Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan Murano VS 2017 Jaguar F-Pace Near New Braunfels, TX

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2017 Nissan Murano

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Nissan Murano are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Jaguar F-Pace doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Compared to metal, the Murano’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Jaguar F-Pace has a metal gas tank.

Both the Murano and the F-Pace have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors, rear cross-path warning and driver alert monitors.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Murano the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 113 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The F-Pace has not been tested, yet.

Warranty Comparison

There are almost 7 times as many Nissan dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Murano’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Murano has a standard 150-amp alternator. The F-Pace’s 130-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Murano third among midsize suvs in their 2016 Initial Quality Study. The F-Pace isn’t in the top three in its category.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 26 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 26th, below the industry average.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Murano AWD gets better fuel mileage than the F-Pace 3.0 S.C. V6 (340 HP) (21 city/28 hwy vs. 18 city/23 hwy).

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Nissan Murano uses regular unleaded gasoline. The F-Pace requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Murano has 3.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the F-Pace Diesel’s standard fuel tank (19 vs. 15.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Murano has 2.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the F-Pace’s standard fuel tank (19 vs. 16.6 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Murano stops shorter than the F-Pace:

 

Murano

F-Pace

 

60 to 0 MPH

115 feet

121 feet

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Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Murano has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The F-Pace doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Chassis Comparison

The Murano is 6.1 inches narrower than the F-Pace, making the Murano easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

The design of the Nissan Murano amounts to more than styling. The Murano has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .31 Cd. That is significantly lower than the F-Pace (.36) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the Murano get better fuel mileage.

The front grille of the Murano uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The F-Pace doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Murano has 12.1 cubic feet more passenger volume than the F-Pace (108.1 vs. 96).

The Murano has 2.1 inches more front headroom, .2 inches more front legroom, 1.8 inches more front shoulder room, 2.3 inches more rear headroom, 1.5 inches more rear legroom and 3 inches more rear shoulder room than the F-Pace.

The front step up height for the Murano is 3.4 inches lower than the F-Pace (15.8” vs. 19.2”). The Murano’s rear step up height is 4.7 inches lower than the F-Pace’s (15.1” vs. 19.8”).

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Murano has a larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the F-Pace with its rear seat folded (67 vs. 63.5 cubic feet).

The Murano’s cargo area is larger than the F-Pace’s in almost every dimension:

 

Murano

F-Pace

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

37”/74.4”

40.6”/71.9”

Max Width

54”

49.4”

Min Width

45”

40.7”

Height

33.7”

29.6”

Ergonomics Comparison

The Murano has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The F-Pace doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Murano has standard extendable sun visors. The F-Pace doesn’t offer extendable visors.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the Nissan Murano, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Murano is ranked first in its class and received the 2015 “Total Quality Award.” The F-Pace is not ranked.

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