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.