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2017.5 Nissan Murano Comes With Revised Pricing, Kicks Off From $29,770 9
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in nissan, Nissan Murano, prices, SUV on 02 9th, 2017


Nissan has revised the price range of their Murano SUV for the second time in the last four months.
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Nissan’s Midnight Edition Package Available On Maxima, Sentra, Altima, Rogue, Murano And Pathfinder 9
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chicago Auto Show, Galleries, new cars, nissan, Nissan Altima, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Murano, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Sentra on 02 9th, 2017


Nissan is expanding its Midnight Edition equipment package fleet by introducing five new models at the Chicago Auto Show 2017.
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Nissan’s Midnight Edition Package Available On Maxima, Sentra, Altima, Rogue, Murano And Pathfinder 9
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chicago Auto Show, Galleries, new cars, nissan, Nissan Altima, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Murano, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Sentra on 02 9th, 2017


Nissan is expanding its Midnight Edition equipment package fleet by introducing five new models at the Chicago Auto Show 2017.
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Nissan Murano Fails In Latin NCAP’s Test, Scores Just Two Stars In Adult Occupant Protection 16
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Global NCAP, nissan, Nissan Murano, Nissan Videos, video on 12 16th, 2016


The new Nissan Murano failed to achieve a satisfactory rating in Latin NCAP's safety assessment program.
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Nissan Murano Soldiers On For 2017 With Apple CarPlay, Starts At $30,640* 1
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in nissan, Nissan Murano, prices, SUV on 10 1st, 2016


Nissan has announced pricing for the MY2017 Murano SUV, which starts from $30,640.
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Nissan Recalls 120,000 Maximas & Muranos For Fire Risk 11
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in nissan, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Murano, Recalls on 09 11th, 2016


Nissan has found a problem with the ABS actuator pumps on some of its vehicles leaking brake fluid onto an electrical circuit board. As any high school graduate could tell you, liquid meeting electricity is bad news, so the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for the affected vehicles.
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2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid Confirmed By EPA 30
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Hybrids, nissan, Nissan Murano, Reports on 03 30th, 2016


China got first dibs to the Murano Hybrid last year, as it was deemed a key market for Nissan's global business, and now it has been revealed that it'll make it Stateside, too.
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Nissan’s Winter Warrior Concepts Are SUV-Sized Snowmobiles 12
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chicago Auto Show, concepts, nissan, Nissan Concepts, Nissan Murano, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Rogue on 02 12th, 2016


Among the most distinctive cars on display at the Chicago Auto Show are the trio of Winter Warrior Concepts rolled out by Nissan.
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Nissan Pathfinder, Murano And Rogue Get Extreme Snow Transformations 10
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chicago Auto Show, concepts, new cars, nissan, Nissan Concepts, Nissan Murano, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Rogue on 02 10th, 2016


Spurred on by the positive reception of the crazy snow-track equipped Nissan Rogue Warrior Concept, the automaker has unveiled two additional 'Winter Warrior' models for the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.
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2016 Nissan Murano Available Now, Priced From $29,660 [47 Pics] 24
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Galleries, nissan, Nissan Murano, Reports on 12 24th, 2015


Nissan has released pricing for its MY2016 Murano SUV which now starts at $29,660.
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2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet Review 31
Oct
Posted by Harvey Schwartz in Automotive, nissan, Nissan Murano, Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, SUV, Test Drives on 10 31st, 2012

My hat is off to Nissan for introducing the all-new Nissan Murano AWD CrossCabriolet that they introduced in 2011.  It takes imagination and guts to offer such a radial vehicle like none other before in the hot-selling crossover SUV segment.

Chevy did it first with the hardtop convertible pickup truck, the SSR (Super Sport Roadster), back in 2006 but stopped production in 2006 after only 24,150 vehicles were sold.  Not enough to keep the ‘bean-counters’ happy.  I loved the truck with a folding hardtop and real cargo box in the rear for cargo carrying convenience. After a week behind the wheel of the 2012 Murano AWD CrossCabriolet, I have come to enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the Chevy SSR driving with the sun in my face and the wind blowing in my hair.

With it’s never seen before design and custom boutique style, the Murano CrossCabriolet is unlike anything on the road-blending all of the things people love in a convertible-excellent visibility all-around and open air enjoyment.  Its extraordinarily engineered fully automatic cloth top folds to about the size of a 2-seat roadster top, providing ample room for four adults and adequate cargo room with the top up or down.  For 2012, the advanced Nissan Hard Drive Navigation system is now available.

The all-new Murano CrossCabriolet is designed to overcome the traditional functional limitations of a convertible-limited trunk space, a cramped back seat or none at all, and a lack of flexibility for everyday life.  It overcomes these obstacles, combining elegant design and state-of-the-art engineering.  One of the priorities in the convertible top design was the retention of the traditional Murano silhouette with the top up, and a luxurious, sophisticated appearance with the top down.  It achieves both!

The transformation of the Murano body from a Crossover to CrossCabriolet and from 4-door to 2-door meant more than just removing the top.  Along with creating new front doors (7.9 in. longer than 4-door Murano front doors) and eliminating the B-pillars, the structure has been reinforced from the A-pillar rearward.  The cloth convertible top also includes a rear glass skylight helping create the feeling of a wide-open interior environment even with the top in the closed position.  Dual pop-up roll bars are also standard.  The coefficient of drag remains close to that of the hardtop Murano, just 0.39 versus 0.37 Cd.

One of the keys to the CrossCabriolet’s design’s success is the convertible top’s exceptionally compact size when stowed which allows both additional interior and cargo volume.  The hydraulically operated top mechanism includes an automatic power latch/unlatch system.  Operation switches are located on the center console and driver’s door handle.  With the top down, the stowed size is similar to that of a conventional 2-seat roadster.  Trunk capacity with the top down is 7.6 cu.ft. enough to fit two sets of golf clubs or two carry-on suitcases.  With the top closed, cargo capacity expands to 12.3 cu.ft.

Along with the unique convertible top appearance, the Murano CrossCabriolet exterior also includes HID/bi-functional xenon projector headlights with auto on/off function, front foglamps with Nissan 370Z inspired LED taillights.  Other features include body-colored front/rear bumpers, chrome door handles, body-colored dual power/heated outside mirrors, and rear window defroster with timer.  Along with convertible style, the CrossCabriolet offers a high ground clearance-7.2 in. of a Murano for easy entry and exit.

The luxurious Murano CrossCabriolet interior starts with a foundation of the top-of-the-line Murano LE and takes it to the next level of standard features and convenience items.  The tall windshield and A-pillar design combines with the body’s high beltline and high rear seat shoulders to help reduce conventional interior air turbulence with the top down, allowing conversation between occupants.  Premium materials are used throughout the interior with the standard diagonally quilted leather-appointed seats available in premium double-stitched leather for added elegance.  The interior’s curving sculpted lines, half-matte chromed trim finish and unique wood-tone trim, tuned to match each of three available interior colors, add an additional rich quality feel.

The Murano CrossCabriolet is powered by the proven 3.5 liter DOHC CVTC V6 engine that pumps out 265 hp at 6,000 rpm and 248 lb.ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm, giving it excellent get-up-an-go acceleration and plenty of cruising power.  It is hooked up to the Intelligent AWD CVT (continuously variable transmission) that pulls great and is very quiet, unlike other CVT trany’s.

As a result of the vehicle’s heavy curb weight of 4,438 lbs. the fully independent suspension is tuned soft with twin-tube struts and a 25mm solid stabilizer bar up front and a multi-link setup in the rear featuring twin-tube gas-charged shocks and a 20mm tubular stabilizer bar for limited lean for this high-riding Crossover SUV.  You guide the new Murano CrossCabriolet using the excellent speed-sensitive power-assisted Rack & Pinion system with excellent feedback from the road surface and great on-center feel.

The vehicle rides on giant 8X20 in. aluminum alloy wheels wrapped with 235/55R20 in. all-season radial tires for excellent grip and a smooth ride.

Slowing the big Murano CrossCabriolet down from speed are large 4-wheel disc brakes.  Up front are 12.6 in. vented discs clamped with dual-piston calipers and 12.1 in. vented discs clamped with single-piston calipers in the rear.  Standard ABS, EBD and BA along with VSC and Traction Control help you maintain your chosen direction when braking hard on slick or wet pavement.

The vehicle comes fully equipped with a long list of standard features including 8-way power/heated driver’s seat with power lumbar support/4-way manual heated front passenger seat with easy entry function to the rear seats, heated steering wheel, 2-position driver’s seat memory system for seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors, passenger seatback easy entry release button on the instrument panel for driver access, driver/front passenger seatback map pockets, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and Nissan Intelligent Key with push button start/stop.

Every 2012 Murano CrossCabriolet is also available with standard Bluetooth Hands-free Phone system, Homelink universal transceiver and rearview monitor, and an optional Nissan Hard Drive Navigation system with XM NavTraffic with Real-Time traffic information, XM NavWeather, Bluetooth Streaming audio, voice recognition and a 7 in. VGA touch screen.  Open-air tunes are provided by a Bose AM-FM-CD audio system with 8-speakers including a subwoofer, automatic audio adjustment for soft-top up/down position, integrated interface system for iPod, speed sensitive volume control and auxiliary audio input jack and XM satellite radio.  You’ll also see dual map lights and lighted dual vanity mirrors, cruise control and rain-sensing wipers.

Standard safety features include driver/front passenger airbags, side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, active head restraints, tire pressure monitor, front/rear crumple zones, vehicle security system, Nissan vehicle immobilizer system, 3-point safety belts with front pretensioners/loaders and steel beams in each door.

While the all-new Nissan Murano AWD CrossCabriolet looks like a crossover SUV but it is really a cruiser-on the highway, in town, on the boulevard, or on the backroads, with the sun in your face and the wind in your hair. The rear seats do not fold down like a typical SUV but it is comfortable with the latest features to keep any cruising enthusiast happy.

2012 Nissan Murano Convertible Beauty Right Done Small
2012 Nissan Murano Convertible Beauty Side Done Small
2012 Nissan Murano Convertible Beauty Rear LA Done Small
2012 Nissan Murano Convertible Dashboard Done Small
2012 Nissan Murano Convertible Cluster Done Small
2012 Nissan Murano Convertible Front Seats Done Small
2012 Nissan Murano Convertible Rear Seats Done Small
2012 Nissan Murano Convertible Door Trim Done Small
2012 Nissan Murano Convertible Badge Done Small
2012 Nissan Murano Convertible Engine Done Small

COPYRIGHT: 2012: HARVEY SCHWARTZ

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Price: Nissan Murano AWD CrossCabriolet As-Tested $44,540.00
  • Engine: 3.5 liter DOHC V6 265 hp @ 6,000 rpm / 248 lb.ft. torque @ 4,400 rpm
  • Wheelbase: 111.2 in.
  • Total length: 190.1 in.
  • Total width: 74.5 in.
  • Total height: 66.2 n.
  • Track: f/r-63.4/63.4 in.
  • Ground clearance: 7.2 in.
  • Headroom: f/r-40.2/38.7 in.
  • Legroom: f/r-42.5/32.7 in.
  • Fuel tank: 21.7 gallons
  • Turning circle: 39.4 ft.
  • Passenger volume: 106.2 cu.ft.
  • Cargo volume: 12.3 cu.ft.
  • EPA mileage: 17 mpg/city, 22mpg/highway

 



2012 Nissan Murano Platinum Edition Review & Test Drive 16
May
Posted by Harvey Schwartz in Automotive, featured, nissan, Nissan Murano, SUV, Test Drives on 05 16th, 2012

‘Superb Performance, Luxury and Infotainment’

Midsize crossover sport utility vehicles continue their strong demand by consumers looking for a vehicle that they can use for many purposes-comfortably transporting up to five adults, cargo carrying flexibility, and towing capabilities for their boat, atv’s, jet skis, etc, up to 3,500 pounds.

With its distinctive styling, high levels of performance, luxury, comfort infotainment inside and advanced technology inside, the new Platinum Edition is like no other crossover sport utility on the road.  This new addition to the Murano nameplate is distinguished by adding standard 20 inch aluminum alloy wheels, DVD players behind the front head restraints, and Nissan’s latest Navigation system.

All 2012 Murano’s feature a powerful yet fuel-efficient 260hp VQ-Series 3.5 liter, all-aluminum, DOHC V6 engine that incorporates a Twin Nissan Variable Induction Control system, microfinished camshaft and crankshaft surfaces.  Diamond Like Carbon coated valve lifters, resin intake manifold, forged crankshaft, digital knock control system, high capacity mufflers round out this truly high-tech engine.  It is mated to a smooth and quiet advanced Xtronic CVT transmission that is one of the best that I have ever tested.  It also comes with Nissan’s Adaptive Shift Control that provides you with a sporty driving experience and the smoothness that only a CVT offers.

Murano is available in standard front-wheel drive or the optional Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system, and all Murano’s come with standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control to help you maintain control of the vehicle when driving on the edge of adhesion in sharp turns.

Murano’s sculpted exterior features a wide front end with a dynamic front fascia design and wide grille.  Murano is again available with quad-cylinder style HID, bi-functional Xenon projector headlights and standard foglamps to lighten the darkness up ahead and increase your safety.  The wide hood sweeps into the sculpted dynamic bodylines, with pronounced wheel arches that the Platinum’s 20X8 inch tires and wheels fill up giving it a more aggressive stance.  Large chrome door handles and optional roof rails add both functionality and visual accents.  Murano’s equally distinctive rear end features a unique rear glass shape that flares out, integrated rear roof spoiler and large rear LED taillights that accents the body side character lines.  Dual exhaust outlets with chrome tips give the rear another aggressive look.  My loaded Platinum model came with rain-sensing wipers, a power liftgate, and a large dual panel power glass moonroof with 2nd row skylight that provided an open-air experience for the rear seat passengers.

Nissan’s advanced ‘D’ platform provides a solid foundation for family adventure-style crossover duties and fun.  This platform, which is similar to that used in the 2011 Altima, has been optimized for Murano using aluminum and high-strength lightweight steel.

Taking advantage of the premium rigid and torsional structure is the standard four-wheel independent suspension also with an extensive use of lightweight aluminum for a reduction in unsprung weight.  The suspension design features cradle-type front subframe and multi-link rear design with improved geometry and large front and rear stabilizer bar, provides increase stiffness with no noise, vibration or harshness.  The suspension in combination with high performance dual flow path gas-charged shocks helps provide sure footing and increased ride comfort on rough surfaces.

Helping to guide you around slow moving city traffic, at high speeds on the freeways and when busting trails if you order the AWD model, is the twin-orifice speed-sensitive power rack & pinion steering system that provides the proper levels of boost with excellent feel for the road, quick reaction to your inputs and a great on-center feel.  It was a pleasure guiding this exceptional CUV around town and on the freeways.

Quickly and safely slowing the Murano Platinum down from speed are great, 4-wheel disc brake with vented discs at all four wheels, very unique.  Up front are 12.6 inch rotors clamped with dual-piston calipers and 12.1 inch discs in the rear clamped with single-piston calipers.  Keep your in control during severe braking time and when braking on slick or wet pavement are standard ABS, EBD and BA.

Open the doors of the new Platinum and view a sumptuous, well designed interior cabin with the latest technology, safety and infotainment features.

The 8-way power bucket driver and 4-way passenger seats are double-stitched, very comfortable and very supportive with a memory system for two drivers.  The beefy leather wrapped steering wheel features power tilt-telescoping for the optimal angle and reach.  The advanced ‘mobile suite’ interior, embodying warmth and modern style starts from its sweeping instrument panel, easy-to-see instrument cluster, it its wide console, all with ambient lighting.  The center console features rich wood trim, dual cupholders and two-tiered storage box under the padded armrest.  The 60/40 fold-flat rear seat is available with a convenient power return feature, with the touch of a button on either side, while heated seats are standard front and back.  The back also features a pull-down center armrest with dual cupholders.

Standard equipment in the new Platinum Edition Murano not mentioned above includes wood tone trim on the door switch plates, console, cruise-control with steering wheel controls, rear view TV camera, 7 inch QVGA color display, Bose audio system AM-FM-CD with 9-speakers and dual subwoofers, XM satellite radio, USB with interface system for iPod, Bluetooth hands free phone with steering wheel buttons, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control with front/rear vents, Nissan Intelligent key with keyless entry, push button start/stop, power front windows with express up-down, power door locks, dual pane sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-remote/heated sideview mirrors, Homelink Universal garage door opener, grab handles above each door, dual map lights, dual lighted vanity mirrors, aluminum door kick plates, dual head-restraints mounted monitors,  voice recognition, floor mats with carpeted cargo area with under floor storage, and three 12-volt DC power outlets.

Standard safety features include driver/front passenger front/side and curtain airbags, active head restraints, LATCH system for child seats, rear side curtain airbags, 3-point safety belts with front pretensioners/load limiters, front/rear crush zones and side impact steel beams.

The new 2012 Nissan Platinum Edition puts the proven Murano up to a higher level competing against the best luxury crossover vehicles from Germany and Japan.

2012 Nissan Murano Platinum Beauty Left
2012 Nissan Murano Platinum Headon Action
2012 Nissan Murano Platinum Pan Right
2012 Nissan Murano Platinum Rear Action
2012 Nissan Murano Platinum Dashboard
2012 Nissan Murano Platinum Cluster
2012 Nissan Murano Platinum Front Seats
2012 Nissan Murano Platinum Rear Seats
2012 Nissan Murano Platinum Door Trim
2012 Nissan Murano Platinum Dual Sunroof
2012 Nissan Murano Platinum Rear Cargo Full
2012 Nissan Murano Platinum Badge Done
2012 Nissan Murano Platinum Engine

Copyright: 2012 Harvey Schwartz

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Price: Base Murano S MSRP $29,960 As-Tested $42,840.00 including destination charges
  • Engine: 3.5-liter DOHC V6 260 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm 240 lb.ft. torque @ 4,400 rpm
  • Turning circle: 38.1ft.
  • Wheelbase: 111.2 inches
  • Total length: 189.9 inches
  • Total height: 67 inches with roof rails
  • Total width: 74.1 inches
  • Track: f/r-63.4/63.4 inches
  • Minimum ground clearance: 7.4 inches
  • Breakover angle: 15.8
  • Approach angle: 28.8
  • Departure angle: 25.7
  • Headroom: f/r-40.1/39.4 inches with moonroof
  • Legroom: f/r-43.6/36.3 inches
  • Curb weight: 4,025lbs.
  • Fuel tank: 21.7 gallons
  • Passenger volume: 140.4cu.ft.
  • Cargo volume: 31.8 cu.ft. with 2nd row upright
  • Cargo volume: 64.5 cu.ft. with 2nd row folded flat
  • EPA fuel economy: 18mpg/city 24mpg/highway


Nissan Murano Convertible teased online 15
Nov
Posted by Edward - JapanCarBlog in 2011 Nissan Murano, Murano, murano convertible, nissan, Nissan Murano, Quick News, Upcoming on 11 15th, 2010

2011 Nissan Murano Convertible

Long speculated, Nissan has finally released the first photo of what it’s billing as “the world’s first all-wheel drive crossover convertible”. And while the car isn’t officially revealed until Wednesday at the Los Angeles Autoshow, it doesn’t all that bad in this photo.

Posted on their Facebook page, Nissan says the Murano roofless version “delivers the open-air exhilaration of a convertible while extending the versatility of the Murano in exciting new ways.” The Murano convertible seats four and should go on sale early next year.

NISSAN PRESS RELEASE
The world’s first all-wheel drive crossover convertible, delivers the open-air exhilaration of a convertible while extending the versatility of the Murano in exciting new ways. With room for four adults, space for golf bags or luggage (even with the top down), and a premium level interior, the Murano CrossCabriolet represents a breakthrough in concept and design. Set to go on sale in early 2011.



Nissan To Introduce 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet: World’s First AWD Crossover Convertible 15
Nov
Posted by Larry in Automotive, News, nissan, Nissan Murano, Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet on 11 15th, 2010

Nissan has confirmed, via their Facebook page, that it will offer the world’s first AWD crossover convertible called the Murano CrossCabriolet. You may have seen renderings of a two-door Nissan Murano SUV with the top chopped off thinking that Nissan would never do such a thing. But that is exactly what they have done only the vehicle we may have seen in concept form will not change much between now and its arrival to Nissan dealerships next year.

The new Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet comes as no surprise to us as we witness other ‘creative’ designs such as the Nissan Juke to come to fruition. The Murano CrossCabriolet will offer space for four adults and exceptional cargo space even with the top down. The official launch will be this week at the LA Auto Show.

[source: Nissan Facebook page]



2010 Nissan Murano SL Review & Test Drive 15
Jul
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, featured, Nissan Murano, Test Drives on 07 15th, 2010

Lately Nissan has been a front-runner for exciting vehicles that hit the U.S. shores from Japan. That excitement factor is carried over through most of the Nissan and Infiniti line of cars. It is even somewhat found in the new 2010 Nissan Murano. Ever since the Nissan Murano’s introduction in 2003, it has helped set the standard for what a true crossover utility vehicle should represent.  Not just in terms of performance and excitement, but as a functional unit body SUV built off of a car platform.

The Nissan Murano still shares many of its counterparts with the Nissan Altima just as it did over 8 years ago. Both the Altima and Murano have grown up receiving its latest major redesign in 2008 as a 2009 model (there never was a 2008 Nissan Murano). Some of the notable changes from an exterior viewing perspective would be the front fascia and headlights along with a new tail sporting LED brake lamps and amber turn signals. The outgoing 2007 Murano blended the rear LED lamps into one (solid color) cluster for braking and signals.

Outside of the 2010 Nissan Murano you will find smooth lines in the sheet metal running from the roof line down to a high riding chassis rolling on 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 235/65R18 all-season tires. 20-inch wheels with 233.55R20 all-season tires are optional for the upper-scale LE model. Some may confuse the new Murano for its smaller cousin, the Nissan Rogue. But make no mistake, the Murano is much more spacious and does a good job fulfilling its place as one of the best selling mid-sized SUVs (crossover) on the market.

Nissan has its ducks in a row when it comes to making a car “better” than its predecessor. Although many of the improvements in the 2010 Murano vs. the older styled 1st generation are small, they are very important to the consumer. For instance, the 2010 Murano can be optioned out with many of the luxury amenities that were once only found on Nissan’s luxury brand, Infiniti. Now for 2010 you can option your Murano with a technology package that integrates rain sensing front wipers, power lift gate, and not to mention something that is almost a given in new midsized vehicles, a Bluetooth hands free system. Nissan’s Navigation package is also packed full of goodies including a Bose audio system with a 9.3 GB (hard drive) music box and integrated compact flash card slot. The navigation unit is displayed through a clear 7-inch LCD screen that also displays the backup camera and live traffic updates via XM NavTraffic service.

The interior of the 2010 Murano is well laid out leaving hardly any guesswork as to how things operate. Everything is in its place from the steering wheel mounted controls to the touch-LCD-screen. Just like in many of the Infiniti vehicles, the Nissan Murano has several redundant controls where one function can be accessed up to three different ways. This does come in handy after you figure out that you do not have to reach way across to the touch-screen just to store a specific location into the Nav. You can simply toggle the steering wheel control. Nice touch Nissan!

The perforated leather appointed seats are very comfortable even on long trips. Although some extra bolstering could come in handy for those spirited driving days.

Speaking of spirited driving, every Nissan Murano is equipped with the famous VQ series V6 engine. Still in the 3.5-liter form, the Murano’s V6 is rated at 265hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. The power is directed through a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) to the front wheels or all 4 wheels as an option. This combination is good for a dash from 0 to 60mph just shy of 7 seconds flat. The CVT does a great job in managing engine RPMs keeping you in the sweet spot when you need it and performing a torque lockup under 2000 RPM in certain situations for better gas mileage. Unfortunately the 2010 Murano gets slightly worse gas mileage than the 1st generation. Our test car was rated at 18mpg city and 23mpg highway, which is on average 2mpg less than its predecessor.

It is good to know that many new cars offer hidden features to enhance performance such as in the 2010 Murano. One of these silent features is the ability to deactivate the A/C compressor under heavy acceleration. Sure this is something that goes unnoticed now days but when you are towing up to 3500lbs (max towing capacity) in a new Murano, the little things like this matter.

The price point of a new Nissan Murano ranges from the base S model at $28,340 and our SL test vehicle starts at $30,460 but optioned out with technology package, navigation package and even the premium package, the price of our test vehicle comes in at $36,535. If you are in the market for a crossover with proven technology, a little excitement and enough room for the kids, then the 2010 Nissan Murano is one vehicle you do not want to overlook.


















Copyright: 2010 AutomotiveAddicts.com

SPECIFICATIONS

Price: Base SL $29,600 As-Tested $36,535
Type: Midsize SUV
Where Built: Japan
EPA Class: Sport Utility Vehicles

Dimensions

Exterior
Length: 188.5 in.
Width: 74.1 in.
Height: 68.1 in.
Wheel Base: 111.2 in.
Ground Clearance: 7.4 in.
Curb Weight: 3982 lbs.

Interior
Front Head Room: 40.1 in.
Front Hip Room: 54.8 in.
Front Shoulder Room: 59.6 in.
Rear Head Room: 39.4 in.
Rear Shoulder Room: 58.7 in.
Rear Hip Room: 55.4 in.
Front Leg Room: 43.6 in.
Rear Leg Room: 36.3 in.
Luggage Capacity: 31.6 cu. ft.
Maximum Cargo Capacity: 64 cu. ft.
Maximum Seating: 5

Performance Data

Braking Distance (60-0 mph): 126 ft.
Number of Cylinders: 6
Engine Size: 3.5 liters
Engine Type: V6
Horsepower: 265 hp
Max Horsepower: 6000 rpm
Torque: 248 ft-lbs.
Max Torque: 4400 rpm
Maximum Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs.
Drive Type: FWD Turning Circle: 38.1 ft.
0-60 mph: 7.3 sec.

Fuel Data

Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.7 gal.
EPA Mileage Estimates: (City/Highway/Combined)
Automatic: 18 mpg / 23 mpg / 20 mpg
Range in Miles:
Automatic: 390.6 mi. / 499.1 mi. / 434 mi.







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