2018 Nissan Murano Model Review

21/28  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
7.0  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4
Doors
5
Seats
32.1 - 67  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Nissan Murano?

The Murano was born from the desire to produce a luxurious crossover SUV with a non-premium price tag. With a sleek exterior and a fetching upscale interior, the Murano is beautiful both inside and out. For 2018, the Murano gets new driver assist systems and an expanded list of standard equipment including smartphone integration, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, and Nissan Connect Navigation. A new SV Premium package brings a driver alert system, a surround-view camera system, a panoramic moonroof, adaptive cruise control, heated side mirrors, an 11-speaker Bose system, 18-inch alloy wheels, and heated front seats. The base trim now has rear cross traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring standard. Additionally, all Murano trims get an updated center console design and the SL trim receives new Moonroof and Midnight Edition packages.

A World of Tech and Trim Options

Nissan offers the 2018 Murano in the following four trim levels; the S, the SV, the SL, and the Platinum. The standard feature includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, automatic headlights, cruise control, keyless entry, and dual-zone climate control. On the tech front, the base S comes with an 8-inch touchscreen interface, a navigation system, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, audio jacks, front and rear USB ports, a CD player, and smartphone app integration. Also, the base Murano, as with all other trims, offers automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning as standard equipment. The SV trim adds foglights, a leather-upholstered steering wheel, power-adjustable front seats, roof rails, and remote engine start. It also gets an optional Premium package that contains a panoramic sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, a surround-view camera system, driver aids, and heated mirrors and front seats. Moving up to the SL model earns you the SV's standard and optional features plus heated side mirrors, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, ambient interior lighting, driver-seat memory settings, a hands-free liftgate, and a heated steering wheel. A panoramic sunroof is a stand-alone extra. The range-topping Murano Platinum loads the SL's features as well as 20-inch alloy wheels, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, and power-folding rear seats. It also gets NissanConnect telematics with customizable teen-driver monitoring and automatic collision notification. The new-for-2018 Midnight Edition styling package provides unique 20-inch wheels and a blacked-out finish on mirror caps, lower bumper accents, roof rails, side moldings, grille, and sill plates.

Superior Handling Without Compromises

2018 Nissan Murano ExteriorAll 2018 Murano perform flawlessly due to a potent 3.5-liter V-6 that cranks out 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. The engine's combination with a CVT is considered one of the most efficient and reliable powertrain partnerships in the class. The CVT routes power to front wheels, and optionally to the AWD system. The Murano employs a car-like suspension system, a rear multi-link setup, and front struts to ensure a soft ride on harsh roads. EPA estimates place the 3.5-liter engine at 21/28 mpg city/highway in both drivetrain specifications.

2018 Nissan Murano Safety

2018 Nissan Murano RearThe AWD 2018 Nissan Murano received the NHTSA's highest five-star overall rating while the FWD earned a four-star overall rating. The IIHS gave the latest Murano it is coveted highest-possible ranking of "Good" in five crash tests and the highest rating of "Superior" for frontal crash prevention after its standard forward collision warning and emergency automatic braking systems avoided a 12 mph frontal collision. The two systems also assisted the Murano to reduce speed in an imminent 25 mph collision by up to 11 mph. Rear cross traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring are standard on the SV trim and the SL version receives adaptive cruise control.

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