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Nissan Murano Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission CVT Automatic
  • Horse Power 245 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2003 Nissan Murano

  • A stylish melding of form and function. More than just a tall station wagon, the Murano has several unique features to recommend it to the pseudo-SUV buyer.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Very good use of interior space, unique styling inside and out, smooth and powerful engine.

  • Cons

    No third-row seating, SE model rides harshly, gets pricey with options.

  • What's New for 2003

    Not satisfied with the current crop of crossover SUVs? Nissan rolls out the newest car-based SUV, the Murano. It boasts a powerful V6…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (578 total reviews)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Cvt transmission/transfercase/gaspump

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Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Murano SL AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

I have a 2003 Murano 140,000 miles I have replaced my transfer case three years ago called Nissan for help and got no where with them I had to pay out of pocket $3ooo. Two months after that I have to replace the catalitc converter another big job. Now a month ago I had to replace the gas pump again another big expensive job. But my real problem is my transmission the problem started last summer where after driving the car for about 20 to 30 min and then get into traffic the car starts to hesitate when pressing on the gas I took the car to the dealer w/ no help they told me I had to bring the car when it was happening and this problem doesn't happen all the time. So finally I take it aga



11 of 11 people found this review helpful

Renault is tarnishing nissan's reliability

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Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Murano SE Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

These Nissans in many respects are Renaults in disguise. Renault has consistently produced unreliable cars for decades and now that they own Nissan, many of Nissans products are suffering. The Nissan Murano looks nice, and has nice features, but it is a reliability disaster as with every other "Renault". They are not designed to last, but instead designed to be "profitable" to the company. I'd reccomended not buying and going for a more reliable brand.




Decent car with bad build

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Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Murano SL AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

I owned this car from 2003 (new) to 2012 (traded) It is comfortable and have good performance. But build quality is bad!!!! 40K: CVT failed. Replace underwarranty. 80K: Power seat failure. Replaced under extended warranty 120K: Transfer case failed. $3200 145K: CVT failed: $4300 150K: Aircon failed. Didn't fix. 150K: Catalytic converter failed. Didn't fix. Traded at 150K



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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Full 2003 Nissan Murano Review

What's New for 2003

Not satisfied with the current crop of crossover SUVs? Nissan rolls out the newest car-based SUV, the Murano. It boasts a powerful V6 engine and distinctive styling.

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gatchison
gatchison
02-28-2009

cefmur03
cefmur03
08-08-2009
The problem is with the tailgate door hook. The hook stays in its position but is no longer bolted down. The nuts must have fell off and the hook is really loose. And now my navigation screen is tel?...


strager
strager
03-03-2002
Nissan announced plans to unveil the new Murano at the New York auto show on March 30th. Nissan described the Murano as a dramatically styled urban SUV, and said it will go on sale in Fall 2002 as a 2...