2016 Nissan Murano vs. 2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 VW Touareg
The midsize SUV is a versatile vehicle, when you consider the power it takes to haul around large loads of cargo while also getting fuel economy that is closer to a sedan than a truck. They can do a lot of different things well, which is part of why this vehicle segment is so popular; another is that there are some amazing, award-winning vehicles out there that max out on the value they bring to you, the car shopper. We'll look at three of these popular models with a comparison of the 2016 Nissan Murano vs. 2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 VW Touareg.
When you're looking for a midsize SUV, you want something that has power underneath the hood and still gets you great fuel economy. While the 2016 Touareg has nice giddy-up with 280 HP from its V6 engine, its fuel economy is far from ideal at 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway. The 2016 Sorento's fuel economy is nearly as poor in its four V6 trim options at 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, while the 2016 Nissan Murano is the vastly superior combination of the two, with 260 HP coming from its V6 engine in all models, as well as a robust, and money-saving, 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
|2016 Nissan Murano||2016 Kia Sorento||2016 VW Touareg|
|MPG w/V6 engine||21 city, 28 highway||18 city, 26 highway||17 city, 23 highway|
|U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Cars for Families List?||Yes||No||No|
|AutoPacific Best in Class - Premium Midsize SUV?||Yes||No||No|
|Cargo Room (cubic feet)||67||73.5||64|
|IIHS Top Safety Pick?||Yes||Yes||No|
Time to Make a Murano Run in the Chicagoland Area
While the 2016 Kia Sorento wins its fair share of awards and praise, including being named a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick, the 2016 Nissan Murano is nearly pitching a perfect game this model year when it comes to awards, with a U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Cars for Families award and an AutoPacific best in class award for midsize premium SUVs, as well as a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+, among other nice wins. The 2016 VW Touareg received none of the recognition the Murano did, and seems to have been invisible as a ghost during these awards announcements. Besides the 2016 Murano's superior power / fuel-economy combo, and nice family-friendly features like standard Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children and available heated seats, the Murano also has nice cargo room with 67 cubic feet.
All this and more makes the 2016 Nissan Murano the premier midsize SUV, and we're happy to carry it at Arlington Nissan, 1100 W. Dundee Road in Arlington Heights, IL. We also serve the greater Chicagoland area, including Naperville, Schaumburg and Palatine. Please visit us on the lot or give us a call at (855) 954-6632 to set up a test drive for this fun, family-friendly SUV today.