2021 Nissan Murano vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 | Lafayette LA

2021 Nissan Murano

vs 2021 Toyota RAV4 in Lafayette, LA

Go beyond the norm with the 2021 Nissan Murano. It’s made for those who won’t settle on the vehicle they drive — those who want “great” instead of just “good.” It’s already earned a spot as a 2021 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+, thanks to Nissan Intelligent Mobility™, so peace of mind follows wherever you choose to take the Murano. Fit more into the rear cargo space with up to 67 cubic feet of available room and let the optional Motion Activated Liftgate be your second pair of hands when yours are full. Exciting tech features like NissanConnect®, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are standard, so a good time is just the press of a button away from receiving a jump start. And with a performance so refined, the 2021 Nissan Murano might just be the first car you won’t want to leave when the road trip has ended.

But as always, Toyota has put forward the RAV4 into the midsize SUV segment, hoping for some traction. Let’s see if the 2021 Toyota RAV4 has what it takes to take on the 2021 Nissan Murano.

2021 Nissan Murano
2021 Nissan Murano
2021 Toyota RAV4

Standard Engine

260-hp 3.5-liter V6 with 240 lb-ft of

203-hp 2.5-liter Dynamic Force
4-cylinder with 184 lb-ft of torque2

Available All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

LED Taillights

Standard Dual-Zone Automatic
Climate Control

Available Power Front Driver’s Seat

10-way including 2-way power
lumbar support

8-way including power lumbar

Standard Touchscreen Size

8 inches

7 inches

Standard Blind Spot Warning

Surprised? We aren’t. The 2021 Nissan Murano is the crossover to beat this year, and unfortunately for Toyota, the RAV4 misses the mark. Sure, both vehicles supply an optional all-wheel drive system, but the Murano speeds ahead with a more powerful standard engine at 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque.1 Plus, inside the Murano, you and your passengers will enjoy the standard dual-zone automatic climate control system (since it doesn’t require compromise when it comes to comfort), a larger standard touchscreen (compared to the RAV4’s seven-inch screen) and the standard Blind Spot Warning safety feature. And to make the differences even more drastic between these two crossovers, the Murano offers more settings for its power driver’s seat with ten options and two-way power lumbar support.

We could keep going, but we’ll let you decide which model you’d like to drive home to the family.

If you’re interested in becoming the proud owner of a 2021 Nissan Murano, give us a call, or stop by our dealership at 6137 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70503 for a test drive today. We look forward to serving our customers from New Iberia, Abbeville, Youngsville and Broussard.

1For more information, see www.iihs.org.

22021 Nissan Murano. 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine. 260 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. 240-lb-ft at 4,400 rpm.

32021 Toyota RAV4. 2.5-liter Dynamic Force 4-cylinder DOHC D-4S Injection with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). 203 hp @ 6,600 rpm. 184 lb.-ft. @ 5,000 rpm.