2018 Nissan Murano

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Nissan Murano highlights

Customer rating


  • Exceptionally comfortable front seats
  • Roomy rear seat
  • High-quality materials and distinctive cabin design


  • Limited towing capacity
  • Sleek design hurts visibility
  • Below-average cargo capacity

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 28 highway, 24 combined

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The 2018 Nissan Murano now gets driver aids standard

The 2018 Nissan Murano is a two-row midsize SUV that’s comfortable and stylish, but it doesn’t offer much towing capacity or cargo space. Highlights include the massively comfortable front seats and an attractive interior that looks more upscale than most 2018 competitors. While passenger space is good, there’s less cargo space than competitors offer, and the Murano’s 1,500-pound towing capacity is subpar.

The Murano offers a good set of standard features, including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and, for 2018, forward collision mitigation. Nissan also discontinued some stand-alone options and made more features standard on the SV and higher trims. Overall, the Murano is well equipped compared to other 2018 competitors. The Murano may be worth considering if you’re looking for comfort and style and don’t need much cargo space or towing capacity.

All Nissan Murano years

What is new for the 2018 Nissan Murano?

  • Murano trims have been upgraded with Panoramic Sunroof and Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment this year.
  • Full Roof Rack, Tow Hitch, Running Boards, and DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SL trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel, Rear Seat Heaters, and Android Auto as standard equipment.
  • The S trim now comes with Navigation System, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment.
  • The SV trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor and Android Auto as standard equipment.

2018 Nissan Murano trims

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  • 260-hp, 240-lb-ft of torque 3.5L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • View our Nissan Murano S inventory



  • Includes all features available on the SV
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Memory Seats
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • BOSE Sound System
  • View our Nissan Murano SL inventory


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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Nissan Murano

What We Like

Seats: The well-cushioned and supportive front seats are a major strength, offering all-day comfort for long road trips. Backseat passengers also get more support than on many rear bench seats. We also appreciate the strong seat heaters.

Roominess: The 2018 Murano provides ample room for passengers, and the back seat can even fit three adults in a pinch. But stick to four passengers, and adults or children won’t be bumping knees or shoulders.

Interior design: The Murano’s interior design makes a good impression with its organically flowing lines and, especially in higher trims, high-quality materials. The interior style matches the exterior flair.

What Needs Improvement

Versatility: The Murano is more about comfort and style than utility. With a smaller-than-average trunk and meek towing capacity of just 1,500 pounds, the Murano definitely isn’t built for heavy-duty work.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2018 Nissan Murano is a car that customers like for its great handling, and sporty design. With a back up camera and blindsight warning lights, it provides high visibility when fitting into tight spaces or driving in traffic.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Nissan Murano an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Nissan Murano 16th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Nissan Murano features and specs

Platinum 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 40.5"/R 38.6"

Head room

F 38.1"/R 37.8"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

150/1499 lbs.



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