Nissan’s 5-passenger midsize Murano crossover returns for 2019 with a “freshened” outdoors design and a few new top rate indoors capabilities, in conjunction with extra safety and driver-help technology.
Styling tweaks consist of a new, bolder V-movement grille; restyled LED headlights (now popular) and LED taillights; and new 18- and 20-inch wheel designs. But the modifications aren’t dramatic, so it’s nevertheless truely identifiable as a Murano — continuing the unique edgy styling that has continually set this automobile apart from its competition.
The 2019 Murano is available in 4 trim degrees, starting with the bottom the front-wheel-pressure S ($31,270 plus $1,0.5 freight), accompanied by means of the front-power SV ($34,440), our tester for this file; SL ($39,230); and Platinum ($43,530). All-wheel force may be added to any trim degree for an additional $1,600.
New outdoors colorations for 2019 are Sunset Drift Chromaflair, Mocha Almond Pearl and Deep Blue Pearl.
The Platinum model’s top rate indoors comes with new semi-aniline leather-based with diamond-quilted inserts and contrasting micro-piping trim for the seats, door armrests and middle console lid.
New interior trim schemes encompass Dark Wood-Tone (Platinum), Light Wood-Tone (SV, SL) and Metallic (S, SV, SL).
Included on all fashions are the new Rear Door Alert and the Intelligent Driver Alertness system, which video display units the motive force for symptoms of drowsiness and inattention.
Optional are the new Intelligent Around View Monitor and an 11-speaker Bose premium audio device, each of which come inside the SV Premium Package ($3,500), which become covered on our tester. We also had 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Optional are new 20-inch satin-black alloy wheels ($1,730).
The SV Premium Package additionally included a strength panoramic moon roof, clever cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, LED fog lights and heated front seats.
All fashions include Zero Gravity the front and outboard rear seats, NissanConnect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an eight-inch coloration touch screen.
SL and Platinum fashions upload NissanConnect with Navigation, which now capabilities door-to-door navigation with 3-D building pics and satellite tv for pc pics, online POI search and traffic statistics.
Also available is Nissan Safety Shield 360, which includes motive force assistance, crash avoidance and pedestrian detection systems. It’s part of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility generation. Other capabilities consist of Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking. These are general on the Platinum model, and can be introduced to the SL with the Technology Package ($1,970).
Among new standard safety functions are 2nd-row facet air luggage and a front passenger knee air bag. Also available are Intelligent Lane Intervention and Traffic Sign Recognition.
As before, the Murano seats up to five human beings. There is 32.1 cubic toes of shipment area at the back of the rear seat (31.1 with the panoramic moon roof), or sixty seven cubic feet (sixty five with the moon roof) with the rear seatback folded down.
All models remain powered by using a usually aspirated three.Five-liter V-6 engine with 260 horsepower and 240 foot-kilos of torque. It’s related to a constantly variable computerized transmission.
EPA ratings are 20 mpg town/28 dual carriageway/23 combined (the front- or all-wheel drive).
The third-era Murano’s heavily sculptured appearance delivered masses of creases and folds, putting off the smoother traces of the preceding model. One of the coolest capabilities is the panoramic moon roof, which offers the Murano a convertible sense.
Murano’s interior was designed to give occupants the texture of an upscale social front room, Nissan says. To assist with that, our SV version came with comfortable brown leather seats, with buckets up front and a 3-individual bench inside the rear.
Our rear seat had a pull-down middle armrest that holds dual cup holders, and, at the front, a system cubby for smartphones and such. At the rear of the the front console, in clean attain of the rear passengers, is a USB port, along with twin vents for heating and air con.
There also are map pockets in the backs of the 2 front seats, and door wallet in all 4 doors, with a small bottle holder in every.
The NASA-inspired 0-gravity seats for the driving force/front passenger and rear outboard passengers assist preserve occupants cozy on long drives, simply as they had been designed to do for astronauts on lengthy area flights. The rear seats have a 3-cushion design, a primary for a Nissan vehicle.
Knee room is a bit constrained within the rear seat, though, mainly while the front seats are set to house large human beings.
Our SV came with a navigation system blended with the Bose audio device (which include subwoofers), and AM/FM/HD/satellite radio. NissanConnect with Mobile Apps was standard, in conjunction with Bluetooth telephone connectivity and audio streaming. The nav machine can be operated through voice commands.
We had heated front seats with 8-manner strength adjustment on the motive force’s side, and four-way on the passenger’s side. The guidance wheel and shifter have been leather-wrapped. Remote access with push-button start became included, along side twin-zone automated weather manipulate, a 7-inch in-dash DriveAssist display above the steerage column, and a driving force’s facet memory system for out of doors mirrors and seat role.
Along with the 2 USB ports, 3 12-volt shops are supplied, which can be used for charging of smartphones and tablets.
Outside, our Arctic Blue Metallic Murano had fog lighting, silver-painted roof rails, a power tailgate, heated outdoor mirrors, and rear tinted privacy glass.
There turned into extra than sufficient electricity from the V-6 engine, and the same old traction manipulate helped maintain the automobile moving smoothly.
Originally added for 2004, the Murano’s call become taken from a fashion of fine Italian glass. It suits into the Nissan crossover lineup between the compact Rogue and the bigger, seven-passenger Pathfinder. Rogue and Pathfinder are assembled in Tennessee, while the Murano is a manufactured from Nissan’s Mississippi plant.
Underneath, the brand new Murano has a four-wheel independent suspension with a front strut/rear multi-hyperlink arrangement. It comes with four-wheel antilock disc brakes and digital balance manage. Also popular are the brand new rear seat-set up aspect air bags, roof-set up side-curtain air luggage for each rows, and the front knee air bags.
The Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection offers the motive force a fowl’s-eye view of the automobile from above. The system has cameras on each side and on the the front and rear, which combine to feed photos to the sprint display.
Besides the Premium Package, our front-pressure SV tester got here with carpeted floor mats ($245). Total sticky label charge become $39,230, which include freight and options.
The package: Five-door, five-passenger, front- or all-wheel-pressure, V-6, midsize crossover utility automobile
Advantages: Nissan’s midsize crossover moved into its 1/3 technology for 2015, with new, bolder styling, a sophisticated indoors and greater available era. Styling updates had been blanketed at the 2019 model, at the side of new technology and indoors appointments.
Negatives: Rear seat has restrained knee and legroom.
Engine: 3.Five-liter V-6, typically aspirated
Transmission: Continuously variable automatic
Power/torque: 260 HP/240 foot-kilos
Length: 192.8 inches.
Curb weight variety: 3,823-four,137 pounds
Brakes, front/rear: Disc/disc, antilock
Side air luggage: Front and rear seat-installed; facet-curtain for both rows
Electronic balance manage: Standard
Cargo volume: 32.1 cubic ft (in the back of 2nd seat, 31.1 with panoramic moon roof); 67 cubic feet (rear seat folded; sixty five with moon roof)
Fuel potential/type: 19.0 gallons/unleaded regular
EPA gas financial system: 20 mpg metropolis/28 toll road/23 blended for all configurations
Major competition: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge, Kia Sorrento, Hyundai Santa Fe
Base charge range: $31,270-$forty three,530, plus $1,1/2 freight (upload $1,600 for all-wheel force)
Price as examined: $39,230, such as freight and options (SV the front-wheel-power with Premium Package)
On the Road rating: 8.7 (of a possible 10)