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Used Car Price Range
$26,998 - $49,995
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2023 S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $34,160
2023 S 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $35,860
2023 SV 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,700
2023 SV 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $39,400
2023 SL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,660
2023 SL 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $43,360
2023 Platinum 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $45,710
2023 Platinum 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $47,410
Expert Rating
3.2 (Good)

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: 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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Overview

What's New

The 2023 Nissan Murano is a carryover model with the only notable changes being the adoption of the new Nissan logo and two new colors.

Choosing Your Nissan Murano

The Murano is offered in four trims: S, SV, SL, and Platinum and base prices range from $34,955 to $46,505 with destination.

Engine Choices

The Murano remains equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque and utilizes a continuously-variable transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and an all-wheel-drive system is available for $1,700 on all trims.

The front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive Murano models earn an EPA-estimated 20 miles per gallon city, 28 mpg highway, and 23 combined. There is no hybrid version of the Murano.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Murano is a five-passenger crossover with a priority on styling instead of overall utility. It provides a roomy back seat with 38.7 inches but it’s not as generations as the Hyundai Sante Fe nor is it as spacious for cargo with 31.1 cubic feet behind the back seat and 65 cubic feet with the seat folded down.

The older design of the Murano can muster a 1,500-pound towing rating which is less than its competitors as well as its sibling, the new Nissan Pathfinder (with a 6,000-pound rating).

2023 Nissan Murano Interior

Safety Features

Despite its age, the crossover features the latest active safety equipment with standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, reverse automatic braking, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, driver attention monitor, and automatic high beams. Adaptive cruise control and front and rear parking sensors are standard on the SV trim, and a surround-view camera and traffic sign recognition are standard on the SL trim.

The Murano is a 2022 Top Safety Pick+ winner from IIHS and the safety systems earn Superior ratings for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian (day) and an Advanced rating for vehicle-to-pedestrian at night.

The crossover also scores an impressive five-star rating from NHTSA.

Connectivity

An eight-inch touchscreen is featured on every trim, as is Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and satellite radio. The SL trim includes door-to-door navigation and a Bose sound system with 11 speakers (up from six).

2023 Nissan Murano Interior

2023 Nissan Murano S – MSRP From $34,955

The base trim features 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and signature daytime running lights, proximity entry, cloth seats with six-way manual adjustability for the driver, a seven-inch driver information display, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

2023 Nissan Murano SV – MSRP From $38,495

The SV trim adds heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, LED fog lights, remote engine start, heated leatherette seats with 10-way power adjustability for the driver, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an automatic-dimming rearview mirror.

The Midnight Edition Package adds a black grille, roof rails, side mirrors, front and rear lower bumper accents, lower door trim, splash guards, tailgate trim, and badges for $1,590.

2023 Nissan Murano SL – MSRP From $42,455

The SL trim features 20-inch wheels, a hands-free power tailgate, silver roof rails, leather seats with memory for the driver, and heated rear seats, and offers a panoramic sunroof for $1,490.

2023 Nissan Murano Platinum – MSRP From $46,505

The top-tier trim receives dark silver 20-inch wheels, premium leather seats with quilted patterns, dark wood trim, a power-adjustable steering wheel wrapped in premium leather, and heated and cooled front seats.

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CarsDirect Tip

The SV trim packs the desirable everyday practical features and presents the best value among the Murano’s trim levels. The Platinum trim’s higher price puts it against its newer competition that can offer better tech and modern premium designs.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Superb ride
  • Plenty of space
  • Still looks good outside
  • Safety is strong across the range
Cons
  • Power-sapping CVT
  • Interior looks and feels dated
  • Fuel economy is weak
  • A new model can’t be far away
Expert Rating
3.2 (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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The nine lives of Nissan. If you feel like Nissan’s third-generation Murano has been around for a while, you’d be absolutely right. Launched nine model years ago and largely unchanged ever since, this crossover SUV finds itself competing in a market where cabin design and fuel economy have moved on somewhat. Nobody considers 23 MPG on the combined cycle to be decent these days, while rival infotainment systems have evolved far beyond a basic eight-inch touchscreen and a stock stereo system.

Externally at least, the Murano manages to hide its age. Its bold V-shaped nose remains striking even in 2023, with headlights seemingly capped by chrome brows alongside matching chromework on the D-pillar. There’s a strong family resemblance to other Nissans at the rear, while the overall aesthetic is handsome enough. It’s one of few cars which look good in a beige paint job, though Nissan offers some striking metallic shades as alternatives.

Cabin (non)fever. The same sense of pleasant-but-dated has infiltrated the Murano’s cabin. Fine in the mid-2010s, it looks dated today with three banks of buttons surrounding a relatively low-set eight-inch screen. Fans of symmetry will nod approvingly, but it’s all a bit underwhelming when you look at the interiors Volvo and Jaguar are installing into their XC40 and E-Pace models. The materials also underwhelm – they’re not cheap by any means (especially the standard leather in SL and Platinum models), but they’re a bit old-sedan for our liking.

There’s more to appreciate in terms of space and comfort. The decision not to squeeze in a third row of seats means second-row passengers enjoy 39 inches of legroom, while every model bar the base S receives power adjustment for its squashy, armchair-like front seats. If you avoid the optional sunroof, headroom is fine for all but the unusually tall, and the trunk can be expanded from 32 cubic feet to 67 by dropping the rear seats.

Nissan Murano

Leisure, not pleasure. Few buyers would expect the Murano to be a fireball on the road. As a result, the sluggish steering and lightweight 1,500lb towing limit are unlikely to disappoint. Performance is more of an issue – the 3.5-liter V6 is a well-proven unit, but it’s having to pull 4,000 pounds of car around. Add in a typically whiny CVT box, and what performance there is has to be dragged out of the Murano’s engine bay. This becomes more of an issue outside urban areas, or when fully loaded. One of the few dynamic positives is the excellent ride quality, with even 20-inch wheels failing to spoil the refinement. We must also acknowledge the amount of sound deadening incorporated into the Murano’s cabin – it’s a peaceful place to be, gearbox notwithstanding.

Generous equipment. The Murano comes in four trim levels, and even S models pack automatic emergency braking and LED exterior lights. An additional $3,500 brings SV’s power front seats and parking sensors, while there’s a $5,000 jump to SL’s surround-view camera system and motion-activated tailgate. By the time you’ve reached Platinum, prices have risen to almost $50,000, though you are rewarded with navigation and a Bose audio system. Still, it’s doubtful that any of this justifies such a large premium over the $35,000 base model. If you want to splash even more cash, AWD is a $1,700 option and a panoramic sunroof will cost almost as much.

It's worth noting that every Murano receives generous levels of safety kit, from blind-spot monitoring to active lane control. One of the few benefits of SV trim is its inclusion of adaptive cruise control. The NHTSA has awarded this elderly SUV top marks almost across the board, while only side impact testing gave the IIHS any cause for concern.

Final thoughts. Ever since the second-generation Murano shed its predecessor’s shark-grin design, this has been an easy SUV to like. It’s getting on a bit now, and we worry that a new model will arrive soon, but the Murano remains a worthy contender in the sub-$50,000 market. It’s well-equipped and safe, offering generous interior space and an excellent ride. The looks remain distinctive (externally at least), and there are no major vices for owners to endure.

The Murano’s biggest failing is its age – rivals now match its strengths while improving on its weaknesses. The lethargic performance is largely due to a cumbersome CVT transmission, but there’s no way of avoiding it. Similarly, the last-decade dashboard can’t be spruced up in any way, and lesser trim levels have fallen behind the times in terms of standard specifications. If you’re going to buy nine-year-old technology, we’d recommend you negotiate a good deal as compensation.

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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
192.8 "
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
3,865 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 / Pearlcoat 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 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
2
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 W/automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Warning (bsw) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Intelligent Lane Intervention (i-li) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Automatic Emergency Braking With Pedestrian Detection 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

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