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GMC Terrain vs. Nissan Murano

When comparing the GMC Terrain to the Nissan Murano, the GMC Terrain has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Nissan Murano has the advantage in the areas of interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the GMC Terrain versus the Nissan Murano, the two cars are fairly comparable.

GMC Terrain versus Nissan Murano Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used GMC Terrain ranges from $24,379 to $36,926 while a used Nissan Murano from the same model year range is priced between $25,901 to $41,102. For a new model, the GMC Terrain's price is between $28,068 and $39,056, with the Nissan Murano priced between $33,605 and $48,632.

GMC Terrain versus Nissan Murano Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the GMC Terrain is 8.0 out of 10 while the Nissan Murano's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the GMC Terrain being ranked 22 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs and the Nissan Murano being ranked 13 out of 61.

GMC Terrain versus Nissan Murano Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency

For engine performance, the GMC Terrain’s base engine makes 175 horsepower, and the Nissan Murano base engine makes 260 horsepower. The Terrain is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles. The Murano is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 532 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

GMC Terrain versus Nissan Murano Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities

The GMC Terrain has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity, while the Nissan Murano has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

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2023 GMC Terrain

2023 Nissan Murano

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,068 - $39,056

Used Asking Price:

$24,379 - $36,926

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$33,605 - $48,632

Used Asking Price:

$25,901 - $41,102

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

9.5 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

6.5 / 10

Safety:

9.9 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

11 / 24
12 / 24
13 / 24
22 / 61
23 / 61
24 / 61
30 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 61
9 / 25
9 / 25
10 / 25
13 / 61
14 / 25
27 / 61
46 / 61

Summary Review

The GMC Terrain is a compact SUV that seats five people with a roomy cabin and impressive fuel economy. The current Terrain was redesigned for the 2020 model year, with new models costing an average of $31,939 and 3-year-old models averaging $24,337.

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Summary Review

Nissan’s two-row Murano crossover targets those buyers looking for comfort and style. Unlike many SUV-style vehicles in this segment, the Murano is more like a large sedan than its peers.

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Pros and Cons

  • Spacious interior
  • Fuel efficient engine
  • Smooth ride

  • Limited cargo space
  • High starting price
  • Base engine needs more power

Pros and Cons

  • Plush interior
  • Smooth V6 engine
  • Dynamic styling

  • Starting to show its age
  • Needs an infotainment update
  • No green (hybrid/electric) trims now available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

SLE, Denali, SLT, AT4

Trim Levels

Platinum, S, SL, SV

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.74 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.90 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

175 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

203 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.051 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

1500 lbs

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

260 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

240 foot-lbs @ 4400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.067 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 29 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

358 / 432 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 28 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

380 / 532 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

29.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

63.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

132.8 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.9 inches

Cargo Space:

32.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

67 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

140.2 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3419 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

65.4 inches

Length:

182.3 inches

Wheelbase:

107.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.9 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3865 lbs

Width:

75.4 inches

Height:

67.8 inches

Length:

192.8 inches

Wheelbase:

111.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

Not yet available

Wheel Type:

Not yet available

Tire Size:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

P235/65R18