If you want a versatile and pleasant five-passenger midsize crossover with a spacious and upscale interior, a nice balance between fuel economy and power, and comfortable and supportive seats, the new 2018 Nissan Murano will certainly be a smart choice. Its release date, price, engine specs, and exterior and interior review are covered below.
Very few crossover SUVs can boast to have a bold styling. These are vehicles that are built to be workhorses and convenient for everyday utilities. The new 2018 Nissan Murano isn’t an exception here, the vehicle offers an intricate balance between utility and comfort. Its sleek roof line and dramatic curves notably make it a standout in its segment.
Passenger space is plenty and is one of the compelling reasons why you should consider getting one for your family especially if it’s large. You’ll certainly be impressed by the copious amounts of space both at the front and at the rear despite a lack of a third-row seat configuration. Once you’re comfortable seated, you’ll notice how well the Murano is appointed.
Under its skin lies a V6 engine mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission system that despite lacking an update, still manages to offer respectable fuel economy and smooth acceleration.
There are other models in the segment that outperform the Murano on several areas, nonetheless. These include the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee – opting for it gets you a more engaging performance and stronger towing. The 2018 Ford Edge offers a better off-road ability, and handling, whereas both the 2018 Toyota Highlander, and the 2018 Kia Sorento offer more cargo space and interior space.
But for an upscale and comfortable crossover that doesn’t shy away from SUV responsibility, the 2018 Nissan Murano is a smart choice.
Trims Available – Nissan Murano
The new and redesigned 2018 Nissan Murano is offered in four trim levels: Platinum, SL, SV, and base S. the Hybrid model is covered under a separate review. Recent news has it that the Murano’s bizarre CrossCabriolet crossover is being phased out. Keep checking this space for more updates.
Interior Changes & 2018 Nissan Murano Exterior Colors
The S trim’s list of standard equipment and features includes a six-speaker sound system, a 7-inch display screen, automatic dual-zone climate control, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, LED running lights, 18” alloy wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, smartphone app connectivity, rear privacy glass, LED taillights, automatic headlights, satellite radio, a rearview camera, voice recognition, a navigation system, and a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.
Upgrading to the SV model gets you a panoramic sunroof, an eight-way power front passenger seat, foglights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote engine start, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, and roof rails.
Opting for the SL trim gets you a power liftgate, rear-cross traffic alerts, ambient interior lighting, a leather upholstery driver memory settings, outside heated mirrors, remote liftgate, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a blind-spot warning system, and an all-surround view camera.
The top-of-the-line Platinum model steps up the ante with outboard heated rear seats, LED headlights, a telescopic and tilt steering wheel, automatic tri-zone climate control, power return rear seats, ventilated and heated front seats, 20-inch alloy wheels, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and additional memory settings, adaptive cruise control, a panoramic sunroof, automatic emergency braking, and forward collision warning system.
2018 Nissan Murano Engine Specifications
Under the hood of the 2018 Nissan Murano is a 3.5L V6 engine that comes mated to a CVT. The power generated – 260 horsepower and 240 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the either the front-or all-wheel drive via the standard CVT system.
Regardless of the drive mode, EPA says you should expect a fuel return of 28/21/24 mpg on the highway/city/combined. This is beyond the reach of many crossovers in the segment.
A time of 7.5 seconds is required to get past 60 mph. although not impressive, it’s still the segment’s average. A properly equipped 2018 Nissan Murano can achieve a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pound. This is a meager capacity but there are tons of other crossovers in the segment that can achieve better towing such as the 2018 Grand Cherokee and the 2018 Ford Edge.
Wheelbase: 111.2 in
Length: 192.8 in
Width: 75.4 in
Passenger volume: 103-108 cu ft
Cargo volume: 40 cu ft
Curb weight: 3790 lbs
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 7,3 sec
MPG: 21/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic Blue Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Cayenne Red, Gun Metallic, Java Metallic, Magnetic Black, Pacific Sunset and Pearl White
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs
Price & 2018 Nissan Murano Release Date
It is still too early to speculate about its release date at the moment but our mule has credible reports that point to a possible release mid next year. As for its sticker price, $29,660 is forthcoming, so start making arrangements early.
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