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2013 Nissan Murano S SUV

2013 Nissan Murano Review

(0 Stars)  The trendy yet sensible crossover.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The LE with the Platinum Edition Package and the SL with the Navigation Package gain moving-object detection and blind-spot and lane-departure warning. A new Value Package for the SV bundles a power liftgate, a Bose audio system, and navigation. All SV models now have an auto-dimming rearview mirror and the HomeLink garage door opener. Midnight garnet and gun metallic join the color palette.
Nearly every automaker has launched a stylish crossover that merits cross-shopping with the Nissan. Even though it’s nearly a decade old, the Murano remains 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 styling is starting to look dated. 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 accentuate the Murano’s rear. Passenger and luggage space are generous, and thanks to a 2009 redesign, the quality of the interior materials has improved. 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 such as touch-screen navigation and a Bose sound system are easy to use; a DVD player with screens mounted in the front-seat headrests is available. This may be one of the oldest vehicles in its segment, but the Murano still feels like a fresh, smart crossover.

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2013 Murano s Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.5L V 6 DOHC with Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 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

'13 Nissan S SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Rear Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Scope
Vehicle Information Center
Privacy Glass
Brake Assist
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc Changer
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
Tow Hooks
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