The five-passenger 2017 Nissan Murano is a pleasant and versatile midsize crossover with spacious and upscale interior, and nice balance of fuel economy and power. We recommend it for anyone looking for an upscale, V6-powered crossover without having to pay a premium for a luxury brand. Its release date should be expected sometime in the middle of next year.
Thankfully, there is a suitable amount of function to go along with the exterior and interior style. This has been achieved even with the perception that a crossover SUV isn’t the kind of vehicle that can boast a bold styling. For conservatives, these are vehicles that are more geared towards providing ample passenger and cargo capacity and plenty of comfort amenities over style.
However, the Murano might be among some of the notable exceptions you can find in the market today. It is a vehicle that offers lots of utility such as ample passenger and cargo volume, with the latter capable of filling to the brim with kids’ sports equipment and groceries.
While there are many appealing and compelling reasons why the Murano should be liked, the new model doesn’t offer any radical changes over the previous model thanks to the previous redesign done in the recent past. The only changes that the Murano seems to brag about include the sleek roof line and dramatic curves, and plenty of upscale technology updates.
Once you’re seated on the comfortable and supportive seats the Murano offers, you’ll notice it offers plenty of space to stretch out, and the seating is comfortable regardless of whether you are seating alongside the driver or in the backseat. Plenty of standard features are offered as well, and there is extensive use of upscale materials such as leather upholstery and wood trimmings.
The ride quality is superb relative to what the competition offers, and you can rest assured you’ll get a respectable fuel economy and a smooth acceleration. Even so, the segment offers desirable alternatives such as the 2017 Toyota Highlander, 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the 2017 Honda Pilot. For a more engaging handling and performance and matching features to the Murano, we recommend you check out the 2017 Ford Edge.
Offered Trims – Nissan Murano
Four trim levels are offered for the 2017 Nissan Murano: Platinum, SL, SV, and S. Each is offered with a choice of either the FWD or the AWD drive mode.
Exterior Changes & 2017 Nissan Murano Interior Changes
Standard accessories available for the base Murano S model includes a folding and reclining 60/40-slit steering wheel, smartphone integration app, rear privacy glass, 18” alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED taillights and running lights, a 7” display screen, an auxiliary input jack, dual USB port, a rearview camera, automatic dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, a six-speaker sound system, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.
Optional features include an additional USB port, HD radio, voice recognition, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, and a navigation system.
Stepping up to the Murano SV allows you access to a four-way front passenger seat, foglights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote engine start, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and an adjustable powered eight-way seats.
Going the Murano SL way gets you a power liftgate. Driver memory settings, heated exterior mirrors, rear-cross traffic alert, ambient interior lighting, a 360-degree parking camera, a blind-spot monitoring system, and a leather upholstery.
At the helm of the trim ladder is the Murano Platinum that comes bundled with ventilated and heated front seats, LED headlights, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, LED headlights, 20” alloy wheels, power return rear seats, heated outboard rear seats, additional memory settings, and a four-zone automatic climate control.
2017 Nissan Murano Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Murano is a 3.5L V6 engine good for 260 hp and 240 lbs. ft. of torque. A Continuously Variable Transmission system then takes up the power to either the FWD or the AWD depending on your choice.
Its fuel consumption, according to EPA projections, should be expected at around 28/21/24 mpg on the highway/city/combined.
Buyers should also expect a segment-average time of around 7.5 seconds for the FWD 2017 Nissan Murano.
2017 Nissan Murano Release Date & Price
The Murano SUV – as per credible reports – should be expected sometime during the middle of next year, probably in June. As for its price, the Murano SUV will feature a base MSRP starting from $29,660. Prices for both the Murano CrossCabriolet and Hybrid are still under wraps but we should expect additional info as its release date draws closer.
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