If you want to make sure you own a sports utility vehicle that has a list of reliable features to offer, you will definitely have your eyes on the 2022 Ford Explorer. This one is praised for having a large cargo hold and a remarkable engine as well. In the case of the 2022 Nissan Murano, expect comfort in the ride, as it promises. Strong engines are part of its main selling points. What are the differences and similarities between these two? Which one is better? Read on to find out the answer.

Design & Style

Measuring 198.8 inches long, 70.2 inches tall, and 78.9 inches wide, the 2022 Ford Explorer definitely hits high marks when it comes to exterior dimensions. That of the Nissan Murano only gets 192.8 inches, 67.4 inches, and 75.4 inches in the same order mentioned. Cargo capacity wise, the Explorer expands to accommodate 47.9 cubic feet, while the Murano gets good points for a 32.1-cubic-foot of space behind the second row.

Both these rides share the best-quality materials in their classification. Sitting capacity wise, the Ford can accommodate up to seven passengers (six if you opt for captain's chairs in the second row), while the Nissan can accommodate five.

Technology & Safety

The 2022 Ford Explorer is gifted with an eight-inch touch screen display, and six speakers. These are great features that the Nissan Murano's 2022 edition also possess. The rides include elements like USB ports, and Bluetooth, as well as smartphone integration. When comparing their style, you will notice that the Murano's setup is more dated than that of the Ford's configuration.

Both rides have safety features like lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert. But a feature equivalent to the Ford's MyKey is missing in the Nissan Murano.


The 2022 Ford Explorer garners a lot of attention in this respect because its base engine is capable of whopping results that reach 200 horsepower. The acceleration for the Nissan, which it is already proud of only rates at 260 horsepower. Both rated at 28 mpg for highway driving, fuel efficiency is better for the Ford as it registers 21 mpg on the city as opposed to the Murano's 20 mpg rating.

The Bottom Line

Both aesthetically charming and athletically handsome rides, the 2022 Ford Explorer and 2022 Nissan Murano deserve the attention that they get. That being said, it still pays to take a look at the differences between the two and recognize which one deserves a spot in your garage. The 2022 Explorer is a much better choice because of its engine ratings, and its features. This makes it the winner of this battle.

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