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2016 Nissan Murano

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Murano
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2016 S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
most popular
Price:   -  From $29,740
2016 S 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $31,340
2016 SV 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $32,800
2016 SV 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $34,400
2016 SL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,130
2016 SL 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $38,730
2016 Platinum 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $39,180
2016 Platinum 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $40,780

Overview

A mix of practicality and style, the Murano remains the most dramatic-looking midsize crossover you can buy. Step inside and you'll find a polished interior with just as much as space as comparatively boxy vehicles.

What's New for 2016

Redesigned just last year, the Murano rolls into 2016 unchanged.

Nissan Murano

Choosing Your Nissan Murano

The most pleasant surprise about the Murano is that its futuristic styling doesn't come at the expense of interior room. You get a hefty 39.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, and nearly 70 cubic feet with it folded. Five adults can fit comfortably in the Murano's "Zero Gravity" seats, which provide excellent support for long trips. Overall interior design and quality are a cut above what most buyers expect in this price class.

The sole engine is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 260 horsepower, matched to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). All models can be equipped with all-wheel drive in place of the standard front-drive setup. Despite the Murano's size and V6 engine, it achieves a laudable 24 mpg in combined driving.

As before, the Murano is available in four trim levels:

Nissan Murano

S

Comes with all the expected equipment for this class, including a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth phone and audio, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio and integrated smartphone apps. The available Navigation package adds a navigation system, HD radio, and an iPod interface.

Nissan Murano

SV

Gets the Navigation package as standard, plus power front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, roof rails, and foglamps. The SV's available Premium package adds a panoramic sunroof and a nine-speaker Bose sound system.

Nissan Murano

SL

Builds on the SV with leather upholstery, heated front seats with driver memory, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated side mirrors, ambient interior lighting, and a power liftgate. Safety gets a boost from a surround-view camera system, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Bose sound system is also standard. The available Technology package tops off the SL with a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise controls, and front collision warning with automatic braking.

Nissan Murano

Platinum

Adds exclusives touches like ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, a power-adjustable heated steering wheel, LED headlamps, and 20-inch wheels. The rear seat gets a power return function. The Technology package continues as an option.

CarsDirect Tip

The Murano's classy interior begs for leather seats, which require an upgrade to the SL trim level. Considering everything else you get with the SL, it's our pick for best value.

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Expert Review

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Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Midsize crossovers aren't known for their beauty, unless of course you're talking about the Murano. With daring looks and a fashionable interior, it ranks among the most style-conscious family vehicles on the market.

Pricing and Equipment

The Murano is available in four trim levels, differing mainly in comfort and safety features:

  • The $29,660 S comes standard with a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio and integrated smartphone apps. The available Navigation package ($860) adds a navigation system and HD radio.
  • Priced from $32,750, the SV gets the Navigation package as standard and upgraded interior trim. A panoramic sunroof and a nine-speaker Bose sound system are available in the $2,200 Premium package.
  • Stepping up to the SL at $37,050 gets you extra interior conveniences and leather upholstery. Safety gets a boost from a surround-view camera system, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Bose system and a power liftgate are also standard. The available Technology package ($2,260) tops off the SL with a panoramic sunroof and additional accident-avoidance technology.
  • The $40,700 Platinum adds exclusive touches like ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, a power-adjustable heated steering wheel, and 20-inch wheels. The Technology package continues as an option.

Performance Pros

Nissan Murano

Every Murano is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 260 horsepower, matched to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). All models can be equipped with all-wheel drive ($1,600) in place of the standard front-drive setup.

Performance Highlight include:

  • Efficiency: Despite the Murano's size and V6 engine, it achieves a laudable 24 mpg in combined driving.
  • Steering/Handling: The Murano handles very much like a midsize passenger car, confident and reasonably nimble.
  • Ride Quality: The comfort-tuned suspension provides and uncommonly smooth ride without any jitters on imperfect roads.

Performance Cons

  • Don't expect many thrills behind the wheel of the Murano. This is a comfy cruiser, not a crossover with sporty ambitions.
  • The Platinum's 20-inch wheels look great, but result in a harsher ride and do little to affect handling. We strongly prefer the 18s found on lesser models.

Interior Pros

Nissan Murano
  • Overall interior design and quality are a healthy notch above key competitors in this price class. In fact, the standard cloth upholstery seems out of place in such a posh environment.
  • The Murano's "Zero Gravity" seats remain comfortable even after hours of travel.

Interior Cons

  • All models get the same metallic trim for the dash and console. Some wood or aluminum inserts would be appreciated in the upper trims.
  • There's no third-row option, so you're limited to carrying five passengers.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

The Murano's futuristic styling doesn't come at the expense of interior room. You get a hefty 39.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, and nearly 70 cubic feet with it folded.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

A fully loaded Murano is priced dangerously close to more powerful and refined luxury crossovers.

The Bottom Line

The Murano delivers exceptional polish and visual excitement for its class.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 260 HP / 240 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Xtronic 2-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 28 / 24 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 260 HP / 240 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 28 / 24 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
19.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$73
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
69.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
108 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
192.4 "
Exterior Width
75.4 "
Exterior Height
66.6 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
39.8 "
Front Legroom
40.5 "
Rear Legroom
38.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
59.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
58.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,790 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
19.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Machined Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote / Dual Power Remote Convex Spotter
Bumpers
Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
12 Months / 12,000 Miles

Used 2016 Nissan Murano for Sale

3 vehicles found within 100 miles of your area
Nissan
SV
Color: Red
Price

$10,495

Mileage

109,145 mi

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Unique Auto Center (58 mi)

Phone: (909) 873-1111
Nissan
S
Color: Gray
Price

$15,000

Mileage

72,070 mi

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Diamond Valley Honda (80 mi)

Phone: (951) 309-7631
Nissan
S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
Color: Blue
Price

$17,996

Mileage

51,600 mi

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Volvo Cars of Santa Monica (8 mi)

Phone: (310) 496-1157

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SV
Color: Magnetic Black Pearl
Price

$20,888

Mileage

63,721 mi

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Gardena Nissan (6 mi)

Phone: (310) 856-9228
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