2021 Nissan Murano vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 | Opelousas LA | Near Carencro, Eunice, Port Barre & Central Louisiana

2021 Nissan Murano

vs 2021 Toyota RAV4 in Opelousas, LA

You need a better crossover — make it the 2021 Nissan Murano. It’s a 2021 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ thanks to a plethora of features from Nissan Safety Shield® 360,* which grants peace of mind to many with loved ones they’d like to protect during morning carpool, soccer practice drop-offs and cross-country road trips. The Murano also delivers in supreme comfort with luxurious materials, available heated and ventilated front seats and an available leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. You’ll get further along with available Nissan Door to Door Navigation with Premium Traffic, and stay connected with family and friends (at least those who can’t fit in the five-passenger seating) through optional Apple CarPlay®. For a crossover that has it all, drive the Murano.

But we know Toyota would like to butt in with their pitch for the 2021 Toyota RAV4, and we’ll let them talk. Let’s see how these two models compare when placed side-by-side.

2021 Nissan Murano
2021 Nissan Murano
2021 Toyota RAV4

Standard Engine

260-hp 3.5-liter V6

203-hp 2.5-liter Dynamic Force 4-cylinder

Standard Transmission

Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission)

8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)

Available AWD System

Available Semi-Aniline Leather-Appointed Seats
with Diamond-Quilted Inserts

Siri® Eyes Free

Standard Center Touchscreen Size

8 inches

7 inches

Standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Safety Feature

Toyota may talk a big talk, but in nearly every category, the 2021 Nissan Murano knows how to run a race. Both crossovers offer an available all-wheel drive system, but the Murano speeds ahead with a larger standard engine (that produces more horsepower) and an ever-efficient Xtronic CVT®. Toyota has a reputation for engineering safe, reliable vehicles, but some of those safety features come at a hefty price tag — Rear Cross Traffic Alert, for example, costs more on the higher trims of the RAV4 but comes standard on the Murano S. Not only that, but the RAV4 only offers SofTex® upholstery, a synthetic leather material, while the Murano offers the luxury and comfort of semi-aniline leather-appointed front seats with diamond-quilted inserts. We could keep going, but that might be a little embarrassing for Toyota — so maybe we’ll just leave this here.

If you’re interested in becoming the proud owner of a 2021 Nissan Murano, give us a call, or stop by Giles Nissan Opelousas at 4383 I-49 South Service Road, Opelousas, LA 70570 for a test drive today. We look forward to serving our customers from Carencro, Eunice, Port Barre and Central Louisiana.

*For more information, see www.iihs.org.