2019 Nissan Murano Reviews

2019 Murano New Car Test Drive

Introduction

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.

Lineup

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. 

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