Dramatic styling; lots of high-tech options; luxurious interior; good fuel economy; strong V6 engine
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
For 2017, the Nissan Murano gains Apple CarPlay, while the SV trim can now be equipped with Nissan's Driver Attention Alert system See the 2017 Nissan Murano models for sale near you
If you can live without a power driver's seat, a panoramic sunroof and safety features such as forward-collision warning and a blind spot monitoring system, we think the base S model is a great value. Even with AWD and the Navigation package, the price still stays right around $33,000.
If you can't live without the aforementioned goodies, go for the Platinum with the Technology package. It's only about $2,000 more than the SL, and at this price point, the difference in your monthly payment will hardly be noticeable. Find a Nissan Murano for sale
The 2017 Nissan Murano comes in four trims: S, SV, SL and Platinum. All four are available with either front-wheel drive (FWD) or AWD.
The Murano S ($30,680 FWD, $32,280 AWD) includes a manual tilt-telescopic steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, Nissan Intelligent Key with push-button start, 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, Bluetooth phone and music-streaming capability, SiriusXM radio, a 7-in color display and a rearview monitor.
An optional Navigation package adds an 8-in touchscreen display, NissanConnect with mobile apps, Apple CarPlay, voice-activated navigation and a USB/iPod interface.
The Murano SV ($33,740 FWD, $35,340 AWD) adds the above-mentioned Navigation package, roof rails, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 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 Premium package adds a panoramic sunroof and a 9-speaker Bose audio system. The Driver Assistance package adds a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, Driver Attention Alert, moving-object detection, Nissan's Around View monitor, Homelink and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The Murano SL ($38,070 FWD, $39,670 AWD) brings leather seating, the Bose audio system, heated outside mirrors, a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, Driver Attention Alert, heated front seats, a power rear lift gate and the Around View monitor.
The Murano Platinum ($40,120 FWD, $41,720 AWD) comes pretty loaded and includes a heated power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, heated rear seats, 20-in alloy wheels, heated and cooled front seats and LED low-beam headlights.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2017 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.
2017 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.
2017 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 has 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.