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Nissan Murano

2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
Nissan's midsized SUV uses a punchy, refined 3.5-liter six-cylinder paired with a continuously variable transmission. The cabin is quiet and well-finished, and has an upscale feel to it. Handling is not very sporty, with overly light steering that reduces driver confidence. The ride is steady and absorbent on the standard 18-inch tires but less so on the Platinum trim's 20-inch tires. Optional safety features include blind-spot and cross-traffic warnings. An available 8-inch color display houses the NissanConnect infotainment system. For 2018, forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking is standard.
All Ratings & Reliability
2015-2017
2015 Redesign Year
Nissan Murano 2017
Emphasizing styling and interior finish over top-flight driving dynamics, this redesign of the Murano finds the model at once more luxurious, larger and further refined than those that came before it. Interior accommodations are generous, access is easy, and controls are mostly simple-to-use, including a well-designed touchscreen infotainment system. The plush cabin is impressively finished and quiet. The SL trim line is the sweet spot, with the Around View camera system, blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert. Add the Technology package to get a moonroof and forward-collision warning with automatic braking.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $20,600 - $28,875 $17,865 - $25,950
2015 $18,975 - $27,125 $16,175 - $24,125
2009-2014
2009 Redesign Year
Nissan Murano 2014
The Murano's refined and powerful 3.5-liter V6 is mated to a CVT and delivers strong performance and respectable fuel economy. Handling is responsive, secure, and forgiving with optional stability control. A stiff and noisy ride is a significant drawback. The front seats are fairly comfortable and the interior is stylishly dressed. The 2009 redesign brought a more comfortable ride, a nicer interior, and standard ESC, but didn't improve upon cargo capacity. Expect 19 mpg overall from the 3.5-liter V6. Subsequent redesigns took the Murano away from budget-BMW sportiness and towards being more luxurious. Through the years, one constant remained though: limited rear visibility has always been a drawback. A convertible version arrived in 2012.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2014 $13,275 - $19,450 $10,585 - $16,520
2013 $10,925 - $16,300 $8,260 - $13,350
2012 $9,800 - $13,600 $7,145 - $10,765
2011 $8,700 - $11,725 $6,035 - $8,925
2010 $7,200 - $10,150 $4,565 - $7,405
2009 $6,750 - $8,425 $4,100 - $5,710
2003-2007
2003 Redesign Year
Nissan Murano 2007
Looking for a budget BMW X5? Surprisingly, the first generation Nissan Murano fits the bill. This two-row SUV has responsive and nimble handling that makes it fun to drive. Look for one with the optional stability control, called VSC. Mated to a CVT, the Murano's refined and powerful 3.5-liter V6 delivers strong performance and respectable fuel economy at 19 mpg overall. However it does require premium fuel. A stiff and noisy ride is a more significant drawback, as is limited rear outward visibility. The front seats are fairly comfortable and the interior is stylishly dressed. Although access is easy and seating is roomy, cargo space is limited.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2007 $5,250 - $6,075 $2,680 - $3,480
2006 $4,600 - $5,625 $2,095 - $3,045
2005 $4,100 - $4,975 $1,700 - $2,430
2004 $4,100 - $4,650 $1,705 - $2,130
2003 $3,725 - $4,675 $1,415 - $2,165
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