Whether you crave adventure, want space to fit the family, or both, there's always a good reason for buying a reliable SUV. When you're on the hunt for something packed with impressive features that's sure to turn heads as you cruise by, there's a good chance you're considering either a 2021 Nissan Murano or Honda CR-V.

Here at St. Charles Nissan, we're dedicated to helping you every step of the way through your car-buying journey, and we know that starts right here with the research process. Check out our breakdown below to see which of these models is the perfect fit for your commutes around the St. Charles, St. Louis, O'Fallon, and Saint Peters, MO, streets.

Performance Features & Engine Specs

To get started, we'll head under the hood and check out what powers these SUVs.            


2021 Nissan Murano




2021 Honda CR-V


3.5-liter V6


Standard Engine


Inline 4-cylinder with turbocharger


260 HP


Standard Horsepower


190 HP


240 lb-ft


Standard Torque


179 lb-ft


The 2021 Murano and CR-V certainly have some things in common. They both provide a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds when properly equipped, and offer available all-wheel drive systems.*

As you can see, they start to differ when it comes to engine power, as the Murano produces exceptionally more horsepower and torque capability than the Honda CR-V.

Technology Features

You'll want to make sure your SUV is packed with features that are sure to keep you entertained no matter how long the drive ahead.

With the Murano, you'll get a standard NissanConnect® 8-inch color display with multi-touch control, and standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. This means you'll be able to easily connect your smartphone to the audio system and stream music, make phone calls, send texts, and access your favorite navigation apps via simple voice commands.

Over in the CR-V, you'll get a much smaller standard 5-inch color LCD screen, and the largest display screen they offer still doesn't compare, because it only comes in at seven inches. Also, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ don't come standard, so you'd have to upgrade to a higher trim level for that level of infotainment.

Interior Cabin Space

Finally, we'll take a look at just how much room you'll find in these SUVs.


2021 Nissan Murano




2021 Honda CR-V








108.1 cu. ft.


Passenger Volume


105.9 cu. ft.


While both vehicles can comfortably fit up to five riders, everyone will have more space to spread out and relax in the Murano than they would over in the CR-V.

The Verdict: 2021 Nissan Murano vs Honda CR-V

While both SUVs may be decent choices for your commutes around the St. Charles, St. Louis, O'Fallon, and Saint Peters, Missouri, areas, it's clear that the Nissan Murano outperforms the Honda CR-V in crucial categories like powertrain, entertainment technology, and passenger volume.

Here at St. Charles Nissan, we're dedicated to providing you with a fun and informative car-buying experience, so you can find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle. For more information or to schedule your next test drive, give us a call or stop by our showroom today!

*Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Towing capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information.

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