• Feb 22, 2012
The 2012 Nissan Murano S is selling at a solid discount... The 2012 Nissan Murano S is selling at a solid discount (Nissan).
Crossovers are one of the most popular vehicle segments in the U.S. As a result, it can be difficult to find a CUV for a great price. Demand is high for CR-Vs, RAV4s, Escapes, Sorentos and such, which makes automakers and dealers less inclined to load CUVs with incentives and negotiate lower prices.

However, we seem to have found an anomaly in the 2012 Nissan Murano – a sporty, capable and stylish CUV that has been a hit in America for the Japanese automaker. Car shoppers looking for a sleek crossover will want to give this a spin, as it's currently selling at 10.5% under MSRP on average, which equates to a savings of $3,103.

The Murano features Nissan's 3.5-liter six-cylinder VQ engine, which generates 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with adaptive shift control and gets an EPA estimated 18 mpg City, 24 mpg Highway. And if you need to haul anything, the Murano S has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs.

Standard features for the Murano include 18-inch (20-inch on LE) alloy wheels, cruise control, LED rear taillights, and dual zone automatic air conditioning. Standard safety equipment includes, vehicle traction and stability control, brake assist, six airbags, and front seat active head restraints.

Inside, the Murano can comfortably seat up to five and has a maximum cargo capacity of 64.0 cubic feet.

The 2012 Murano is currently selling at $26,437, which is well below both its MSRP and invoice price. CUV shoppers should head to a Nissan dealer and bargain hard on this model.

But don't fret if you're looking for something other than a CUV right now. Check out our picks for the best deals in other categories in the gallery below.

View Gallery: Our Picks For The Best New Car Deals


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      ddan8719
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow of course another asian ride aol autos favorites anything but american.made..But left wing liberals on the whole do buy these rides in masses..It is a big decision for these people as to what coutry to send there money to japan or korea....hummm..
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon just does not cut it with these cars!
      LL
      • 2 Years Ago
      Since I am making much less money this year I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to get the kinds of gifts I usually get for my family this year. I thought I would try one of the penny auction sites because I heard that they have the best deals anywhere. I checked out a few sites and it became clear to me that the one that was most reliable and had the lowest prices was at ( http://tinyurl.com/TopBargains ) . To be honest, their prices seemed too low to be true. I tested them out by bidding on an iPad, which my son wanted, but I didn't think I could afford one this year, to my surprise and delight I ended up getting one for $73. I got it about a week ago and it was brand new and in a sealed box.
      idgascreamer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Drove one ... what a piece of crap ... not worth a penny !
      vinnychunn
      • 2 Years Ago
      wife just got a brand new hyundai elantra touring....fully loaded, 35mpg....best warranty around. all for 18k out the door tax and registration included, even got a free remote start thrown in..... we make it too hard to buy american. I would like to but no american car could even come close to quality, price, and warrany...trust me I shopped for 6 months and test drove about 15 different small suv's and hatch backs of all types. we work hard for our $$$ and just could not go for less of a car for a bigger price tag...when is the last time the korean government had to bail out hyundai???
      pineway259
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great a 10% savings on a $30,000 car. Since when is a half a years salary for a car a good deal? Of course you could rent-a-car (lease) and have nothing after 3 years.
      larrysking
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why do you always, and I mean always, push cars from Japan or Korea? Does Japan own you or what? How much do they pay you to put this stuff out there. Just put it into commercials and stop trying to make it sound like you did a fair investigation over several makes and models.
      Daddy-O
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's because a SUV gives you Options with that Space. A Sedans trunk, can't be used for passengers. Unless you are a Hit man for the mob.
      • 2 Years Ago
      How do we do it?Cuz we can!
      JRRYGAD
      • 2 Years Ago
      OPPS 6 BUCKS
      janka51
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bye American
      LL
      • 2 Years Ago
      Since I am making much less money this year I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to get the kinds of gifts I usually get for my family this year. I thought I would try one of the penny auction sites because I heard that they have the best deals anywhere. I checked out a few sites and it became clear to me that the one that was most reliable and had the lowest prices was at ( http://tinyurl.com/TopBargains ) . To be honest, their prices seemed too low to be true. I tested them out by bidding on an iPad, which my son wanted, but I didn't think I could afford one this year, to my surprise and delight I ended up getting one for $73. I got it about a week ago and it was brand new and in a sealed box.
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