2015 Ford Edge vs. 2015 Nissan Murano

Ford Edge

The 2015 Ford Edge simply offers Chicago and Manteno drivers more than the 2015 Nissan Murano. Whether in terms of space, features, power, safety, or efficiency, you can bet that the Ford Edge does it better – and you’d be right.

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Trim Levels and Price

2015 Ford Edge Sport and Titanium TrimsThe 2015 Ford Edge is available in four trim levels, with each one bringing its own focus to the table:

  • SE: Starting at $28,100, the entry-level model offers a rearview camera, air conditioning, cruise control, and even a leather-wrapped shifter knob.
  • SEL: Starting at $31,500, the SEL upgrades comfort and styling with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, while a 10-way power driver’s seat is included to keep you feeling relaxed during even the longest of journeys.
  • Titanium: Starting at $35,600, the Titanium is all about technology. Included as standard, drivers will benefit from a universal garage door opener, a hands-free liftgate, and a premium Sony sound system.
  • Sport: Starting at $38,100, this is a model with high-performance at its core, delivering the power of a 2.7L EcoBoost engine and the smooth ride that comes with sport-tuned suspension.

The 2015 Nissan Murano both starts and ends higher than the 2015 Ford Edge. The S model asks for a minimum of $29,560 — over $1,000 more than the Edge SE — and offers 18-inch aluminum-alloy and wheels dual-zone temperature control. The Murano Platinum starts at $39,000, and includes both LED headlights and a heated steering wheel.

Power and Performance

2015 Ford Edge Performs on roadThe 2015 Ford Edge allows Chicago and Manteno drivers to craft their own combination of efficiency and power, with three engines to choose from:

  • 2.0L EcoBoost I-4: Even the Edge’s standard engine is turbocharged with direct injection, offering 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, while still allowing drivers to make 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
  • 3.5L V6: This optional engine boosts your output to 280 hp, and is available with every trim level but the Sport.
  • 2.7L EcoBoost: This 2.7L is reserved exclusively for the high-performance Sport, and puts you in command of 315 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.

While the 2015 Ford Edge encourages drivers to decide their own level of performance, the 2015 Nissan Murano offers no choice at all. Each trim level — whether the $29,560 S or the $39,000 Platinum — is fitted with the same 3.5L V6. With an output of 260 hp, it’s slightly more powerful than the standard Ford engine, but it’s bested by the 3.5L V6 and laughably inferior to the 2.7 EcoBoost.


2015 Edge Interior CabinBoth the 2015 Ford Edge and the 2015 Nissan Murano feature well-designed cabins, with plenty of standard features. However, the 2015 Edge is far more spacious and comfortable, with 113.9 cubic feet of passenger space in comparison to the 2015 Murano’s 108.1.

It doesn’t matter where you sit — you’ll have far more space to stretch out and relax in with the Edge than you would in the Murano:

  • Headroom: 40.2 inches in the front and 40.3 in the rear of the Edge, compared to 39.9 and 39.8 in the Murano.
  • Legroom: 42.6 inches in the front and 40.6 in the rear of the Edge, compared to 40.5 and 38.7 in the Murano.
  • Shoulder Room: 60.3 inches in the front and 60.5 in the rear of the Edge, compared to 59.5 and 58.8 in the Murano.
  • Hip Room: 55.9 inches in the front and 57.5 in the rear of the Edge, compared to 55.4 and 55.2 in the Murano.

Optional Features

2015 Ford Edge Ambient LightingStandard features might be roughly comparable, but the 2015 Ford Edge offers a selection of available features that you won’t find in any trim level of the 2015 Nissan Murano.

These include:

  • Lane-Keeping System: Alerts you if you begin to deviate without indicating.
  • Front 180-Degree Camera: Helps you see around corners, down alleys, and while pulling out of parking spots.
  • Sony Sound System: Supplies the power of 12 speakers to the 11 provided by the Murano’s optional audio device, as well as 390 watts of power and a rear subwoofer.

Safety Features

2015 Ford Edge LiftgateBoth the 2015 Ford Edge and the 2015 Nissan Murano offer a strong range of standard safety and protection equipment. However, the Edge demonstrated a superior resistance to impact energy during trials conducted by the NHSTA, earning a 5-star score instead of the 4-star score awarded to the 2015 Murano. You’ll also be able to add additional systems that are not included in the Nissan, such as blind-spot detection and seatbelt airbags.

Drive the 2015 Ford Edge Near Manteno

The 2015 Ford Edge thoroughly outclasses the 2015 Nissan Murano in every way that matters. To test drive yours today near Manteno and Chicago, just visit Terry’s Ford of Peotone.