2020 Nissan Murano vs. 2019 Ford Edge

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2020 Murano Advantages over the 2019 Ford Edge; Zero Gravity front and outboard rear seats, Intelligent Around View® Monitor, Advanced Drive-Assist Display, Standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Rear passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental airbags and more…


  • Zero Gravity front and outboard rear seats – The design of Murano’s Zero Gravity seats can help reduce fatigue when driving long distances. Edge only offers seats with a conventional design.
  • Available Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)1 (vs. front and rear cameras and no Moving Object Detection system) – Murano’s available Intelligent Around View Monitor provides 360-degree views around the vehicle, as well as visual and audible warnings if a moving object is detected within the displayed monitor image. Edge offers a front 180-degree camera in the grille and a separate rearview camera, but neither system detects moving objects within the monitor image.
  • Advanced Drive-Assist® Display2 (vs. 2 smaller displays) – A customizable 7-inch color display in the center of Murano’s instrument gauge cluster provides the driver with a clear and easy view of vehicle information and warnings. Edge uses two 4.2-inch displays that are 2.8 inches smaller to show information.
  • Standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning3 (I-FCW) (vs. standard, but not intelligent) – Every Murano has Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, which helps alert the driver to a potential frontal collision by monitoring the vehicle traveling in front of the vehicle immediately ahead. If the system detects a potential collision, it alerts the driver with visual and audible warnings. Edge offers collision warning but it only monitors the vehicle directly ahead.
  • Rear passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags4 – Airbags mounted on the outboard sides of the rear seatbacks deploy when airbag sensors detect that a significant side impact is occurring, helping reduce rear passengers’ risk of injury during certain side-impact collisions. Edge does not offer this safety feature.

Additional Advantages

  • Xtronic CVT® (vs. 8-speed A/T)
  • Available Quick Comfort® Seat Heaters for front and outboard rear seats (vs. conventional heated seats)
  • Standard Automatic Temperature Control (vs. available)
  • Standard dual-zone climate controls (vs. available)
  • Type-A and Type-C USB ports5 (vs. Type-A only)
  • Rear Door Alert6
  • Available 2-driver memory for steering column
  • Available Remote Engine Start7 with Intelligent Climate Control (vs. no Intelligent Climate Control)
  • Standard Apple CarPlay®8 and Android Auto™8 (vs. available)
  • Driver and front-passenger supplemental knee air bags4 (vs. driver only)
  • Available Rear Automatic Braking9 (RAB)


ford edge rear view

Edge is Ford’s 5-passenger crossover SUV, built on the platform also used by Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKX. It comes in four trim levels: SE, SEL, Titanium, and ST. Powertrain choices are:

  • EcoBoost® turbocharged 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cyl.
    • 250 horsepower
    • Front-wheel or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
    • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • EcoBoost® Turbocharged 2.7-liter DOHC V6
    • 335 horsepower
    • Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
    • 8-speed automatic transmission

Edge is one of Ford’s most popular SUVs, available with many advanced safety and driver-assist features. Murano offers more aggressive and futuristic exterior styling, as well as a more sophisticated interior that includes premium comfort, convenience, and safety features that Edge can’t match.


Edge carries over with the following changes:

  • Revised exterior and interior styling
  • ST trim level replaces Sport and includes:
    • Aggressive exterior appearance
    • 335 horsepower 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine
    • Additional Sport drive mode
    • Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
    • Sport-tuned suspension
    • Performance brakes
    • Unique seats
  • Titanium Elite option package
  • 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine now has 250 horsepower (+5 hp).
  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine now has 335 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.
  • DOHC 3.5-liter V6 is no longer available.
  • Engine Auto Start-Stop is now standard on all trims.
  • 8-speed automatic transmission with rotary shifter replaces 6-speed automatic.
  • 4-wheel vented disc brakes are now standard.
  • Standard Wi-Fi hotspot and Ford SYNC® infotainment system
  • Standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ includes:
    • Hill-Start Assist
    • Automatic High Beams
    • Rearview camera
    • Forward Collision Warning
    • Dynamic Brake Support
    • Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection
    • BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert
    • Lane-Keeping Alert
    • Lane-Keeping Assist
  • Available driver-assist features:
    • Park Assist
    • Post-Collision Braking
    • Evasive Steering Assist
    • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering
  • Standard LED headlights and fog lights

ford edge interior


Murano Edge
SL Titanium
Platinum Titanium with Titanium Elite Package
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1 Intelligent Around View Monitor cannot eliminate blind spots and may not detect every object. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
2 Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. Use the text messaging feature after stopping your vehicle in a safe location. If you have to use the feature while driving, exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.
3 Intelligent Forward Collision Warning cannot prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
4 Air bags are only a supplemental restraint system. Always wear your seat belt. Rear-facing child restraints should not be placed in the front-passenger’s seat. All children 12 and under should ride in the rear seat properly secured in child restraints, booster seats, or seat belts according to their size. Air bags will only inflate in certain accidents. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
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6 Does not detect people or cargo. Always check rear seat before exiting.
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9 Rear Automatic Braking cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.