2017 Nissan Murano


Ranked #12 in Midsize Suv

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Starting MSRP $29,740 - $41,210
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Key Spec of 2017 Nissan Murano
fuel economy


fuel type

Regular Unleaded


260 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Attractive cabin layout

Sluggish performance for a V6

Apple CarPlay now available

Good fuel economy

Bad towing capacity

Spacious & comfortable seats

Good safety ratings

Low ownership costs

2017 Nissan Murano Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2022

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The 2017 Nissan Murano is available for sale and has a base MSRP of $29,770. It comes in the U.S. market in the form of four trims- S, SV, SL, and Platinum. It gets the same 3.5L V6 engine that makes 260 hp and 240 lb-ft. of torque. This engine isn't athletic in nature and hence, takes 8.2 seconds to sprint from 0-60 MPH. Its towing capacity is rated at 1,500 pounds, which is very less but housing a V6 engine, it has very good fuel economy. 

2017 Nissan Murano side angle view

The interior of the Murano looks elegant and the materials used are top-notch. Even the passenger and cargo space offered is pretty decent. In view of safety, the Murano is the holder of the 'Top Safety Pick' award and also comes with a decent list of safety technologies. Low ownership costs are the forte of the Murano. The Murano goes head-to-head against the Ford Edge, the Subaru Outback, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Trim wise pricing breakdown

NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)$36775$39180139 Listings
Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)$38276$41210241 Listings
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Over All Rating

8.0Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#12 in Midsize Suv

#16 in Suv

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S$29,740 onwards
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  • 8-Inch touchscreen w/ navigation system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Automatic headlights
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Led running lights
  • Six-Speaker sound system w/ CD player
SV$32,800 onwards
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  • 1-Speaker Bose audio system
  • 360-Degree parking camera system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-Spot monitoring w/ rear cross-traffic alert
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power-Adjustable front seats
  • Remote engine start
SL$37,130 onwards
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  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Driver-Seat memory settings
  • Hands-Free liftgate
  • Heated front & rear seats
  • Heated side mirrors
Platinum$39,180 onwards
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  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Led headlights
  • Nissanconnect telematics
  • Power-Adjustable steering wheel w/ memory setting
  • Power-Folding rear seats

Used Nissan Murano For Sale

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Smyrna, TN

2016 Nissan Murano S

S 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,873 Below market
RMV: $18,873
Mileage 82,836 mi.
Listed On 28 Jul 2022 (181 Days)
Miami, FL

2017 Nissan Murano SV

SV 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

Est. $217/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,056 Below market
RMV: $20,047
Mileage 57,190 mi.
Listed On 27 Aug 2021 (516 Days)
Alvin, TX

2017 Nissan Murano S

S 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

Est. $217/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,059 Below market
RMV: $20,059
Mileage 61,962 mi.
Listed On 23 Oct 2022 (94 Days)
Price Drop, $1000
Earlier Price: $18000
9 Oct 2022
Alvin, TX

2017 Nissan Murano SL

SL 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

Est. $230/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,292 Below market
RMV: $21,292
Mileage 71,585 mi.
Listed On 22 Jun 2022 (217 Days)
Beaufort, SC

2017 Nissan Murano Platinum

Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

Est. $250/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,640 Below market
RMV: $23,096
Mileage 98,793 mi.
Listed On 01 May 2021 (634 Days)
Tacoma, WA

2018 Nissan Murano Platinum

Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

Est. $270/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,911 Below market
RMV: $24,861
Mileage 84,527 mi.
Listed On 28 Dec 2022 (28 Days)
Price Drop, $400
Earlier Price: $20995
17 Jan 2022
Waukesha, WI

2018 Nissan Murano SL

SL 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

Est. $279/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,089 Below market
RMV: $25,684
Mileage 98,598 mi.
Listed On 10 Sep 2021 (502 Days)
Price Drop, $500
Earlier Price: $16500
23 Sep 2022
Alvin, TX

2016 Nissan Murano SV

SV 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

Est. $217/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,905 Below market
RMV: $19,905
Mileage 75,513 mi.
Listed On 07 Sep 2022 (140 Days)
Price Drop, $1510
Earlier Price: $16510
30 Dec 2022
Saint Charles, IL

2016 Nissan Murano SL

SL 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,652 Below market
RMV: $18,652
Mileage 95,659 mi.
Listed On 05 Dec 2022 (51 Days)

Colors and Styles

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Arctic Blue Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The Nissan Murano impresses with its premium feature content and agreeable handling- Carfax

The Nissan Murano has its own identity in this segment due to its unusual styling. The posh cabin is highlighted with intuitive tech features, not to forget, it's spacious too. The V6 engine isn't much strong but it strives to offers a smooth and compliant ride. THe Murano is also one of the safe rides in its class and packs some latest driver-assist features too. 

Among its rivals, the Murano has the least ownership costs in its segment. The true cost to own it is $7,500 per year, including maintenance, repair, fuel, depreciation, etc. Also, due to its fuel-efficient nature, the average cost per mile is $0.50, which is less than its rivals. However, its rivals are ahead of the Murano in terms of reliability ratings. 

2017 Nissan Murano Front View
2017 Nissan Murano Rear View



Even the base trim offers innovative items, such as NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats- Autotrader

The Nissan Murano is available in four different trims namely S, SV, SL, and Platinum. The base S trim has a price tag of $29,770 while the top-end Platinum trim touches the $41,000 mark. A destination fee of $940 applies to the price tag. For an SUV that starts just below $30,000, the Murano comes with a lot of standard features. However, it lacks technological features, which are available from the SL trim onwards. 

2017 Nissan Murano side view

An 8-inch touchscreen is standard on the higher trims and available only on the base S trim under the $860 Navigation package. Similarly, the SV trim is available with a Premium package that adds a power panoramic moonroof and a 9-speaker Bose audio system for $2,200. Available only on the SL and Platinum trims is the $2,260 Technology package that adds Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Emergency Braking, and Forward Collision Warning. 

Trim S SV SL Platinum
MSRP (FWD) $29,770 $32,970 $37,300 $39,610
MSRP (AWD) $31,370 $34,570 $39,900 $41,210
Key features 18-inch alloy wheels Adds/ Upgrades to S trim Adds/ Upgrades to SV trim Adds/ Upgrades to SL trim
  Dual-zone automatic climate control Remote engine start 11-speaker Bose premium audio system Power tilt-and-telescope steering wheel
  Push-button start 8-inch touchscreen NissanConnect infotainment Heated front seats LED headlights
  7-inch touchscreen display Apple CarPlay Power liftgate 20-inch alloy wheels
  6-speaker sound system Power front seats Leather upholstery Heated steering wheel
  Satellite radio Leather steering wheel Auto-dimming rearview mirror Heated outboard rear seats
  Bluetooth connectivity Fog lamps 360-degree camera Power return rear seats.
  Cloth upholstery   Blind-spot monitor Ventilated front seats
  Manually-adjustable front seats   Rear cross-traffic alert  
      Driver drowsiness monitor  

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The SL trim is the recommended model. It adds heated front leather seats, an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a power liftgate. it also adds a few safety techs, including a driver drowsiness monitor, a 360-degree camera, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Also, opt for the Technology package that adds various driver-assist features, making the car safe. 

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Engine and Performance


The ride is very quiet, handling is confident but not sporty and the 3.5-liter V6 is perfectly matched to the CVT- Autotrader

2017 Nissan Murano Engine and Transmission

The Nissan Murano is powered by a 3.5L V6 that makes a healthy 260 hp and 240 lb-ft. of torque. The engine's matched to a CVT transmission that powers the front wheels unless you get the optional AWD system. The Murano will simulate traditional gear changes thanks to what Nissan calls D-step logic programming. 

2017 Nissan Murano engine

On city and suburban streets, the Murano is a real pleasure to drive. The V6 revs willingly and it sounds terrific in doing so. Nissan has pre-programmed the gear ratios into it to make it feel sound more like a regular automatic, which is really nice. However, this CVT hunts between those ratios when you are climbing mountains or steep roads. 

Models 2017 Nissan Murano 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2017 Subaru Outback 2017 Ford Edge
MSRP $29,770 $30,395 $34,995 $28,950
Engine 3.5L V6 3.6L V6 3.6L Flat-6 2.0L Turbo Inline-4
Drivetrain FWD RWD AWD FWD
Transmission CVT 8-Speed Automatic CVT 6-Speed Automatic
Power 260 hp @ 6,000 RPM 295 hp @ 6,400 RPM 256 hp @ 6,000 RPM 245 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 240 lb-ft. @ 4,400 RPM 260 lb-ft. @ 4,800 RPM 247 lb-ft. @ 4,400 RPM 275 lb-ft. @ 3,000 RPM

The Jeep Grand Cherokee makes 35 hp more than the Murano and is the most powerful SUV here. Interestingly, it is an RWD vehicle. The Subaru Outback is slightly less power but comes with a standard AWD system ans is also the most expensive among the bunch. With just 245 hp under its hood, the Ford Edge is the least powerful SUV. 

2017 Nissan Murano Acceleration

Performance is not the strong point of the Nissan Murano and is one of the slowest entries in the segment. This SUV accelerates from 0-60 MPH in 8.2 seconds, which is the slowest in its segment. It somewhat struggles to complete the quarter-mile run in about 16.4 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 125 MPH. 

2017 Nissan Murano takes 8.2 sec to reach 60 MPH

Although it is a V6 engine that makes more power than its rivals, the Murano isn't quick. The throttle response is not that bad but the power delivery feels laggy, especially on mountain roads. The Murano feels good to drive on city roads but on a freeway, it struggles to overtake other cars. All in all, the Murano isn't as athletic as its rivals. 

Models 2017 Nissan Murano 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2017 Subaru Outback 2017 Ford Edge
0-60 MPH 8.2 sec 7.6 sec 7.3 sec 7.2 sec
Quarter mile 16.4 sec 15.7 sec 15.7 sec 15.3 sec
Engine 3.5L 3.6L 3.6L 3.6L
Top Speed 125 MPH 118 MPH 120 MPH 120 MPH

The Ford Edge manages to overtake the Subaru Outback in the acceleration test despite weighing more. On the other hand, the Jeep Grand Cherokee increases its pace to keep up with the Outback in the drag test. Bu tits worth noting that the Grand Cherokee has the most curb weight but still, it offers better performance than the Murano. 

2017 Nissan Murano Handling and Steering

As for handling, the Nissan Murano handles well for the most part. When you take a corner with speed in the Murano, understeer quickly becomes an issue on tighter turns. But, the tires supply a modest amount of grip. The body roll is maintained properly but if the pavement is undulating, you get a lot of rocky ride-like quality, which is not very confidence-inspiring. 

2017 Nissan Murano three-quarter view

The steering is precise but feels heavy and laden. Nissan has tuned it to kind of go for a performance-oriented feel but especially at low speeds, effort levels are probably a little bit too high. The suspension's tuning is nicely done and the Murano delivers a good feel on the road and the ride is compliant. Overall, the Murano is an excellent choice for those who favor a smooth ride. 

2017 Nissan Murano Braking

Although Nissan Murano doesn't shine in terms of performance, its braking capabilities are one of the best in its segment. The front wheels get 12.6-inch ventilated discs brakes while the rear wheels house 12.1-inch ventilated disc brakes. These brakes help the 3,790-pound SUV stop from 60-0 MPH in 117 feet, which is a good braking distance. 

2017 Nissan Murano brakes

Apart from its strong brakes, its low curb weight also plays an important role to achieve that short braking distance. The brake pedal is firm and responsive while the braking action is quick too. Sometimes, the braking action feels laggy on repeated use but that's very rare to find. Also, the forward emergency braking feature helps to improve the braking performance when needed. 

Models 2017 Nissan Murano 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2017 Subaru Outback 2017 Ford Edge
Brake Front 12.6 in 13.0 in 12.4 in 13.6 in
Brake Rear 12.1 in 13.0 in 11.8 in 12.4 in
Curb Weight 3,790 lbs 4,545 lbs 3,580 lbs 4,095 lbs
60-0 MPH 117 ft. 114 ft. 126 ft. 120 ft.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee surprises everyone with its amazing braking performance. Despite being the bulkiets vehicle among the lost, it takes the shortest braking distance of 114 feet which is followed by the Murano. The Ford Edge's braking performance is quite decent, considering its heavyweight but the Subaru Outback has the works brakes in this segment.

2017 Nissan Murano Towing Capacity

When equipped with the optional towing package, the Nissan Murano has a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. Compared to its rivals, it offers the least towing capacity. This is clearly not a vehicle choice for those who do tow duties regularly. However, the Murano can be used for pulling a trailer, ski boats, or some lighter loads. 

Models 2017 Nissan Murano 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2017 Subaru Outback 2017 Ford Edge
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 3,500 lbs 2,700 lbs 2,000 lbs

Once again, the Jeep Grand Cherokee stands out from the crowd with its outstanding towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. The Subaru Outback's towing capacity is decent in its class while the Ford Edge tries to keep up with the competition with 2,000 pounds. The Murano stands last despite housing a V6 and making more power. 

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Fuel Economy


For its size and weight, the Murano is about average- The Car Connection

The Nissan Murano is one of the fuel-efficient cars in its segment. In the city and on a highway, it returns 21 MPG and 28 MPG respectively. The combined mileage of 24 MPG is available in the Murano, which is better than many of its rivals. Whether you are out for FWD or AWD, the EPA ratings remain the same. 

2017 Nissan Murano side angle view

The Murano is fitted with a 19-gallon fuel tank. You can expect a range of 465 miles in mixed driving conditions. Keep in mind that it's the same if you opt for the AWD system as well, which is really good. However, there are some rivals in its class that offer a better range as they come with a larger fuel tank. 

Models 2017 Nissan Murano 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2017 Subaru Outback 2017 Ford Edge
MPG (City) 21 19 20 21
MPG (Highway) 28 26 27 29
MPG (Combined) 24 21 22 24
Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallon) 19.0 24.6 18.5 18.0
Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 399/532/465 467/640/553 370/500/435 378/522/432

The Ford Edge has almost the same fuel estimates as the Murano with a smaller fuel tank which means it has better efficiency. The Subaru Outback's fuel economy is slightly less than the Murano but still, it's good for an AWD vehicle. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has the worst fuel ratings as its powerful engine burns more fuel to keep it running. 

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The interior feels posh and upscale, with well-tailored leather upholstery and soft-touch trim- MSN Autos

2017 Nissan Murano Seating and Comfort

The cabin of the Nissan Murano is very contemporary and modern. The materials, for the most part, are really well done. The Murano seats up to five people while cloth and leather upholstery are available. The front seats which Nissan calls Zero gravity are supremely comfortable and supportive. These seats are power-adjustable, heated, and cooled on higher trims but the Platinum trim also gets a power-adjustable steering wheel and heated rear seats.

2017 Nissan Murano dashboard

The passenger space in the front row is abundant to seat taller occupants. The rear seats are comfortable and the seatback can recline at a good angle too. Two adults can sit comfortably at the back whereas adding a third person can make things congested. One of the highlights of the Murano's interior is the power panoramic moonroof, which is an add-on on all models except the base S trim. Unlike the Pathfinder, it's one piece of glass that really opens up the cabin.

Models 2017 Nissan Murano 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2017 Subaru Outback 2017 Ford Edge
Passenger Capacity 5 5 5 5
Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) 39.9/59.5/40.5 39.9/58.7/40.3 38.3/58.1/42.9 40.2/60.3/42.6
Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) 39.8/58.8/38.7 39.2/58.0/38.6 38.9/57.3/38.1 40.3/60.5/40.6

The Ford Edge has the most spacious cabin in this competition. That means it can seat three people comfortably in the rear row. The Subaru Outback offers less headroom in both rows. Therefore, tall people would find it uncomfortable. The passenger space offered in the Jeep Grand Cherokee is almost the same as the Murano. 

2017 Nissan Murano Infotainment System

The base S trim gets a smaller 7-inch touchscreen display that features Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM, AM/FM radio, and auxiliary audio input. The rest of the lineup gets the upgraded NissanConnect infotainment system which includes a larger 8-inch touchscreen display that comes with a navigation system. This large screen also supports only Apple CarPlay. Both the screens are responsive and display crisp graphics. 

2017 Nissan Murano infotainment system

The lower trims come with a 6-speaker stereo while the higher trims upgrade the sound system to an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system. The large screen is customizable and its interface is very similar to an Android smartphone. It allows you to add different widgets of your choice. On both sides of the screen are physical buttons quick change of audio and menu settings. Also, a single-disc CD player is included on every Murano. 

2017 Nissan Murano Interior Features

  • Power tilt & telescopic multi-function steering wheel
  • Power front seats with heated & cooled functions
  • Cloth & leather upholstery
  • Remote engine start
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Power liftgate
  • Heated & leather steering wheel
  • 7 & 8-inch touchscreen display
  • Apple CarPlay
  • 11-speaker Bose premium audio system
  • Panoramic moonroof

2017 Nissan Murano Cargo Volume

Once inside the trunk, you will find 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row. Maximum cargo space of 67.0 cubic feet can be achieved by folding the second-row seats. Compared to the competition, it is slightly less but most owners will notice that much of a difference. A power liftgate is standard on the SL and Platinum trims. 

2017 Nissan Murano cargo space

It's worth noting that the models equipped with the power panoramic moonroof will have around 2 cubic feet less cargo space. To fold the second row, release seat handles are on each side. The seats are power return only on the top-end Platinum trim. Thanks to the boxy shape and flat loading lip of the SUV, loading items into the cargo area is easy. 

Models 2017 Nissan Murano 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2017 Subaru Outback 2017 Ford Edge
Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.) 32.1 36.3 35.5 39.2

Both the Ford Edge and the Subaru Outback have almost equal maximum cargo capacities, which is around 5 cubic feet more than the Murano. With the seats up, the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers slightly more cargo space than the Murano but when the rear seats are folded, its cargo space is almost similar to the Murano. 

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If you take a visual survey of the midsize crossover segment, it isn't difficult to peg the Nissan Murano as the standout- Cnet

2017 Nissan Murano Dimensions and Weight

The Nissan Murano is one of the most dramatically styled SUVs on the market today. The first thing that's going to get your attention is Nissan's signature V-motion grille. The headlights also feature an aggressive design inspired by the 370Z. You get LED headlights only on the Platinum trim though the LED DRLs are standard on all models. Similarly, the fog lamps are standard except for the base S trim. Only the Platinum trim gets 20-inch alloy wheels while the lower trims settle for 18-inch alloy wheels.

2017 Nissan Murano three-quarter view

The Murano has a low ground clearance than its rivals. But, it is decent enough for an SUV. From the side view, you may notice chrome accents which are standard on all models. The side of the Murano is just as distinct as the front. It was one of the first vehicles to introduce the floating roof concept. The rear of the Murano wears a lot of styling cues as the front end. The taillights also have a 370Z-like boomerang shape and are fully LED on all models. The dual chrome-tipped exhausts round off the rear design. 

Models 2017 Nissan Murano 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2017 Subaru Outback 2017 Ford Edge
Curb Weight (lbs) 3,790  4,545  3,580  4,095 
Length (in) 192.4 189.8 189.6 188.1
Width (in) 75.4 76.5 72.4 75.9
Height (in) 66.6 68.1 66.5 68.6
Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 8.6 8.7 7.9
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 114.8 108.1 112.2
Track Width (in) F/R 64.6/64.6 63.9/64.1 61.8/62.2 64.8/64.7

The wheelbase of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is wide but its interior is as spacious as the Murano. Instead, it manages to deliver a comfortable and smooth ride. The Subaru Outback sits 1.8 inches higher than the Murano which is perfect for off-roading. The Ford Ege weighs nearly 300 pounds more than the Murano but it affects its performance at all. 

2017 Nissan Murano Exterior Features

Some of the cool exterior features of the Nissan Murano are:

  • LED headlights, DRLs & taillights
  • Front fog lights
  • Chrome grille
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Chrome window trim
  • Chrome door handles
  • 18 & 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear roofline spoiler
  • Dual exhaust chrome tips

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The 2017 Nissan Murano has a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA- MotorTrend

The Nissan Murano was only crash-tested by IIHS. It received the 'Top Safety Pick' award, which is considered as the top-most rating from the agency. That's because it earned 'Good' ratings for its crashworthiness. The Murano also earned a 'Superior' rating for the front crash prevention and an 'Acceptable' rating for the headlights. 

IIHS Rating

Small overlap front driver side Good
Moderate overlap front Good
Side Good
Roof strength Good
Head restraints & seats Good
Front Crash Prevention Superior
Headlight Acceptable

Although only IIHS has rated the Murano, it is good to say that it is a safe vehicle. When it comes to safety technologies, the Murano comes with a wide array of features. However, the S and SV trims lack active safety features. The optional technology package adds some driver aids to the SL and Platinum trims. 

2017 Nissan Murano crash test

The list of driver assistance features available in the Murano are as follows:

  • Forward Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rearview Camera
  • 360-view Camera
  • Driver Drowsiness Monitor

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2017 Nissan Murano vs 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee houses the most powerful engine in this competition but its acceleration isn't that impressive due to its heavy curb weight. It has a class-leading maximum towing capacity of 7,200 lbs but has the worst fuel ratings. Both the SUVs are equally spacious while the cargo space in the Grand Cherokee is just one cu-ft. more. But, its safety ratings are not that good and also comes with very few driver aids. 

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 Nissan Murano vs 2017 Subaru Outback

Having a starting price of $34,995, the Subaru Outback is the most expensive option here. It makes similar power as the Murano but owing to its low curb weight, its acceleration is much quicker. Its fuel efficiency is slightly on the lower side but the tow ratings are decent. On the inside, it lacks headroom in both rows but offers the best cargo space in this segment. The Outback's safety ratings are great and also packs more safety tech than the Murano. 

2017 Subaru Outback 

2017 Nissan Murano vs 2017 Ford Edge

The Ford Edge is the least powerful vehicle but its agility is among the best and also has sportier handling. It is also the most fuel-efficient vehicle here while its towing capacity is slightly more than the Murano. The rear-seat passenger space and cargo capacity are more in the Edge but the Murano has much better reliability. Both SUVs have good safety ratings but the Edge hosts more safety features. 

2017 Ford Edge

Final Verdict

With the Murano, Nissan attempts to return the crossover SUV to its roots as a style and driving dynamics trendsetter. While it's true that the Murano is better than ever, it falls flat in several ways. The interior isn't particularly innovative and Nissan meets technological expectations rather than exceed them. There are many alternatives in today's midsize crossover marketplace but the Murano is one tough competitor. 

2017 Nissan Murano side angle view
vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr SUV

engine type

213 cu in

horse power

260 hp @ 6000 rpm


240 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm


Continuously variable speed Automatic


192 in


111 in


75 in

curb weight

4017 lbs


68 in

Ground Clearance

7 in

passenger volume

108.1 cu ft

cargo volume

67 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

21/24/28 mpg

highway range

532.00 mi

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

Nissan Murano 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $47,306
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$1,623$1,305$966$604$218$4,716
Taxes and Fees$2,920$256$240$226$208$3,850
Total Cost-To-Own$11,839$8,438$8,012$9,678$9,339$47,306
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