2019 Murano New Car Test Drive
The 2019 Nissan Murano crossover SUV is known for its rakish lines that make it look bigger than it is, and a plush ride that makes it feel bigger, too.
The front-wheel-drive Murano is available with all-wheel drive, but it's not meant for off-road adventures-it's an urban adventurer. It's powered by a potent and proven 260-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6, paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), with a supple ride and sublime, comfortable front seats.
For 2019 the Murano gets standard LED headlights, plus new taillights and wheels. Inside it gets upgraded infotainment with an 8.0-inch touchscreen.
The EPA rates the Murano at 20 mpg city, 28 highway, 23 combined on regular fuel, with either front- or all-wheel drive. The 2019 Murano hasn't been fully crash-tested, but the 2018 model earned five stars overall from the NHSTA in all-wheel-drive configuration, while the front-drive model scored four stars.
It comes standard with automatic emergency braking, while lane-departure warnings and rear automatic braking come in a package Nissan calls Safety Shield 360..
The 2019 Murano comes in S, SV, SL, and Platinum editions.
The base Murano S costs about $32,300 and includes cloth upholstery, LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, an 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four USB ports including two Type-C plugs, and keyless ignition.
The $35,500 Murano SV adds power-adjustable front seats, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alerts, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote start, and more. The Murano SV offers heated front seats, Bose audio, and adaptive cruise control in a $3,500 package. Additional options include a surround-view camera system.
The $40,300 Murano SL adds that SV package, plus leather upholstery, heated rear seats, navigation, and 20-inch alloy wheels. An extra $1,970 buys a panoramic moonroof and a few additional active safety features such as automatic high-beam headlights and active lane control. Murano SLs offer a safety package with lane-departure warnings, active lane control, and rear automatic emergency braking.
The $44,500 Platinum adds that safety package, plus softer leather upholstery, cooled front seats, and a smartphone app that includes remote unlocking and locking and a few other functions.
All-wheel drive costs $1,600. .