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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 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. New options packages and an Intelligent Key entry and ignition system are newly available.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Murano - proof positive the

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

I don't even know where to begin with my Murano, from the fuel dampeners, to the seals, to the intake manifold, to the throttle control plate. WTF, a dirty throttle control plate in a Murano will leave you dead and stranded. NEVER NEVER NEVER would a honda have these problems. CONSUMER REPORTS I am convinced has been rigged and bribed for recommending the MURANO, the biggest repair headache of all time.



4 of 7 people found this review helpful

Time bomb after 36k miles

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

This is my second Nissan. First one was a 98 Pathfinder that had 210,000 miles. That was very reliable and no major issues. This one had power steering fluid hose leak at 45K miles ($400). At 60K, an electronic board limited my power to almost none. When I pressed on gas, the car would go very slow. ($450). Battery drained too fast and on my 4th. ($90 a pop) Visor would just fall on its own ($400 bucks for a visor at the dealer??? come on). Two leaks, one from engine oil, one from transmission. ($850). Engine oxygen sensor failed (($450). Now, my drive train feels very rough and certainly doesn't feel as smooth as before). I'm scared to go to the dealer and see what they find.




It's a great car

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

I got my 2005 Murano brand new and now it has 117K on it. Believe or not it still runs like the first day! I take care of it and do not miss any due service or oil change. Recently passenger door lock/unlock stopped working. Rear pass door has the same problem but not all the time! other than that everything is great. It's supposed to get 18 city-24 highway but on country road I get 26-27 and in city hardly 18. I highly recommend this car to all buyers who are looking for a comfortable, good looking reliable car. I would definitely go for new one.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Love it but now getting

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

Now hitting my 6th year with 60K and here are my problems, my sun visor on the driver side is broken, CD player doesn’t play CD’s anymore, back windows don’t roll up (when I don’t really use them, but the time I do now I have a problem). My driver side door I’m now having problems of it locking and unlocking. Now I have to double check my door before walking away… What else can go wrong.




Loved it until the fifth

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

I loved this car until the fifth year. The driver side seat broke and muffler system, and now steering column. It is starting to cost money but it still looks brand new.




Taken for a ride

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

I initially enjoyed the car until it began to have problems at about 58,000 miles replaced airflow meter $900, then the kicker, at 94,000 miles had to replace the CVT transfer case at $4500. had a 100,000 mile warranty from purchase...it refused to cover the transfer case. The car is very costly!!! I now owe more on the car than what it is worth.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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