2017 Nissan Murano Specs

The Nissan Murano mixes the functionality of a crossover SUV with artistic styling that separates it from the rest of the pack. The inside of this midsize SUV is said to be a “social lounge” for its passengers, where the outside looks like something that belongs in a showroom. The Nissan Murano has received many positive reviews and it’s a practical vehicle with just enough features to make it a worthwhile buy.

Engine

The Nissan Murano may come in four trims, but it has the same engine in all of them. Under the hood is a 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine, toting 260-horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. “DOHC” stands for “double overhead camshaft”, a design choice implemented into engines for better performance and fuel economy. The engine is paired with Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) technology to also help with fuel economy, while also allowing drivers to accelerate through numerous gears without losing power. The 2017 Nissan Murano also comes in front-wheel and all-wheel drive, and its fuel economy stays the same in either – 21/28 mpg city/highway.

Murano

Exterior

Stylish and full of great features, the 2017 Nissan Murano is a nice looking crossover SUV. Across the trims are automatic on/off headlights, LED tail lights, solar glass, and rear privacy glass. On the higher level trims, convenience features such as roof rails for extra cargo and a sunroof become available. On most of the trims, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels fitted with all-season tires make up the legs, as it were, for the Murano. The high-end trim, Murano Platinum, comes with 20-inch rims and all-season tires.

Murano
Murano

Interior

The inside of the Murano is a roomy 5-passenger cabin, affectionately called a lounge for passengers. With its leather interior and wrapping on all trims after the base (S) trim and dual zone automatic temperature control, it definitely feels like an upscale lounge on wheels. Other luxuries like climate-controlled front seats and a heated steering wheel can be found on the Platinum trim. For seating arrangements and opening up some cargo space, the rear seatbacks are a 60/40 split-fold.

When it comes to convenience and entertainment, the two certainly are not lacking in this compact SUV. An advanced driver-assist 7-inch color display is standard on all trims, and NissanConnect with navigation on an 8-inch color touchscreen is also standard on most trims, but is available as an option on the base trim. The same goes for Nissan Voice Recognition. A Bluetooth hands-free phone system is installed across all trims for hands-free calls and texting. For added convenience, a rearview monitor is in all trims but the Platinum, which gets an around view, or 360-degree view, monitor instead.

Entertainment is definitely a need in any vehicle these days, and the 2017 Nissan Murano answers the call. Standard in most trims is a six-speaker audio system; the Platinum trim has an 11-speaker with subwoofer Bose premium audio system. MP3 and CD playback are available, along with an auxiliary audio input jack or Bluetooth wireless technology for streaming audio. A front USB connection for iPods and other devices is standard on all trims, and a rear dock is standard on all but the base (available as an add-on option).

Safety

All 2017 Nissan Murano trims have the basics in safety: advanced airbag system with dual-stage supplemental front airbags, side-impact airbags, roof-mounted curtain airbags, driver’s knee airbag, traction control systems, LATCH system anchors for child seats, and more. Advanced safety features like blind-spot warning and forward collision warning, and rear-cross traffic alert are either standard or available options on the Platinum trim. A Nissan vehicle engine immobilizer system and security system have been installed to protect against theft.

Price and Warranty

Starting MSRP for the 2017 Nissan Murano is $29,740. Every Nissan is backed by a 36-month/36,000-mile limited vehicle coverage and a 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage. Vehicles equipped with CVT also have a 10-year /120,000 mile CVT limited warranty extension.

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