The latest 2015 Nissan Murano is available. 2015 year model of Nissan’s mid-size SUV, Murano is a first of a third generation. This crossover is offered in a new light with distinctive new look and richer features and interior styling.
2015 Nissan Murano Engine range
Just like its predecessor was, new Murano will also be available in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum. 3.5L V6 engine is under the hood of all models and it sends 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque to the front axle or, optionally to both of them. Xtronic CVT transmission generally clicks well with crossovers and Murano is no exception.
New Design – Changes
New exterior design makes Murano one of the best looking SUV’s around. Its front end has Nissan’s trademark V-motion grille and sharp arrowhead headlights. It has many chrome adornments, especially from the profile, while out back, floating roof and boomerang tail-lights give it much lighter profile which other crossovers don’t have.
Interior is also designed with great care. This year’s Murano is more refined and elegant, and offers NASA-inspired zero gravity seats with premium leather upholstery. Cabin trim comes with titanium or pearl touches and chrome accents. Dashboard follows the lines dictated by a chrome-bound instrument panel which holds 7 or optional 8-inch touch screen display which is responsible for audio controls, navigation and smart device connectivity. Bose were responsible for sound systems and Murano offers a choice between six or nine speakers with dual subwoofers, depending on a trim of your choice. Standard batch of safety features are joined by optional adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning, predictive forward-collision warning and forward emergency braking. Thanks to its three separate radar systems and four cameras, it also offers cross-traffic alert system which warns about moving objects around the vehicle.
2015 Nissan Murano Price range
With the only available powertrain option, Murano delivers 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway when fuel efficiency is concerned. Base S model shouldn’t cost much more than it does now and expect it to go for around $29,000. Choose top of the line, Platinum model and get prepared to pay as much as $38,000. Of course, with the inclusion of all available optional features and packages, these prices could rise even more.
2015 Nissan Murano is even more refined vehicle than its predecessors were. This mid-sizer offers meticulous exterior design and sublime interior finish which make it look like a luxury vehicle which it isn’t. However, there’s only one powertrain option available and it uses too much fuel for our taste, but future Murano hybrid should fix that.