Go

2010 Nissan Murano

Overview
Share this page
Trading in or Selling? Know where you stand with the most up-to-date Kelley Blue Book Value at your fingertips. See your car's value

Buying this car?

2010 Nissan Murano Review

By

Fresh from its complete makeover last year, the 2010 Nissan Murano joins the crossover utility vehicle market with a sharp new design, an improved powertrain and new standard and optional technological features. Similar in size and standard equipment to the Mazda CX-7 and Ford Edge, the Murano has much to offer with its revised, more powerful engine and a lower price. Although the new Murano is still roughly the same size as the first generation and still lacks a third row seat, it does offer a level of interior sophistication bordering on Infiniti-grade luxury, something many of its competitors can't claim.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a crossover SUV that appears more like a sports car than a utilitarian family hauler, the 2010 Nissan Murano lands at the top of a very short list.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The 3.5-liter V6 has plenty of power, but the Murano still lacks the sporty feel that can be found in the turbocharged Mazda CX-7. Also, the CVT transmission lacks the manual-shift mode of the previous generation.

What's New for 2010

For 2010, Nissan's Intelligent Key keyless entry and start is made standard, while the SL trim gains roof rails and a security system. Murano LE models now features a standard dual panel sunroof and can be ordered for the first time with front-wheel drive.

Driving the Murano

Driving Impressions On the road, the 2010 Nissan Murano felt comfortable and lavish with its leather-clad seats, so much so that it was hard to remember that we were in a Nissan...

rather than an Infiniti. The V6's torque made driving uphill seem nearly effortless, and the CVT transmission kept it at the correct RPM for the incline. Using the iPod adapter, the interface was easy to use for scrolling through the menus and songs, but proved difficult when looking for specific artists that are alphabetically on the bottom of the list. For the rear-seat passengers the ride seemed less comfortable, as the bounciness of the suspension could be felt more. There is ample head and leg room, more so than in the Mazda CX-7, and the reclining rear seatbacks make for more comfortable seating positions.

Power Return Rear Seats
No need to wrestle with the rear seats in order to get them back into the upright position; the available power-return rear seatbacks go up with the push of a button.

iPod Integration
Auxiliary input jacks are decent for listening to iPods, but the Nissan Murano also has an adapter that makes controlling your iPod through the factory radio easy, enabling you to keep your eyes on the road more when skipping between artists or songs.

2010 Nissan Murano Details
2010 Nissan Murano photo Interior

Interior features on the 2010 Nissan Murano include a wide center console, an elegant instrument panel design clad in wood or real aluminum accents, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button ignition, available power-return rear seatbacks and fold-away cargo divider. Keen eyes will notice the new steering wheel design, traditional shifter pattern, available leather-fitted dashboard and gathered-leather seats and door panels.

Exterior
2010 Nissan Murano photo

The 2010 Nissan Murano retains the same overall shape as the previous generation, but with the addition of some sharpened styling cues. The exterior features include wide projector headlights, horizontal LED taillights, a distinctive grille, revised front and rear fascias, larger fender openings to house the standard 18- or 20-inch wheels and dual chrome exhaust tips. The rising belt line sweeping into an upturned rear quarter window may look cool, but it forms a wide D-pillar that creates a big blind spot.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The 2010 Nissan Murano comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with traction control, Brake Assist, front and rear stabilizer bars, speed-sensitive power steering, push button ignition, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 18- inch wheels and an AM/FM six-disc sound system with six speakers and auxiliary input jack. The SL trim adds power-return rear seatbacks, an eight-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lights and illuminated steering wheel audio controls. The LE brings a dual-panel power moonroof, 20-inch wheels, dual heated outside mirrors, power liftgate, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, power driver's seat lumbar support, four-way power passenger seat, heated front seats, leather seating surfaces and a nine-speaker Bose audio system with dual subwoofers.

Optional Equipment

Some options to consider for the 2010 Nissan Murano are leather seats, a power liftgate, Bose audio system, a hard drive-based navigation system, dual-panel moonroof, iPod adapter and a rear DVD system with a big nine-inch screen and wireless headphones. Order the Premium Package and you get a seven-inch color monitor, rearview camera and Bose audio, while the Technology Package brings bi-xenon headlamps, rain sensing wipers, a power liftgate and Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity.

Under the Hood

The Murano offers only one engine: a 3.5-liter V6 with Continuous Valve Timing Control and Nissan Variable Induction Control. This strong performer is linked to Nissan's newest Xtronic CVT transmission, which provides even power distribution whenever it's needed and contributes to the Murano's impressive 3,500-pound tow rating.

3.5-liter V6
265 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
248 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/23

Trading in or Selling? Know where you stand with the most up-to-date Kelley Blue Book Value at your fingertips. See your car's value

Buying this car?

2010 Nissan Murano Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 236 Ratings for the 2009 - 2014 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

A great barely used car.

By on Tuesday, December 08, 2015

I don't own this car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"My second Morano, coming off a 3 yr. lease in January, I added LED running light package, door sill lights and a trailer hitch. Hitch used to pull jet ski trailer to launch and return to storage in Summer. 17.200 miles only due to 2nd car and golf cart use most of the time. Will be a great buy for someone."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Very unsatisfied with the purchase of this vehicl

By on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: comfort, handling

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Looked nice and was well optioned."

Cons: "Ride quality, driver seating comfort."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"We brought this Murano new. Top of the line, almost all options that were available. Driver seating position was fair, but not great. Ride was fairly decent, until there were a series of small bumps in the roadway, then the rear-end would have a tendency to move from side to side several inches. Needless to say, if the roads had ice or snow, this was very disconcerting. We traded for a 2016 Chevy Traverse. We feel that this vehicle is all that we had hoped for with the Murano."

13 people out of 24 found this review helpful

design is not driver freindly. the design of the

By on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,500

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
2/10

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

"window does not allow you to use the rearview mirror inside very well you cannot see to back up. the hood design does not lend itself to smaller drivers as they cannot see to park. the electronics are not user friendly. overall poor engineering. would not buy again."

1 person out of 6 found this review helpful

Great comfort for the price.

By on Saturday, October 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 47,851

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "very comfortable ride"

Cons: "side windows r awful"

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

"The side windows are awful for parallel parking and navigating in traffic. Otherwise it is a comfortable vehicle and wouldn't look for another one but I hate not being able to see out the side of the car."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

2014 SL - My First and Best

By on Monday, September 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "All"

Cons: "Feels Sluggish from start"

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

"I love this car, feels sluggish from start when there are more people in it. that's the only negative, else i could not even find one negative. I have test driven BMW, Audi etc, not sure how it would be to own them, but i m pretty sure they wont be as reliable as my Murro.My wife has even named my car as Champ. I also test drove 2015 Nissan Murano SL, i did not like it as much as i do my 2014 SL"

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Great looking and comfortable

By on Thursday, August 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Looks, comfort, technology"

Cons: "minor fit and finish issues"

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

"I used to drive a BMW X5 but it was extremely unreliable so decided to buy my 2014 Murano Platinum.. love the way it looks.. I do lots of highway driving and the seats are extremely comfortable.. Interior is Infiniti-like in terms of elegance and features.. Just a couple fit and finish issues I need to resolve at the dealer, but overall doesnt detract from what is a fantastic car.. Love it!"

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Share this page
Advertisement
Trading in or Selling? Know where you stand with the most up-to-date Kelley Blue Book Value at your fingertips. See your car's value

Buying this car?


Advertisement