Nissan Murano
Nissan Murano
Nissan Murano

2015 Nissan Murano

Pros: Smooth continuously-variable transmission (CVT) contributes to excellent throttle response; straightforward control layout; flat-folding second-row seats offer improved cargo hauling capability

Cons: Love-it-or-hate-it styling; lackluster handling dynamics; swoopy styling cuts into cargo capacity somewhat; some mediocre interior materials

CG Says: Nissan’s 5-passenger crossover SUV is redesigned for 2015 with dramatic new styling inside and out, new technology features, and improved EPA fuel-economy numbers. Trim levels ascend through Nissan’s typical S, SV, SL, and Platinum levels; all are available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The lone engine choice is a 260-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 carried over from the previous Murano. Available features include a 360-degree “Around View” camera system, panoramic sunroof, heated/cooled front seats and heated back seats, power liftgate, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, forward emergency braking, and rear cross-traffic alert. The new Murano’s driving personality isn’t as dynamic or polished as its swoopy look would suggest, and the interior’s execution falls a bit short of Murano’s upscale aspirations. Still, this is a comfortable, likable crossover that offers an excellent blend of passenger-car and SUV attributes.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Nissan
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices S: $29,560
AWD S: $31,160
SV: $32,620
AWD SV: $34,220
SL: $36,950
AWD SL: $38,550
Platinum: $39,000
AWD Platinum: $40,600

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
260
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28

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2015 Nissan Murano