Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano

About Nissan Murano

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 Lexus RX, 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.

2016 Nissan Murano
What's new for 2016?
2016 Nissan Murano

For 2016 the Nissan is essentially unchanged from 2015.

2015 Nissan Murano
What's new for 2015?
2015 Nissan Murano

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.

2014 Nissan Murano
What's new for 2014?
2014 Nissan Murano

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.

2013 Nissan Murano
What's new for 2013?
2013 Nissan Murano

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.

2012 Nissan Murano
What's new for 2012?
2012 Nissan Murano

For 2012, Nissan adds a new Platinum Package that brings 20-inch wheels and standard navigation. The Murano S models gain a new 7-inch monochrome screen.

2011 Nissan Murano
What's new for 2011?
2011 Nissan Murano

For 2011, the Murano gains a new trim, the SV, along with revised front and rear fascias, new tail lamps, new 18-inch wheels and an upgraded 11-speaker Bose audio system (up from eight speakers).

2010 Nissan Murano
What's new for 2010?
2010 Nissan Murano

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.

2009 Nissan Murano
What's new for 2009?
2009 Nissan Murano

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.

2007 Nissan Murano
What's new for 2007?
2007 Nissan Murano

No major changes for 2007.

Consumer Reviews

Excellent vehicle

By on Monday, January 2, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,000

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

Pros: "Great interior & exterior design, comfortable"

Cons: "Non yet"

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

"I have had the Murano Platinum with all the options for 10 months and so far I absolutely love this vehicle. It looks great, is very comfortable, and handles very well. The interior design is the product of a lot of thoughtful engineering as it is convenient, functional and attractive. I have never owned a vehicle as nice as this one. Prior to buying it, I reasearched it extensively, relying on many third party independent professional reviews. This was one of three that I selected for personal testing and pricing. I made the right choice by far."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I have ever owned

By on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000

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
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "well worth the price, fun to drive, has good power"

Cons: "not enough cup holders"

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

"We bought the 2016 Murano in November of 2016 and I could not be more pleased. KBB and consumers are right on with their reviews about being a comfortable vehicle for 4 adults. I have 4 grandchildren ages 7-15 and the 5 of us fit very well. The ride and comfort of the seats are extremely pleasing. I have neck and back problems and coming from a 2008 Honda CRV the difference is amazing. The only negative that I have is I wish there were more cup holders. The door pocket is not quite big enough for a cup. But otherwise am extremely pleased. We took our first trip in the car recently and no neck or back issues. A happy and satisfied customer!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Nothing short of phenomenal

By on Thursday, September 8, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,000

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

Pros: "Comfort, value, safety features, style"

Cons: "None"

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

"We traded in our 2009 Traverse after our daughter graduated college and moved out, leaving us with one remaining teenager in our household. We no longer required a 3rd row and opted to downsize to a 2-row SUV. After test driving the Grand Cherokee, Acura RDX, Ford Edge and Murano, the Murano was the clear winner. We purchased a black Platinum model in December 2015 and got about $5,000 off the sticker price. This has been the best vehicle we've ever owned. First, the seats are the most comfortable I've ever experienced. We've taken a few long trips (>4 hours) and never became uncomfortable. The rear passengers get the same level of comfort, though those seats are only heated (not cooled like the front). The cameras and radar are terrific and make parking a breeze. There is ample power for acceleration and passing, and the CVT works quite well. I strongly recommend this to anyone considering a 2-row SUV. If you drive it, you'll want it."

30 people out of 32 found this review helpful

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