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Nissan Murano Features and Specs

Features & Specs

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

Review of the 2005 Nissan Murano

  • The Murano is a likable crossover SUV that blends unique styling with a spacious, comfortable interior and a fun-to-drive character. If it wasn't for the power-sapping CVT transmission, it would get our top recommendation.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sharp handling, strong standard engine, comfortable and practical interior.

  • Cons

    Continuously variable transmission detracts from performance, SE model rides harshly, no third-row seat.

  • What's New for 2005

    For 2005, the Murano receives a rollover sensor for the side curtain airbags, and a new S model with fewer features and a lower price.…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (271 total reviews)

Never another nissan

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Murano SL Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

Not a well built vehicle. Safety issues that are well known and common with this vehicle. Electric door locks do not work (wouldn't open if in an accident and you had a child by one of those doors). Sun visors won't stay up and keep falling down. That is another safety issue that is well documented. They are also well know for cheap paint that peels after a few years (we have had to have our hood repainted and it sets in a garage when not used). Most of the plastic shields that guard the fender wells, and parts underneath have fallen off or had to be tied up. 4 expensive sensors have had to be replaced. On the up side, we haven't had any drive train trouble as of yet.

Integrity of 2005 nissan murano

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Murano SE AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

I bought our 2005 Murano new July 2005 and have had nothing but problems. The drivers visor drop into your face, the driver’s seat is twisted when it goes up or down, the phone charger in the dash has been repaired 4 times to recall and still falls out of the dash, upholstery on the inside of the driver’s seat at the site of stitching split and has continued to tear and pull away from the fabric leaving a tear in my leather seat! The interior integrity of the vehicle is very BAD! We have replaced 2 alternators and two batteries between 11/2/2012 and 7/9/2013.

What was i thinking?

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Murano SL Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

I traded my lovely trouble free Honda Accord for this 2005 Murano SL with 82k miles. Was told the previous owner babied this vehicle. The leather is practically perfect so I was like ok. Week 1--the battery dies. I replaced a 2005 Nissan Factory battery in 2013!! With a J-05 code on it. Even after I replaced the battery the car wouldnt start. I tell the dealer I bought it from they cant look at it until monday. I finally get it started but I smell gas just briefly. I make it to dealer only to have the service guy tell me he cant look at it. grrr. I drive back and my gas level depletes pretty quickly. Glad I made it home. I ended up walking to work as I am now out of gas.

Gas Mileage


  • 18
  • cty
  • 23
  • highway
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Full 2005 Nissan Murano Review

What's New for 2005

For 2005, the Murano receives a rollover sensor for the side curtain airbags, and a new S model with fewer features and a lower price. New options packages and an Intelligent Key entry and ignition system are newly available.

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I had to have my engine replaced in my 2005 Murano after it over heated. I took it to a Toyota dealership to have them tell me a hose had come off and the engine burned up. My hose was not properly cl...

I just purchased a 2005 Nissan Murano with 38k miles back in early Dec. of '08 and I am experiencing the following issues so far, let me know if others have or are experiencing these same issues....