Nissan Murano: A Comfortable, Roomy Ride -Car Review Soup

21 Oct 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Nissan Murano: A Comfortable, Roomy Ride -Car Review Soup
Nissan Murano

2012 Murano Nissan

Nissan#8217;s Murano crossover a solid, quiet and comfortable mover.

While many buy this in front-wheel-drive form, I the SL model with all-wheel That means it goes for $41,000, which seems until you consider many crossovers with luxury

The tested dark metallic Murano started at $38,000 and up $40,855 with mainly a system upgrade adding to the If price is a concern, start at the S level, which begins at for front-wheel drive and $31,560 for There are four trim the top, LE, going for $40,560 AWD.

Murano, like most is fairly easily accessed. Not a big here as in most SUVs.

like most crossovers, is easily accessed. Not a big step-up as in most SUVs. It#8217;s inside and will haul a amount of stuff, plus up to adults.

Cargo space is a 31.6 cubic feet the second-row seats.

Front and seat legroom and headroom are but this one does have a sunroof that eats up an inch or so of headroom.

Murano#8217;s wheelbase and four-wheel independent provide a comfortable ride, on the highway and around town. are well muted and its Dual Path shocks on all four eat up rough roads.

Likewise most folks appreciate the 260-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and how it with the Xtronic CVT (continuously transmission). This is the only CVT on the that I#8217;d recommend. It nearly perfectly with the V6 to good low-end power and not deafen you with high-revving noise.

Many CVTs do

I managed 18.3 mpg, the trip computer was saying The EPA says you#8217;ll get 18 mpg city and 23 in this 4,132-pound crossover. I ran 60% city miles.

This is the only CVT on the market I#8217;d recommend.

Handling is with a moderately heavy feel and fairly responsive into corners. This closer to a sedan than a SUV, and that#8217;s a plus. a little lean in tight and the crossover rides on 18-inch

Braking comes from vented discs. There is stability and traction control, and the AWD that will keep you on the and narrow once the winter returns.

I like Murano#8217;s It#8217;s well insulated road and wind noise, and one had a tan and brown leather interior brushed metal trim the stack, shifter, console and Its three round intertwined gauges are easy to see, and buttons and dials on the stack are to use and understand. There are two-memory buttons in the driver#8217;s door, a power hatch and fuel-release button on the left dash.

That#8217;s also where find the heated steering button.

Also I loved the seat heat and Murano#8217;s mildly contoured seats make for enjoyable long There#8217;s a power lumbar for the driver.

A leather-wrapped steering wheel radio, cruise and phone on its hub. Officially this is a wheel, but the test vehicle#8217;s would not tilt at all, to be jammed at a midlevel setting.

push-button start, plus a port for your key fob.

To the trip computer there are on the right edge of the gauge hood. Radio channel buttons are below the touchscreen and radio.

I like Murano#8217;s It#8217;s well insulated road and wind noise.

All the map, info and radio surround the large, and rarely center master control These buttons are large and to use while driving, as were the volume and tuning knobs. climate controls also are here.

The test car added a $1,880 package that provides a touchscreen, voice-recognition and real-time and weather information. Nice if on highways a lot.

Overall, is a pleasantly styled crossover good interior room and plus a comfortable luxury and feel. If pricing is a major focus on the S and SV trim levels. if you don#8217;t absolutely demand you can save some money by with a front-wheel drive

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