A used Nissan Murano is an SUV that was designed to look and run like a smaller hatchback car. New, this model can be purchased for no less than $28,000, but a used Nissan Murano can often go for much less, so if you don't want to spend the money to buy a new Nissan Murano, a used one could be a good alternative for you. The Nissan Murano comes with a fuel efficient, 265 horsepower, 3.5-V6 engine, with a fuel economy of around 18 miles per gallon in the city or 23 per gallon on the highway.
Although you will save lots of money by buying your Nissan Murano used, in the long run, you will end up saving much more money on fuel prices. The Nissan Murano comes with an Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) transmission, which endows this model with very good gas mileage for a vehicle of its size. The Xtronic CVT transmission differs from less advanced transmission systems in that there is no set number of gears; instead, the size of the gear can smoothly change from a lowest setting to a highest. While traditional transmission systems have to make large jumps in the gear ratio by switching between differently sized gears, the gears in the Xtronic CVT transmission can change size, eliminating the need to switch gears altogether. Since the process of switching gears in a traditional transmission wastes fuel, the Nissan Murano saves gas by eliminating this process.