Need a crossover with comfort and styling?
A crossover that offers the best of both worlds: sedan maneuverability with SUV capacity. The Nissan Murano is a strong choice for families and individuals seeking a vehicle that can capably traverse all kinds of roads in comfort and style. Check out our Nissan Murano review to learn more:
Key Specs & Features
- The second-generation Murano (2009-2014) has a 265-horsepower CVT (continuously variable transmission) 3.5L V6; the third-generation Murano, starting in 2015, is equipped with the same.
- The second-generation Murano is available with front-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
- The revisions to the popular third-generation (2015-2019) Murano's exterior add a more pronounced front V-motion grille, redesigned LED headlights and taillights, LED fog lights, 18-inch and 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheel designs and three fresh new exterior colors.
- For 2018, standard features on all trim levels (S, SV, SL, and Platinum) of the Nissan Murano include electronic stability control; disc brakes with an anti-lock braking system, brake assist, and electronic brake force distribution; and front, side, and side curtain airbags.
- All trim levels for the 2018 model year include standard NissanConnect® with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, with eight-inch color display with multi-touch control. Murano SL and Platinum trims add standard NissanConnect with Navigation. NissanConnect is an integrated audio, navigation, and communication system that both connects with your smartphone to enhance your driving experience.
5 Reasons to Buy
1. Room to move
Nissan has a vision for performance and comfort that guides the design of every model. What that means for you as is that a third-generation Murano offers 32.1 cubic feet of space for groceries, sports equipment, luggage, and more. The cargo space in a 2018 Murano doubles when the second row is folded down, offering 67 cu.ft. of cargo space. And in the back seat, 40 inches of ample legroom ensures your passengers are comfortable, too.
2. Beauty and style
The third-generation Murano, redesigned for the 2015 model year, included a more eye-catching V-shaped grille, sharper LED headlights, and updated LED rear taillights. Chrome inserts a bit more shine, and the floating roofline (added in 2015) gives the Murano a more future-forward look. In 2018, three new interior trim options were added to the lineup: Dark Wood-Tone (Platinum trim), Light Wood-Tone (S, SV, SL trims) and Metallic (S, SV, SL trims).
The 2018 Murano offers available voice control for remote start and directions, along with plug-in smartphone compatibility to bring up your favorite apps right on Murano's eight-inch touch-screen display. Voice-activated navigation is standard, and a premium Bose® audio system is available for audiophiles. Back-seat passengers aren't left out, either, with a USB port of their own.
4. Zero Gravity Seats
Because we tend to naturally slump forward when sitting for long periods, which can cause spinal fatigue, the third-generation Nissan Murano offers a seat created with 14 pressure points to increase driver comfort on long trips. Seats based on science; designed for a more comfortable journey across the board.
5. Tech Features
The Murano offers a plethora of innovative tech features, including a rearview camera, forward-collision warning, blind spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert. As for infotainment, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard in the 2018 model. A motion-activated power liftgate was added as a standard feature on the 2018 SL and Platinum grades, too.
What You Need to Know
Nissan Murano Available Colors (2018 models):
- Arctic Blue Metallic
- Brilliant Silver
- Cayenne Red Metallic
- Gun Metallic
- Java Metallic
- Magnetic Black Pearl
- Pearl White
- For 2016 and 2017 Murano models, Pacific Sunset is also available and Magnetic Black Metallic is available instead of Magnetic Black Pearl.
Nissan Murano Average CarMax Price1
- 2014-2017: Average price less than $25,000
- 2018: Average price less than $27,000
Nissan Murano Trims (2015-2019)
- S: The base Murano includes a bevy of features, including cloth seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, 18-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth hands-free/streaming audio, keyless start, a backup camera and a six-speaker audio system with NissanConnect mobile apps. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. Navigation, SiriusXM TravelLink, HD radio, and a rear-seat USB port are optional.
- SV: The SV trim is the middle child in all the best ways, including all of the features of the S trim, with added eight-way power driver's seat, enhanced navigation, remote start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lights and roof rails. Want more enhancements? A Murano with the Premium Package includes heated seats, adaptive cruise control, driver drowsiness warnings, a 360-degree camera, a panoramic moonroof and a 11-speaker Bose audio system.
- SL: Take your Murano a step up and choose the SL trim, which adds the Premium Package available on the SL line. The SL also includes standard leather upholstery, heated front seats, the Bose audio system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a hands-free power liftgate, driver's seat and outside mirror memory settings, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic warning. The optional Technology Package includes a panoramic moonroof and adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning and brake assist.
- Platinum: The top of the line model is the Platinum trim, which competes with traditional luxury lines for high-end touches. Building on the SL line, a Murano Platinum upgrades to 20-inch wheels, LED headlamps, heated rear seats, cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, power adjustment for the steering wheel, and power-folding rear seats. If you are interested in the panoramic moonroof, adaptive cruise control, and more, look for a Murano Platinum with the optional Technology Package.
Years in Review
2013-14 Nissan Murano - Blind spot, rear cross-path detection, and lane departure warning became available.
2015-16 Nissan Murano - The 2015 model year sports a “floating" glass roof design. In this model year, the styling was updated from bumper to bumper, and Nissan's Zero Gravity seats were first introduced. Also, the suspension was softened, giving this crossover a more comfortable ride.
2016 Nissan Murano - The Murano was mostly unchanged in 2016, but the brand introduced the Murano Hybrid, available in the SL and Platinum trims. A USB port was also added as a standard feature and two speakers added to the audio system.
2017 Nissan Murano - Apple CarPlay was added to the lineup in this model year. Also, the optional SV Driver Assistance Package includes a surround-view camera, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and drowsy-driver warning.
2018 Nissan Murano - For 2018, each trim level on the Nissan Murano includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and navigation. NissanConnect became standard in this model year, enhancing the infotainment options.
The Bottom Line
For anyone looking for a crossover or small SUV that offers an impressive set of connectivity features in a beautiful package, look no further than the Nissan Murano. Want to learn more about the Nissan Murano? Check out these related resources:
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Based 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.