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Expert Rating
3.1 (Good)

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2020 S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $31,730
2020 S 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $33,330
2020 SV 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $35,360
2020 SV 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $36,960
2020 SL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $39,880
2020 SL 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,480
2020 Platinum 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $43,930
2020 Platinum 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $45,530

Overview

What's New

The 2020 Nissan Murano is back with a few notable changes following last year's refresh. The Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of active safety features is standard on all but the base model.

The SV trim also adds rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and heated exterior mirrors, the SL gets traffic sign recognition, and the Platinum gets a new leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Despite these additions, the Murano still languishes near the bottom of the mid-size crossover pack. Its handsome design and upscale interior are overshadowed by its age, as the Murano looks similar to the model that came out in 2015. A strong V6 doesn’t equate to performance that matches the sharp exterior styling.

Choosing Your Nissan Murano

The Murano is available in four trims: S, SV, SL, and Platinum. Prices start at $32,625 including destination for the S and go up to $44,825 for the Platinum.

Engine Choices

On all Nissan Murano models, power comes from a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. Nissan’s Xtronic continuously variable transmission is standard.

Every Murano comes with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available for $1,600 throughout the lineup. Fuel economy checks in at an EPA-estimated 20 miles per gallon city, 28 mpg highway, and 23 combined regardless of whether you choose FWD or AWD.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Murano has seating for up to five passengers. Cargo capacity is rated at 32.1 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and a total of 67 cubic feet of space. These numbers are lower than other competitors in the segment, including the Honda Passport and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Nissan Murano

Safety Features

All Nissan Muranos get forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and a driver alertness monitor.

The SV and higher add adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, rear parking sensors, and rear automatic emergency braking. The S can be equipped with these features minus adaptive cruise control through the $650 Technology Package.

The SL and Platinum also come equipped with front and rear parking sensors, traffic sign recognition, and a surround-view camera system.

Connectivity

Every Nissan comes with an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features included are voice recognition, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system, four USB ports, three 12-volt outlets, and an auxiliary input jack.

The SL and Platinum add navigation, HD radio, and an 11-speaker Bose audio system.

Nissan Murano

S - From $32,625

The Murano S comes with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, push button start, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering column. It shows its base trim status with a six-way manual driver's seat, a four-way manual front passenger seat, and cloth upholstery.

SV - From $36,255

The SV adds black roof rails, heated exterior mirrors, remote start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 10-way power driver’s seat, a four-way power passenger seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The SV trim opens the door for the Premium Package that costs $2,350. While pricey, it adds heated front seats, leatherette upholstery, a dual-panel panoramic moonroof, LED fog lights, the surround-view camera system, and front and rear parking sensors.

SL - From $40,775

Standard features on the SL include 20-inch wheels, LED fog lights, silver roof rails, a motion-activated liftgate, ambient interior lighting, heated front and rear outboard seats, a heated steering wheel, and leather upholstery. The driver's seat and side mirrors get memory functionality.

A dual-panel panoramic moonroof is a $1,420 option.

Platinum - From $44,825

The Platinum ups the luxury feel with 20-inch dark silver wheels, a dual-panel panoramic moonroof, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, heated and ventilated front seats, memory for the steering wheel, and semi-aniline leather upholstery with diamond-quilted inserts.

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CarsDirect Tip

Unless you really want leather, the SV trim is the sweet spot in the 2020 Nissan Murano lineup. It comes with a healthy list of standard features, including the additional active safety features. The Premium Package is worth the upgrade and brings near SL-trim levels of features for less money.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Sporty, stylish design
  • Strong safety technology
  • Smooth ride
Cons
  • Down on interior space
  • V6 isn’t efficient
  • Interior could use a redesign
Expert Rating
3.1 (Good)

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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Safety features galore. The largest change for the 2020 Nissan Murano is the addition of more safety features as standard. Nissan now offers every Murano with its Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of safety features. The automaker has also bolstered safety features on higher trims.

All Muranos now come with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, a driver monitoring system, and a rear-seat reminder system. Higher trims can be fitted with adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, rear automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, a surround-view camera system, and traffic sign recognition. That's an excellent roster for a mid-size crossover.

The Murano also carries a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, something that can give families even more peace of mind.

Down on space, yet comfortable. For a five-seat crossover, the Murano may be down on cargo and interior space than a lot of competitors, but it still has a comfortable cabin. The seats provide the same amount of comfort as some luxury crossovers, and the rear seats still have enough room for three adults.

High-end trims come with nice touches like semi-aniline leather, climate-controlled front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated rear seats, which all help make the Murano’s cabin a nice place to be.

While the Murano’s interior is a nice place to be, it's down on cargo space. Behind the rear seats, the crossover has 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space. In total, it offers 67 cubic feet of space. These figures lag behind for the segment.


Nissan Murano

Sporty, handsome styling. The Murano puts styling first with dramatic lines and a large grille. Sweeping lines are found throughout the body, mimicking a sports car. Angular design elements, like the headlights and taillights, help break up the soft, curvy lines. Visually, the Murano is one of the more striking crossovers on the market.

Nissan may have slightly updated the Murano’s exterior styling last year, but the interior hasn’t changed since the current-generation model came out in 2015. This results in a stylish, yet dated, look. Material quality and design don’t look as modern as those you’ll find in competitors, either.

Still, the Murano’s exterior design, especially when outfitted in a bright color, makes the old interior easy to overlook.

Performance doesn’t live up to the design. Unlike a lot of other mid-size crossovers, the Murano comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine as standard. Power is rated at 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque.

The engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with power going to either the front wheels or an all-wheel-drive system. Fuel economy for the Murano is EPA rated at 23 miles per gallon combined, which is subpar for the segment.

Despite having a large V6 engine, performance for the Murano isn’t blistering. It’s more of a smooth operator and a capable highway cruiser. Our issues with the powertrain are with the CVT, which can be slow to imitate shifts and bucks at low speeds.

Handling for the Murano errs more to the soft side, as it soaks up imperfections on the road without a hint of athleticism. The heavy steering, quiet cabin, and soft suspension all help the Murano's case for being a great vehicle for long commutes or frequent road trippers.

Final thoughts. Unlike other mid-size crossovers, the 2020 Nissan Murano isn't a family vehicle – it’s more of a style-first vehicle for consumers that want something that looks a lot more expensive than it really is. It’s packed with safety features, has a comfortable cabin, and comes with a smooth V6 engine.

Nissan’s gone all in on CVTs, which is a shame because it’s one of the Murano’s few weak points, but it’s hard to overlook. Fixing that would mend one of our largest issues with the crossover. We’d also love to see Nissan redesign the Murano’s interior with a design that matches the exterior.

If you’re looking for three rows of seating, there are many other options, including the Kia Telluride, Mazda CX-9, and Volkswagen Atlas. Other two-row utility vehicles include the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Honda Passport. The former offers much more off-roading capability, a 707-hp track-focused variant, and much more towing capacity. The Passport has a more spacious cargo area, a more rugged design, and a more powerful V6.

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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 sequential shift control CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
20 / 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
20 / 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
67.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
108 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
192.4 "
Exterior Width
75.4 "
Exterior Height
67.8 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
39.8 "
Front Legroom
40.5 "
Rear Legroom
38.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
59.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
58.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,823 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
19.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
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
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 And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Intelligent Forward Collision Warning With Aeb Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Warning (bsw) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Intelligent Lane Intervention (i-li) Lane Departure / Lane Departure Warning (ldw) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (paeb) Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Intelligent Driver Alertness (i-da) Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
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 2020 Nissan Murano for Sale

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SV
Color: Black
Price

$19,499

Mileage

36,942 mi

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California Motor Trade 3 (48 mi)

Phone: (951) 550-0724
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SL
Color: Red
Price

$19,699

Mileage

66,802 mi

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California Motor Trade 3 (48 mi)

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SL FWD
Color: White
Price

$21,000

Mileage

51,398 mi

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Phone: (661) 274-7200
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Platinum
Color: White
Price

$22,900

Mileage

75,572 mi

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Phone: (562) 231-0100
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