A stylish and practical compact SUV.

2020 Nissan Murano Review | CarMax

If you're looking for a midsize SUV with a distinguished exterior and a roomy cabin that can seat you and four other passengers, the 2020 Nissan Murano is an excellent option. Part of the third generation which started during the 2015 model year, you can find the 2020 Nissan Murano in any one of its four trims with all trim levels sporting either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. It's a practical vehicle that's ideal for your daily commute, running errands around town, and the occasional road trip with your family and friends.

While we currently do not have many 2020 Nissan Muranos on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2020 model, you should also consider prior model years of the Nissan Murano with similar features.

Below are average prices for prior model years of the Nissan Murano.1

  • 2018 - Average prices less than $25,0001
  • 2019 - Average prices less than $31,5001

Here's what you'll learn in this 2020 Nissan Murano review:

Key Specs & Features


  • The 2020 Nissan Murano with all-wheel drive and a 3.5L six-cylinder engine and continuously variable automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg combined.2

Cargo Space:

  • 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up
  • 67 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down

Towing Capacity:

  • The 2020 Nissan Murano with a 3.5L six-cylinder engine has an estimated towing capacity of 1,500 lbs. when properly equipped.3

Seating Capacity:

  • Five passengers
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Engine Options:

  • The only engine option available for the 2020 Nissan Murano is a 3.5L six-cylinder engine.

Tech Features:

  • NissanConnect infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Nissan Intelligent Key® with intelligent climate control


The Nissan Murano has a strong sales history at CarMax. It has been featured in these ranking lists:

5 Reasons to Buy

1. Packed with Technology

One of the reasons you'll find the 2020 Nissan Murano so convenient is that it offers you plenty of standard and available tech features that'll enhance your overall ride experience the moment you're behind the wheel. It's equipped with USB and USB-C ports both in the front and the back, an available seven-inch Advanced Driver-Assist Display® with turn-by-turn directions, caller ID, and more. Additionally, the driver-assist suite is available on all trims of the 2020 Nissan Murano and it includes features like adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, and lane-departure warning.

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2. Stylish Exterior

The 2020 Nissan Murano is a good-looking vehicle with plenty of style that'll keep people staring whenever you drive by. It has very attractive lines on the sides and bold curves on the front and rear ends as well as an aggressive-looking front grille and headlights. These details make the 2020 Murano stand out from the crowd, giving it a sporty, dynamic look. With such a modern exterior design, the 2020 Nissan Murano really shows just how practical and attractive an SUV can be, both on the road and in your driveway.

3. Decent Storage Capacity

The 2020 Nissan Murano has more than enough storage room for all your belongings small and large. With 32.1 cubic feet of interior cargo volume with the rear seats up, which increases to 67.0 cubic feet when you fold the rear seats down, this is a midsize SUV that can easily store a few-days worth of groceries, plenty of bulky sports equipment or camping gear, or even a few suitcases for your next family road trip.

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4. Comfortable Ride

Ride comfort is no doubt important to you and the 2020 Nissan Murano aims to give you what you want. One of the ways it'll make your daily drive smoother is the soft suspension that's perfect for long-distance trips. The suspension is designed to neutralize potholes and bumps as much as possible, giving you a pleasant ride even on rough road surfaces. The 2020 Murano also comes with extremely comfortable and well-cushioned seats—perfect for long commutes.

5. Strong Powertrain

The 2020 Nissan Murano delivers a commendable performance thanks to its strong powertrain, even with its one engine option. It's powered by a 3.5L six-cylinder engine that's paired to the Nissan Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The engine delivers 260 hp and you can keep an eye out for either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, both of which are available on all trim levels.

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What You Need to Know

Available Trims

  • S: Comes standard with cloth upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth, eight-inch infotainment system, and more.
  • SV: Adds remote start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable front seats, adaptive cruise control, and rear parking assist.
  • SL: Includes a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, 20-inch wheels, 11-speaker Bose® audio system, and more.
  • Platinum: Includes all the features found on all other trim levels as well as ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, a power-adjustable steering wheel, diamond-quilted upholstery, and much more.

Available Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Cayenne Red Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Mocha Almond Pearl
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Sunset Drift Chromaflair
  • Super Black


  • 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Seating for five
  • Four USB ports

Average CarMax Prices

The 2020 Nissan Murano is a newer model year and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. See below for average CarMax prices for previous model years of the Nissan Murano.

  • 2018 - Average prices less than $25,0001
  • 2019 - Average prices less than $31,5001

Similar Model Years

If you like the 2020 Nissan Murano, check out some previous model years of this vehicle with similar features.

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Safety and Reliability

RepairPal® Reliability Ratings for the 2020 Nissan Murano.4

The 2020 Nissan Murano is a newer model and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. You may also consider other used Nissan Muranos with similar features. Below are RepairPal reliability ratings for prior model years of the Nissan Muranos.

  • Overall RepairPal Reliability Rating - 3.5/5.0
  • Average annual cost of unscheduled repairs and maintenance: $507

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010–2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. Learn more at www.carmax.com/repairpal-reliability.

NHTSA Safety Ratings - 2020 Nissan Murano

The 2020 Nissan Murano received an overall 5/5 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

Similar Vehicles

If you're interested in the 2020 Nissan Murano, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.

Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue is a compact SUV with seating for five. It has ample cargo room and a comfortable interior. It's powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission. Nissan's 360-degree camera system and ProPilot driver-assist feature are available on all trims from 2018 onward while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are standard from 2017. 2018–2019 models include these features as standard:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Two USB ports
  • Dual-zone climate control

Nissan Pathfinder

If you are interested in a large vehicle with a spacious cabin and lots of storage room, then the Nissan Pathfinder might be the vehicle for you. This midsize SUV can seat up to seven people thanks to its third-row seats and has a total cargo capacity of 79.5 cubic feet with the third-row seats folded down. Fourth-generation (2013 to present) models give you plenty of advanced tech features, both standard and available. 2017–2019 models include these standard features:

  • USB-C ports
  • Eight-inch touchscreen NissanConnect infotainment system
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Rear parking sensors

Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage is a great crossover SUV with a stylish exterior and an upscale cabin that'll provide you and your friends or family with a comfortable ride. It'll also keep up with your long-distance trips thanks to its ample storage space and numerous tech features that make every ride more pleasurable and convenient for you. Also, with the available all-wheel drive, the Kia Sportage is a decent off-road vehicle as well. Fourth-generation (2015 to present) models include:

  • Rearview camera
  • Smartphone connectivity
  • Automatic headlights
  • Six-speaker sound system with satellite radio

The Bottom Line

With its attractive exterior and upscale cabin, the 2020 Nissan Murano is a formidable midsize SUV that can easily fit your preferences and needs. Smoothly combining function and style, it comes with lots of standard tech features for an exciting and convenient ride, as well as plenty of storage room and a comfortable, roomy interior for the whole family.

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1Based on CarMax average prices between August 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and any applicable fees.
2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
3Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
4RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of December 1, 2019. Learn more at repairpal.com/reliability.
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