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2012 Nissan Murano SL SUV

2012 Nissan Murano Review

(0 Stars)  The trendy yet sensible crossover.

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Overview
When the Murano debuted in 2003, hip and trendy crossovers were still a relatively new paradigm. Fast forward to 2012, and numerous other stylish crossovers merit cross-shopping with the Nissan. The Murano, however, is an agreeable choice for buyers who want a sensible mid-size SUV with a dose of style. All the exterior creases and angles make for a pleasing design, even if the masculine styling is starting to look dated after eight years on the market. A wide chrome-and-mesh grille and triangular headlights make a smart impression from the front, with rounded-triangle taillights and a roof spoiler that accentuates the Murano's rear. Passenger and luggage space are surprisingly generous, and thanks to a 2009 redesign, the quality of the interior materials has been improved. The seats are especially plush and comfortable. The dashboard layout is simple in both design and usability. There is plenty of room for carrying bulky items when the rear seats are folded, although the lift-over height is relatively high. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine and the continuously variable transmission provide smooth, powerful acceleration while returning decent fuel economy. Both front- and all-wheel-drive configurations are available. Tech options like touch-screen navigation and a Bose sound system are easy to use; a DVD player with screens mounted in the front-seat headrests also is available. Even though it's one of the oldest vehicles in its segment, the Murano still feels like a fresh, smart crossover.

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2012 Murano SL Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.5L V six-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
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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'12 Nissan SL SUV Standard Equipment

  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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