific sales team is more than willing to answer any questions that you may have about any of the great Nissan models we have in stock. Stop in to test drive the 2018 Murano today!

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