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2011 Nissan Murano SL SUV

2011 Nissan Murano Review

(4 Stars)  Entertaining, stylish, and sporty crossover

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The Murano is one of the first in the true crossover segment. It offers seating for five people. The V-6 engine offers plenty of power for a vehicle of this site and the CVT is well executed and especially suited to the engine, offering quick throttle response. The Murano launched in 2003 and came out in its second generation trim in 2009. The new model retains the over the top styling of the original. It also features multi link rear suspension and stiff chassis making it a strong handling vehicle with a very forgiving ride.

The Murano is no slouch in the power department either. Driven through either front wheel drive or all wheel drive available as an option. It's 3.5 liter V-6 generates an impressive 265 Hp and 248 Ft. – Lbs. of torque. This is enough to take an All Wheel Drive equipped Murano from 0-60 miles per hour in 7.8 seconds. The Murano is able to return a somewhat middling 20mpg combined fuel economy.

The Murano features an impressive option list such as Xenon Headlights, one of the best IPod docks available, a rear view camera and a roof mounted DVD system are just a few of those available.

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2011 Murano SL Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.5L V6 DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 18 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 20 MPG combined and 433 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
21.7gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 260 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 240 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

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'11 Nissan SL SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
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Privacy Glass
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
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Tow Hooks
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