• Jan 15, 2008
To go with its newly trimmed styling, Nissan has treated the Murano's price to a nip and tuck, too. The 2009 model has had $1500 removed from the MSRP across all trim levels, and a new dual panel moonroof makes the options list along with three new exterior colors. Inside, the seats and instrument panel have been redesigned to improve the atmosphere. Among the multitude of luxury and convenience options, a hard-drive equipped Bose Music Box stereo is available if you opt for the navigation system.

The Murano now rides on the new D platform that underpins the Altima, and the mighty VQ serves up 265 horsepower from its 3.5 liters, a 25 pony increase. The sole transmission is the XTronic CVT, sending torque to either the front wheels, or through all four. The revised platform is solid and sure-footed in our experience with recent Altimas. An S FWD model will buy you entry to the Murano club for $26,330. AWD bumps the price to 27,930, and you can keep adding stuff until you've got the pretty much loaded LE AWD, which starts at $35,910. It's still a Murano, with all of the polarizing style that comes with the name. You might end up with a "tastes great, less filling" type of argument when talking with owners of the original Murano, but this one sweetens the pot with a lot of revisions and a better chassis, new fascia haters be damned. Press release after the jump.

[Source: Nissan]


Nissan Announces Pricing on All-New 2009 Murano


– More Powerful, Redesigned Murano Priced $1,500 Less Than 2007 Models –


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 17 2007) - Nissan North America, Inc. today announced pricing on the all-new, totally redesigned 2009 Nissan Murano crossover with a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) $1,500 lower on all models versus the previous generation. The 2009 Murano goes on sale this week at Nissan dealers nationwide.

The original Nissan Murano set new standards for style and sportiness when it was first introduced, becoming, in essence, a "class of one." The all-new, second generation 2009 Murano elevates that unique position with new exterior and interior designs, enhanced technology and a premium driving feel resulting from a new, advanced platform and continued refinement of Murano's standard 265-horsepower V6 engine (an increase of 25 horsepower over the previous generation) and advanced, second-generation Xtronic CVT™.
"When Murano was introduced in 2003, there were only eight vehicles in the middle crossover segment. Since then, the segment has grown to become the fifth largest in the industry with more than 20 models competing in this segment," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. "We're pricing the all-new Murano to take advantage of the growing interest in the segment, adding standout value to its standout design, features, quality and safety."
The 2009 Murano is offered in five models Murano S FWD, Murano S AWD, Murano SL FWD, Murano SL AWD and a new Murano LE AWD model (the previous generation Murano included a Murano SE AWD model).

The 2009 Murano S FWD starts at an MSRP of $26,330 and comes fully equipped with intelligent Xtronic CVT™, dual zone air conditioning, power front windows with one-touch auto up/down with auto reverse feature, push button ignition, 60/40 split fold-flat rear seat, auxiliary audio input jack, 18-inch wheels and much more. The Murano S AWD has a starting MSRP of $27,930 and includes the extensive standard features on the FWD, along with Nissan's intuitive All-Wheel Drive system.

The Murano SL FWD, starting at $27,880 offers all the features on Murano S, plus rear privacy glass, front fog lights, steering wheel audio switches, leather wrapped steering wheel, 8-way power driver seat and 60/40 split fold-flat rear seatback with power return. The Murano SL AWD, starting at $29,480 adds intuitive AWD.
The new Murano LE AWD, starting at $35,910, offers new luxury and technology features such as 20-inch alloy wheels, bi-functional xenon headlights, Bose® audio system with 11 speakers, XM® Satellite Radio, Interface System for iPod®, 7-inch color display, Intelligent Key, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, driver position memory (seat, mirrors, and steering wheel), leather-appointed seats, heated front and rear seats, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, interior wood trim, power liftgate, RearView Monitor and many others.
Complete 2009 Nissan Murano pricing is available on the attached sheets.

About the 2009 Murano
The most striking visual element of the 2009 Murano is its new body, which imparts a "modern art" feel while still maintaining its distinctive "Murano-ness." The front end features a bold grille and wide front headlights, while Murano's new hood sweeps into the bodyline, with powerful wheel arches and available 20-inch wheels providing an aggressive stance. Murano's redesigned rear end features a unique rear glass shape for maximum visibility, rear air deflector, large rear LED taillights and dual exhaust outlets with chrome finishers.

A new Murano option for 2009 is an available dual panel power sliding glass moonroof and 2nd row skylight. Three new exterior colors are also offered: Deep Sapphire, Tinted Bronze and Saharan Stone.
Inside, the 2009 Murano lives up to its "mobile suite" design theme with new levels of warmth and luxury. New front seats and a new steering wheel design provide increased passenger comfort, and warmth is provided by a new "Welcome Lighting" ambient lighting system, a new instrument panel design, available wood and aluminum accents and a 60/40 fold-flat rear seat with available power return. Other available features include a new foldaway cargo organizer, heated front and rear seats, power liftgate, rain-sensing front wipers and RearView Monitor.

All 2009 Muranos feature a VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6 rated at 265 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque and an advanced Xtronic CVT™ with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) that provides a sporty and smooth driving experience. 2009 Muranos are available in front-wheel drive or with an advanced all-wheel drive system, and all Muranos come standard with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with a Traction Control System (TCS) for all-weather confidence.

The 2009 Murano is built on a new "D" platform, first introduced on the 2007 Altima, which provides a solid foundation and new, lighter suspension components with increased stiffness. New dual flow path shock absorbers provide sure footing on all surfaces, while a new twin-orifice speed-sensitive power steering system delivers the proper levels of assistance in around-town and high-speed driving.
Push button start is standard, along with iPod® connectivity (LE only). Available technology features include Intelligent Key, Bose® premium 11-speaker audio system, an advanced touch screen navigation system with 9.3GB Music Box hard drive, a new power-operated 9-inch roof-mounted screen (up from the previous generation's 6.4-inch screen) for Murano's DVD Mobile Entertainment System and Voice Recognition for audio, Bluetooth® and navigation system.


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      Matthew
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nissan has always thought too much of their cars and dont have the technology to back it up. GM is ALOT better than any of them but thats why GM is the world leader. Gm is coming out with new hybrids every 3 months this year. Besides the murano is UGLY!!! Ive never seen something so ugly! Thats why they are having to lower the price. No one wants it
      • 7 Years Ago
      its 30 to 40k? I think its still too expensive!


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      • 7 Years Ago
      How many parts do you need to call it a new platform? I would really like to know because when Ford or GM makes this few of changes its an update but when imports do it they have a nearly new platform. At best it is just a revision with a CVT transmission, Woopie! Anything with this an improvement and when you top it out it hits $40K! There are much better choices out there for this price without a CVT gearbox that under the best of circumstances sucks.
        • 7 Years Ago
        No way. All of the major body parts, I'd bet, will unbolt from the new one and bolt onto the old one.

        This is not a whole new vehicle. This thing isn't a big enough seller to justify that.

        The only difference: it looks much stranger than it used to.
          • 7 Years Ago
          AMcA

          Thanks for making sense! This thing only sells 30 to 40k units per year and just because you call a car all new dosn't mean a thing. Carlos / Mr. Bean is a one hit wonder and now the Malibu will out sell the Altima to within a year or two. The sad part is they get away with it so easy!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Uh, the car is designed on a completely new chassis. When it first came out in 02-03, it was built on the FF-L platform. Now it's built off of the 'D' platform.



        • 7 Years Ago
        Wow, so you've driven the new Murano? I highly doubt that seeing as how you've failed to even read a press release or review which show the chassis is completely different. And, not for anything, what's with the CVT bashing... sure, the ones in Chrysler vehicles may suck, but Nissan does them very well, especially when coupled with the VQ....
          • 7 Years Ago
          slider912

          You need to find a collision book and look over the parts collection. This platform is a rehash with a new cradel and misc. parts and who do you think makes the CVT in Chrysler "Nissan". They are giving them away to keep their plant going. The CVT is just a bad idea and wait till they need to be replaced after 100 to 150k at $4500 plus labor. I have driven one at the rail yard and it is like a wind up toy.... Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz now that is a good sounding car / CUV
      • 7 Years Ago
      Goodness, for $26,330 I could find a 2007 Forester XT. An econobox or a stealth-tuning wagon - tough choice. I don't see how this thing wouldn't be priced starting at around $19,999.

      Though I must say it has a fairly nice interior...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good day for Ford fans! The Edge no longer needs to compete with the Murano. This could be the ugliest redesign of a previously beautiful car since the 1971 Mustang.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Ahh, R1R, what are you talking about? I'm talking about the horrible redesign that is guaranteed to either drive sales down, or relegate the Murano to rental fleets. Sorry, I'm not "dead wrong" or "lieing" about anything. Wait for next year's sales total on the Murano.

        Oh, by the way... Edge first year (2007) sales total: 130,125.

        • 7 Years Ago
        You are dead wrong.

        Sales figures:

        2003 = 56,257 (first full year)
        2004 = 62,057
        2005 = 74,454
        2006 = 81,362
        2007 = 76,358

        Now, stop making up lies.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Eww!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I need to know what is a fair price for a 2009 Murano SL with Navigation and Tech packages. I was looking for the price sheets but couldn't find them. Thanks!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, this is a right decision. This car doesn't worth its high price. For less money you have better options in Toyota, Chevy and Ford.
      • 7 Years Ago
      it almost the fuglyest car EVER built #1 still goes to the pontiac aztec
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nissan didn't have any problem selling the previous generation Murano (which won an MT comparison in its last year against newer competition). The combination of the improved chassis, CVT, interior and a price reduction will keep the metal moving. It's worth noting that discounting the price leaves some space on top for a new, three row CUV Pathfinder.
        • 7 Years Ago
        They only sell about 40,000 units per year! I am not sure but if this was designed to make a profit it isn't. And the car rags only care about HP and 0-60 and 60-0. The interior on the last one was bad even by Chrysler standards and the paint on the interior parts was so thin it vaporized in the sun. I love cars that are fun to drive but this thing was and is bottom of the barrel when compared to even the Buick that sells for only $35k.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Reality Check:

        The Murano sold quite a bit better than 40K/year:

        2003 = 56,257 (first full year)
        2004 = 62,057
        2005 = 74,454
        2006 = 81,362
        2007 = 76,358

        Given that the Murano shared is platform, engines, transmissions and various other seen and unseen bits with the 2002 - 2007 Altima and 2004 - 2008 Maxima, I have no doubt the Murano was a highly successful (i.e. profitable) product for Nissan.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wish you would have attached the price sheet as noted in the release.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man! That face looks like a bug...or some character from Deep Space Nine...and uglier than the Tribeca ever was.
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