Nissan Murano
Nissan Murano
Nissan Murano

2019 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: The 2019 Nissan Murano has refreshed styling and new safety and technology features. All Muranos gain standard Rear Door Alert, which reminds drivers to check the rear seats when exiting the vehicle, and Intelligent Driver Alertness monitor. Also newly standard are second-row side airbags and front-passenger knee airbag. Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 (automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, high-beam assist, and rear automatic braking) is standard on Platinum and is available on SL. Trim levels of this midsize crossover SUV ascend through Nissan’s typical S, SV, SL, and Platinum levels; all are available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The lone drivetrain choice is a 260-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Available features include a 360-degree “Around View” camera system, panoramic sunroof, heated/cooled front seats and heated back seats, power liftgate, and adaptive cruise control. 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: $32,315
AWD S: $33,915
SV: $35,485
AWD SV: $37,085
SL: $40,275
AWD SL: $41,875
Platinum: $44,575
AWD Platinum: $46,175

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
260
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28