2013 Nissan Murano
The Nissan Murano is a quiet, comfortable and
refined midsize crossover with a curvaceous look that sets it apart from its
The cabin has an upscale look and feel thanks
to high-quality materials. A simple but highly effective tri-binnacle
instrument panel greets the driver, while the wide center stack houses
well-organized and intuitive controls. Cargo space is rated at 31.6 cubic feet
behind the rear seats; while 64 cubic feet is available with the rear seats
folded down to create a flat load floor.
The Murano is built on Nissan's "D"
platform, which provides a solid foundation and lightweight suspension
A 3.5-liter V6 serves up 260 horsepower and
240 lb-ft. of torque, while one of the better CVTs (continuously variable
transmission) metes out power smoothly to either the front wheels (the standard
configuration) or all four wheels (with an optional AWD system).
Murano buyers can choose between five trim levels - S, SV, SV Value Package, SL
trim comes standard with:
Power windows and
automatic climate control
AM/FM/CD stereo system with an aux-in jack
Rear parking camera
with an interior display
USB port for iPod
Value Package adds titanium finish for 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a
power lift gate, nine-speaker and dual-subwoofer Bose audio system and a Nissan
Power lift gate
Titanium finish for
the 18-inch aluminum wheels
Opting for either the LE Platinum Edition or
SL Navigation Package will grant buyers Nissan's Safety Shield technologies
that include the Moving Object Detection (MOD), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), and
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems.
The top-shelf LE trim adds:
Heated rear seats
Xenon HID lights
All Murano models come standard with dual front, front side and side curtain
airbags in addition to traction and stability control systems and a
tire-pressure monitoring system.