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Nissan's midsized SUV uses a punchy, refined 3.5-liter V6 paired with a continuously variable transmission. Power delivery is prompt and effortless, and we got 21 mpg overall.
The cabin is quiet and well-finished, and has an upscale feel to it. The rear seat is roomy, and access is easy. Rear and side visibility are hindered, however. 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. Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking is standard. Optional safety features include blind spot warning and rear cross traffic warning. An available 8-inch color display houses the NissanConnect infotainment system, which is easy to use.
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2015-2019
2015 Redesign Year
The third-generation Murano puts more emphasis on styling and interior finish than on top-flight driving dynamics. It's more luxurious, larger, and further refined than previous generations.
The punchy, refined 3.5-liter six-cylinder carries over, paired with a CVT, and returns 21 mpg overall. 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-inchers. Available safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot warning. An optional 8-inch color display houses the NissanConnect infotainment system.
$23,200 - $32,175
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$20,025 - $27,525
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$17,525 - $24,475
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$15,800 - $21,800
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$13,925 - $19,250
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2009-2014
2009 Redesign Year
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.
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.
$10,200 - $13,850
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$8,550 - $12,125
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$7,450 - $10,325
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$6,625 - $8,875
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$5,875 - $7,550
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$5,350 - $6,775
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2003-2007
2003 Redesign Year
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.
$4,575 - $5,225
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$3,900 - $4,575
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$3,225 - $4,150
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$3,275 - $3,950
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$3,175 - $3,900
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