2014 Nissan Murano

MSRP $28,530 - $39,570

Ranked #5 in Suv

8.0

Overall Rating

2014 Nissan Murano Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 20, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Nissan Murano is another capable and practical SUV to fill the SUV segment and also one of the most affordable SUVs out there. Starting at $28,530, it is one of the most affordable SUVs in its segment. It is a 5 seater midsize crossover with an abundance of practicality and sensibility. It is built to serve as a comfortable and well-built family car and it does its job pretty well. It is fuel-efficient, loaded with some pretty decent features, and looks stylish.

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Pros

Top-notch cabin quality

Generous back seat

Quite refined engine performance

Appreciable handling

Easy to use controls

Cons

Dismal cargo volume

Minimal Rear visibility

What's New?

No significant changes for the model year 2014


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$28530

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

134 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

260 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

240 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

2 speed CVT w/OD

chassis

suspension front

MacPherson strut front suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

111.2 in.

length

189.9 in.

width

74.1 in.

height

67 in.

curb weight

3841 lbs.

ground clearance

7.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

108.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

64 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1165 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/21/24 mpg

highway range

520.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

S$28,530 onwards

SV$31,620 onwards

SL$35,480 onwards

LE$37,970 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 Nissan Murano in Brilliant Silver color
Brilliant Silver

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

8.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


Although the design may be a bit polarizing, it is an adept family SUV. However, the 2014 Nissan Murano has no changes or revamps of any kind. Moreover, it has a cabin with high-quality materials and the ride quality it offers is on the smoother side to keep yourself pampered while commuting. When it comes to competition, it has some worthy competitors such as Buick Enclave, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Ford Edge.


8.0/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2014 Nissan Murano Features

8.0/10

The 2014 Nissan Murano is offered in 4 trim levels- S, SV, SL, and LE. Nissan retains all the interior and exterior styling elements. An extensive list of new features joins the various packages at your disposal. For instance, the Nissan Murano gets Moving Object Detection (MOD) and Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS) as prominent features. Each trim has its own perks and negatives, as discussed in the table below:

Trims

S

SV

SL

LE

MSRP (FWD)

$28,530

$31,620

$35,480

$37,970

(AWD)

$30,320

$33,220

$37,080

$39,570

Features

Intuitive All-Wheel Drive (AWD) or Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)

Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System

Dual Panel Moonroof with power retractable sunshades

20" Aluminum-alloy wheels 

 

18" Aluminum-alloy wheels

Vehicle Information Center with 7" QVGA monitor

Heated outside mirrors with memory position

High-Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon projector headlights

 

LED taillights

RearView Monitor

Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers

Silver-accented roof rails 

 

Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)

HomeLink Universal Transceiver

Leather-appointed seats with driver’s seat memory position

Heated rear seats

 

Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition

Auto-dimming rearview mirror with digital compass

Heated front seats

Leather Gear Shifter Material

 

6-way manual driver’s seat with manual lumbar support

8-way power driver’s seat and 4-way power front-passenger seat

Bose audio system with nine speakers plus dual subwoofers

Leather-Appointed Seat Trim

 

60/40 Split fold-down rear seatbacks with cargo area-accessible releases

Leather-wrapped steering wheel with illuminated audio controls

Power-return rear seatbacks and a power liftgate

Heated Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel

 

In-dash 6-CD changer with MP3 CD capability and auxiliary audio input jack

AM/FM/CD audio system with auxiliary audio/ video input jacks

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

LED Brakelights

 

Six standard airbags

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Compass

Front Fog Lamps

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The SV trim offers a lot of features at a great bargain. It is only $3000 expensive from the base trim. This trim adds several features that family-conscious buyers will enjoy, including the likes of Leather-wrapped steering wheel with illuminated audio controls, 8-way power driver’s seat and 4-way power, Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers, remote start, Black Side Windows Trim, and Black Front Windshield Trim, Deep Tinted Glass and, Cloth Seat Trim. This trim fits well within the budgets of Crossover SUVs.

2014 Nissan Murano Engine and Performance

7.0/10

Under the hood, the 2014 Nissan Murano is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine as its default powertrain that can push out a decent power output of 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. The CVT transmission that comes with the Murano handles all the gear shifting duties quite effortlessly and efficiently. The Nissan Murano offers front-wheel drive as standard, while all-wheel drive is optional for buyers who crave off-roading fun.

In terms of performance, This engine manages to hit a 0-60 mph run of 7.8 seconds, which is fast enough for a daily driven car. It also manages to clock a quarter-mile run in 13.9 seconds and goes all the way up to 140 mph, which is the highest speed in its class. Despite producing less power than the competition, this engine performs quite impressively.

Model

Nissan Murano

Buick Enclave

Hyundai Santa Fe

Ford Edge

MSRP

$37,080

$40,890

$32,400

$37,050

Engine

3.5 L V6

3.6 L V6

2.0 L Inline 4

3.5 Liter V6

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

CVT

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed automatic

Power

260 hp @ 6000 rpm

288 hp @ 6300 rpm

264 hp @ 6000 rpm

285 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque

240 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm

270 ft-lbs. @ 3400 rpm

269 ft-lbs. @ 1750 rpm

253 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

0-60 mph (seconds)

7.8

8

7.3

N/A

Quarter-mile (mph)

13.9

N/A

15.8

N/A

Top Speed (mph)

140

117

135

130 mph

Among the competition, The Nissan Murano may lose out to all its rivals in terms of power output, but the crossover manages to annihilate some of its rivals in the speed charts. In the 0-60 mph run, the Murano’s 0-60 mph run just edges out the Buick Enclave which does it in 8 seconds flat, while the Hyundai Santa Fe is the fastest accelerating crossover. On the other hand, the Buick Enclave is the most sluggish car which maxes out at 117 mph.

2014 Nissan Murano Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The Nissan Murano’s powertrain is definitely one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the competition. With FWD, the crossover lends out a city MPG of 18. On the highway, it returns an MPG of 24. EPA rates its combined MPG at an excellent 20 MPG. These figures belong to the highest fuel economy estimates of its segment. With a 21.7-gallon tank under the body, the Murano returns a spectacular mileage of 390 miles in the city and 499 miles on the highway. However, equipping the AWD drivetrain drops the mileage by 1 mpg when it comes to highways.

Model

Nissan Murano

Buick Enclave

Hyundai Santa Fe

Ford Edge

MPG (City) (mpg)

18

16

18

18

MPG (Highway) (mpg)

24

22

24

25

MPG (Combined) (mpg)

20

18

21

21

Fuel Capacity (gallon)

21.7

22

17.4

19.2

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

390/499/434

352/484/396

313/417/365

345.6/480/403.2

The Nissan Murano is one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs in its class, with its fuel economy numbers right on par with the best of its class. However, it is the Ford Edge that provides the best highway mpg in its segment, making it an ideal pick for fuel-savvy drivers. On the other hand, the Buick Enclave loses out to its competition by a drastic margin.

2014 Nissan Murano Interior

8.0/10

The Nissan Murano’s interior feels a bit old school by today’s standards. Nonetheless, it offers a great room for the passengers and it accommodates passengers with comfort. The seats used are an 8-way power-adjustable for the driver and 4-way adjustable for passengers. The base trim incorporates cloth fabric trim. Whereas, the higher trims greet you with leather upholstered seats.

It has headroom of 38.3 inches which is the smallest in the segment. It also offers a mediocre shoulder room of 59.6 inches. However, it gets the highest legroom than its counterparts with a size of 43.6 inches so that the tall passengers can have a comfortable ride and seating position. It has a cargo space of 31.6 cubic feet. On the whole, it is a bit more compact than its rivals.

Model

Nissan Murano

Buick Enclave

Hyundai Santa Fe

Ford Edge

Seating Capacity

5

7

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.3/59.6/43.6

40.4/61.6/41.3

39.6/59.4/41.3

40/58.9/40.7

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.1/58.7/36.3

39.4/61.3/36.8

39.1/58.3/39.4

39.3/58.7/39.6

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

31.6

23.3

35.4

32.2

Comparing all the cars, The Buick Enclave has the highest number of seat occupancy to accommodate 7 passengers and it is quite generous. While the other cars have only 5 seats for passengers. The Hyundai Santa Fe on the other hand wins the cargo capacity competition measuring a tremendous 35.4 cubic feet. On the whole, the Buick Enclave offers ample interior space and wins the competition. Some of the prominent interior features are as follows.

  • Dual Panel Moonroof with power retractable sunshades
  • Leather-appointed seats with driver’s seat memory position
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with illuminated audio controls 
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
  • Heated Front and Rear Seats 
  • 4-way power front-passenger seat
  • 8-way power driver’s seat 

 How intuitive is the 2014 Nissan Murano’s infotainment system?

The infotainment system on the 2014 Nissan Murano features a user-friendly 7-inch touch screen with a navigation system and a long list of standard features. It comes with Bluetooth, Aux, and USB connectivity. The multimedia system is connected to a 6 speaker sound system that comes as standard. You can also opt for Bose audio system that offers 9 speakers with dual subwoofers. Some other notable infotainment systems include

  • Vehicle Information Center with 7" QVGA monitor
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio 
  • USB Connectivity
  • Optional Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 7" VGA touch-screen monitor and voice recognition
  • Optional Regular Amplifier

2014 Nissan Murano Exterior

9.0/10

The Nissan Murano gets no makeover for 2014 and remains the same when it comes to exterior styling. Although the exterior styling of the car looks a bit idiosyncratic, it has a style of its own. The headlights blend in very well with the distinct-looking front grille. It also comprises fog lamps in the front. The side crease lines are neat and cleanly designed. The taillights integrate LED lights to adorn the rear end of the car.

Moving on to the exterior dimensions, the Dodge Durango is the heaviest car in its class with a curb weight of 4123 lbs and it sports a ground clearance of 7.3 inches and is one of the shortest wheelbases of 111.2 inches. It has a length of 189.9 inches. Furthermore, it has a height of 68 inches and a width of 74.1 inches. As a result, it has mediocre exterior dimensions in its competition.

Model

Nissan Murano

Buick Enclave

Hyundai Santa Fe

Ford Edge

Curb Weight (lbs)

4123

4922

4057

4234

Length (in.)

189.9

201.9

184.6

184.2

Width (in.)

74.1

79.0

74.0

76

Height (in.)

68.0

71.7

66.5

67.

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.3

7.6

7.3

7.9

Wheelbase (in.)

111.2

118.9

106.3

111.2

Though the difference in dimensions and overall proportions may seem minute, it is the Buick Enclave that is the longest crossover in the segment at 201.9 inches and also the widest car measuring 79 inches, and the tallest car as well measuring 71.7 inches. On the other hand, the Buick Enclave has a wheelbase of 118.9 inches which is the longest in its segment. Some other outstanding exterior features are listed below

  • Automatic on/off headlights with fog lights
  • Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • 20" Aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Heated outside mirrors with memory position
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon projector headlights
  • Silver-accented roof rails

2014 Nissan Murano Safety

7.0/10

Nissan has never compromised on the safety of its occupants, as every vehicle in its lineup offers great build quality and advanced safety features. Hence, the same applies to Nissan Murano as well. It procures an ideal rating of 4 stars from NHTSA and scores an overall Good rating from the Insurance Institute for highway safety. However, it scores marginally on only one front which is the Roof strength test. As standard, it gets features such as:

  • Brake Assist
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability control
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger airbag
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning

2014 Nissan Murano Final Verdict

The Nissan Murano turns out to be a decent family car in every aspect. To begin with, it offers a peppy engine with great fuel efficiency and a charming design language that sets it apart from its rivals. On the downside, it offers a dismal cargo volume and poor rear visibility. Apart from that, it ticks all the boxes to serve as a family car. If you want a good and comfortable crossover for your family, this could be the right car for you.

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