Gracing the mid-sized luxury crossover segment with beauty and charm is the new 2017 Nissan Murano. This model is Nissan’s completely genuine take as it doesn’t share any underpinnings with its long-time competitors like Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe and Volvo XC60.
For 2017 generation, this model brings several notable improvements that place its footprint back on the competition track. But market rivalries are not only the sole concern of 2017 Murano as it is targeted to be a perfect luxury commuter for large families. This 2017 Murano comes in 4 different iterations (trims); Platinum, SV, SL and S.
Powering this new Nissan Murano 2017 is a sole 3.5-liter DOHC 24 valve 4-cylinder V6 engine which cranks out 260 HP at 6,000 RPM and 240 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 RPM. This engine coupled with a Xtonic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) and there’s option for both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. Moreover, fuel economy is improved, and the figures stay at 21 mpg in city, 28 mpg on highways and 26 mpg on a combines scale.
This new 2017 Nissan Murano hits the sweetest spot in its class with a redesigned exterior. Its curvy body boasts aggressive cuts and molds which characterize a sporty profile. Up front, the headlights have a flared design which slopes down to join the grille. The grille, on the other hand, is left unchanged with Nissan’s signature styling. New stylistic touch-ups can be seen on the lower fascia too as the front bumper integrate sharp chrome trims.
These sharp chrome highlights along with black plastic cladding continue in the window panes and bottom of the side body. The rear fascia’s design language conveys a grand outro as the fenders are muscular, bumper looks rugged and the rear overhang highlights the tailgate.
2017 Nissan Murano Interior
Fascination continues inside this crossover as well. The 2017 Nissan Murano interior cabin is bestowed by soft touch materials which add up sophistication. Buyers can opt for the optional Cashmere leather upholstery as base model comes standard with cloth appointed seats.
Apart from being comfortable and sophisticated, the 2017 Nissan Murano is technologically advanced as well. The base model gets a 7.0-inch multi-functional display which syncs navigation and infotainment system along with the 6-speaker audio. Navigation and audio even supports Nissan Voice Recognition. Also dual-zone climate control is now revised with in-cabin micro filter; in other words – air purifier.
The telescoping steering wheel offers manual tilting and a reworked gauge cluster further adds up driver’s convenience. Moreover, the driver’s seat offer premium function like heating and power reclining. Heating function in steering wheel and rear seats are optional in the base model and standard on top-range trims.
Safety and Price
In terms of safety, standard features include Energy-absorbing Steering Column, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), Active Brake Limited Slip and Multi-stage airbags. Optional safety features include Traction Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Alert and also 360˚ view camera.
The 2017 Nissan Murano comes affordable too as the base model starts at $29,000. Pricing reaches up to $39,000 for range-topping trims and vary with optional packages and accessories.