2021 Nissan Murano Gains Standard Safety Features, Special Edition Package

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, Automotive Editor - December 17, 2020

For 2021, Nissan is introducing a few changes for the midsize Murano. The SUV now comes with Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 suite of advanced safety features as standard, while a new Special Edition Package replaces last year’s SV Premium Package. Additionally, there are three new exterior colors – Scarlet Ember Tincoat, Boulder Gray Pearl, and Magnetic Black Pearl – for the model year. As one would expect, pricing has gone up for 2021.

The base Murano S now costs $32,510 (prices include destination). That represents a price increase of $780 from 2020. While it’s a steep increase in pricing, the S trim now comes with Nissan Safety Shield 360, which includes automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, high-beam assist, and lane departure warning as standard. Previously, the safety suite was standard on SV trims and higher or as part of the $650 Technology Package on the S trim.

Standard features for the SV trim mainly stay the same, though it starts at $35,640 – $280 more than before – and is now available with a new Special Edition Package. The $2,530 package adds synthetic leather upholstery, heated front seats, 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a surround-view monitor, and a dual-panel moonroof. The Special Edition Package is slightly more expensive than last year’s Premium Package, which cost $2,350. Additionally, the Special Edition Package doesn’t come with the front and rear parking sensors or the LED fog lights like last year’s package, but it does come with 20-inch wheels and special badges.

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Without any major changes for the SL and Platinum trims, pricing goes up by a modest $130 for those two models. The SL trim now starts at $40,010, while the Platinum costs $44,060. Adding all-wheel drive to the Murano is an extra $1,550 throughout the entire range.

With the Murano now coming with Safety Shield 360, Nissan now has a total of 10 vehicles that come with its advanced suite as standard equipment. The other vehicles include the Versa, Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Kicks, Rogue Sport, Rogue, Leaf, and Titan.

Now that Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 suite is standard on the 2021 Murano, it’s more competitive in the midsize segment. The Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda Passport, and Ford Edge come with a similar list of standard safety features as the Murano. The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevrolet Blazer lag behind the competition, as they don’t have an extensive list of standard safety features.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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