There's a trade off on any decision you make. SUV, P/U, X-over.
Murano can't handle big loads or more than 5 people, SUV get 11 MPG (realistic) but can handle up to 8 people plus their boat, or P/U at 14 mpg, 5 people plus their stuff, the dog and their boat. Their are times that I really wish I still had my Suburban, but then most of the time I am so glad I got rid of it (42gal tank and 9-11 mpg/city). If I need serious cargo capacity I can always run down to the local rental agency or HD and Lowes both have serious trucks available at $20 hour (less if you buy stuff from them also). Guess it all boils down to how much you really want to spend at the pump for what purposes.
I know some people who buy a truck not because they need a truck
but because they just love the big-bad-ass look of a truck ...
Lots of people i know drives the new Ford 150 and chevy silverado with all the body kits and accesories that make the truck looks good. In my own way of thingking, i think CKAT falls into this category. Am i right? That is why he put 'murano versus titan' as comparo.
Just consider this:
- gas price is hiking up these days, a titan had lower mpg than Mo.
- titan looks big and macho, mo looks cute. Depends on which way you want to be perceived in.
- neither murano nor titan has as many accesories as ford150. Hence if you consider buying the titan and dressing it up, you will have a tough time finding the stuffs.
- your carrying/cargo capacity, do you really need a truck?
- your towing capacity, do you really need to tow more than 3,500 lbs?