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2020 Nissan Murano review

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Nissan Murano highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Many standard driver-assist features
  • Comfortable seats
  • Powerful V6 engine

Cons

  • Somewhat limited visibility
  • Not as practical as some rivals
  • Cramped legroom

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 28 highway, 23 combined

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A stylish and practical compact SUV.

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.

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What is new for the 2020 Nissan Murano?

  • Leatherette Seats, Running Boards, and DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SL trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.
  • The SV trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning, Parking Sensors, and Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.

2020 Nissan Murano trims

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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.

  • View all Nissan Murano Platinums in stock



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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Nissan Murano

1. Packed with technology

2020 Nissan Murano Review:Dash | CarMax

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.

2. Stylish exterior

2020 Nissan Murano Review | CarMax

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

2020 Nissan Murano Review:Back Seats | CarMax

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.

4. Comfortable ride

2020 Nissan Murano Review:Front Seats | CarMax

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

2020 Nissan Murano Review:Engine | CarMax

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.

Similar vehicles

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

Image of Nissan Rogue

Distinctly styled inside and out, the 2017-2019 Nissan Rogue features three trims with a selection of in-demand options. Power comes from a 170-hp four-cylinder engine and CVT. In addition, you can opt for AWD to get confident traction in wet or snowy weather. Plus, there's plenty of storage, with 39.3 cubic feet of trunk space—or 70 cubic feet with all seats folded. Have extra passengers? The 2017-2019 Nissan Rogue has an available third row for up to seven passengers.

Highlights of the base-model 2017-2019 Nissan Rogue include:

  • Bluetooth audio connectivity

  • Five-inch touchscreen

  • Rearview camera

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity (2019 and newer)

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4
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

S 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

3.5L

Horsepower

260

Torque (ft-lbs)

240

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

19

Wheelbase

111.2"

Overall length

192.4"

Width

75.4"

Height

66.6"

Leg room

F 40.5"/R 38.7"

Head room

F 39.9"/R 39.8"

Front tires

P235/65TR18

Rear tires

P235/65TR18

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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Color options

Exterior colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic

  • Cayenne Red Metallic

  • Deep Blue Pearl

  • Gun Metallic

  • Mocha Almond Pearl

  • Pearl White Tricoat

  • Sunset Drift Chromaflair

  • Super Black

Interior details

  • 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

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