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2012 Nissan Murano Sport Utility Crossover

Price Range: $29,960 - $40,560 | 18 MPG City - 23 MPG Highway

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2012 Nissan Murano Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Nissan Murano Sport Utility Crossover

Nissan's Murano stands out as offering one of the most stylish, best-trimmed, and best-appointed interiors from a non-luxury brand, with warm, soft-touch materials and color choices than make some other mainstream-brand crossover models seem drab.

What's new for 2012?

For 2012, the mid-size Murano crossover changes little over last year's model.

Model Strengths

  • Strong, torquey engine and smooth CVT
  • excellent ride quality
  • stylish exterior
  • warm, luxuriously trimmed cabin
  • versatile interior layout
  • one-of-a-kind CrossCabriolet model

Model Review

The Murano lineup is now offered in four different trims--S, SV, SL and LE. While each of the models are offered in a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, they're all powered by the same 260-horsepower, 3.5L V6 engine connected to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Altogether, the powertrain is smooth and responsive, and the all-wheel drive system isn't configured so much for off-roading as it is intended to improve traction and stability on slippery roads.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Nissan Murano Sport Utility Crossover

2WD 4dr S

Engine

Engine Type 3.5L Gas V6
Horsepower 260 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 240 @ 4400 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 21.7 gal
Fuel Economy 18 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 520.8 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 18 x 7.5 in.
Tires P235/65TR18
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 40.1 in. / 43.6 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 39.4 in. / 36.3 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 111.2 in.
Curb Weight 3889 lb.
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2012 Nissan Murano Sport Utility Crossover

2WD 4dr S

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Rear Air Conditioning Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard