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2019 Nissan Murano Review

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The midsize Nissan Murano crossover SUV offers a clean-cut exterior style and critics note its plush interior ride. It’s one of Nissan’s more expensive vehicles, which may be why it has consistently lower sales than other models. The Murano’s smaller sibling, the Rogue, outsold the Murano by 845% in 2018. Yet this isn’t a bad thing: the Murano can offer a sense of exclusivity.

2019 Nissan Murano pricing

The lowest manufacturer’s recommended price (MSRP) for the 2019 Nissan Murano is $31,370 and it can go up to $45,230 for the all-wheel drive, top trim model. Of course, you may not have to pay MSRP. Depending on where and when you shop, you may be able to get a lower price. Check out an industry guide — Kelley Blue Book or NADAguides, for example — to find a fair market price.

Trim S SV SL Platinum
MSRP (Front-Wheel Drive) $31,370 $34,540 $39,330 $43,630
MSRP (All-Wheel Drive) $32,970 $36,140 $40,930 $45,230
Features V6 Engine, 18″ Alloy Wheels, Automatic Emergency Braking, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Remote Engine Start, Power Driver’s Seat 20″ Alloy Wheels, Leather-Appointed Seats, Navigation, Premium Audio Power Panoramic Moonroof, Heated and Ventilated Seats, Pedestrian Detection

What’s next? Once you pick out the car you want, a car loan is usually next. Car dealers can and often do raise customer APRs for their own profit, so be sure to also apply for a loan outside of a dealership. Potential lenders could include Nissan financing, your bank, credit union or online lender. You could also fill out an online form at LendingTree where you may receive up to five different, potential loan offers from lenders, based on your creditworthiness.

2019 Nissan Murano safety

The 2019 Nissan Murano earned a five-star crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, for both the front-wheel and all-wheel drive models.

The Murano also offers some advanced driver safety aids. The Safety Shield System is Nissan’s group of active safety features, and different features are included on different trims. The trims build upon each other, so that the SV trim as all the safety features of the S trim, plus new ones.

S Trim

  • Automatic Emergency Braking. If the car senses a crash is imminent, it can apply the brakes automatically.
  • Intelligent Driver Alertness. If the car senses the driver is drowsy or not paying attention, it can alert the driver with audible and visual warnings.

SV Trim

  • Blind Spot Warning. An indicator appears to the driver if there is an object detected in a blind spot. An audio warning will sound if there is a detected object and the driver puts a turn signal on.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert. When in reverse, the car can detect and alert the driver of oncoming passing traffic.

SL Trim

  • Intelligent Around View ® Monitor. Offers the driver a 360-degree view around the vehicle.
  • Intelligent Cruise Control. With cruise control activated, the car can follow behind another at a set distance.

Platinum Trim

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. If the car senses a crash is imminent with another vehicle or a person, it can apply the brakes automatically.
  • Intelligent Lane Intervention. The car can alert the driver and make small adjustments to help it stay in the lane of traffic.
  • High Beam Assist. The car can automatically turn on and off its high beams as it senses other vehicles.

2019 Nissan Murano competitor comparison

Midsize SUVs are aplenty in the U.S. Here are some of the Murano’s most highly-rated competitors and how they stack up.

Nissan Murano Honda Pilot Toyota Highlander Jeep Grand Cherokee
Base MSRP $31,370 $31,450 $31,530 $31,695
Expert Scores 4.1 4.4 4.1 4.0
Standard Technology 8″ Touch Screen, Automatic Emergency Braking, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Push-Button Start, V6 Engine 5″ Color Display, Honda Sensing, Push-Button Start, Bluetooth, V6 Engine, Third Row Seating 6.1″ Touch Screen, Toyota Safety Sense, Hill Start Assist Control, 5 USB Charging Ports, 18″ Wheels, Third Row Seating 7″ Touch Screen, Parking Sensors, Blind Spot Monitor, V6 Engine, Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Fuel Economy 23 MPG 22 MPG 22 MPG 21 MPG

*Chart data is for base 2019 models. Expert score averages Kelley Blue Book (KBB) and Edmunds expert ratings. Standard technology refers to features included in the lowest trim level for each model at no extra cost (but is not an exhaustive list). Fuel economy is combined city/highway mileage as defined by the EPA.

The bottom line on the 2019 Nissan Murano

You might like the Murano if you’re looking for a comfortably stylish way to take yourself and up to four other passengers around town. You might not like it if you want a luxury crossover SUV with a European nameplate, or you need your ride to fit more passengers, in which case check out the best three row SUVs of 2019.

MSRPs in the article are accurate as of the date of publishing.


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