2018 Nissan Murano

Original MSRP Range
$31,000 - $44,030
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
21 - 21 MPG City / 28 - 28 MPG Hwy
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2018 Nissan Murano

What We Like

Dramatic styling; lots of high-tech options; luxurious interior; good fuel economy; strong V6 engine

What We Don't

Not as fun to drive as the first- and second-generation Muranos; big blind spot in the rear-quarter panel; high price with options added

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.1/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.6/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2018 Nissan Murano?

For 2018, every Murano trim now includes NissanConnect with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also standard is automatic emergency braking and intelligent forward-collision warning. The SV trim gains blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, while a new SV Premium package offers more driver-assist safety features. SL and Platinum trims receive more standard features, and a new Midnight Edition package is offered on the SL.See the 2018 Nissan Murano models for sale near you

Which Murano is the Best?

If you can live without a power driver's seat, a panoramic sunroof and safety features such as blind spot monitoring, we think the base S model is a great value. Even with AWD, the price still stays right around $33,000. If you can't live without the aforementioned goodies, go for the Platinum. It's only about $3,000 more than the SL, and at this price point, the difference in your monthly payment will hardly be noticeable.

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How Much Does a 2018 Nissan Murano Cost?

The 2018 Nissan Murano comes in four trims: the S, SV, SL and Platinum. All four are available with either front-wheel drive (FWD) or AWD.

The Murano S ($31,525 FWD, $33,125 AWD) includes a manual tilt-telescopic steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, Nissan Intelligent Key with push-button start, automatic emergency braking, intelligent forward-collision warning, cruise control, power accessories, rear privacy glass, auto-on/off headlights, Zero Gravity seating, a 6-way manual driver's seat with manual lumbar support, an AM/FM/CD stereo with six speakers and an auxiliary input jack, NissanConnect with navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth phone and music-streaming capability, SiriusXM radio, a 7-in color display and a rearview monitor.

The Murano SV ($34,825 FWD, $36,425 AWD) adds roof rails, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, remote engine start, an 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar control, a 4-way power passenger seat and HD Radio.

The optional SV Premium package adds a panoramic sunroof, Bose audio, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, intelligent cruise control, intelligent driver alert, an intelligent around-view monitor and 18-in gunmetal alloy wheels.

The Murano SL ($39,225 FWD, $40,825 AWD) brings leather seating, the Bose audio system, heated outside mirrors, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, intelligent cruise control, a motion-activated power liftgate, driver-attention alert, heated front seats and the around-view monitor. Options for the SL include a power panoramic moonroof and the Midnight Edition package.

The Murano Platinum ($42,955 FWD, $44,555 AWD) comes loaded and includes a heated power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, heated rear seats, 20-in alloy wheels, heated and cooled front seats, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof and LED low-beam headlights.

Murano Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Murano AWD Platinum$44,030 / $41,3226 Cylinder26021 / 28Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Murano AWD S$32,600 / $30,6086 Cylinder26021 / 28Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Murano AWD SL$40,300 / $37,8256 Cylinder26021 / 28Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Murano AWD SV$35,900 / $33,7016 Cylinder26021 / 28Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Murano FWD Platinum$42,430 / $39,8236 Cylinder26021 / 28Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Murano FWD S$31,000 / $29,1086 Cylinder26021 / 28Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Murano FWD SL$38,700 / $36,3266 Cylinder26021 / 28Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Murano FWD SV$34,300 / $32,2026 Cylinder26021 / 28Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Nissan Murano Safety

Is the 2018 Nissan Murano a Safe Car?

The Murano comes standard with front, front-side impact and front and rear side-curtain airbags. It also features automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning, electronic traction and stability control, hill-start assist and a driver's-knee airbag. Optional safety equipment includes rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.

In crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Murano four out of five stars overall, with four stars in the frontal crash test, five in the side-impact test and four in the rollover test. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Murano its best rating of Good in every category, and a Superior in the crash avoidance and mitigation test.

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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Forward Collision Warning System

Competition

2018 Nissan Murano vs the competition

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport -- The Santa Fe Sport can match the Murano for comfort, features and style, but its base 4-cylinder engine is weak, and the optional turbocharged 4-cylinder isn't all that much better. The AWD Murano gets much better fuel economy than its Santa Fe Sport counterpart.

2018 Ford Edge -- The Edge offers less polarizing styling and a bit more interior room, plus the choice of three powerful engines. Fuel economy is on par with the Murano.

2018 Kia Sorento -- The Sorento has a lower base price, a more powerful V6 engine and the option of a third-row seat. It isn't as modern-looking as the Murano, but it does have a better standard warranty.

Used Lexus RX 350 -- For about the same price as a Murano SL or Platinum, you can pick up a nice 2012-2016 Lexus RX 350. Go with a certified pre-owned vehicle and you'll get a car that's been thoroughly inspected to Lexus standards and comes with a warranty that lasts 3 years from your date of purchase or until the vehicle reaches 100,000 miles.

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