Starting at $31,775 for a front-wheel-drive base Murano S, prices rise to $45,200 for an all-wheel-drive Platinum model in optional Pearl White – with SV and SL trims in between. A single engine and transmission is offered in either front- or all-wheel drive.
Base models come with the usual power features plus an eight-inch touchscreen, navigation, satellite radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, LED taillights and daytime running lights, and a rearview camera, with forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking added this year.
With one engine and transmission, the choice comes down to feature set. We'd pass on the base S but stop short of the SL with its less-than-premium leather seats and opt for the SV, which adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, an auto-dimming inside mirror, and power front seats, plus access to a number of luxury and advanced safety features.
Here's how we'd build it:
- Model: 2018 Nissan Murano SV
- Engine: 3.5-liter V6
- Output: 260 hp / 240 lb-ft
- Transmission:Continuously variable transmission
- Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
- MPG: 21 City / 28 Hwy
- Options: Premium Package ($2,790, 18-inch gunmetal alloy wheels, panoramic moonroof, Bose audio system, heated front seats and outside mirrors, around-view monitor, driver attention alert, and adaptive cruise control).
- Base Price:$36,675 (including the $975 destination charge)
- Best Value Price:$39,465