2013 midsize suv challenge

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Nissan Murano


Nissan's midsize crossover has a comfortable ride and a quality interior, but time is catching up with it, says Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek. The Murano just isn't competitive anymore. After five stagnant years, plenty of other contenders in the midsize

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Nissan Murano

By Jennifer Geiger  on July 8, 2013

Nissan's midsize crossover has a comfortable ride and a quality interior, but time is catching up with it, says Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek. The Murano just isn't competitive anymore. After five stagnant years, plenty of other contenders in the midsize

The $38,000 Midsize SUV Challenge: State of the Midsize SUV

By Mike Hanley  on July 8, 2013

A lot has changed in the midsize SUV segment in the last 10 years. What once was a class dominated by truck-based models has given way almost entirely to car-based versions with a high seating position and styling that helped

The $38,000 Midsize SUV Challenge: Results

By Patrick Olsen  on July 7, 2013

A quick look again at our judges: Aaron Bragman, Detroit bureau chief for Cars.com Joe Bruzek, editor and car reviewer for Cars.com Mike Hanley, editor and car reviewer for Cars.com James R. Healey, auto writer for USA Today Ben Davis,

The $38,000 Midsize SUV Challenge: Cargo

By David Thomas  on July 7, 2013

Any of the six vehicles we tested for the $38,000 Midsize SUV Challenge can swallow a generous dose of Little League equipment, potting soil, groceries or whatever you can imagine in the cargo area. When shopping for an SUV, it's

The $38,000 Midsize SUV Challenge: Meet the Family

By Joe Bruzek  on July 7, 2013

The family testers arrived at our Challenge with a history with one of the competing automakers, but they left choosing a different automaker's SUV. But it wasn't an easy or quick decision. Midsize SUVs are all about family friendliness, so

The $38,000 Midsize SUV Challenge: Mileage Results

By Joe Bruzek  on July 7, 2013

Midsize SUVs aren't known as the most fuel-efficient vehicles. The six SUVs we tested for Cars.com's latest comparison have technological advancements that make these five-passenger family haulers far more efficient than the previous generations. Features like an eight-speed automatic transmission,