Nissan Murano vs Toyota Highlander Dayton

Jeff Schmitt Nissan

The Superior Choice in Every Category

With gas mileage, power, safety features and cargo space that far outpaces its main competitor, the Toyota Highlander, the Nissan Murano is the obvious choice for Dayton shoppers in search of a new mid-sized SUV.

Better MPG Means More Money in Your Pocket

Notching 21 city and 28 highway miles per gallon to the Highlander’s 19 and 26, the Nissan Murano simply gets you further on less. With both vehicles sporting a V6 powerplant, Nissan’s innovative transmission allows for some of the best gas mileage on the SUV market.

The Most Efficient Transmission Available

One of the main reasons behind the excellent fuel mileage of the Nissan Murano is the continuously variable transmission, or CVT, which takes no “steps” between gears. This technology allows the engine to stay at the most fuel-efficient speed as the Murano moves through the gears while allowing peak horsepower indefinitely, affording the driver maximum acceleration. It’s an advantage the Highlander just does not offer.

Goes Faster, Stops Faster

With a 3.5 liter, 24-valve dual overhead cam V6 that puts out 75 more horsepower and 56 more pound-feet of torque than the Highlander, the Murano has a whole lot more get up and go than its counterpart. It’s a difference you’ll feel the instant you put your foot to the gas.

But all that speed and added power don’t mean much without supreme stopping ability. And with vented front and rear disc brakes standard (as opposed to the Highlander’s solid brakes), the Murano stops up to sixteen feet sooner than the Toyota when going from 60 to 0.

Even with All That Horsepower, Gas Mileage Still Matters

Just because you’re driving a sports coupe with a roaring motor doesn’t mean you want to stop at the gas pump every day. Notching upwards of 18 miles per gallon in the city and 26 on the highway, the Nissan Murano is one of the most fuel-efficient and cost-concerned luxury sports cars around.

More Space at the Push of a Button

We drive SUVs for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is cargo space. With optional push-button folding rear seats, the Murano makes increasing your cargo capacity easier than ever. No more bending, pulling, tugging and pushing to get the most out of your mid-sized SUV. Just press a button and start loading. Like so many other things, it’s an option you just don’t have with a Toyota Highlander.

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Why Buy From Jeff Schmitt Nissan?

We believe in taking care of our valued customers with honesty, integrity and an absolutely amazing selection of new and pre-owned vehicles. We'll work to earn your business the right way - not with flashy gimmicks, but by putting your needs first every time.

For years now, we've been the Miami Valley's leader in Nissan sales, service, and selection. That's because we're driven - not by money or profits, but by your absolute satisfaction. If you take the time to make Jeff Schmitt Nissan your first visit, we'll give you all the reasons you need to make us your last visit as well. From the moment you arrive, we'll have your back, and not just because that puts us closer to your wallet, either. We want to show you that it really is possible to find a car dealer you can count on for all your automotive needs. We'll be there to guide you to the perfect vehicle and financing options; and we'll continue to be there to care for your vehicle, keeping you worry-free all the while. Come and see just what the Jeff Schmitt Advantage can do for you. We promise you won't regret it.

The pros at the Jeff Schmitt Nissan work hard to serve the Miami Valley the right way, with expert focus and dedication to your individual needs. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer high-quality vehicles and superior service to drivers all over the Dayton area and beyond. We'll always do our very best to get you in the vehicle you want, with the financing you need. Then, like the icing on top of the cake, we'll pack on the value with our exclusive Jeff Schmitt Advantage. You'll love the difference here at Jeff Schmit Nissan. 

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Nissan Murano vs Toyota Highlander Dayton Murano Interior

The Jeff Schmitt Advantage

As if you need any more reasons to choose the Nissan Murano, here's another important one. The Murano is available at Jeff Schmitt! Sure, we may have a few used Toyota Highlander models lying around, but we'd rather offer you something far better. If you’re looking for a new mid-sized SUV near Dayton, look no further than Jeff Schmitt Nissan where our showroom is bursting with the newest, most exciting and efficient Nissan Murano SUVs available.

The Jeff Schmitt Advantage is an unparalleled car-buying program available only here at Jeff Schmitt Nissan. With complimentary maintenance, elite vehicle delivery, and our Best Value Guarantee, it means that we’re always looking out for you and your car. And it means that there is no better time than right now to come visit us near Dayton and get into your new Nissan Murano.


It All Starts Here at Jeff Schmitt Nissan!

Browse our expansive selection of brand-New Nissan Models online; right here on our user-friendly website to begin shopping for your new car, all within the comfort of your own home. Our expert and dedicated Nissan product specialists are available either over the phone at (855) 478-0665, or online via chat and email to answer all your questions. Feel free to drop us a line anytime. Our customer service team is always at the ready to exceed your expectations. We can’t wait to offer you first-hand experience in all the ways your new Nissan will better serve you and yours, so get the Jeff Schmitt Advantage on your side today, and get behind the wheel of your own new Nissan Murano today.

Places to Go in Dayton, OH

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

If you’re looking for a cools spot to impress the kids, this is it. Boonshoft Museum of Discovery has it all; including some newly arrived pre-historic beasts! Boonshoft features exhibits and hands-on activities relating to natural history, science, and animals; including a live zoo. It’s a great place to bring the whole family. This is a perfect job for your favorite Nissan SUV model. Pile in and get going on your latest adventure in Dayton, OH!

US Air Force National Museum

The National Museum of the United States Air Force

This museum is on the bucket list for many historians and war buffs. Located just outside Dayton, OH, the USAF Museum holds a treasure trove of Air Force memorabilia from the WWI and WWII eras, as well as from NASA space exploration missions. In fact, it’s the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the entire world. You can take the family and friends along in your Nissan Kicks and spend an amazing day viewing important pieces of US history, like the famous WWII icon, the Memphis Belle B-52 Bomber, and so much more. Jeff Schmitt Nissan is here to make sure you have the perfect Nissan car or SUV to make quality memories like these for miles to come.

Carillon Historical Park

Created back in 1940, Carillon Historical Park showcases the history of Dayton, OH, its residents, and its technology, all the way back to 1796. This sprawling, 65-acre museum and park features some of the oldest buildings in the city, depicting the way life was for Dayton residents, including its more famous sons and daughters, such as those Wright brothers and their trusty flying machine. They’re kind of a big deal. Hop in your Jeff Schmitt Nissan vehicle and follow the towering Carillon bells until you arrive. Then, get ready for a day of fun!

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