Nissan has seen fit to leave its Murano alone since the dramatic redesign its designers gave this mid-size crossover in 2015. Thus, it retains the distinctive, if polarizing, look that we surmise is the only thing that keeps this stylish SUV from challenging class leaders like the Ford Edge and Hyundai Santa Fe for popularity.
That's a shame, though: the Murano comes in with a base price that slots in between those two more mainstream-looking models, but Nissan amps up value with the inclusion of standard navigation and an interior that looks and feels a class above.
Murano comes with a single powertrain that offers only a choice of front- or all-wheel drive with its 3.5L V6 (260 hp/240 lb-ft of torque) and continuously variable automatic transmission.
This is a refined vehicle all-around, from its smooth, powerful engine and quiet ride to zero-gravity seats the company says were inspired by NASA and were conceived to reduce fatigue over long stints behind the wheel.
Trims include the FWD-only S, and AWD-only SV, SL and Platinum.
Notable standard kit at the starting point includes 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, LED taillights, navigation, backup camera, dual-zone climate control, passive keyless entry with push-button start and heated front seats.
SV AWD trim adds a power driver's seat, heated steering wheel and leather trim for steering wheel and shifter.
SL AWD gets a 360-degree view camera system, blind spot alert and intervention with rear cross-traffic alert, garage door opener, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable front passenger seat, leather seating and replaces the base six-speaker stereo with an 11-speaker audio system.
Finally, Platinum trim includes 20-inch wheels, automatic emergency braking, ventilated front seats and intelligent cruise control.
Fuel consumption estimates are 11.0/8.3 L/100 km (city/highway) for the FWD S trim, and 11.2/8.4 L/100 km for all over versions.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed