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.
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).
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.
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 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.
Compare Murano Trims Side-By-Side
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.