I have a feeling there's wont be much cross shopping, someone who's looking at a Lincoln seems like the type that really wants a Luxury SUV which the Nissan isn't, more like Infiniti.The Murano looks good enough for me to keep it on my list until I can start test driving, but I'm not sure how much the two vehicles will be cross-shopped. From a pricing standpoint they'll go after similar customers, but the Murano is dimensionally closer to the MKX than the MKC. That extra foot in length will keep some people from considering both vehicles. I think more potential customers will compare the Murano to the current MKX, or more likely the Edge.
Interesting and unique, i actually love it a lot. Not sure if I would like the idea of it if someone was to explain it to me.I find the transition from the side windows to the back window pretty interesting. I like the look of it better from the back quarter view instead of the profile so i want to see it in person to know for sure. I think at the profile view it can make the car look too long, but from the back quarter it gives the whole car a cool flow. It looks very Infiniti-like.
Check out the All new redesign 2015 Ford Edge that hit dealership this Month. Same category as Murano.My wife is looking for a replacement for her 2006 Lexus RX330. For a year I felt the MKC was our perfect choice. Seeing and driving the MKC for the first time changed that. I really wanted to like the MKC, but it had too many strikes against it. For my wife, the first thing that killed the deal was the headrest that couldn't be adjusted back far enough. She loved the way it drove, but the cargo space compared to her RX was strike two. For me, the back seat room was strike three. I'm 5'11" and it was an effort that shouldn't have existed to get in, and especially out, of the rear seats.
This past weekend we drove the 2015 Murano and we both loved it. For less money we can get more of everything. It is extremely comfortable, front and back, with very good cargo space. The only aspects that will be missed are the MKC's real wood trim and better mileage.
I'm a very happy Fusion Hybrid owner and wanted to support Ford. As was stated earlier, the Murano really has to be compared to the MKX, but then the price difference is really substantial. My wife is very hard to please and really wants another Lexus, but after driving it she says she'll be very happy with the Murano.