The 3rd-generation Murano is all-new for the 2015 model year, including its dramatically styled exterior and a thoughtfully executed interior. The 3.5-liter V6 engine is carried over but substantially revamped.
Aside from a CrossCabriolet price reduction, the Murano is basically unchanged for 2014. Muranos with a tinted bronze exterior finish offer a new black interior option, and the CrossCabriolet adds new colors and a new 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheel.
Safety features such as blind-spot warning and Moving Object Detection are optional. An SV Value Package is available and includes Bose audio system, power liftgate, and navigation. SV models now include auto-dimming rearview mirror and HomeLink remote transceiver.
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.
The Murano sports a new exterior look, including new head and taillights and 18- or 20-inch wheels, along with a new LE trim level that replaces the SE. A revised 3.5-liter V6 engine puts out about 20 more horsepower and is connected to a new Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Interior changes include available power-return rear seatbacks, a cargo divider and a dual-panel moonroof.
Nissan describes the 2016 Murano as a “social lounge” and who are we to disagree? This is not, exactly, a family
SUV, but aimed more at style-conscious adults looking for supple comfort, quiet refinement, a full complement of features, driving ease, assured capability, peace of mind and all at a reasonable price. Extravagantly shaped outside, luxuriously finished inside, the Murano is available with front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), powered by a silky 3.5-liter V6 and outfitted with every technological feature the market, and the buyers, demand. Fully competitive with the
BMW X5 and others, it’s priced more in line with a Chevy Traverse or
Ford Edge. Here’s a clue: The more we drove it, the more we liked it.
Cons: "maybe two tone paint ooutside to add more style"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I received mind Aug 5 2016 and have loved driving it and when I get home I think of another place I can go in it. Best in comfort so far. Love the style do not see yourself coming all the time. Has all the thing you would want in a suv with style. It may be a little smaller than my last car but I and getting use to it now. The seats are so comfortable. I tried all of the others and this one came out to be the winner in price and style. Just right for me I had a MKX and it is better by far than my Lincoln. So if you want a stylish crossover this is it. Only thing I would have wanted on it is the steering wheel to be trimmed in wood tones. It is wrapped in leather."
Cons: "No automatic wipers, old Nav map, Limited Connect"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I was wowed by the styling of the new Murano and traded in my 2012 SL Murano for the 2015 Platinum version. The interior is absolutely beautiful, comfortable and full of all of the latest safety electronics available. The ride is smoother and quieter than the older model. The panoramic roof actually opens fully as opposed to only about 2/3 with my old Murano. Fit and finish are perfect.
I have only 3 minor issues with the new Murano. The first is that automatic windshield wipers are not offered on this car (I had this on my 2012). The second is that although there are 5 programs available through Nissan Connect, this vehicle can only use 1 while an Altima can use all 5. Third, which Nissan has agreed to rectify, is that the 2015 Murano is delivered with a 2013-14 version of the Navigation Map. I had already updated my 2012 to the 2014-15 Map before I traded it in. As of now, the updated map is not available for the 2015 Murano. Nissan has agreed to reimburse me for the cost as soon as it is available and I purchase it.
Overall, it is truly a gem of a vehicle and I am sure I will enjoy it very many years to come."
"This is my 4th Murano, and I can't say enough about the 2015! I traded in for the 2015 and the gas mileage is so much better. Love the turning radius, and the quick response in traffic. The new design is definitely a head turner! The ride is smooth and quiet, and the interior is beautiful. The seats are definitely comfortable and the design of the the Navigation package / radio is easier to manage.
I give Nissan a thumbs up on this design!"