2022 Nissan Murano

MSRP $32,510 Est.

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2022 Nissan Murano Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 17, 2021

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The current 4th generation Murano was launched back in 2015 but has aged now especially compared to its modern competitors. The 2022 Nissan Murano is slated to get a complete redesign and will join the other SUVs in Nissan’s lineup including the smaller Rogue and the more capable Pathfinder, both of which received a redesign recently. The redesigned Murano is expected to launch alongside the new Pathfinder later this year. We can expect the new Murano to adopt Nissan’s new design language which was showcased on the electric Ariya concept. More economical engine options are also expected since the current V6 engine trails behind the competition in both performance and efficiency along with the unrefined CVT transmission.

The 2022 Murano will also provide a decent combined fuel economy of 23 MPG. With the fine refinement of existing powertrains, Murano will definitely increase the stakes in the market. Along with zero gravity seats and adequate passenger space, the new design is expected to increase the elegance of the interior. For the exterior part, Nissan Murano captivates with its boomerang headlights and floating roof. The semi-aniline leather-appointed seating provides much-needed comfort for the long runs. 

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Pros

Powerful V6 engine

Decent off-road capability

Comfortable cabin

Lots of standard safety features

Cons

Sluggish and unrefined CVT transmission

Limited towing capability

No efficient engine option

Low on cargo space

What's New?

Complete redesign for 2022 

A new and efficient powertrain expected

Possibility of more engine options

Updated safety and technology


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$32510

bodystyle

4dr SUV

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

260 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

240 lbs.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

S $32,510 Est. onwards

260 hp @ 6000 rpm | 3.5L | V-6 |

Colors and Styles

2022 Nissan Murano in Brilliant Silver Metallic color 2022 Nissan Murano in Deep Blue Metallic color
Brilliant Silver Metallic

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

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The V motion grill adds a familiar but exotic flavor to its exterior. On a side note, the Nissan Murano is still a good crossover with an excellent design, comfortable cabin, and loads of safety features. Despite these prominent aspects of Murano, sales have been dwindling in recent years with less than 60,000 units annually because of tougher and more modern competition. The new redesign should help it regain its market share, especially if Nissan introduces a more efficient powertrain. Prices are expected to range from $35,000 to $46,000, which is slightly higher than the current model. The 2022 Nissan Murano competes with other mid-size crossovers like the Honda passport, Hyundai Santa Fe, and the ever-popular Toyota Venza.

2022 Nissan Murano Features

There will be only 4 trims available for the 2022 Nissan Murano same as last year. All trims are available in both AWD and FWD variants. A common 3.5L V6 engine will be shared by all the trims. There won’t be any additional towing capacity in the 2022 Nissan Murano.

Trims

S*

SV*

SL*

Platinum*

MSRP

$35,000**

$38,385**

$42,755**

$46,000**

Features

 

In addition to S*

In addition to SV*

In addition to SL*

 

6 speaker audio system 



 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

 

11-speaker Bose sound system

diamond-quilted semi-aniline leather upholstery


 
 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility with the 8-inch infotainment touchscreen

 

lane-keeping assist


 

surround-view camera system

Power-tilt and power-telescoping steering column

 

dual-zone climate control

Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control

Silver roof rail, Motion Activated Liftgate

a panoramic sunroof

 

Cruise Control

Intelligent Cruise Control

Traffic Sign Recognition

Additional exterior coating packages 

 

LED taillights

LED fog lights

Driver’s seat and outside mirrors position memory

 

ventilated front seats

 

18-inch alloy wheels 

 

20-inch alloy wheels

 
 

Intelligent Forward Collision Warning

     
   

Nissan Advanced Airbag System


 
     

*expected features. Additional features will be updated as soon as they are officially announced by Nissan.

** Prices may vary at the time of official announcement

We Recommend

If you are interested in buying Nissan Murano, we suggest that you go for platinum trim. Along with all the features which other trims offer, Platinum provides a sense of luxury and safety which you generally get from high-end luxury cars. Therefore with $46,000, you can bring home the top model of Nissan Murano which is best in its segment.

Price:

We can expect a slight bump in prices because of the expected redesign and feature additions. For the current model, prices start around at $32,610 for the base S model and we expect 2022 to be around $35,000* and the top Platinum trim could cost around $46,000*. All models can be equipped with an AWD system.

*prices may be subject to change in future

Release Date:

Although there hasn’t been any official release date yet, we can expect the new Nissan Murano to reach showrooms by the fall of 2021 without any delay unless the pandemic situation gets dire.

2022 Nissan Murano Engine and Performance

Because of the limited engine options with the current model, we can expect Nissan to introduce more efficient engine options or even a Hybrid powertrain with the 2022 model. For now, the Murano is expected to come with a 3.5L V6 engine producing 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be paired to a CVT transmission that sends power to the front wheels. AWD is available on all models by paying extra. Like the engine setup, the Murano feels stable at highway speeds with good feedback from the steering. The Murano can also tow up to 1500 pounds but it is far less than the vehicles in the same segment.

The engine is powerful and smooth but the crude CVT transmission is a letdown with sluggish performance and low response. The Nissan Murano takes 7.3 seconds to hit 60 MPH which is surprisingly slow for a V6 setup and crosses the quarter-mile in 15.7 seconds. In comparison, the Honda passport with a similar engine setup blitzes the Murano, reaching 60 MPH in just 5.8 seconds and is the fastest in its class. Even with its Hybrid powertrain, the Toyota Venza manages to reach 60 MPH in 7.6 seconds, which is very close to the Murano.

Models

2022 Nissan Murano*

2021 Honda Passport LX-E*

2021 Toyota Venza*

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe*

MSRP

$35,000

$38,610

$39,000

$28,700

Engine

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

2.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

CVT

9-speed automatic

CVT

8-speed automatic

Power

260 hp @ 6,000 RPM

280 hp @ 6,000 RPM

219 hp @ 5,700 RPM

191 hp @ 6,100 RPM

Torque

240 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

262 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

163 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

181 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

*2021 MY data used for reference

Handling is also better than expected for a mid-size crossover, but don’t expect to go corner carving in the Murano. The Nissan Murano feels at home on long highway trips where the speed is constant and the transmission is working smoothly with low stress. Daily duties are also handled well as long as the acceleration is smooth and not rushed.

Speaking of power figures the Nissan Murano puts out 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. Compared to this the Honda Passport is the most powerful and puts out 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Next comes Toyota Venza putting out 219 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque followed by Hyundai Santa Fe which is the least powerful and puts out 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. That said, the Murano and Passport share a similar 3.5-liter V6 while the Venza and Santa Fe have a similar 2.5-liter inline-4 engine under their hood.

2022 Nissan Murano Fuel Economy

With a more efficient engine option expected for 2022, the efficiency figures will be significantly improved. With the current V6 engine, EPA estimates stand at 20 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway. The Murano also gets a large 19-gallon tank, providing an impressive highway range of 532 miles. 

Models

2022 Nissan Murano*

2021 Honda Passport EX-L

2021 Toyota Venza Limited

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SE

MPG (City)

20

19

40

22

MPG (Highway)

28

24

37

25

MPG (Combined)

23

21

39

24

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

19

19.5

14.5

18.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

380/532/437

370/468/409

580/536/565

414/470/451

*2021 MY data used for reference

The Toyota Venza leads the pack with 39 MPG combined thanks to its Hybrid powertrain. The Honda Passport EX-L sits last in the bunch with a combined 21 MPG. As for the remaining rival, Hyundai Santa Fe SE has a combined 24 MPG.

2022 Nissan Murano Interior

With the expected redesign, the interiors will get an upgrade with a lot more features. Despite its age, the interiors of the current Murano still look and feel top class mostly because of Nissan’s excellent zero gravity front seats which are the best in class. The higher trim levels get soft-touch leather everywhere, from the seats to the door panels to the armrests. The dashboard still looks modern with a swooping and curvy design and wooden trim outlines. Move onto the back seats and there is plenty of space with a well-cushioned bench seat.

The Murano gets zero-gravity front seats which are well cushioned and very comfortable even for long journeys. The middle passenger gets a headrest and three-point seatbelt. The rear seats can also be reclined for more comfort. Semi-aniline leather-appointed seats with diamond-quilted inserts are available only for the top trim. The seating capacity is common in all of Murano’s rivals. Legroom space is comfortable for the front row but the rear row lacks legroom space as compared to fellow competitors.

Models

2022 Nissan Murano S

2021 Honda Passport EX-L

2021 Toyota Venza Limited 4dr

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.9/59.5/40.5

39.5/62/40.9

38.6/57.4/40.9

41.2/59.1/44.1

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.8/58.9/38.7

40.1/61.9/39.6

39/56.9/37.8

39/58.3/41.7

Standard Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

32.1

41.2

28.8

36.4

*2021 MY data used for reference

The current model lacks cargo capacity compared to more accomplished rivals like the Honda Passport and Hyundai Santa Fe SE. The newer design could get a more boxy appearance which could translate to improved cargo capacity. Only Toyota Venza has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Murano.

All models of the Murano get an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with NIssanConnect software and plenty of functions including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, voice recognition, and Bluetooth. Higher trims like SL and Platinum get a Bose premium audio system with 11 speakers including dual subwoofers. Travel link with traffic updates is available for 3 months trial for the SL and Platinum trim. Some notable interior features include the following:

  • 8-inch NissanConnect infotainment system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Reclining rear seatbacks with center armrest 
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity
  • Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition 
  • SiriusXM travel link with traffic updates
  • Voice recognition
  • Steering wheel-mounted cruise control 
  • Driver’s seat and outside mirrors position memory system
  • Bose premium audio system with 11 speaker and dual subwoofers

2022 Nissan Murano Exterior

We can expect the 2022 model to receive Nissan’s new styling which was shown on the all-electric Ariya concept with swooping LED DRLs, quad-LED headlights, and a large grille. The rear design gets a light bar across the tailgate extending to the sides. The current generation is still a looker with bold styling and the signature V-shaped grille with silver accents. The Nissan Murano is a sedate and comfortable car despite the aggressive and sporty design. All models get LED headlights with DRLs and chrome door handles to improve the looks. Higher trims also get a moonroof and roof rails, further enhancing the looks. 20-inch alloy wheels have been provided for the SL and Platinum trim while S and SL trim possess 18-inch alloy wheels.

Models

2022 Nissan Murano S*

2021 Honda Passport EX-L

2021 Toyota Venza Limited

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,978

4,215

3,913

3,799

Length (inches)

192.8

190.5

186.6

188.4

Width (inches)

75.4

78.6

73

74.8

Height (inches)

67.8

72.2

65.9

66.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

6.9

8.1

7.7

8.2

Wheelbase (inches)

111.2

111

105.9

108.9

*2021 MY data used for reference

2021 Honda Passport EX-L is the heaviest one among all opponents of the 2022 Nissan Murano. In terms of length, Murano is the longest car in the segment followed by Passport EX-L which is 2.8 inches shorter in length. Murano has the largest wheelbase with a dimension of 111.2 inches than any of its rivals. But low ground clearance of 6.9 inches is still an issue when the car is on uneven and rough terrain. Passport EX-L, Venza Limited, and Santa Fe SE all have slightly higher ground clearance. Also, The 2022 Nissan Murano is expected to bring more exterior color and add-on coating options for the lower-trim models. Some notable exterior features include the following:

  • Bold V-shaped grille
  • Active Grille Shutters 
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Automatic headlights with LED DRLs
  • LED fog lights
  • Dual panel panoramic moonroof
  • Motion-activated liftgate

2022 Nissan Murano Safety

Nissan hasn’t skimped on safety with the current Murano, and we can expect even more safety additions on the new model. The 2022 Nissan Murano doesn’t have a safety rating and evaluation from NHTSA but we can have an idea with 2021 model data. The 2021 Nissan Murano received a full 5 stars in overall safety rating and other sub-categories like front crash and side crash tests. The roll resistance test is the only category where Murano has scored 4 stars. As per IIHS, a “good” overall rating has been given to Murano. A ‘superior’ rating has been given for the front crash prevention while a “G+” score is given for the child seat anchors. The Murano also bagged the coveted “Top Safety Pick+” Title from the IISH.

All models of the Murano come equipped with Nissan’s safety shield 360 which comes with a plethora of active safety features. Child Safety Locks, Electronic Stability Control, multiple airbags, and ABS are some of the standard safety features. Higher trim levels also get traffic sign recognition, surround-view monitor, front and rear park assist, and intelligent cruise control. Some active features include the following:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Intelligent Lane Intervention
  • Blind-spot warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rearview monitor
  • Rear automatic braking
  • Hill-start assist
  • High beam assist
  • Intelligent driver alertness

2022 Nissan Murano Competition

2022 Nissan Murano vs 2021 Honda Passport

The Honda Passport looks more modern and contemporary with more performance and cargo space. The Nissan Murano hits back with a more feature-rich cabin and more fuel economy. So it’s a close race between Murano and Passport. But the new Murano could improve in both cargo space and performance since the Passport will be a carryover model for 2022.

2022 Nissan Murano vs 2021 Toyota Venza 

Unlike the Murano, the Toyota Venza gets an efficient hybrid powertrain, a standard AWD system, and better overall quality. The Murano also gets more cargo space and higher engine power which tips the scales in favor of the Murano. The new model could improve things further, widening the gap.

2022 Nissan Murano vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

Compared to Santa Fe, which has not been rated by NHTSA on safety grounds, the Murano is the safer of the two as per IIHS and NHTSA ratings. Murano also keeps the odds in its favor with more horsepower and torque. The Santa Fe SE on the other hand trumps the Murano with a more comfortable ride, better fuel efficiency, improved cargo space, and ease of use. Overall, the Hyundai Santa Fe and Murano are lacking in different aspects. It is your choice which car to choose depending on which aspect you prefer more.

2022 Nissan Murano Final Verdict

The Nissan Murano SUV has always been an underdog in the mid-size segment because of its age. But there are a lot of changes slated for the 2022 model from a thorough redesign to a more efficient powertrain and several feature additions. The new 2022 Nissan Murano could give it a significant boost and address issues like the limited cargo space and engine options. With these changes, Murano can easily surpass the rivals in the areas it was lacking. The 2021 Murano already comes with a plethora of safety features as standard with the new model slated to get even more. Overall, with the release of the new model, the Murano will make an excellent family crossover.

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