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2019 Nissan Murano Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Abhinandan Banerjee Senior Correspondent Updated on: November 13, 2019


Introduced way back in 2003 to the American market, the Nissan Murano is among the very first vehicles to have established a certain segment of sorts that paved way for the Compact Utility Vehicles segment. Nissan flaunted the Murano's car-like driving dynamics, despite it being an SUV. This hit a chord with the customers and hence, the Murano emerged to be a runaway success.

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Pros

Stylish Interior and Exterior

Good Fuel Efficiency for a V6

Segment-defining safety features

User-friendly tech features

Cons

Poor towing capacity

Lethargic performance from the motor

Slow steering response

Poor rear visibility

Missing Lane keep assist

What's New?

Front Fascia and Interior styling

Updated Navigation System

LED Headlights

Addition of more standard safety features

Diamond Quilted Leather seats on Platinum trim


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$31370

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

140 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

260 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

240 lbs.-ft @ 4400 rpm

transmission

continuously variable-speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

64.6/64.6

dimensions

wheelbase

111.2 in.

length

192.8 in.

width

75.4 in.

height

66.6 in.

curb weight

3823 lbs.

ground clearance

6.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

108.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

67 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

payload capacity

1287 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.6 sec.

zero to 100 mph

9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/23/28 mpg

highway range

532 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr. / 36000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Nissan Murano in Brilliant Silver Metallic color  2019 Nissan Murano in Cayenne Red Metallic color  2019 Nissan Murano in Deep Blue Pearl color  2019 Nissan Murano in Gun Metallic color  2019 Nissan Murano in Sunset Drift ChromaFlair color
Brilliant Silver Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.0

Interior

7.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Nissan Murano S

S

power
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$31,370 - $32,970


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT) Starting at $31,370 MSRP (20/23/28) 260 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
S 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) Starting at $32,970 MSRP (20/23/28) 260 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Nissan Murano SV

SV

power
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$34,540 - $36,140


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SV 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) Starting at $36,140 MSRP (20/23/28) 260 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive 5
SV 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT) Starting at $34,540 MSRP (20/23/28) 260 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Nissan Murano SL

SL

power
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$39,330 - $40,930


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SL 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) Starting at $40,930 MSRP (20/23/28) 260 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive 5
SL 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT) Starting at $39,330 MSRP (20/23/28) 260 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Nissan Murano Platinum

Platinum

power
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$43,630 - $45,230


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT) Starting at $45,230 MSRP (20/23/28) 260 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive 5
Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT) Starting at $43,630 MSRP (20/23/28) 260 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.3

Overall Rating


By 2019, all major manufacturers had complied with this ideology due to the rising interests of the customers in the segment. Which is why they further went on to introduce the best of their stables into the segment. Nissan, to bring back its magic, has introduced an updated version of the Murano for 2019. It also gets a visual update inside out. Apart from that, the Murano also welcomes a new infotainment system along with a revised feature-list.

Prices start from $31,270 for the base FWD 'S' trim and goes over $45,130 for the top of the line AWD equipped 'Platinum' trim. Talking about its competitors, the Nissan is challenged by some more expensive and better-equipped rivals like Honda Passport, Chevrolet Blazer, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Ford Edge. Let's move ahead and see if the Nissan is back in the game or still a spectator in this segment.

2019 Nissan Murano Front Three-quarter View
2019 Nissan Murano Front Three-quarter View
2019 Nissan Murano Rear Three-quarter View
2019 Nissan Murano Rear Three-quarter View

7.0/10
Features

 
 
 

7.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Nissan Murano Features

7.0/10

The Nissan Murano comes in four trims and all those trims can be had In either FWD Configuration or an AWD. Some Standard Features include an 8' Touchscreen System, LED Headlights and Taillights.

Trims

S

SV

SL

Platinum

MSRP (FWD)

$31,270

$34,440

$39,230

$43,530

MSRP (AWD)

$32,870

$36,040

$40,830

$45,130

Features

8' Touchscreen Infotainment with 6 Speakers

Adds/Replaces these to 'cS'

Adds/Replaces these to 'cSV'

Adds/replaces these to 'cSL'

 

Satellite Radio

Leather Wrapped Steering

11 Speaker Bose Audio System

Diamond Quilted Leather Upholstery

 

Apple Car Play, Android Auto

Power Adjust front seats

Navigation, Voice recognition

Power Adjustable Steering Wheel

 

Bluetooth, 4 USB Ports

Remote Start

Heated Steering and ORVM

Ventilated Front Seats

 

Rearview Camera

Blind Spot Monitoring System

Heated Front Seats and Outboard Rear Seats

Panoramic Moon Roof

 

Forward Collision warning

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Hands Free Power Lift Gate, 360 Degree Cam

High Beam Assist

 

Auto Emergency Braking

 

Front and Rear parking Sensors

 Nissan Connect Services

We Recommend

The SL trim adds a lot of value to the SV and convenience features, which is why we think, it is the trim to go for.

2019 Nissan Murano Engine and Performance

The Murano's bold styling and relaxed driving demeanor remain intact-CarandDriver.com

The 2019 Murano drives as well as it drove ever before. The 3.5-liter V6 sends capacity to either the front or every one of the four wheels but that depends on the spec you are driving. Power and Torque figures stand out at a respectable 260hp and 240 pound feet respectively. The CVT takes time to transfer power from standstill courtesy of the Rubber band effect but get the engine past its mid-range and that is when, the Murano truly shines.

Models

Nissan Murano S

Chevrolet Blazer LT V6

Honda Passport Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

Ford Edge SEL

MSRP

$32,315

$34,495

$33,035

$31,995

$34,395

Engine

3.5L V6

3.6L V6

3.5L V 6

3.3L V6

Inline 4 Cylinder Turbocharged

Transmission

CVT

9 Speed automatic

9 Speed automatic

6 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

Power

260hp@ 6000rpm

305hp@ 6600rpm

280hp@ 6000rpm

290hp@ 6400rpm

245hp@5500rpm

Torque

240ft-lbs@ 4400rpm

269ft-lbs@ 5000rpm

262ft-lbs@ 4700 rpm

252ft-lbs@ 5200rpm

275ft-lbs@3000rpm

Talking of the CVT, the Murano's CVT is the closest to any conventional manual Transmission that we have seen in the segment and has shift point all throughout the rev range. The CVT also helps the Nissan to rake in good mileage figures irrespective of the drivetrain you are in.

Acceleration

The Murano imitates most other V6-powered rivals in the class and it's no different. It's not the quickest but is punchy enough to easily unite into expressway traffic. The CVT's rubber band effect however is the main downer as it tends to provide outright acceleration from a dead stop.

Models

Nissan Murano S

Chevrolet Blazer LT V6

Honda Passport Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

Ford Edge

0-60 MPH

7.5

6.3

6.1

7.2

7.6

Quarter mile

15.6

N/A

N/A

15.8

15.9

Engine

3.5L V6

3.6L V6

3.5L V 6

3.3L V6

Inline 4 Turbo

Emission

Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.7

7.6

7.3

8.9

8.1

In terms of the Competition, it's the new kids on the block, namely the Chevy Blazer and the Honda passport that stand atop all other SUV's in the segment while the others lie in the same territory as the Nissan.

Braking

The Big and Bulky Brake rotors of the Murano, coupled with a number of braking aids and a sharp ABS system allows the Nissan to rank as one of the best performing SUV's in this comparison in terms of the Braking performance. The 119ft stopping distance is a commendable feat considering the big and bulky size of the SUV and its power.

Model

Nissan Murano S

Chevrolet Blazer LT V6

Honda Passport Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

Ford Edge

Brake Front(in)

12.6

12.64

12.8

12.6

13.6

Brake Rear(in)

12.1

12.40

12.8

11.9

13.6

60-0 MPH (ft.)

119

N/A

126

116

129

Speaking of competition, the Hyundai Santa FE XL is the best of the lot while the Ford Edge is at the bottom of the table. The Honda Passport comes in the middle of the table and below the Nissan in terms of the same.

Ride and Handling

The Suspension tuning of the 2019 Nissan Murano is mostly towards the softer side and hence, the ride quality is one of the best in the segment in terms of the comfort offered to the passengers in the SUV. While this soft suspension makes the Murano thump over bumps and potholes, the body roll makes the SUV feel a lot less sporty than the rivals in the segment. The Road Noise is well contained as well and passengers won't feel disturbed by the noise from the outside.

In terms of Handling, the Murano isn't a departure from the way the rivals handle. The Handling isn't exactly reassuring but then, it's not unnerving as well. The Steering feels relatively deficient of response as there is not much connectivity between what inputs the driver gives and what is translated on the road. The Brake pedals aren't soft and offer decent bite but we would have appreciated a little more from those units.

2019 Nissan Murano Fuel Economy

Nissan engineers have ensured that the Murano offers a good mix of power and efficiency. The 2019 Nissan Murano clocks in a super impressive overall MPG figure of 23 and makes for a minimum driving range of 380 miles with its 19 gallon fuel tank.

Model

Nissan Murano S

Chevrolet Blazer LT V6

Honda Passport Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

Ford Edge SEL

MPG (city)

20

20

20

18

22

MPG (highway)

28

26

25

25

29

MPG (combined)

23

22

22

21

25

Range (city/highway)

(miles)

380/532

388 / 504

390 / 488

338 / 470

407/537

Tank Capacity (gal)

19.0

19.4

19.5

18.8

18.5

In terms of the competition, it's the Ford Edge that tops the chart with its might impressive MPG figures of 25MPG overall while the Hyundai Santa FE XL claims the spot for the least frugal SUV in this comparison.

2019 Nissan Murano Interior

7.0/10

The interior of the Murano is a very nice place to be-TheCarConnection.com

Seating and Comfort

The Murano seats 5 passengers and as an overall package, the Passengers sitting in it will be the happiest, sitting in the same. The Seats are the best in class in terms comfort and offer tire free rides while munching down miles down the motorway. The Cabin is well isolated from the outside and is the best in the segment in terms of isolation from the outside world.

Model

Nissan Murano S

Chevrolet Blazer LT V6

Honda Passport Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

Ford Edge SEL

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

7

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

39.9/59.5/40.5

39.8/59.1/41.0

40.1/62.0/40.9

39.9/59.4/41.3

40.2/60.3/42.6

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

39.8/58.9/38.7

38.6/58.6/39.6

40.1/61.9/39.6

39.4/58.3/40.4

40.3/60.5/40.6

In terms of Ingress/Egress, the Murano is the easiest one of the lot to get in and out of. The door open to around 90 degree making for a wide opening for passengers to get in and the low height of the Murano, adds to the ease. There is enough room inside the cabin and that leaves no room for claustrophobic vibes to creep in the same.

Interior Features

These are some of the features, you will find inside the Murano

  • Dual Zone Auto AC with In-Cabin Micro filter
  • Rear Passenger Air Con Vents
  • Intelligent Cruise Control and Push button start
  • Semi-Aniline Leather-appointed seats with diamond quilted inserts
  • 60/40 Split folding rear seats with reclining rear seats and center armrest
  • One Touch Auto Up/Down Front Power Windows
  • Power Tilt and Telescopic steering column
  • Auto Dimming RVM with adjustable Ambient Lighting
  • 10 way climate controlled and power adjust driver's seat with 2 way power lumbar support and memory
  • 4 way climate controlled and power front passenger seat
  • Heated Steering with Memory setting

Infotainment

Nissan has upgraded the Infotainment system of the 2019 Murano and comes with an updated navigation system and interface for the touchscreen. Other features include

  • BOSE Audio with 11 speakers including 2 sub woofers
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • 8' touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, Apple Car Play, Android Auto and 4 USB Ports with Type C Connectivity
  • MP3/WMA CD compatibility and HD Radio
  • Speed Sensitive Volume
  • Home link Universal Transceiver
  • Traffic Sign Recognition and High Beam Assist
  • Illuminated Steering Wheel Mounted Audio controls

Cargo Volume

The Nissan Murano packs in decent space in terms of the Cargo area on offer for 5 seater SUV's. Though it has the least space in this comparison as far as 5 seater SUV's are concerned, the split rear seats fold down flat completely and the quick release and power folding mechanism, allows for more room to be liberated and a much easier access to the same.

Model

Chevrolet Blazer LT V6

Nissan Murano S

Honda Passport Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

Ford Edge SEL

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

30.5

32.1

41.2

13.5

39.2

The Super practical Honda Passport rakes in as the best Cargo carrier in our comparison while the Santa Fe XL lacks behind because of its 7 seater option.

2019 Nissan Murano Exterior

These changes don't alter the look substantially, but the Murano now fits in better withthe updated Maxima andthe all-new Altima- CarandDriver.com

Design and Dimensions

The 2019 Nissan Maxima gets a plethora of changes to the Exteriors and makes it feel a lot closer to Nissan's other new cars in existence today. The Murano gets LED Headlights on the front while there is newly designed grill that sports Nissan's Signature 'cV' design. There are new design Alloys and the Murano also gets, 3 new colors. The Front bumper also gets some black treatment while the Rear Taillights are Now Full LED units as well.

Model

Nissan Murano S

Chevrolet Blazer LT V6

Honda Passport Sport

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

Ford Edge SEL

Length(in)

192.8

191.4

190.5

193.1

188.8

Width(in)

75.4

76.7

78.6

74.2

75.9

Height(in)

67.8

67.0

71.6

66.9

68.3

Ground clearance(in)

6.9

7.4

7.5

N/A

N/A

Wheel base(in)

111.2

112.7

111.0

110.2

112.2

Speaking of dimensions, the Murano is one of the longest SUV's in the segment and is only beaten by the all new Santa FE XL. It's a dead heat in terms of the wheelbase on offer in all of these vehicles while the height of the Murano ranks as one of the lowest in the comparison. The 75.4inches of width allows the Nissan to occupy lesser space on the road, making it easy to move through traffic and alos not compromise on the space on offer.

Exterior Features

Some of the Exterior Features inside the 2019 Murano includes

  • 20' Aluminum Alloys
  • LED Headlights with LED DRL's
  • Auto On/Off Headlights
  • LED Fog Lights and Taillights
  • Motion activated Lift gate
  • Silver Roof Rails and Chrome Door Handles
  • Power Heated ORVM with LED Turn Signal
  • Power Panoramic Moon Roof with One

2019 Nissan Murano Safety

One of the major changes, seen on the 2019 Nissan Murano is the increment in the number of standard safety features. Learning from consumer feedback, Nissan has added a number of safety features as standard on the 2019 Murano. Some of those features include

  • Driver Drowsiness Monitor
  • Rearview Camera and Rear Automatic Braking
  • Forward Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Second Row Side Airbags and Front passenger knee airbag
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning and Automatic High Beams
  • Active Brake Limited Slip
  • Energy Absorbing Steering column

2019 Nissan Murano Competition

Nissan Murano vs Santa FE XL

Taking in view, the low starting MSRP of the Santa FE XL and powerful 290hp, the Santa Fe XL address the needs of the power hungry consumer. The Santa Fe also rewards the customer with plenty of features starting from the base trim. The Murano likewise has a superior in general infotainment framework and despite the higher cost, gives better inside and outside highlights and a better Gas average as well.

Nissan Murano vs Ford Edge

The Ford Edge is one of the best handling and performing SUV's in the market today in the segment it exists. The Edge offers a higher cargo capacity and a better infotainment system in it. On the other hand, the Murano offers a plush and quiet ride and has fit and finish levels that seem taken from a segment above. So if's sportiness is what you are after, the ford edge is the one to go for while if you are going for a comfortable and premium mile muncher, the Murano is the one

Nissan Murano vs Honda Passport

The Honda Passport is the newest entry in the segment and has started making waves already. The Passport offers Ginormous room on the inside and in the cargo area and is light on the pocket as well with a great MPG figure. Performance wise as well, the Passport is way ahead than the Murano and bit more fun to drive as well. The Nissan on the other hand screams luxury from the inside and the way it drives. It isn't wobbly on the roads to drive and does everything what the Honda does.

2019 Nissan Murano Final Verdict

With the 2019 Murano, Nissan has tried to give the customers, a sense of both luxury and Performance in one single package. With its updated exteriors, interior styling and a ultra-plush and quiet ride, the Nissan Murano leaves nothing to be desired from an SUV meant for doing a lot of mile munching. With the addition of safety features, the Murano is a lot safer to drive than before as well. Overall, if you aren't much concerned with Power and rely more on the luxury of the ride, a ride in the 2019 Nissan Murano is the one that you should be looking for.