This was our 3rd and last Nissan. First 2 were awesome then came the Murano. Starting at 75k miles everything went sour. 2 sensors, 2 motor mounts, cat converter, power locks plus small things had to be replaced. I got no help from Nissan's customer service. Cat converter went 500 miles after warranty and got no help thru Nissan. After 4k+ in repairs, I finally dumped it and will never buy another Nissan. Buyer beware, do your research very carefully. I got rid of mine before the CVT failed, that would have been another $5k.
seat warmers, radio controls in steering wheel, power
Don't rush out a vehicle with faulty parts. Or stand up for your vehicle when they do fail and replace them.
Bought this car used and have had problems with the rear latch on a continuous basis. Actuator and latch were replaced and is still a problem. Had transmission problems that involved the gas peddle to stick which was covered under warranty at 60K. Gas mileage averages 19 MPG using high test and goes down if using reg. unleaded.
Love the CVT, the spaciousness, the fancy headlights and the heated leather seats and the stereo!
A lock setup on rear door and a better setup for the latch and actuator. Also, set up so that when key is in ignition that drivers door doesn't lock.
Knowing Nissans the way I do I expected better. The drive was great in the beginning aside for the alternator issue which almost caused me to have a serious accident. I am continuing to be surprised by the amount of mechanical problems I'm encountering; I'm starting to think it may be a lemon with a little sugar on top. I've gotten many compliments and inquiries about handling and various other topics.
The Bose sound system.
Better interior material (seat covers), the current stains easily. Better sun visors. Larger sunroof.
Easy and Fun to drive. Get alot of questions/comments from others wanting know, if it is as fun to drive as it looks. Like the futurist look. Like the exterior color (Pearl), interior color (Tan) and the way it still looks like new. Easily fits 4 large men. Comfortably seats 2 large/tall men/women in front and 3 average size adults in back. Back storage is large. Will hold several suitcases and all the shopping items you could purchase in a day, including groceries. Drives like a car. Interior performs like a much larger SUV. Would purchase another for sure!
Moonroof, bose stereo, leather seats, color (glacier pearl), size, ease of drive, sitting higher than sedan w/o driving bulky SUV or wimpy van, built in cell phone holder, rear wiper, large cargo space, DVD is REALLLY nice when tranporting children/teens for long distances. Headphones- essential,etc
Only improvement I could forsee would be better view for the driver out of sides-back.However, much easier to see out of than other car manufacturer's crossover of the same size.Especailly true of the more expensive models I drove before buying.Of course, everyone wants better gas mileage but is ok.
I loved my Murano and had the ability to overlook a major headlight issue at 40,000 mi because of the drive and comfort. Now, at 85,000 mi I am facing AWD transfer case issues which are due to a control panel flaw. The transfer case is susceptible to cracking because of control panel. Nissan fixed the problem in 05 models and on, but will recognize that there is no issue with my car. I have been extremely disappointed with the way Nissan has treated me through this ordeal. Such an expensive car should NOT have $5000 in repairs before 100k miles, very disappointed in reliability.