I traded my Mazda CX7 because it drove rough. The Murano drove worse. It drives hard and heavy. It is hard to park. You cannot see in the back well. There is not enough room for more than two suitcases. When on smooth surface you can still feel little bumps.
The Murano is roomy inside and kind of cute.
Better suspension. More room for the size for trunk space. Back seats be able to move up and back.
I have driven large SUVs for the past 6 years, Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe. The Murano has a smother trans. and a very fun suspension. The stereo needs an mp3 jack and a bit better speakers. I'd also like to have heated seats as well. Electric leather seats are comfortable and very user friendly. I like the addition of the pedals that come forward. Gas mileage (avg 22 mpg) is a bit lower than expected, but much better than the large SUVs. AWD is great. There is a rattling sound that should not be heard on a new vehicle - one that the dealer could not find. Also, the 3.5l engine pings a lot even with super unleaded gas.
Fully adjustable seats, AWD, wide wheel base, "S" power to pass, fold down seats, moon roof.
Get rid of the tape cassette option in the dash and make the stereo dash board smaller and add more audio technology. Put an AC jack in front of the shifter rather than in the arm rest compartment. Maybe a bit more torque. Make an engine model that does not "ping" when using regular unleaded gas.
2007 Nissan Murano SUV SL 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
This is my first Murano, and the finest vehicle I have ever owned. The performance is outstanding. It is quick, powerful, and drives like a luxury car. It is very comfortable, with soft leather seats, amazing head and leg room, and the ride is very smooth. The interior accents are so unique. The cluster gauges are easy to read, the steering wheel controls for the stereo/cd and cruise control are very convenient, and the dash display for various functions and rear view when backing is unbelievable. The body styling is ahead of its time. The chrome accents are great. The quality workmanship of the interior and exterior is obvious.
Body styling, interior room, driving comfort, amazing visibility from every angle, safety features (front, rear, and side curtain airbags), heated seats, reclining rear seats, Bose stereo system, power sunroof, excellent handling.
Brakes squeal occasionally when backing, so this could be improved.
I bought the '07 SL just 2 weeks ago. No regrets here! The CVT is quiet and smooth. The interior is extremely roomy for 5 and the cargo space is abundant. I'm getting just about 22 mpg with about 60% of my driving on surface streets. Like anyone else, having better gas mileage would be nice, but if that was my #1 priority, I wouldn't have gotten an SUV. The main 2 downfalls I have found is 1) no MP3 player jack (but have heard they are adding this to the '09s), and 2) the compartment spaces could be a bit more functional. The top space is only deep enough for a few pens and the CD compartment is much deeper than anyone really needs. But if this is the worst of it, I'll take it!
CVT, auto-antiglare mirror, body style, roomy interior, good sound system, lots of cargo space.
Add an MP3 jack, better storage compartment spacing
2007 Nissan Murano SUV S 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
I purchased the 07 Murano in May. I find the vehicle comfortable and easy to handle, however, the gas mileage is not so great. Also, the vehicle has been in for service three times in the last two months for squealing brakes in reverse only. So far there has been no resolution to the problem. The service department said that there is nothing more they can do and to contact Nissan directly. I did, and was told Nissan is trying to find a way to fix the problem with the brake noise in reverse. Still waiting to hear what will be done with mine.
Smooth driving, comfortable seats, lots of leg room.