3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Nissan Murano

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4.6Excellent | Details

MPG

18 City / 24 Highway
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Since its debut more than 10 years ago, the Nissan Murano has offered trendsetting looks and features that others are just beginning to implement. The 2014 Murano continues to avoid the block-like SUV styling in favor of a rounded, futuristic design.

As it has from the start, this five-passenger carryall uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT), a setup that tends to deliver better fuel economy than traditional automatics. Available with front or all-wheel drive, the Nissan Murano has a strong V6 engine and a driver-oriented suspension that help set it apart from competitors.

What's New for 2014

The Murano lineup is basically unchanged for 2014—models finished in a bronze exterior color offer a new black interior option.

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Choosing Your Nissan Murano

The Murano is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes an ample 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. Its EPA ratings are 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 18 mpg city/ 23 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.

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All Muranos use Nissan's Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT). CVTs tend to feel like a one-speed automatic and take a little getting used to since there are no traditional shift points; especially under hard acceleration, it might sound as if the transmission is trying to catch up with the engine when it's functioning perfectly.

The Nissan Murano comes in four trim levels, all with standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive:

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S

Base S versions come with dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a 6-speaker AM/FM/CD changer with auxiliary input, and a leather-wrapped shift knob.

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SV

The SV adds features like a rearview monitor, a USB connection, and a Bluetooth hands-free phone system—this alone will justify an upgrade for many customers, who now consider Bluetooth essential in any car purchase.

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SL

There's a significant price jump to the SL, but it comes with a dual-panel moonroof, leather upholstery and a Bose audio system.

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LE

The top-of-the-line LE adds 20-inch wheels, HID headlights and heat for the steering wheel and rear seats.

A navigation package on SL models adds a touchscreen system along with Bluetooth streaming audio. A similar bundle called Platinum Edition on LEs includes blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

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Depending on your budget, there is a Murano for everyone—but we recommend going for value with the midrange SV model.

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