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2007 Nissan Murano

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2007 Nissan Murano Review

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For those seeking the room and versatility of an SUV without the boxy styling or ponderous handling, Nissan builds the Murano. Based on a car platform, the crossover Murano SUV features unit-body construction that allows for a more sophisticated suspension setup as well as a more rigid structure. The trade-off is less towing capacity and a loss of true off-road ability, but the benefit is a much higher level of on-road ride and handling. The Murano also features a number of cutting-edge technologies, such as a standard CVT shiftless transmission and one of the best V6 engines in the industry. The Murano's space-age interior styling and lofty price tag may not be everyone's cup of tea, in which case more traditional crossovers, such as the Toyota Highlander, may be better choices.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you like a trendy look that's outside the norm, but if you need room and versatility, the Murano might be a good fit.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The Murano's sporty styling will not appeal to everyone. The large rear pillar creates a big blind spot, the all-wheel-drive system is not designed for rugged off-road adventuring and seating capacity is limited to five passengers.

What's Significant About This Car?

No major changes for 2007.

Driving the Murano

Driving Impressions The Murano's Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is "stepless," meaning it is without individual gear ratios. Under acceleration the engine remains at a fairly constant speed, in or near its most...

efficient range, while vehicle speed changes are handled by the continuously changing "gearing" of the transmission. As a result, the driver will feel no gear shifts and gains the benefit of efficient and exceptionally smooth operation.

With its strong 3.5-liter V6 engine, the Murano does more than just perform well in a straight line. It handles corners and emergency maneuvers with balance and precision, and will give drivers a feeling of sure confidence. Further assistance is available with the optional Vehicle Dynamic Control, which includes the function of traction control.

CVT Transmission
The smooth CVT transmission, available with a "six-speed manual-shift mode," adds a touch of sporting flavor to the driving.

Rear Organizer Tray
The Murano's rear organizer tray helps keep small items from being tossed around the rear cargo area.

2007 Nissan Murano Details
2007 Nissan Murano photo Interior

The Murano's interior can comfortably seat five passengers and still have room for their cargo. The trendy, slick interior includes an expansive instrument panel featuring two deep storage trays that are perfect for storing maps, travel guides, snacks and the like. Rear seats offer excellent head and shoulder room, and can be reclined for those road-trip naps.

Exterior
2007 Nissan Murano photo

The sporty Murano stands apart from its competitors with a slanted front grille and headlamp treatment, big 18-inch wheels and a beltline that sweeps sharply upward toward the rear. Some will like it, and some will not.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Murano's standard equipment includes a 240-horsepower V6 engine, CVT automatic transmission, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), dual-zone automatic air conditioning, illuminated keyless entry, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, AM/FM stereo with CD, front and rear head-curtain and front side-impact airbags, cruise control, a tire pressure monitor, leather-wrapped steering wheel with illuminated touch controls for the audio system, 18-inch six-spoke alloy wheels and a rear wiper/washer. The SE model adds a manual shift control to the CVT transmission, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, rearview monitor and 18-inch six-spoke sport alloy wheels.

Optional Equipment

Options include Vehicle Dynamic Control, traction control, power adjustable pedals, heated leather seats, memory function for the driver's seat and mirrors, a power glass sunroof, 225-watt Bose audio system, four-way power passenger's seat, rear-seat DVD entertainment system and navigation.

Under the Hood

The Murano is equipped with a powerful V6 engine teamed to a CVT automatic that maximizes performance, smoothness and fuel efficiency.

3.5-liter V6
240 horsepower @ 5800 rpm
244 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/25 (FWD automatic), 20/24 (AWD automatic)

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2007 Nissan Murano Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.5
Out of 10

Based on 557 Ratings for the 2003 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

Disappointed in the quality of this Nissan model.

By on Sunday, June 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 51,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"Disappointed in the quality of this Nissan model. I thought buying foreign would ensure excellent quality but it's been one thing after another that needed replacement on this vehicle. I will go back to Ford and American once I sell this."

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

great car

By on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've owned this car for 11 years- minor normal repairs, rides as smoothe as it did 11 yrs ago. I love this car! I am short so its easy to get in and out of- and very roomy inside"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Near-perfect car for price/reliability/comfort.

By on Monday, June 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Price/reliability/comfort is unsurpassed."

Cons: "Desire separate rear passenger heat & A/C."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I'm 6'5" and have trouble finding cars with head & leg room. This SUV has both, even with a moonroof. I have had NO PROBLEMS with this car and will most likely be purchasing another one as it's replacement. It travels well and, as all SUVs do, offers a nice view of the road. I religiously adhere to the recommendations of a nationally-known consumer magazine, and this car has consistently been rated highly and (usually) a 'best buy.' I love the smooth CVT no-jerk transmission."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Excellent, comfortable vehicle

By on Monday, April 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Love this car - it has its issues i.e. electrical...car doors lock by themselves, new battery every two yrs or less - check engine light comes on with nothing wrong Have not had any major issues with regular upkeep"

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Growing on me

By on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive"

Cons: "maintenence"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"We purchased the 2006 Murano, and right off the bat we began having issues. First off, it is almost impossible to go to anyone but the dealer for oil changes/regular maintenance. We tried to take it to our regular mechanic but each time we ended up having to take it back in to the dealer. Watch out for the air box...if it is not put on right, your car will die in the middle of the highway. Most of the issues we've had seem to be due to the fact that the previous owners failed to keep up with maintenance. So...we've been slowly catching up. The interior is amazing, ours has multi-disc CD, a DVD player, back up camera, heated leather seats..the works! It's been great for long road trips. The exterior is smooth, and has not shown much wear. Gas mileage is touch and go, city is about 17, highway anywhere from 20-22 MPG. I don't think i'll own another Murano after this, but it has been a learning curve."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Had this 8 years, still like new.

By on Saturday, March 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "CV transmission"

Cons: "No volt meter, oil pressure, but 5 odometers?"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've had this 06 Mo 8 years. Still drives, rides and looks like it did when it came off the showroom. Can't believe the KBB price. It's worth more than twice that to me."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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