The base S trim is $31,525 (including a $975 destination fee) and for that it comes well equipped. New for 2018 is an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system featuring navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD radio, Bluetooth, and satellite radio. Additionally, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link, which can provide fuel prices, weather, and sports scores, is also included with an initial trial period. A large seven-inch color screen in the gauge cluster displays turn-by-turn directions, audio information, and more.
Gaining entry is fairly easy with Nissan’s proximity key although it still requires pressing a button on the door handle. Push-button start is also standard. Once inside, the comfortable Zero Gravity seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and upscale interior materials provide a comfortable and open space.
LED daytime running lights and taillights create unique lighting signatures for the Murano while 18-inch alloy wheels, body-color mirrors with integrated turn signals, and a black finish on the headlight housing keep the exterior looking up to date.
Active safety tech includes an forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. A rearview camera is standard.
There are no significant packages offered on this base trim although, a wifi hotspot and remote engine start are available as dealer-installed accessories.