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The Murano's busy new face is its least artful angle.
A much better angle than head-on.
Deeply sculpted waves move through the body side.
The new Ford Edge's large hexagonal grille resembles that on the Hyundai Santa Fe. No prettier here.
Directly from the side there's no escaping the nose-heavy front-drive proportions.
The new Edge has chunkier lines than the old Edge, and far fewer curves than the new Murano.
The new Murano's vast number of styling elements come together best from the rear quarter angle.
The new Edge looks better with wheels larger than the SEL's 18s. But it lacks the Murano's drama.
Hidden rear pillar for a "floating roof" will be on other future Nissans, including the 2016 Maxim
Deep dash and low seating position restrict view forward. Trailing edge of hood drops back down.
Plenty of curves inside the new Murano as well, but more harmonious here. Many padded surfaces.
New Edge's interior strongly resembles Fusion's. Insufficiently artful or tastefully restrained?
Textured metallic trim sweeps cleanly across the Murano's cabin.
Large LCD between the primary analog instruments. Center stack controls well designed.
Outstanding driver seat.
The Edge's driver seat isn't as comfortable and supportive as the Murano's, but still very good.
Rear door could open wider, but plenty of room once inside. Seat cushion positioned higher in Edge.
Every Murano sold in North America since 2003 has been powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, now 265 hp.
Swoopy styling doesn't cut into cargo space too much. Your stuff should fit.
In the Murano Platinum, the rear seat powers up and down. The benefit? Unclear.