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2015 Nissan Murano

At a Glance

Pricing $29,560 - $40,600
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6
Transmissions CVT
Fuel Economy 21 (city), 28 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 52

Overview Information

When it was introduced in 2003, the Murano was a unique combination of a car platform and SUV utility. As the market for FWD-biased SUV designs has matured, the third-generation Murano is now one of many similar offerings in the segment. The Murano has four doors, and two rows of seats for five passengers. The large hatch area can hold up to 39.6 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats up. A standard 3.5l V6 engine producing 260-bhp is mated to a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT).

What Changed:

The third generation Murano is about 3 inches longer and 1 inch wider than its predecessor. A 3.5l V6 engine rated at 260-bhp remains the sole powertrain. Both FWD and AWD models are offered.

Official Word:

The first-generation Nissan Murano had a profound impact on the SUV market when it was introduced for the 2003 model year. In addition to being one of the first crossovers on the market, it offered a fresh design sensibility that combined an elegant style with premium features - without a luxury price tag. Murano quickly attracted a loyal, enthusiastic owner base and remained a "class of one" as other manufacturers scrambled to catch up. The second-generation...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Murano S 3.5l V6 (260-bhp) CVT FWD 21/28/24 49 $29,560
Murano SV 3.5l V6 (260-bhp) CVT FWD 21/28/24 49 $32,620
Murano SL 3.5l V6 (260-bhp) CVT FWD 21/28/24 49 $36,950
Murano Platinum 3.5l V6 (260-bhp) CVT FWD 21/28/24 52 $39,000
Murano S 3.5l V6 (260-bhp) CVT AWD 21/28/24 49 $31,160
Murano SV 3.5l V6 (260-bhp) CVT AWD 21/28/24 49 $34,220
Murano SL 3.5l V6 (260-bhp) CVT AWD 21/28/24 49 $38,550
Murano Platinum 3.5l V6 (260-bhp) CVT AWD 21/28/24 52 $40,600