I noticed in some old entries that Wind noise was a problem at 50 MPH and up.Coming from the left side windows and doors.At the bottom of the steering wheel, the extra piece is really not needed.The seat belt is too close to the seat,on the drivers and passengers side hard to lock. Something needs to be done to the wind noise..........
We traded in a Lexus RX a year ago for a Honda CRV, and have missed the comfort. Went shopping and found the SL more comfortable and quiet than the new RX for $10K less. Looked at the Edge as well but it just wasn't refined enough - the power lift gate support looked like it was just added - oh wait, it was, whereas the Murano had the lift designed into the upper support - nice touch. MPG could/should be better, only getting around 19-20 combined. Only have 2k miles so can't attest to reliability. My last Frontier was excellent. Love the dual panel moonroof but it is a little noisier than expected
Bluetooth, back-up camera, Bose sound system, comfortable and quiet ride. Moonroof, although a little noisier than my previous ones opens cleanly and I have had no leaks.
Fuel economy, should be memory seat for driver's side, separate indicator light for fog lights and for when cruise is engaged - had it on my Nissan truck
We loved our old Murano and missed it in the recent snows we have had and the room it afforded to take dogs and gear. So we purchased a new one and couldn't be more pleased. The car like handling is even better and so are all the options. The Murano is just plain fun to drive. You almost forget it is an SUV. And the gas mileage is not bad. There is plenty of spunk too delivered through a smooth CVT that is also an improvement. The spunk though comes at a price - premium fuel. We looked at Toyota, Honda, etc. but are delighted with the Murano.
Comfortable seating, precise handling,smooth transmission and overall comfort. Lots of passenger room and gadgets galore.
Could use a bit more cargo space and would like to be able to use regular gas.
Where the 2006 was good, the 2009 is great. Super comfy on long drives, better sound insulation, higher quality fit and finish all around. Cross shopped against Lexus RX (too expensive) and Infiniti EX (too small). This should be on your short list if you need a 5-seat vehicle.
Large sunroof, excellent seats, great stereo, touch screen nav, easy ingress and egress, power everything. Good acceleration with the CVT.
USB supported iPod connector rather than simple RCA connector. Eliminate redundant functions of on-board systems (there's like 12 ways to turn on the radio). Fuel economy is only about 20 mpg on the highway (burning 87 octane). These are minor issues, this is really a great vehicle.
To quote the food critic guy on Top Chef, this car is like Tom Cruise's performance on Tropic Thunder, an unexpected treat. My current mileage is a little under 900 miles after one month + 2 weeks of driving. No problems at all. Once I reached break in mileage (1500), I'll stop babying it and see what it can really do. Dealer wanted me to go for the S AWD for saving $$$ and I didn't need the extras that came with the SL. He was right. The car is sweet and gets a few looks. The factory stereo is OK but to get the Bose, had to go with Premium Pkg on the SL. Some sliding on turns. Front pillars are distracting. Will not disappoint. You get a lot for your money. Quiet. Peppy.
CVT is sweet. For those who don't know CVT, go test it out and then you'll know. Push button start. Good crash ratings.
Go with a rear based drive like in the Z. Put out a turbo version with the Infiniti FX engine. Upgrade the factory stereo. Keyless ignition with base model. Reduce pillar size.
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